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Musicians Aim to Offer Relief for Hospice Patients

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Musicians Aim to Offer Relief for Hospice Patients

Music thanatologists Tony Pederson and Margaret Pasquesi. Photo courtesy of Midwest Palliative and Hospice CareCenter.

The Scottish poet John Logan once said, “Music is the medicine of the mind.” It turns out it's equally good medicine for the body. Studies show the sound of music improves blood flow, reduces chronic pain, and lessens depression. Making that mind-body connection is the focus of a pair of Chicago-area musicians. And they've found a unique place to do so. Eight Forty-Eight's Ashley Gross has more.

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