Dogs provide much-needed therapy to help patients heal

08/7/2011 | Boston Herald

MetroWest Medical Center in Natick, Mass., has 37 dogs on its roster of therapy pets, under a program created in 2002 to reduce patients' stress and help them recover from or cope with their illnesses. The dogs, which must learn several task-specific commands including ignoring potentially dangerous objects and sudden loud noises, help calm anxious patients and spark greater communication and verbal skills in depressed and elderly patients.

View Full Article in:

Boston Herald

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Sr. Regulatory Specialist, Biotech Center of Expertise
BASF, The Chemical Co.
San Diego, CA
Food Lawyer
Cargill
Wayzata, MN
Director of Clinical Research
Regenesis Biomedical, Inc.
Scottsdale, AZ
Actuary
Meridian Health Plan
Detroit, MI
Assistant Vice President - Dental Director
MetLife
Bridgewater, NJ