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NPR story on Music with Surgery documents the benefits!

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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The most common fears about surgery and anesthesia

Tweet Fears about Surgery and Anesthesia Anxiety before elective surgery is common. Therefore, many studies have examined interventions to reduce preoperative anxiety, including pharmacologic anxiolysis, information, distraction, and relaxation procedures. This study compared different methods to measure preoperative anxiety. The aims of the study were threefold. First, to examine the validity and utility of the […]

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