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“Distracted” by Pokémon Go and feeling better: Patients, Children’s Hospital embrace the mobile app

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A neat way some doctors at our hospital are using Pokemon Go to make the healing process easier. Read the whole article here.

"MILWAUKEE -- The Pokémon Go craze has caused distractions that have led to injuries. But at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, it's the distraction that makes the app worth playing.

A challenge between doctor and patient to find Pokémon characters -- it's not what you would expect to find at Children's Hospital. But Dr. David Margolis is loving its beneficial effects on his patients. For one, it lets kids be kids. 

 

"So what if he just had a bone marrow transplant -- we can do it within the rules," Dr. Margolis said.


Secondly, it plays a role in the healing process. 

"He won't realize that he's walking laps and it's important for the lungs. We get the lungs opened up.  We get the muscle tone back," Margolis said."

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