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    The Creative Scientist, the Scientific Creative

    April 03, 2017

    Before starting here, I didn’t put much thought into the fact that the lady who performs joint replacements by day could also be performing Spanish guitar at open mic nights. My experience here has, of course, taught me otherwise: Creative minds are everywhere. In retrospect, though, it’s a lesson I could have learned without such experience. History has shown us creativity and medicine make good bedfellows.

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    Melding Music and Medicine

    December 07, 2016

    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.

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    Giving Thanks and Talking Options

    November 23, 2016

    Every year, Thanksgiving tends to ignite conversations with family members and friends in a way no other Holiday can. “So how about this election?” “Is Michael really applying to college as a philosophy major?” “Should we really be watching a sport that irreparably destroys the brains and bodies of young...

  • Cadence for the Heart and Soul

    May 16, 2016

    I first heard Molly G. Hicks, MMT, MT-BC, perform a song last December at Penn Wissahickon Hospice’s annual “Light Up a Life” tree lighting ceremony. Each light on the tree honored a patient, friend or other individual dear to someone in attendance. The music therapist and bereavement coordinator at Penn...

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