Reducing Student Drop-out Rate

Retains Students: Mood Improvement & Burnout Reduction Abstract: Recreational Music-Making: An Integrative Group Intervention for Reducing Burnout and Improving Mood States in First Year Associate Degree Nursing Students: Insights and Economic Impact (2004)Barry Bittman MD, Cherie Snyder MSS, Karl T. Bruhn, Fran Liebfried BSN, M.ED, RN Christine K. Stevens MSW, MT-BC, James Westengard BS, Paul […]

Impact on the Immune System Study

Strengthens the Immune SystemABSTRACT Composite Effects of Group Drumming Music Therapy on Modulation of Neuroendocrine-Immune Parameters in Normal Subjects (2001) Bittman BB, Berk LS,Felten DL,Westengard J,Simonton OC,Pappas J,Ninehouser M Alternative Ther Health Med 2001: 7:38-47 Context: Drum circles have been part of healing rituals in many cultures throughout the world since antiquity. Although drum circles are gaining […]

Reversing Stress Effects on your DNA

INDIVIDUALIZED GENOMIC STRESS INDUCTION SIGNATURE IMPACTS Reverses Stress on the Genomic Level (2005) Abstract: Recreational music-making modulates the human stress response: a preliminary individualized gene expression strategy Barry Bittman, Lee Berk, Mark Shannon, Muhammad Sharaf, Jim Westengard, Karl Guegler, David Ruff Med Sci Monit 2005; 11(2):BR31-40 ICID: 14140 Meadville Medical Center, Mind-Body Wellness Center, Meadville, […]

Understanding our Genomics Research

Recreational Music Making Modulates the Human Stress Response: a preliminary individualized gene expression strategy published in Medical Science Monitor February 2005 Key Insights for Understanding Our Research The following information is presented to provide a comprehensive overview of this research investigation. It is divided into the following sections: Understanding the Genome Stress and Its Impact […]