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'Teddy Bear Clinic' helps ease kids' fears

HUDSON -- More than 120 Columbia County kindergarteners spent time in the hospital on Tuesday - but not as patients.

The students took part in Columbia Memorial's first ever 'Teddy Bear Clinic,' an event designed to help kids overcome the fear that often comes with being in a hospital. Each student was given a teddy bear with a hospital bracelet, just like all the other patients at Columbia Memorial. From there, they spent time with doctors and nurses 'treating' the bears for a range of ailments.

The even took place in a brand new unit of Columbia Memorial's emergency department.
 
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