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Music For the Soul

Season 0, Ep. 29

The Rogel Cancer Cancer is lucky to have two music therapists an staff for patients to receive this intervention that can help promote relaxation, manage pain, improve quality of life among other benefits. Bob Huffman, has been a music therapist at Michigan Medicine for over 15 years. He explains what music therapy is and how it benefits not only patients, but caregivers and staff. The program is a free and is part of the Patient and Family Support Services Program.

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