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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….

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 the Body, Mind and Spirit Through Music

Author / Writer: Anna Haerle Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine Hosts Concert Featuring Concert Violinist Eugene Ugorski and Scripps Music Therapist Barbara Reuer, PhD San Diego—A music concert to soothe the soul and promote healing will feature the talent of violin prodigy Eugene Ugorski. The concert,…

The Rhythm Is Gonna Get Ya: Take Music Along on Your Next Walk

Publication: Prevention Author / Writer: Maggie Spilner and Marianne McGinnis   “Music affects the entire brain,” says music therapist Barbara Reuer, PhD. “It can boost performance, ease pain, and calm emotions.” Use these tuneful strategies to multiply the benefits of your walks. Important note: Walking with headphones requires…

Drumming Up Good Health

Publication: InTouch Magazine Author / Writer: Diane Cole   Robin McMurray was physically exhausted, emotionally drained, and downright frustrated. There was almost nothing she could do on her own. While she had beaten chronic myeloid leukemia, the treatments left her weak and tired. “I went from being…

Musician, Heal Thyself

Publication: Grammy Magazine Author / Writer: Laurel Fishman   Three-year-old Nick had never spoken a word. In his early childhood class, he cried or jumped and spun around the room. The autistic boy refused to sit and avoided eye contact. Nick’s symptoms were typical of autism victim’s…