Teddy Bears Check-Ups Help Kids

04/05/19 News Article
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Even well-loved teddy bears need a check-up now and then, and taking a favorite stuffed animal to a medical appointment can help children overcome fears about going to the doctor. That’s why the physicians and staff of Good Samaritan Clinic and Kearney Clinic in Kearney, NE, will open a Teddy Bear Clinic on April 11 at the Kearney Area Children’s Museum.

Children can bring in a stuffed animal for a full check-up, which helps them learn about different type of medical tests and procedures. Parents can collect informational health handouts, giveaways and get tips to help their kids overcome any fear of going to the doctor.

Safe Kids Platte Valley will also be there to celebrate national Safe Kids Day with fun games and activities designed to teach parents and kids how to stay safe on the road, in the home and at play. 

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