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Patient or Surgeon: Who Needs the Music?

January 8th, 2016 · No Comments · Music and Anxiety, Music and Surgery, Music Healing, Music in the Hospital

Tweet Who really needs the music in surgery:  patient or surgeon?  There is so much in the news today about music in the OR, and sometimes the focus is on the surgeon and staff, and sometime the news is about music for the patient.  Our music is entirely for the patient.  As a clinical musicologist, […]

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NPR story on Music with Surgery documents the benefits!

August 13th, 2015 · No Comments · Dangers of anesthesia, joint replacement surgery, Music and Dental Surgery, Music and Eye Surgery, Music and Surgery, out-patient surgery with music, Surgery with Music

Tweet Surgery with music is a topic that I’ve spent that last 25 years writing and speaking about.  It is such an easy yet powerful intervention for the patient who is filled with anxiety and dread Now this wonderful meta-analysis has been published in the “Lancet,” a prestigious and highly respected British medical journal.  I […]

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Music with Knee Surgery: Video Testimonial

February 12th, 2014 · No Comments · joint replacement surgery, Music and Anxiety, Music and Pain, Music and Surgery

Tweet One of our recent customers purchased the Surgical Serenity Headphones for her upcoming knee surgery. We talked on several occasions about her severe anxiety over this surgery and how concerned she was that she was going to have more pain that she could bear. This 54 year-old woman is a veteran of numerous surgeries […]

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Why You Need to Use Music during Joint Replacement Surgery

June 13th, 2013 · No Comments · joint replacement surgery, Music and Surgery, Surgery with Music

Tweet With the aging of the Babyboomers, comes the need for replacing our worn-out and achy joints.  We Babyboomers have been very hard on our bodies, with jogging, running and aerobics skyrocketing to popularity when we were young and foolish.  It was also during many of our teen years that fast-food became extremely popular and […]

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Music with Surgery: Does it really make a difference?

September 3rd, 2012 · 1 Comment · Dangers of anesthesia, Music and Surgery, Music Healing, Rhythmic Entrainment

Tweet Are you thinking of using music with surgery?  I understand healthy skepticism.  It’s a good thing.  No one wants to be a” sucker” and the medical/field is no exception to fads and scams.  When people used to mention the use of music during dental visits or childbirth or surgery, I was skeptical.  As a […]

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Having surgery? Music for surgeon and music for patient

March 6th, 2012 · No Comments · Music and Surgery, Music Healing, Music in the Hospital

Tweet Today it is not unusual for the operating rooms of hospitals to have  music playing.   Thats a good thing for sure, but unfortunately, the music that the surgeon wants will usually have no benefit at all for the patient.  Yes, it’s important for the surgeon to feel good and have a high energy level […]

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Brain Tumor Surgery: Awake and using music!

January 31st, 2012 · No Comments · Music and Surgery, Music and the Brain

Tweet    An interesting article came my way today, written by a man who had undergone his second awake, brain tumor surgery!  In this article he talks about all of the things that helped him and can help YOU, including music!  Enjoy! The anesthesiologist grabbed my hand as I woke up in the room. As […]

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Music in the Operating Room: For surgeons, this time

March 8th, 2011 · No Comments · Music and Dental Surgery, Music and Surgery, Music and the Mind-Body, Music in the Hospital

Tweet Music and medicine are deeply connected. But what kind of music should your surgeon really be listening to? BY RAHUL PARIKH iStockphoto/lisagagne/Salon PopRX is a new weekly column about the intersection of pop culture and medicine. In 1889 Nietzsche wrote, “Without music life would be a mistake.” As someone who regularly spends a chunk […]

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