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Therapy dogs bring smiles, pain relief to Lawton hospital


February 3, 2019

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — It has been said that laughter is the best medicine. And while most medical experts will prescribe actual medicine, there is a certain healing power that comes with a smile.

And few things make humans smile more than animals. And while not everyone is a "dog person," the effects that therapy dogs have on patients — and staff — at Comanche County Memorial Hospital have been overwhelmingly positive.

Paws With Love, Inc., has been visiting local hospitals, schools, cancer centers, hospice care facilities and more for several years. All told, the program works with 22...

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