Music Heals

Feature

Friday, May 18, 2012

After piano music helped him recover from brain surgery, Dr. Richard Fratianne became a true believer in music therapy. In the burn unit at the Cleveland MetroHealth Medical Center, Fratianne is measuring patients’ stress hormones during procedures to try to prove that music therapy reduces pain and anxiety.

(Originally aired: December 10, 2010)

    Music Playlist
  1. Independence Day
    Artist: Elliott Smith
    Album: XO
    Label: Dreamworks
    Purchase: Amazon
  2. Amazing Grace
    Artist: Sam cooke and the Soul Stirrers

Contributors:

Kerrie Hillman

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