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Easy to Do, Inexpensive; Music Calms Some ICU Patients

| May 20, 2013
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The adage stems from the 18th century: music has charms to sooth the savage beast. It’s probably safe to say that someone in an intensive care unit, who needs a machine to help them breathe, is in need of soothing. Usually, doctors and nurses administer drugs, powerful sedatives to help calm patients. Now, a study shows that a different kind of intervention might help: music. The study, published Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, adds to a growing body of research on how listening to music has a host of health benefits. Continue reading »

Source: State of Health – Science

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