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.theguardian - 2 month ago

Our work is about joy : the artists redesigning hospitals for kids

Non-profit organizationRxArt uses artists such as Derrick Adams and Jeff Koons to try and make the medical experience less stressful for childrenThe power of art in connection to wellness has been chronicled for decades with countless studies showing that any sort of creative expression can help maintain immune systems while elevating moods, reducing stress and blood pressure.Not-for-profit system of hospitals Intermountain Healthcare goes one step further, positing that the relationship between the fields runs even deeper, claiming that “research shows that patients who are exposed to art during a hospital stay actually heal quicker and have a better overall experience.” Continue reading...


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