by Michele Ellson, The Alamedan, 16 October 2012 Every Tuesday, Molly Shannon makes her rounds of patients young and old at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. Her pre-visit preparation includes a light dusting of makeup and the donning of a bright red clown nose. “It blends in, but things about it bring it… Read More
The Daily – June 25, 2012 Armed with new research that shows laughter is powerful medicine, hospitals around the world are sending in the clowns, and seeing remarkable results. The strange phenomenon of “medical clowns” has been validated by recent scientific studies that show circus-inspired buffoonery has health benefits that are nothing to chuckle about.
by Mwende Hahesy, KALW Public Radio 91.7, 08 March 2012 Clowns remind us not to take ourselves too seriously. But it takes a professionally trained clown to lighten the mood in a hospital while being therapeutic. In a quiet hospital wing, some unlikely sounds float down the hallway: an accordion, a ukelele, and laughter. Luz… Read More