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

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

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Teddy Beat Clinic, 2013 — Children’s Medical Center in Dallas

Medical 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)

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