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December 07, 2016 // By Robert Press // Comments

Melding Music and Medicine

Community // Family Medicine and Community Health // General Interest // Hospice // Human Interest // Neurodegenerative Diseases // Psychiatry



If I asked you what sort of music would best be paired with a health system, you might be at a bit of a loss. That’s okay. It’s not an easy question. My first thought? Elevator music. My second thought? Basically every song ever played in Scrubs.

Here’s the thing, though: Music plays a huge part of what we do at Penn Medicine. You just have to be on the lookout for it, is all. You’re not going to mistake our hallways for the stage anytime soon, but we utilize music around here in some subtle, entertaining, and/or wonderful ways—including a new study that’s a promising and creative new strategy aimed at reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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