CNN recently ran a feature on the UNM Hospital’s “Arts in Medicine” program, founded in 2002, which seeks to help those who suffer from ills which lack a chemical cure.
Facilitating creative activities for those patients allows them to rediscover meaning and depth in their lives, often filling them with new resolve to recover from physical illness.
It makes sense, right? How many times have you blasted your favorite song to rejuvenate after a long day at work or during a late-night study session?
Many hospitals throughout the country have now launched similar programs following the success at the UNM Hospital, but the healing power of the arts can be found in almost any setting.
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We want to know:
What’s your favorite way to be involved in the arts?
What song do you turn to for rejuvenation?