September 10th, 2009

Littlest patients find distraction, comfort in live feeds from zoos

By Kelley Luckstein

A smile flashes across Raymond Clark's face as the 8-year-old watches ZooTV, a welcome distractionboy-watching-zoo from needle pokes and other tests during his treatment for a heart defect here at Sanford Children's Hospital.

 

In Rochester, Minn., the T. Denny Sanford Pediatric Center — part of the Mayo Clinic which opened in June 2007 — has a webcam in the lobby where visitors can watch live video of animals at the Minnesota Zoo.

 

USA Today by Jeff Martin, 09/08/09

Tags: Pediatrics, Pediatrics, ZooTV

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