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NY Daily News
December 27, 2015
Music therapy shows dramatic results; patients with range of different diseases taking note

Wall Street Journal
December 23, 2015
A Dose of Singing Does Stroke Patients Good

December 24, 2015
Music Therapy May Help Recover From Respiratory Disorders: Study

Music Therapy Increases Effectiveness of COPD Rehabilitation

NICU Music Therapy....
A multi-site study of NICU music therapy researching the unique uses of music entrainment and music psychotherapy techniques taught and led at Beth Israel's neonatal intensive care unit and implemented at 11 mid-Atlantic hospitals was published in the journal Pediatrics on May 13, 2013. (http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/131/5/902)

Read about our internationally recognized music therapy department in the news: Dr. Joanne Loewy, Director of the Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine, shares study results on the health benefits of music therapy for premature babies. The results of the study led by Joanne Loewy DA, LCAT, MT-BC Director of LACMM, neonatologist Aimee Telsey MD and nurse practitioner Ann Marie Dassler NP received coverage on CBS, NY1, NBC and hundreds of websites. An exclusive, enduring video of Louis Armstrong center's NICU music therapist Angela Ferraiuolo MT-BC working with a mother and neonate was featured on the front page of The New York Times on April 15, 2013.

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Read about our internationally recognized music therapy department in the news:

Dr. Joanne Loewy, Director of the Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine, shares study results on the health benefits of music therapy for premature babies.

Science Friday Archives: Treating Stress, Speech Disorders with Music
, technology, environment and health news and discussion from the makers of the NPR public radio program Science Friday with host Ira Flatow.

Treating stress, speech disorders with music. Neurologists and therapists discuss how music therapy works, and the state of the science behind it.

Thanks to Scandinavia Scholars for providing Music Therapy Grand Rounds

Musician Andrew Schulman volunteers his classical guitar talents to patients and staff at Beth Israel Hospital in New York City. View the MSNBC video clip from December 23, 2010.

Joanne Loewy will receive the Special Music award from the Heather on Earth Music Foundation at the Oheka Castle in Cold Spring Hills, NY on August 31, 2010. Please attend this important celebration.

Jazz impressario George Wein highlights The Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine

The 2010 Healthcare Education Award from the Society of Arts in Healthcare recognizes Dr. Joanne Lowey's longstanding dedication and influential contributions to team building to the field of music therapy.

"Music and Medicine" Editor in Chief, Joanne Loewy and SAGE received the "New Magazines and Journals" award of the APEX 22nd Annual Award for Publication Excellence Competition

The great jazz journalist Nat Hentoff discusses Phoebe Jacobs and The Louis Armstrong Center for Music & Medicine in his new book: At the Jazz Band Ball: Sixty Years on the Jazz Scene

For the past six decades, George Wein has actively endured as one of the world’s greatest jazz impresarios in addition to being a renowned jazz pianist, bandleader and author. He chats blow about Carefusion and the Louis Armstrong Center for Music & Medicine

The Louis Armstrong Center AIP (Asthma Initiative Program)
is now reaching high school students in Manhattan. Listen to the morning announcement clip-played in the High School for Health Professions each morning, sung by AIP Music Therapist Melanie Po. Click here to listen

Joanne Loewy DA, LCAT, MT-BC received the Society for the Arts in Healthcare Education Award in Minneapolis, Minnesota on April 30th. This award recognizes Dr. Loewy's longstanding dedication and influential contributions to the filed of music therapy. SAH is devoted to demonstrating the valuable roles the arts can play in enhancing the healing process; advocating for the integration of the arts into the environment and delivery of care within healthcare facilities; assisting in the professional development and management of arts programming for healthcare populations; providing resources and education to healthcare and arts professionals; and encouraging and supporting research and investigation into the beneficial effects of the arts in healthcare.

July 27, 2009
Beth Israel's Louis Armstrong Center For Music & Medicine Announces 2009
What A Wonderful World Honorees: Pain Specialist Russell Portenoy, MD, jazz trumpeter Jon Faddis and musical prodigy Michael Kingon

Music Therapy for Infants
PBS's Music Instinct features Joanne Loewy's work with pre-mature infants in the Heather on Earth music therapy study. The fetus hears the mother's heartbeat 26 million times before the baby is born. So with this Gato box we could actually recreate the heart sounds. It also can be use to increase incentive in sucking for feeds.

