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Whistle While You Recuperate

Publication: HealthDay News at Forbes.com Author / Writer: Karen Pallarito   Medical care often involves instruments that poke and prod. So it may come as a huge relief to patients when the instrument involved in their therapy—perhaps something from the string or percussion family—doesn’t make them wince….

The Power of Music

Publication: Inside Scripps   “Ah, music. A magic beyond all we do here!” –J.K. Rowling Margaret Speyer is an oncology patient at Scripps La Jolla and has been in the hospital for almost three weeks. On this day, she is recovering from recent chemotherapy treatment and…

Campus Spotlight: Music Therapy

Publication: Around La Jolla Author / Writer: Barbara Reuer, PhD, NMT–F, MT–BC   As many people know, music has been used in medicine for thousands of years. Ancient Greek philosophers believed that music could heal both the body and the soul. And, Native Americans have used singing…

Medicine and the New Age

Publication: Los Angeles Times Author / Writer: Hilary E. MacGregor, Staff Writer   “I was stressed.” Through classes like music, cooking and yoga, the tony La Jolla clinic teaches its heart patients to reflect on, and revise, their everyday lives. By the time Bill Coleman arrived at the…

Healing with Music

Publication: Caring Today: Practical Advice for the Family Caregiver Author / Writer: Deborah Harkins   What balm can doctors or caregivers offer a human being whose life has been derailed by a devastating impairment—dementia, say, or a crippling accident, or paralysis, or the loss of the ability…