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Healthy Bones for Dancers

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Published in 4Dancers Blog Our bones are important because they serve as the foundation on which we are built. Bone is living tissue that contains blood vessels; proteins, including collagen; and cells that are actively maintaining healthy bone. Bone also contains many minerals, the most important of which is calcium.…
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Vitamin D and Calcium: Tips for Dancers

Published in TaskForce on Dancer Health Informational Papers Adequate Vitamin D and calcium are crucial to maintain proper bone health. In the last decade, Vitamin D deficiency throughout the world has risen dramatically. 77% of the population in the United States lack adequate levels of Vitamin D. In 2010, a…
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Are you Ready for Pointe?

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Published in 4Dancers Blog If you are anything like me, you are captivated by ballet. You love its grace and its gravity-defying, gentle power. You dream of performing as a prima ballerina. In the years of work it will require to get there, perhaps the single most important milestone you…
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Contact Sport: Football Safety

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Published in Sports Stars, Page 27 Americans love football. It’s no surprise that athletes from the high school level on down are drawn to the game. In 2012, a whopping 4.2 million played football, including more than one million high school students. But popularity comes with a price, and in…
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Tips on Concussion for Dancers

Co-Authored and Published in TaskForce on Dancer Health Informational Papers Concussions can occur in daily activity as well as during any sport or recreational activities – including dance. Concussions can have immediate and long lasting effects on an individual. Therefore, all concussions are considered serious. It is essential that dancers, dance…
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Skip the MRI, Get an Ultrasound

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Published in Sports Stars When most of us think of ultrasound, we think of examining a baby in the womb. However, in recent years, ultrasound technology has progressed and the images it produces have improved. As a result, trained sports medicine physicians can use it as a replacement for magnetic resonance…
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Dancer Health Tips: Exertional Heat-Illness and Dehydration

Co-Authored and Published in TaskForce on Dancer Health Informational Papers Dancers can find themselves in a variety of challenging performance situations. During exercise, sweating is usually the primary mechanism of body cooling. The evaporation of sweat from the skin’s surface assists the body in regulating core temperature. If the body…
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