Clowns in Hospitals; Soccer Accidents in Asia: It's TTHealthWatch!

TTHealthWatch is a weekly podcast from Texas Tech. In it, Elizabeth Tracey, director of electronic media for Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Rick Lange, MD, president of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso, look at the top medical stories of the week.

This week’s topics include clown effectiveness for hospitalized kids, soccer and accidents, cost-effectiveness of Christmas, and how does Santa do it?

Program notes:

0:58 Football (soccer) and car accidents in Asia

2:12 41,000 accidents in Taiwan

3:08 Ask cab drivers in Asia

3:21 Clowns in hospitals and clusters of symptoms in kids

4:17 Might help improve psychological well-being

5:19 Mid-1980s originated in North America

6:15 Clown phobia

7:10 Harms of the Christmas season

8:14 Endoscopy to retrieve

9:17 How does Father Christmas do it?

10:20 Serve Santa water

11:57 End


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