Tha' Hip-Hop Doc Is In: Teaching Kids About Healthy Living Through Music

I've never been much of a hip-hop music fan but, now that I've discovered Tha' Hip-Hop Doc, I may have to change my tune.

This morning, on, I read about the Hip-Hop Healthy Coalition, an organization that uses hip-hop music to educate teens and young adults on a variety of health issues, medicine and preventing disease. Dr. Rani Whitfield founded the organization because, as explained on their Web site, "...As this extremely viable, social, and economical force called hip hop gains even more mainstream appeal, we have at our disposal the power to change and improve the mindsets and behaviors of young adults globally."

In their article, asks the question, what impact does music have on listeners and then explores the power of music, its ability to reduce pain and anxiety in patients, and enhance recovery of clear thinking in stroke victims. It's a fascinating read.

- Read the full article on
- Learn more about the Hip-Hop Healthy Coalition


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