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#1 Jul 8, 2013
Albuquerque, New Mexico (CNN)-- Patricia Repar conducts weekly rounds at the University of New Mexico Hospital not in a white coat and stethoscope, but in street clothes and carrying, quite often, an armful of CDs, Native American flutes and even instruments she has designed herself.
Although Repar is a musician, not a medical doctor, her role as director of the hospital's Arts-in-Medicine program is perhaps no less integral to the care and healing of some of the institution's sickest patients.

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