Doctors ease patients' pain with song
at this hospital in Peru
They provide those needing treatment
with cheerful tunes to lift their spirits
and drown out the beeps and hisses
of monitors and machines
(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) CLINICAL MANAGER OF THE ALBERTO SABOGAL HOSPITAL, DR. HELGA SOLIS, SAYING:
"People always liked it when I sang - even though I sing as a lyric soprano - they like to hear me. They tell me, 'when you sing those 'Ahs', we like it, it makes us feel well.''
The patients can't get enough
of the doctors' dulcet tones
(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) PATIENT AT THE ALBERTO SABOGAL HOSPITAL, PABLO SOSA, SAYING:
"A song like that lifts the spirits of those of us who are in delicate heath, and it gives us more strength to keep fighting. I think it's something they're doing for all of us who are hospitalized here, something very nice."
The medical team also believe music
helps release endorphins
which make the patients feel better