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Musician benefit highlights health dilemma

“Musician benefit highlights health dilemma
43 percent lack insurance in U.S.”
As quoted from The Advocate: New Orleans Edition, accessed on February 27, 2014:
“The cost of health care is the leading cause of bankruptcy in America, and musicians are hardly the only ones without health insurance. But because many aren’t employed by businesses that offer health insurance benefits — indeed, many work independently — they make up a unique niche of the uninsured population.”
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Athletes and the Arts: Expand Your Influence

American Academy of Pediatrics: Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness
“Athletes and the Arts: Expand Your Influence”
By Randall Dick, FACSM
Performing artists are athletes. Just like sport athletes, they
-Practice or perform almost every day
-Play through pain
-Compete in challenging environments
-Experience little “off season”
-Face extreme competition
-Risk the temptation of substance abuse
-Face real risk of career-threatening injury
 
Read the full article on pages 9-11 of the Fall 2013 COSMF Newsletter from the American Academy …

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Ground-Shaking Noise Rocks N.F.L., and Eardrums Take Big Hit

National Football League teams are racing this season to secure the title of loudest outdoor stadium in the world….
But all that noise can come with a serious cost. With peaks for touchdowns and troughs at timeouts, the average volume during an N.F.L. game is probably in the mid-90-decibel range….
To auditory experts, the danger is very real….
Read original article as quoted from The New York Times, November 16, 2013.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/17/sports/football/ground-shaking-noise-rocks-nfl-and-eardrums-take-big-hit.html

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New Clinic for Performing Artists is Drawing Rave Reviews

A unique new Ohio University clinic for performing artists, the SHAPe Clinic, short for Science and Health in Artistic Performance, is a place where injured performers can be evaluated, treated and receive health and wellness advice from licensed athletic trainers who have the specialized equipment and knowledge to treat such injuries. Best of all, the care is provided with no out-of-pocket costs to the performing arts student.
The facility is a collaboration between the College of Fine Arts and the …

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New Musicians Performance Pain Symptom Monitor

Athletes and the Arts in collaboration with PAMA (Performing Arts Medicine Association), and New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic & Assistance Foundation have developed a new tool to monitor musicians performance pain.  Musicians are strongly encouraged to complete this form to aid in their care.
Performance Pain Symptom Monitor (scroll to the bottom of the page that opens to find the performance pain symptom monitor)

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Are performing artists athletes?

WATCH this video and decide for yourself  (click the image to open and play the video)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Athletes and the Arts – The Role of Sports Medicine in the Performing Arts

“Athletes and the Arts – The Role of Sports Medicine in the Performing Arts”
Dick, Randall W. MS, FACSM; Berning, Jacqueline R. PhD, RD, CSSD; Dawson, William MD, BS, FAAOS; Ginsburg, Richard D. PhD; Miller, Clay MD, MFA, PMR; Shybut, George T. MD
Published in Current Sports Medicine Reports, November/December 2013, Volume 12, Issue 6, p. 397-403.
Abstract
Performing artists are athletes. Like athletes, performing artists practice and/or perform most days with little off season, play through pain, “compete” in …

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Preventing dance injuries: current perspectives

From the abstract “Preventing dance injuries: current perspectives” by Dr. Jeffrey A. Russell of Ohio University:
“Dancers are clearly athletes in the degree to which sophisticated physical capacities are required to perform at a high level. The standard complement of athletic attributes – muscular strength and endurance, anaerobic and aerobic energy utilization, speed, agility, coordination, motor control, and psychological readiness – all are essential to dance performance. In dance, as in any athletic activity, injuries are prevalent. This paper presents …

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