Resident Marsha Snyder smiles as she listens to music on an iPod Nano at Villa Ventura retirement community in Kansas City, Missouri. If you're feeling down, the best way to change your tune might be to listen to or even play one. A 2006 Journal of Advanced Nursing study found that listening to music for an hour a day for a week could reduce symptoms of depression by up to 25 percent.
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