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    A Chorus of Connections

    May 12, 2020

    At a time when individuals are being asked to socially distance, music is helping people connect like never before. For staff at Penn Medicine, one program is making this abundantly clear.

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    Cancer Treatment and the Cost of Time

    March 17, 2020

    In some cases, time is not something patients have in large supply. That’s especially true for cancer patients transitioning into palliative care.

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    Veterans Indulge in the Wonders of Nature

    August 13, 2019

    Every other Saturday morning for the past couple of years, Wise, Vice President of Finance at Chester County Hospital, has spent two or three hours with the veterans who occupy the hospice at the medical center. Much of the time, he just listens.

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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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    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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