Round Up, July 29th

I'd hate to be the bearer of bad news...but the Summer of 2013 is coming to an end. Can you even believe that? The good news on this subject is this: Any Dream Will Do is coming back! If you missed out on our teen performing arts group last year, you DEFINITELY don't want to miss it this year! Details on that will be coming soon! To stay up to date, head over to our Facebook page and click "like!"

On to the Round Up...

Music may help lessen kids’ needle stress (

In a new study, children who listened to music while receiving IV insertions showed lower stress and anxiety. In order to facilitate controlled variables, the children all listened to the same music recordings. Yet we KNOW that patient-preferred music is more effective, as well as live music vs. recorded music, so just imagine how helpful a music therapist might be at a hospital making rounds on the pediatric ward!


Don't Trust Online Tests For Alzheimer's Disease (Forbes)

Unfortunately, scams aimed at older adults have been around for a long time, with the advent of the social web bringing about all new scam methods. In this instance, we have online "surveys" that scare you into believing you have Alzheimer's Disease and pushing you to buy supplements and other "preventative" treatments.

However, as detailed in this recent Forbes article, these online surveys are bunk. As anyone who has Googled symptoms of anything before, sometimes it's best just to get your health advice the old fashioned way, at your doctor.


Dementia Largely Undiagnosed in China (Huffington Post)

Interesting study conducted that found that over 90% of dementia cases in China go undiagnosed. China has the largest population of individuals with dementia.

10 Epic Fails in Classical Music (Classic FM) pretty hilarious. At least it is for the music nerds among us. If you don't read the whole list, at least watch this video of this kid's flawless recovery after a cymbal...accident. A true pro's pro.


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