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NMHM's Teddy Bear Clinic, September 2015

NMHM held its long-running Teddy Bear Clinic at the museum on Sat., Sept 19, 2015. Nearly 200 very young museum-goers visited activity stations that highlighted the body, physical fitness and healthy habits. The program was especially focused on children ages 4-7. Take a look below at the series of images from this year's event.

 

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Bernardine Evans, DPT, professor at the Howard University College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences and volunteer at the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM), stands with visitors during the NMHM Teddy Bear Clinic on Sat., Sept. 19, 2015. The NMHM Teddy Bear Clinic highlights the body, physical fitness and healthy habits and is designed for children ages 4-7.

(National Museum of Health and Medicine photo by Matthew Breitbart / Released)

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Two young people pose for a photograph in front of the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM), Silver Spring, Md., during the NMHM Teddy Bear Clinic on Sat., Sept. 19, 2015. The NMHM Teddy Bear Clinic highlights the body, physical fitness and healthy habits and is designed for children ages 4-7.

(National Museum of Health and Medicine photo by Matthew Breitbart / Released)

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Juan Bassett (right), histological technician at the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM), and two Howard University medical students (left and center) help young people learn more about immunizations during the Teddy Bear Clinic at the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) on Sat., Sept. 19, 2015. The NMHM Teddy Bear Clinic highlights the body, physical fitness and healthy habits and is designed for children ages 4-7.

(National Museum of Health and Medicine photo by Matthew Breitbart / Released)

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Howard University medical students (right) help a young visitor learn about healthy eating habits during the Teddy Bear Clinic at the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) on Sat., Sept. 19, 2015. The NMHM Teddy Bear Clinic highlights the body, physical fitness and healthy habits and is designed for children ages 4-7.

(National Museum of Health and Medicine photo by Matthew Breitbart / Released)

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A Howard University medical student (left) helps a young visitor learn about healthy dental habits during the Teddy Bear Clinic at the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) on Sat., Sept. 19, 2015. The NMHM Teddy Bear Clinic highlights the body, physical fitness and healthy habits and is designed for children ages 4-7.

(National Museum of Health and Medicine photo by Matthew Breitbart / Released)

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A Howard University medical student (right) helps a young visitor give her stuffed animal a vaccination shot during the Teddy Bear Clinic at the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) on Sat., Sept. 19, 2015. The NMHM Teddy Bear Clinic highlights the body, physical fitness and healthy habits and is designed for children ages 4-7.

(National Museum of Health and Medicine photo by Matthew Breitbart / Released)

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A young person enjoys learning about the benefits of physical fitness during the Teddy Bear Clinic at the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) on Sat., Sept. 19, 2015. The NMHM Teddy Bear Clinic highlights the body, physical fitness and healthy habits and is designed for children ages 4-7.

(National Museum of Health and Medicine photo by Matthew Breitbart / Released)

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A Howard University medical student (left) helps a young visitor check her stuffed animal’s vital signs during the Teddy Bear Clinic at the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) on Sat., Sept. 19, 2015. The NMHM Teddy Bear Clinic highlights the body, physical fitness and healthy habits and is designed for children ages 4-7.

(National Museum of Health and Medicine photo by Matthew Breitbart / Released)

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A Howard University medical student (right) helps a young visitor check her stuffed animal’s vital signs during the Teddy Bear Clinic at the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) on Sat., Sept. 19, 2015. The NMHM Teddy Bear Clinic highlights the body, physical fitness and healthy habits and is designed for children ages 4-7.

(National Museum of Health and Medicine photo by Matthew Breitbart / Released)

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Shannon Sarino, social media manager at the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM), photographs her son posing in front of the museum during the Teddy Bear Clinic on Sat., Sept. 19, 2015. The NMHM Teddy Bear Clinic highlights the body, physical fitness and healthy habits and is designed for children ages 4-7.

(National Museum of Health and Medicine photo by Matthew Breitbart / Released)

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A Howard University medical student (sitting, right) helps a young visitor at an arts and crafts station during the Teddy Bear Clinic at the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) on Sat., Sept. 19, 2015. The NMHM Teddy Bear Clinic highlights the body, physical fitness and healthy habits and is designed for children ages 4-7.

(National Museum of Health and Medicine photo by Matthew Breitbart / Released)