Welcoming pets in the hospital


A program called Faithful Friends at the University of Maryland Medical Center allows a patient’s pet to visit him or her in the hospital provided that the pet undergoes rigorous screening, grooming and vaccinations. The visits can provide a turning point for patients, lowering their heart rate and offering a calming piece of home. NBC’s Stephanie Gosk reports.

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