GRAMMY Awards Show Takes a(n Imperfect) Stand on Domestic Violence

Last Sunday was the first time in a LONG time I watched and/or listened to an entire GRAMMYs show. (I admit I was also doing household chores…) While three plus hours is WAY too long for any show, I enjoyed many of the performances. And, who doesn’t get excited about seeing and listening to Prince.… Continue reading GRAMMY Awards Show Takes a(n Imperfect) Stand on Domestic Violence

Researchers Explore Impact of Music on Nursing Home Residents

Music is amazing! Whenever I hear a song, I remember how old I was when I first or most enjoyed it or where I was. Michael Jackson’s Off the Wall album? MANY hours at home, dancing and singing at the top of my lungs with my sister while my parents were away. So, I totally understand… Continue reading Researchers Explore Impact of Music on Nursing Home Residents

MDMA Video 2.0 Needs a Public Health Remix

Music festivals are a wonderful way to enjoy great music with friends and community, especially outdoors when the weather is great. They can also be an opportunity for people to try to enhance their experience with drugs and/or alcohol. One festival’s tragic experience motivated a great response…that could be even better with some public health… Continue reading MDMA Video 2.0 Needs a Public Health Remix

Creating a Classical Music (and Message) Wow with Water

Christopher Tin is an amazing classical music composer. Listening to a few minutes of his latest album, The Drop That Contained the Sea, inspired me to close my eyes and soak in the majesty of his music and the cultures represented by the different voices. Reading and hearing more about this album and his message… Continue reading Creating a Classical Music (and Message) Wow with Water

Song Aims to Foster Fun AND Convos on Mental Illness and Violence

Yes, I admit it. Until American Idol judge Harry Connick, Jr. “called out” one of this season’s contestants for not mirroring the gravitas of a recent pop song, I didn’t catch it. I had heard Foster the People’s “Pumped Up Kicks” on the radio and in snippets online and on television. I could even sing the… Continue reading Song Aims to Foster Fun AND Convos on Mental Illness and Violence

Top 10 Tuesday: Biomedical Experts Who Care About Caring Rhythms

In search of top 10 lists related to public health, I found an article in Forbes that touts the best jobs in health care in 2014. And, which one tops this list? biomedical engineer. Based on rankings by a relatively new career website, CareerCast, Susan Adams writes about the growing health care sector and notes… Continue reading Top 10 Tuesday: Biomedical Experts Who Care About Caring Rhythms

BioBeats to Public Health, Stat!

This week’s post is all about “…rhythm…the beat…the driving force that holds our lives together.” (lyrics from Hiphip Chinchin, Club Des Belugas) A former graduate student and colleague of mine, Mike Kneeland, introduced me to BioBeats via a LinkedIn post earlier this week. What an exciting concept in the early stages of practice and engagement.… Continue reading BioBeats to Public Health, Stat!

New Headline? Michelle Chamuel: A Healthy “Voice” for the World

Let’s do this! How can we describe Michelle Chamuel (finalist on NBC’s “The Voice” 2013) as being a positive and healthy force in the world…in three words or less? In case you haven’t heard…pun intended… ”The Voice” is a reality competition show on NBC. Coaches who are well-known singers and performers  — like Adam Levine,… Continue reading New Headline? Michelle Chamuel: A Healthy “Voice” for the World