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Children and Pain: Study looks at Power of Music

July 30th, 2015 · No Comments · Anesthesia Waking up, Music and Cancer, Music and Pain

Tweet Have you ever had a child in the hospital?  That alone is a painful and frightening experience for parent and child, but imagine if your child has to have surgery, and after surgery, is in pain.  As a mother of three and grandmother of four, I can’t imagine anything more frustrating for a parent. […]

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Healing Music or Music Healing?

August 2nd, 2013 · No Comments · Classical Music, Don Campbell, Music and Cancer, Music and Cardiovascular Health, Music and Emotion, Music Healing

Tweet Music is healing!  To the mind, the body and the spirit.  Almost everyone on the planet has some sort of music that they really, really love and choose to listen to!  But is it the music itself that heals and soothes, or is it about the person performing it, or is it the method […]

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Healing Music and the Cancer Patient

June 20th, 2013 · No Comments · Genres of healing music, Music and Cancer

Tweet I’ve worked with lots of different types of patients over the past 23 years, but today I had one of the most touching experiences that I’ve had in a long time.  One of my current patients is experiencing cancer that began 10 years ago as ovarian cancer.  At that time she had chemo and […]

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Using Music with Lumpectomy Surgery

October 22nd, 2011 · No Comments · Music and Cancer

Tweet Are you having a lumpectomy? Or breast surgery of any kind?  Surgery is a frightening experience and especially when the end result is so unknown!  A mass in the breast might be one thing and it might be something very different.  Anxiety tends to run sky-high and yet you know that you don’t want […]

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Anxiety in Cancer Patients: Here’s an easy intervention!

August 11th, 2011 · No Comments · Music and Cancer

Tweet (Health.com) — Singing, playing an instrument or even just listening to music may lessen anxiety in cancer patients and improve their overall quality of life, according to a new analysis of previously published research. Music-based therapies appear to also have beneficial effects on pain levels, mood, and certain vital signs (such as blood pressure), […]

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More about Dr. Deforia Lane

July 22nd, 2010 · No Comments · Announcements, Music and Cancer, Music in the Hospital

Tweet I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Deforia Lane.  Actually, many people feel the same way and I wanted to share with my readers another wonderful article that was written about her.   I met her early in my journey toward the field of music medicine.  I consider Deforia to be a dear friends […]

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Using Music Therapy with Cancer

October 11th, 2009 · No Comments · Music and Cancer

Tweet Music Therapy and Cancer Bone marrow transplant patients report less nausea and pain, and a faster recoveryMusic therapy for patients who have undergone a bone-marrow transplant reduces their reports of pain and nausea and may even play a role in quickening the pace at which their new marrow starts producing blood cells, according to […]

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Music Can Heal Your Life!

July 14th, 2009 · No Comments · Music and Cancer

Tweet Could music make your life better? I know that all of you know that I am also a musicologist and music healer. Tonight as I listened to “America’s Got Talent” I was so touched by a woman who sang her heart out and the judges loved her. When asked how she felt after this […]

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