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Music Therapy is thriving at Boston’s Children’s Hospital

Tweet Music therapy is thriving at Boston’s Children’s Hospital.  Less than 20 years ago, music therapy did not have a big presence at Boston Children’s Hospital.  Music therapists,once marginalized in a hospital setting, are now represented by four full-time accredited music therapists and spend 130 hours per week delivering music therapy services to the children there. […]

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Colonoscopy with Music: it makes a difference!

Tweet Nobody wants to have a colonoscopy, but having a colonoscopy with music can definitely make a difference.  As we Baby Boomers move into our 60’s and beyond, having a colonoscopy is inevitable.  It’s also highly recommended as a proven way to prevent colon cancer by catching it really early. On the morning of July […]

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Healing Music comes in many forms

Tweet Have you experienced the healing power of music?  Since the beginning of time, humans have been powerfully drawn to rhythm, to harmony and to melody.  The original “music” consisted of the sounds of nature:  waves lapping the shore, the wind through the pines and palms, the babbling brook and the gentle rain. Today, every […]

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Preemies and the Power of Music

Tweet Who doesn’t love a tiny, newborn baby?  The innocense, the sweetness, the delicious smell and sounds?  But if your baby was born prematurely, and survived, chances are that there will be weeks and months and continued struggle, just to survive.   Sometimes, parents know that there is a good chance that their baby or […]

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Music Therapy or Music Medicine: Revisited

Tweet Music therapy and music medicine are not the same, although many people use them interchangeably.   The medical/wellness/nursing community almost always are believers in the power of music to help people feel better, get motivated, calm their anxiety and more.  However, in modern times, the field of music therapy has become organized, codified, created […]

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Healing Music Delivery: What’s Best?

Tweet What is the best method for healing music delivery?  People want to know if live music, recorded music through headphones or speakers is best?  And the fact is, all of the above are viable and effective choices if you want to use the music you love for healing purposes.  As a general rule, live […]

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Music with Preemies: Research is in!

Tweet I have known since before my children were born, that music is powerful with infants and children.  What I didn’t know in those early days was that babies can hear up to 5 months before they are born.  Research has documented that the fetal ear can begin functioning as early as the beginning of […]

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Some Patients with Coma can awaken to Music

Tweet After suffering a brain hemorrhage, 7-year-old Charlotte Neve slipped into a coma. The British girl was unconscious for several days and doctors feared she wouldn’t recover. Her mother, Leila Neve, was at her bedside when Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” started playing on the radio. Leila and Charlotte often sang the song together and […]

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