Category Archives: Musician’s Health

Performers, Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season!

Warm, soothing, tasty ammunition to fight colds and flu. It really works...really.

First of all, I’m not a doctor…and nothing in this post is intended as a substitute for actual medical advice. 

That being said, I do know a thing or two about colds and flu…and staying healthy.  One of the most important things you can do is make sure you’re taking care of yourself year-round.  Doing simple things like getting enough sleep, eating as healthy as you can (this includes getting enough to eat, too) ,exercising and not smoking (especially if you’re a singer) are very important actions that can keep your immune system in tip top shape.  That way you’ll be less likely to get sick in the first place but if you do your body will have an easier time fighting the infection.  I follow all of my own advice and I haven’t had a cold in several years…I think that says something right there.  Read the rest of this entry


Free New Orleans Dental Clinic

MusiCares, Smile Programs and the American Federation of Musicians New Orleans Local 174-496 have partnered up and are providing a free dental clinic offering screenings, cleanings and x-rays to uninsured music professionals in need.

If you’d like to participate, you must:

  • Make an appointment…contact MusiCares at 1.877.626.2748
  • Be able to provide documentation of your music industry work for at least 5 years

If you’ve been working in the industry for less than 5 years, then:

  • Provide documentation of credited contribution to at least 6 commercially released recordings or videos

Space is limited, so you absolutely must make an appointment!  No Walk- ins accepted!

Free New Orleans Dental Clinic

When:    Thursday, December 8, 2011

9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Where:   American Federation of Musicians NOLA Local 174-496

2401 Esplanade Ave, NOLA 70119

Live In New Orleans? Get Your Hearing Tested…For FREE!

Live In New Orleans?  Get Your Hearing Tested…For FREE!

It’s true.  Dina Zeevi, Licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist, is giving free hearing tests on Thursdays from 12-4 pm (by appointment) at two new locations:  the New Orleans Music Exchange and the Tipitina’s Music Office Co-Op.  To learn more and make your appointment, call Dina at the Sears Hearing Center,  504-708-4440.