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In memory of
Alice G. Brandfonbrener, MD
1931–2014


A pioneer in the field of performing arts medicine
and founding editor of MPPA.

The Voice The Voice
A Medical Guide for Achieving and Maintaining a Healthy Voice
By Yolanda D. Heman-Ackah, Robert T. Sataloff, and Mary J. Hawkshaw
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Performing Arts Medicine, 3rd ed. Performing Arts Medicine, 3rd ed.
Edited by Robert T. Sataloff, Alice G. Brandfonbrener, and Richard J. Lederman
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Medical Problems of Performing Artists is the first clinical medical journal devoted to the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of medical and psychological disorders related to the performing arts. Original peer-reviewed research papers cover topics including neurologic disorders, musculoskeletal conditions, voice and hearing disorders, anxieties, stress, substance abuse, and other health issues related to actors, dancers, singers, musicians, and other performers.

Editor: Ralph A. Manchester, MD
Assoc. Editor-Dance: Donna Krasnow, PhD
Official journal of the Performing Arts Medical Association (PAMA),
the Dutch Performing Arts Medicine Association (NVDMG),
and the Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare (ASPAH).

Current Issue

Medical Problems of Performing Artists - Volume 29 Issue 2
Volume 29, Number 2
June 2014


Table of Contents:
55The Keyboard Instruments [Editorial] Ralph A. Manchester View this article for Free!
57Benefits of Music Training Are Widespread and Lifelong: A Bibliographic Review of Their Non-Musical Effects [Review] William J. Dawson
64Musculoskeletal Pain Among Polish Music School Students Agnieszka Nawrocka, Wladyslaw Mynarski, Aneta Powerska-Didkowska, Malgorzata Grabara, Wieslaw Garbaciak
70Knee Injury Patterns in Young Irish Dancers Michael A. Beasley, Andrea Stracciolini, Kesley D. Tyson, Cynthia J. Stein
74Playing-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Icelandic Music Students: Differences Between Students Playing Classical vs Rhythmic Music Kári Árnason, Árni Árnason, Kristín Briem
80Playing-Related Problems among Musicians of the Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club® and Supporting Bands Luis Heredia, David Hinkamp, Marc Brodsky, Carlos Llapur
86Comparing Violinists' Body Movements While Standing, Sitting, and in Sitting Orientations to the Right or Left of a Music Stand Claudia Spahn, Céline Wasmer, Franziska Eickhoff, and Manfred Nusseck
94Injury and the Orchestral Environment: Part II. Organisational Culture, Behavioural Norms, and Attitudes to Injury Dale L.L. Rickert, Margaret S. Barrett, Bronwen J. Ackermann
102Fit to Dance Survey: A Comparison with DanceSport Injuries Teri Riding McCabe, Jatin P. Ambegaonkar, Emma Redding, Matthew Wyon
111Physical Activity Helps to Control Music Performance Anxiety Sérgio de Figueiredo Rocha, Moacir Marocolo, Elisangela Naves Vivas Corrêa, Gledys Sympool Gomes Morato, Gustavo Ribeiro da Mota
113Mental Problems Among First-Year Conservatory Students Compared with Medical Students E.M. van Fenema, C.C.J. van Geel
115Abstracts from the Literature [Abstracts] William J. Dawson View this article for Free!
118Music, Disability, and Society, by Alex Lubet [Book Review] David Nabb View this article for Free!

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