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"Music Therapy" means the specialized professional, therapeutic use of music in the service to individuals with needs in mental health, physical health, habilitation, rehabilitation, special education, self-care or personal growth.
New book offers guidance on how to deliver systematic approaches in forensic music therapy

New book offers guidance on how to deliver systematic approaches in forensic music therapy

New findings support use of integrative therapies for treating breast cancer patients

New findings support use of integrative therapies for treating breast cancer patients

Favorite music has greatest impact on brain connectivity

Favorite music has greatest impact on brain connectivity

Music therapy decreases pain in patients recovering from spine surgery

Music therapy decreases pain in patients recovering from spine surgery

Research provides insight into how infants and mothers bond through songs

Research provides insight into how infants and mothers bond through songs

Study suggests use of tablet devices as safe, effective way to control agitation among dementia patients

Study suggests use of tablet devices as safe, effective way to control agitation among dementia patients

Musica Humana: Innovative program highlights inspiring role of music in human thought and memory

Musica Humana: Innovative program highlights inspiring role of music in human thought and memory

Researcher to examine if music intervention can alleviate distress in young cancer patients and parents

Researcher to examine if music intervention can alleviate distress in young cancer patients and parents

Experts to examine impact of live music on health and morbidity in children with learning disabilities

Experts to examine impact of live music on health and morbidity in children with learning disabilities

New paper provides insights into impact of music therapy on anxiety of surgical patients

New paper provides insights into impact of music therapy on anxiety of surgical patients

Music interventions help improve quality of life in cancer patients

Music interventions help improve quality of life in cancer patients

Second annual USC VR Hackathon for international coders, designers focuses on Medical Empathy Machine

Second annual USC VR Hackathon for international coders, designers focuses on Medical Empathy Machine

Music therapy in conjunction with standard rehabilitation benefits COPD patients

Music therapy in conjunction with standard rehabilitation benefits COPD patients

Study analyzes effect of music therapy on palliative care patients

Study analyzes effect of music therapy on palliative care patients

Music therapy reduces anxiety in women undergoing surgical breast biopsies

Music therapy reduces anxiety in women undergoing surgical breast biopsies

Study examines link between environmental characteristics and apathy in nursing home residents with dementia

Study examines link between environmental characteristics and apathy in nursing home residents with dementia

Study: Listening to classical music improves activity of genes involved in brain functions

Study: Listening to classical music improves activity of genes involved in brain functions

CHLA pediatric expert answers questions about PTSD

CHLA pediatric expert answers questions about PTSD

Hospice of the Western Reserve honors more than 2,000 veterans in 2014

Hospice of the Western Reserve honors more than 2,000 veterans in 2014

Study: Music therapy improves self-esteem, reduces depression in children

Study: Music therapy improves self-esteem, reduces depression in children