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Exploring the healing properties of music through various articles

NEVER TOO OLD TO LEARN:
People who learn instruments late in life find it relaxing, fun – Las Vegas Review-Journal

SCIENCE NEWS
Study Links Emotional and Neural Responses to Musical Performance – Science Daily

MUSIC AS MEDICINE
Doctors use tunes as treatment. Researchers explore how melodies can help regulate the heart and boost hormones
Bill Briggs | MSNBC.com contributor

EASING PAIN Harpist helps ease the pain of Anchorage hospital patients – Julia O’malley | Anchorage Daily News

COMFORT TO THE DYING
Harpist provides chords of comfort to the dying – Sharon Stoll | Alexandra Zayas, Times Staff Writer

SCIENTIFIC ARTS FOUNDATION
Scientific Arts Foundation clinical trial exploring the impact of specific music on stress factors in adults receiving chemotherapy treatment for cancer –
St. Louis Science Center Video

MUSIC ENHANCES…
Music Thought To Enhance Intelligence, Mental Health And Immune System
Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

MUSIC MAKES YOU SMARTER
Regularly playing a musical instrument changes the anatomy and function of the brain and may be used in therapy to improve cognitive skills – Faculty of 1000: Biology and Medicine

HEART STRINGS
Harpist brings a peaceful note to the halls of hospice – Special to the Observer | Alexa Garcia-Ditta

MUSIC REDUCES STRESS
Listening to music may benefit patients who suffer severe stress and anxiety associated with having and undergoing treatment for coronary heart disease – Wiley – Blackwell | Science Daily