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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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