OHS Journal

Music as a guide to recovery and healing

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My name is Frances Ancheta Becker, and I am a health care professional and an independent musician. My life journey so far has been a voyage of coming full circle. Ironically, it took a life threatening illness to make me come back home to who I really am.

I grew up in the multi-cultural San Francisco Bay Area. Coming from a Filipino American immigrant family, I always was around the different influences of so many cultures and traditions, especially in regards ...

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Reflections by Tom Hussey

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Photograph above not by Tom Hussey

Our Heart Speak’s vision is to change our perception of what is possible and what it means to live with a new disability or chronic illness.

We all hold personal narratives about ourselves and others. These stories shape the perception of how we view the world and who we are. The powerful work of photographer with his project Reflections, visually invites us in to this world and beautifully captures this idea.

https://www.tomhussey.com/PROJECTS/REFLECTIONS/thumbs

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Challenging Our Health Care System to Honor the Whole Patient and Her Story.

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I was thirteen years old when everything I knew to be true both slowly and suddenly changed. What began as one day in pain, one doctor in a lab coat, and one neck brace promising cure, soon became years – of misdiagnoses, of missed weeks of school, of erasure and invisibility in the spaces that vowed care over my body and mind. At sixteen, I was fortunate to have a conclusive diagnosis after three years of searching: Ankylosing Spondylitis. Even ...

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Providence Business News: Online platform gives sufferers place to share

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When it comes to a devastating illness or injury, doctors often represent lifelines for people whose daily routines no longer resemble their former lives.

Physicians say there’s little they can do, though, to help with emotional recovery, despite knowing that sometimes it’s what people experience between visits to the doctor that needs the most attention.

Dr. Keith Rafal, medical director at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island, has noticed depression, anxiety and hopelessness in patients who have experienced a stroke, brain or ...

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Different Outlets of Expression

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Read the excerpt below from our story on The Health Sessions

or read the whole story here.

 

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When it comes to healing through expression, what suits the patient is best. There are, however, some forms that are more common and shown to have beneficial results.

1. Music Engagement
Music been found to be one of the most prevalent and most researched forms of healing through expression. Music therapy has been shown to decrease anxiety, ...

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Imperfect Life Art Show at Keck School of Medicine at USC

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Ted Meyer chats with artist and writer Elizabeth Jameson about her art exhibit, “The Imperfect Body” at USC Keck School of Medicine. Elizabeth talks about her life with MS, making art and writing with MS, her life as a patient advocate and her advice to the USC med students. Joining the discussion is Lilyana Amezcua, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Neurology Multiple Sclerosis Fellowship Program Director.

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Non-verbal

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If you meet someone who is nonverbal, you would probably think that the person is slow and can’t have a fulfilling life. People usually don’t try to talk with them. I am Chris Lenart and I was a programmer analyst for fourteen years and now I am a public speaker and a blogger. Guess what – I have Cerebral Palsy and am nonverbal. Yes, I am nonverbal and you are saying how could he do everything that he says he ...

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