‘Teddy Clinic’ Treats Stuffed Animals to Ease Kids’ Fear of Hospitals

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreTeddy Beat Clinic, 2013 — Children’s Medical Center in DallasMedical students in Giessen, Germany, hosted a “Teddy Clinic” last week, dolling out free care to stuffed animals suffering from a range of imaginary illnesses.The clinic aimed to ease anxiety among children, an estimated 90 percent of whom have fears about hospitals and doctors, according to a 2009 study. It also gave med students the chance to work with kids and save the day by bringing their plush pals back from the brink.(READ more and SEE all the sweet photos at ABC News)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img

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