NPR story on Music with Surgery documents the benefits!

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 would […]

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Our singing President!

Did you ever think you’d hear the President of the United States sing?  This is the 8th or 9th President in office since I was born in 1948, and I can’t think of a single President that I have heard burst into song, and do a great job of it!! Supposedly, Harry Truman was a […]

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Preemies and the Power of Music

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 babies […]

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Physicians and Musicians: What's the connection?

In ancient Rome and Athens, many of the physicians were not only physicians, they were also musicians!  They knew the healing powers of music, sound, rhythm, and harmony and they often were quite skilled musicians themselves. Yes, physicians and musicians seem to have a lot in common!   You’ve all heard of the Greek God, […]

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Music Therapy or Music Medicine: Revisited

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 accredited […]

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