Archive for March 2012
Music hath charms to sooth the savage breast, and much more according to a new study. British doctors found playing music for patients who are awake for surgery under local anesthetic can reduce anxiety. Among a group of patients, it was noted that those who listened to music had more relaxed breathing patterns. It’s one more example of the power of music in medicine, something that’s witnessed every day at Parkwood Hospital through it’s Music Therapy Program.
Exercise is important for everyone but not everyone has an easy time going to a gym, or fitness classes. Now Parkwood Hospital is bringing the gym experience into the homes of people in wheelchairs through a unique interactive pilot project that harnesses the power of video conferencing.
Most babies have less than a 50-percent chance of surviving a condition that’s diagnosed before they’re even born. But delaying necessary surgery to treat the problem is greatly improving those odds.
We know the benefits of Aspirin as a pain reliever and as a blood thinner helping to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. But three new studies in the journal Lancet find that ASA could also be a tool in preventing cancer.