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“Minneapolis might require bars to provide free earplugs”

From City Pages – Minneapolis City Council
By Aaron Rupar Fri., Mar. 14 2014 at 2:10 PM
Minneapolis Council Member Jacob Frey has introduced an ordinance that would require all establishments with on-sale liquor licenses to provide free earplugs to patrons and employees.
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Video – Velocity Dance Convention: Sleep

VDC sleep from Steven Karageanes on Vimeo.
Velocity Dance Convention brings health and wellness to their dancers! In this segment, dance professionals Alex Little and Whitney Bezzant talk about dancers can improve the quality and quantity of sleep, with help from friends Autumn Miller and Shawn O’Malley.

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Video – Velocity Dance Convention: Performance

VDC performance from Steven Karageanes on Vimeo.
Velocity Dance Convention brings you another health and wellness segment to help keep their dancers happy and healthy. In this video, professional dancers Kathryn McCormick, Jennifer Hamilton, Sarah Draugelis, Alex Little, and Whitney Bezzant talk about how to improve performance, with a little help from Autumn Miller and Shawn O’Malley.

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Video – Velocity Dance Convention: Nutrition

VDC nutrition from Steven Karageanes on Vimeo.
Velocity Dance Convention presents health and wellness for dancers. In this segment, Kathryn McCormick and Whitney Bezzant discuss the importance of good nutrition for dancers of all ages, with a little help from Autumn Miller and Shawn O’Malley.

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Video – Velocity Dance Convention: Injury Prevention

VDC injury prevention from Steven Karageanes on Vimeo.
Velocity Dance Convention brings another health and wellness segment to their dancers! This segment focuses on preventing injuries through proper technique and training. Listen as Velocity Pro Faculty Jennifer Hamilton and Chessa Celaya demonstrate common technique errors and demonstrate ways to keep dancing healthy and strong. Autumn Miller and Shawn O’Malley stop by to help out.

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Active Voice: Athletes and the Arts – Make a Difference!

By Randall W. Dick, M.S., FACSM
 Originally published in Sports Medicine Bulletin (SMB) from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), February 11, 2014 issue
Randy Dick, M.S., FACSM, is a past member of the ACSM Board of Trustee. He worked for 20 years with the National Collegiate Athletic Association, managing its sports medicine and injury prevention programs. He now serves on the US Lacrosse Sports Science Committee and has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed publications. In 2008, Randy joined …

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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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