Surgery Patients Embrace New-Age Wonder Drug: The iPad

“The iPad already has won the hearts of doctors across the country, and now, they’ve started experimenting with the popular tablet computer as an anxiety reducer for children. Doctors at the University of Chicago use an app that recreates the in-utero sound of the human heart to distract newborns as they’re undergoing spinal taps. Doctors use another app, called Free Candle, in which the point is to blow out a candle, to get sick kids to really blow hard when checking their lungs. Over at Lurie Children’s, where Charlie had surgery two weeks ago, kids can chose everything from Fruit Ninja to Angry Birds to ease anxiety.”  More via Wired.

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