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In a recent study of 69 children getting shots at a doctor’s office, researchers assigned each child to one of three situations:  receiving the shot while being distracted by TV, receiving the shot while being distracted by their mother, or receiving the shot with no distraction at all.  Bellieni et al found that the children who watched television reported the procedure less painful than the other children.  Here is an Associated Press article about the results of the study. 

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