alternative medicine

7:07pm

Tue July 15, 2014
Arts & Culture

At children's hospital, kids find comfort in music therapy

Oliver Jacobson is a music therapist at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. Here, he plays a session with one of his patients, Maia Mead.

 

Oliver Jacobson started playing violin when he was six years old. At 18, he enrolled at Berklee College of Music, one of the top music schools in the country. Back then, he wanted to be a star. But he had a sense he might be able to use his talent for something more.

“I was in the practice rooms for four hours a day,” he says, “trying to be the best jazz violinist I could be, and just feeling kind of hollow in that.”

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3:40pm

Thu September 20, 2012
Health, Science, Environment,

Misophonia: the hatred of sound

SARA CURTIS

It’s a rare sensitivity to normal, everyday sounds, like typing, or footsteps, or even breathing. And it’s being increasingly diagnosed. Researchers believe Misophonia begins in adolescence, but it can carry into adulthood. It can cause the people who believe they’re suffering from it to feel enraged, panicked, and inescapably overwhelmed.

KALW’s Leila Day spoke with a teenager who believes she’s suffering from Misophonia in this story of a family’s struggle with sound.  A note for our readers: we’re only using the girls’ first name to protect her identity.

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12:00am

Thu April 5, 2012
Alternative medicine

Today on Your Call: What are the merits of alternative medicine?

On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about alternative health care-- how and why people are seeking out treatments like acupuncture, massage, herbs, and chiropractics. As the controversy over President Obama's federal health care plan continues in Washington, are you looking more to alternative/non-western medicine for effective and affordable care?

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