Music and Medicine Flute Therapy
PBS's Music Instinct features Ronit Azoulay and Dr. Jonathan Raskin's COPD music therapy research supported by SAH/J&J. Music and in particular wind play can affect breathing rate. We're both looking to influence the rhythms but also the relaxation in the body. Research has demonstrated that we entrained to sounds outside of us and rhythms. Music therapy can impact on quality of life, respiratory rate, oxygen saturation. The challenge of having chronic lung disease very much has to do with breathing and breathing correctly and training people to breathe.

Therapytimes.com: Music Therapy Blog
Therapytimes.com is an award winning milieu-based web site. Click here to visit Joanne Loewy's bi-monthly blog for music therapists.

7Online: Eyewitness News
Music therapy for young asthma sufferers by Dr. Jay Adlersberg
Dr. Jay Adlersberg covers our Asthma Initiative Program, providing outreach music therapy in New York City public schools. To read the transcript and watch the video, click here .

USA Today Music provides healing grace note for hospital patients Monday, June 16, 2008
As a clinical director and music therapist at Beth Israel's Louis and Lucille Armstrong Music Therapy Program, Stewart specializes in working with premature babies, children and patients with trauma in this case, showing parents Rick Mei and Shan Liew how to use instruments that mimic heartbeats and womb sounds, as well as their own voices, to comfort their newborns.

The Wall Street Journal, Wednesday January 31, 2007
Classical Musicians Suffer for Their Art by Stuart Isacoff
Director Joanne Loewy and Dr. Stephan Quentzel are interviewed about the holistic approach of the Music and Health Clinic for Musicians and Performing Artists to treat pain, disability and performance-related ailments. Click here to read the interview.

Read about our internationally recognized music therapy department in the news: Jazz88 WBGO.ORG

Jazz & Health Working together by Jon Kalish
Jon Kalish of WGBO attended the opening of the Music & Health Clinic on September 19, 2006 at Mount Sinai Beth Israel . Hear his interview at http://www.wbgo.org/news/journal/archive.asp?date=9/22/2006

Yamaha Corporation of America
Yamaha Donates Recorders to Beth Israel's Music & Health Clinic Instruments to Provide Therapeutic Benefits to Patients with Pulmonary and Heart Diseases
Yamaha Corporation of America and West Music recently donated 200 recorders to New York City 's Mount Sinai Beth Israel 's Music & Health Clinic, part of the Louis Armstrong Center for Music & Medicine. "With scientific support for music therapy as a viable form of treatment, providing our recorders in an effort to advance therapy for those with chronic pulmonary disorders is part of Yamaha's overall wellness mission," states Roger Eaton, Director of Marketing, Yamaha Corporation of America, Band & Orchestral Division. Click here to see the full article on the web.

WNYC New York Public Radio
Music Is Medicine for Kids with Asthma, by Pamela Renner

WNYC reporter Pamela Renner visited with music therapist Mechelle Chestnut of The Louis Armstrong Center for Music & Medicine's Asthma Initiative Program. Read the article and listen to the radio broadcast at http://www.wnyc.org/news/articles/57949.

US News & World Report
The Fine Art of Healing the Sick
US News & World Report article on music therapy in hospitals across the country features The Louis Armstrong Center for Music & Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. Read the full article at http://www.usnews.com/usnews/health/articles/060605/5art.htm.

Modern Healthcare, January 9, 2006
Soothing body and soul: N.Y. hospital's music therapy gives patients something to sing about, by Charles S. Lauer VP-Publishing, Editorial Director
Lauer writes about the legacy of Louis Armstrong in his support of the music therapy program at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. Click here to read article .

CBS Sunday Morning
Musical Healing with Dan Rather
CBS Sunday morning aired a segment on music therapy in hospitals, featuring Glenn Schifano, trained at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, at Schneider Children's Hospital in Long Island and including clips of music therapy at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. Read the summary article at http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/04/16/sunday/main1501200.shtml

Wall Street Journal, December 29, 2005
The Healing Power of Jazz, by Nat Hentoff
Nat Hentoff sounds the trumpet on Mount Sinai Beth Israel 's Louis and Lucille Armstrong Music Therapy Program. (Info for link missing)

POZ: Health, Life & HIV, July 2006
In the Key of Life - score one for HIV music therapy, by Michael Smith
Reporter Michael Smith visited with music therapists Kristen Stewart and Marcela Lichtensztejn of The Louis & Lucille Armstrong Music Therapy Program at Mount Sinai Beth Israel to experience music therapy first-hand. He writes about his own experience as well as observing a music therapy session with a patient. http://www.poz.com/articles/751_5127.shtml

