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Video Games Calm Kids Before Surgery

Filed under: General Gaming
Posted by Allison on December 10, 2004 12:23 PM
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The Associated Press is reporting that researchers have found, "Letting children play video games on a Game Boy in the operating room before undergoing surgery can help relax them better than tranquilizers or holding Mommy's hand". Dr. Anu Patel, an anesthesiologist at University Hospital in Newark, is quoted in the article as saying, "We find that the children are just so happy with the Game Boy that they actually do forget where they are." Patel will present these findings at a medical conference tomorrow. I say start sending these kids Nintendo DSes!
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