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Musical therapy

By Emily Fasold

February 13, 2012

Music has been said to soothe the soul. Favorite tunes often feel therapeutic as they carry people through their darkest moments. But new research from the Boston University School of Medicine suggests that for Alzheimer’s disease patients, music may also improve memory.The study, published in the online journal “Neuropsychologia,” was the first to examine music’s cognitive benefits for Alzheimer’s patients in particular.The data showed that Alzheimer’s patients ...

Photographer living his dream

By Katy Nielsen

December 13, 2010

It was a lifelong passion that became a career for Columbia alumnus Scott R. Brandush. As a staff photographer at the Crown Point Star, the sister paper of Northwest Indiana's Post-Tribune, he received recognition for his work after entering his first photography contest.Brandush, 29, took home six awards—and was a finalist for photo of the year—at the Hoosier State Press Association Better Newspaper Contest awards banqu...

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