All kidding aside: Medical clowns calm children during uncomfortable allergy test

Because the ‘scratch test’ for allergies involves needles that prick multiple points along the skin’s surface, it’s a particularly high-stress examination for children — and their understandably anxious parents. Now a new Tel Aviv University study has confirmed that ‘medical clowns’ not only significantly decrease the level of anxiety expressed by children undergoing these tests, but they also assuage the pain the children experience. —> Read More Here


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