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India musician plays guitar during brain surgery – BBC News

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***The Arts in Health Series: Music During Surgery***

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          I have shared many different articles and essays about the transforming role of music in our lives; this one will astonish you! From the BBC comes this story from India of a musician playing his guitar during brain surgery to aid the doctors in their work. As someone who has survived brain surgery, it takes my breath away!

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The choir providing a chance to heal, perform and socialise | Stuff.co.nz

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***The Arts in Health Series: Music & Neurological Diseases***

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           Music is powerful medicine–and it does no harm. As we see the arts being integrated into healthcare more and more, it is becoming very clear that music has an extraordinary role to play in maintaining mental and physical health. Today’s post shares the story of a wonderful choir in Canterbury, New Zealand and the members who suffer from a range of neurological problems. Enjoy the story of the Cantabrainers!

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Source: The choir providing a chance to heal, perform and socialise | Stuff.co.nz

 

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How singing can benefit your health

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***The Arts in Health Series: Singing as Medicine***

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               One of the fascinating aspects of the integration of the arts into medicine is the central role that music is playing in many different ways, both by itself and as part of dance and movement. Today’s post shares the view of a professor in the UK and basic information on how singing can help in  many diseases,  including Parkinson’s and COPD.

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Music for our Military: Exploring the Role of Music Therapy in the Rehabilitation of our Veterans | NEA

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          Music is the first of the arts therapies that the federal government turned to after World War II to treat what we now know as PTSD in active duty and retired veterans. Music therapy owes its early development in the post-war world to this. Today’s post from the National Endowment for the Arts is a great introduction to the history and practice of music therapy on medicine.

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Source: Music for our Military: Exploring the Role of Music Therapy in the Rehabilitation of our Veterans | NEA

 

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Sing for lung health – The Hippocratic Post

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          Music has the potential to improve our health in many ways. Singing is good for everyone, but it is especially important for those with lung problems. Today’s story from The Hippocratic Post in the UK supports the role that singing is playing in treating those with various lung problems.

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Sound Health: Music and the Mind « Dana Foundation

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***The Arts in Health Series: Music in Our Lives***

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          The arts have staggeringly important roles to play in our lives. Of all the arts music may be the one most essential to our development and well-being. Today’s post from the Dana Foundation offers us an overview of the new partnership on Sound Health between the Kennedy Center for the Arts and the National Institutes of Health. It includes recordings of many of the recent sessions at the Kennedy Center for the project’s formal beginning.

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Source: Sound Health: Music and the Mind « Dana Foundation

 

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Music And Medicine With Renee Fleming And Francis Collins : Shots – Health News : NPR

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          We have a  treasure trove of information that supports the impact of music on our health in many different ways. Today’s post from NPR tells the story of how the new partnership between the Kennedy Center and the National Institutes of Health became a reality. The “Sound Health” project is definitely one to watch.

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Source: Music And Medicine With Renee Fleming And Francis Collins : Shots – Health News : NPR

 

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Veterans using the creativity of music and art to heal PTSD | Fox News

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***Arts in Health Series: Veterans, Arts, and PTSD***

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          The Veterans Administration includes arts therapy among the accepted elements of the protocols for veterans’ medical care. In addition to the formal VA programs at Walter Reed and around the country, there are many other projects that have been initiated and are run by veterans themselves. Warrior Songs is one of these, developed by a Wisconsin veteran of the Iraq war. Read about his inspiring story.

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Source: Veterans using the creativity of music and art to heal PTSD | Fox News

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Transforming young minds: Music-making and mental health | ArtsProfessional

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***Arts in Health Series: Music and Mental Health***

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          There is so much good that music can bring into our lives that involvement of young people with music should be a no-brainer. Today’s post brings you the story of the partnership between Rhythmix Music in the UK and the Sussex National Health Service to bring education in music-making to young people who had been diagnosed with mental health problems and living in both residential and non-residential settings. There are links to the evaluation of the program as well.

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Source: Transforming young minds: Music-making and mental health | ArtsProfessional

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The Joy of Learning to Play an Instrument Later in Life – WSJ

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          Music is good for us at any age; it is particularly important when we are growing older. Learning to play an instrument when we are older may require more patience, but the rewards are worth the effort. Today’s post is a revealing article from the Wall Street Journal–not exactly the bastion of reporting on music.

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Source: The Joy of Learning to Play an Instrument Later in Life – WSJ

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