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Israeli 'Medical Clowns' Patch Adam-ing Up Hospitals

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MEdical Clown Israel

Hospitals are scary, and they're not fun.

Usually.

A bunch of Israeli hospitals (25 of them) would like to turn at least half of that around — and have employed Medical Clowns to Patch Adams the place up a little bit!

They are on the staff, and have been trained to be there… one Israeli university even offers what might be the first full-time degree program for medical clowning!

We're not sure this would work here in the U.S., mainly because we're aware of how terrifying clowns really are (Pennywise, anyone?).

And get this — it isn't just in the children's ward. An Israeli study published last year in the journal Fertility and Sterility found that a woman's chances of getting pregnant after in-vitro fertilization rose from 20.2 percent to 36.4 if a clown was present immediately after the obstetrician implanted a fertilized egg.

Why?

Who knows. Probably voodoo.

Anyway, would U like to have a clown all up in your medical biznasss?

[Image via AP Images.]

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