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Music Therapy for Autism

Interpersonal communication is one of the most difficult struggles that individuals with autism face. In addition to creating difficulties with communication, autism can often lead to sensory over-stimulation and resulting behavioral issues. Most people with autism,...

Listening to Music During Surgery

Did you know that surgeons perform better when they listen to music in the operating room? Music not only makes patients more calm and comfortable, but it helps surgeons too, especially when the surgeon chooses the soundtrack. Many anesthesiologists, including myself,...

Reducing Patients’ Stress and Pain with Music

Between 266–360 million surgeries are undertaken every year across the world. Patients often suffer from pain and anxiety related to their procedures. An estimated 75 percent of patients struggle with anxiety before their surgery and as many as 65% of patients report...


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