WebMD Medical News at Fox News.com
More Hospitals Healing with the Help of Music Therapy
Dr. Joanne Loewy, Director of The Louis Armstrong Center for Music & Medicine, is interviewed by WebMD of Fox News on the use of music therapy in hospitals. http://foxnews.webmd.com/content/article/29/1728_63245.htm?src=rss_foxnews

International Council for Caring Communities
UN Policymakers and Leading Medical Practitioners Explore Alternative Medical Treatments to Promote Global Health and Productivity
The United Nations hosted a symposium on the interrelationship of Music, Technology, Culture and Healthcare including Beth Israel's music therapy director Dr. Joanne Loewy, MT-BC, in the roster of international music therapy specialists discussing ways to harness scientifically documented, cost-effective and accessible methods such as music therapy to contribute to global wellness. Read more on http://www.international-iccc.org/Rusk%20press%20release.htm

Fibromyalgia Aware, Oct 2003 Jan 2004 Vol. 5
The Mind Body Connection, by Elisabeth Deffner
Deffner writes about alternate paths to symptom management, including music therapy as discussed with Dr. Joanne Loewy of Mount Sinai Beth Israel. (Info for link missing) 

GEO, November 2003
Macht musik den menschen besser?
This German magazine includes a special feature on music therapy featuring Mount Sinai Beth Israel 's program director Dr. Joanne Loewy.

Grammy Magazine, Spring-Summer 2000, pp. 44-46.
Musician, Heal Thyself, by Laurel Fishman
Grammy Magazine writes about how the power of music continues to gain acceptance in alternative physical and psychological therapies. Mount Sinai Beth Israel 's music therapy director Dr. Joanne Loewy is one of several prominent leaders in the field of music and medicine interviewed on how music therapy enhances medical care. (Info for link missing)

American Academy of Pediatrics News, December 1999
Music therapy significant helper in healing, soothing children, by Joanne Loewy, D.A., MT-BC.
Dr. Loewy writes about research and practice of music therapy in pediatrics in the official newsmagazine of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Research and music therapy interventions addressing sedation, immune system function, pain and support of NICU infants are reviewed. (Info for link missing)

Journal of Pain & Symptom Management, Vol 18 No.1 July 1999, 75 - 77
Music Therapy for Children's Pain, by Rose Ann Indelicato, RN, CS, ANP, OCN
In this book review of Music Therapy and Pediatric Pain, edited by Joanne V. Loewy, Indelicato concludes the book is a helpful reference for health care professionals interested in music therapy, including conceptual approaches to using music, the role of a music therapist in a multidisciplinary team, the positive influence of music as a complementary technique to pharmacological treatments and examples of music and pain management. (Info for link missing)

Music Therapy and Medicine: A Satellite Broadcast Video
The work of music therapist Jeanette Rodrigue and Dr Stephen Heaton, MD, from Beth Israel's HIV program and Dr. Joanne Loewy's research studies were featured in this two-hour program originally aired nationally on April 27th, 1999 to educate doctors, nurses and other health care professionals of the benefits of music therapy in a medical/hospital setting.

Our Town, April 29, 1998
Music Therapy Has Important Uses in Pediatric Medicine, by Loren Schwartz
This article discusses music therapy with pediatric patients. Mount Sinai Beth Israel's music therapy director Dr. Joanne Loewy is interviewed on the music therapy and discusses current research studies that are building scientific proof of music therapy's benefits. (Info for link missing)

Newsday, Tuesday Oct 14, 1997
Melodic Medication: Music seems to work magic with pain, poor memory by Sharon McDonnell
McDonnell writes about music therapy at local New York programs including Mount Sinai Beth Israel and Beth Abraham Health Services. Dr. Joanne Loewy is interviewed about the gate control theory of pain, clinical music therapy techniques for pain, sedation, treatment of asthma and coping with hospitalization.

Daily News, Sunday January 8, 1995
Instrumental Medicine: Through music therapy, patients march to the beat of a different drummer, by Karen Avenso.
Daily News writer Karen Avenso writes about music therapy in two New York hospitals, Mount Sinai Beth Israel and Beth Abraham Health Services. Avenso writes of music therapy gaining credibility in the scientific community and the 1991 Senate hearing on music therapy which have been followed by grants to music therapists. (Info for link missing)

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