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Austrian Teddy Bear Clinic Aims to Beat Hospital Fears

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December 17, 2013
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For a few days every year, Austrian medical students organise a Teddy Bear Clinic. By giving the cuddly companions a medical check-up, the students hope to help children lose their fear of hospitals and doctors.


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