Recovery Through Song

Recovery Through Song

Advances in technology let doctors do amazing things to help their patients recover from injuries and illnesses. But more and more, they are finding that a simple tune can have a powerful impact on a person's health.<br><br><br>
Advances in technology let doctors do amazing things to help their patients recover from injuries and illnesses. But more and more, they are finding that a simple tune can have a powerful impact on a person's health.

Baton Rouge General recently hired Mary Malloy as a full-time music therapist. She says she loved music from an early age, but was not interested in performing or teaching.

"As I was looking through college brochures, there was this thing called music therapy," Malloy recalled, "and it was just, like, 'yep, that's it.'"

Malloy is a licensed music therapist, one of less than 6,000 nationwide. She works with patients of all ages, with both physical and mental health problems.

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