BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (WVLA) - Advances in technology let doctors do amazing things to help their patients recover from injuries and illnesses. But more and more, they are finding that a simple tune can have a powerful impact on a person's health.
Baton Rouge General recently hired Mary Malloy as a full-time music therapist. She says she loved music from an early age, but was not interested in performing or teaching.
"As I was looking through college brochures, there was this thing called music therapy," Malloy recalled, "and it was just, like, 'yep, that's it.'"
Malloy is a licensed music therapist, one of less than 6,000 nationwide. She works with patients of all ages, with both physical and mental health problems.