Author: Tenille Bentley

Music Reduces Anxiety for Patients and Care Givers According to a study published by the National Institute of Health, “Music effectively reduces anxiety for medical and surgical patients and often reduces surgical and chronic pain.  Providing music to caregivers may be a strategy to improve empathy, compassion, and care.” In other words, music is not only good for patients, it’s good for those who care for them as well. Music is widely used to enhance well-being, reduce stress, and distract patients from unpleasant...

STRONG RESEARCH There are over 50 clinical research studies demonstrating improvements in movement when using RAS (Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation). Specifically, walking speed has been shown to be higly correlated to fall risk. A study showed that each 0.1 m/s increase in walking speed was correlated to a 7% decrease in fall risk (Verghese et al., 2009). MARKED IMPROVEMENT Randomized Control Trials in multiple indications, including stroke, MS, Cerebral Palsy, and PD, demonstrated improved walking when RAS was delivered. (Suh et al., 2014; Conklyn, et...

Using Sound Waves To Destroy Cancer HistoSonics’ unique histotripsy platform will fundamentally change the nature of surgery. Histotripsy uses the mechanical (not thermal) properties of focused ultrasound to precisely destroy targeted tissues without damaging surrounding tissue or structures. Christine is the CEO of Histosonics, a life sciences startup based in Ann Arbor. HistoSonics is leading the coming revolution in histotripsy, a non-invasive, non-thermal surgery that will reduce patient trauma and healthcare costs across multiple indications. [embed]https://youtu.be/GKh2XFmsUx4[/embed]  ...

Long Island doctors using sound waves to loosen calcium deposits from arteries, restore blood flowFor decades doctors have been seeking better ways of treating obstructions in coronary arteries — especially blockages made up of calcium — a factor that has produced several innovations, including miniature “rotoblades” that grind it up the way plumbers attack gunk in pipes. Now, doctors at St. Francis Hospital in Flower Hill have turned to something far gentler: sound waves, an evolving technique that loosens stubborn calcium...

Music To Treat Traumatic Brain Injury MedRhythms is a neuro-rehab company that exists to restore the lives and quality of life of loved ones, which brain injury threatens to steal each year. We do this through world-class, life changing care for those afflicted by neurologic injury or disease, using the power of Neurologic Music Therapy. MedRhythms focuses on this intersection between music, neuroscience, and technology, providing interventions to achieve optimum outcomes in sensorimotor, speech & language, and cognitive goals in patients. [embed]https://youtu.be/fbDKHGg9upQ[/embed]  ...

Sound Waves to Living Cells Biologist Helene Grimal partnered with composer Fabien Maman to study the relationship of sound waves to living cells. For 18 months, the pair worked with the effects of 30-40 decibel sounds on human cells. With a camera mounted on a microscope, the researchers observed uterine cancer cells exposed to different acoustic instruments (guitar, gong, xylophone) as well as the human voice for 20-minute sessions. They discovered that, when exposed to sound, cancer cells lost structural integrity until they...

Shattering Cancer with Resonant Frequencies Associate Professor and Director of Music at Skidmore College, Anthony Holland, tells the audience that he has a dream. That dream is to see a future where children no longer have to suffer from the effects of toxic cancer drugs or radiation treatment, and today he and his team believe they have found the answer, and that answer is sound. Holland and his team wondered if they could affect a cell by sending a specific electric signal,...