Girl Scouts Play Doctor for a Day, Learn About Scoliosis at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano|
PLANO, Texas — Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano welcomed 30 Girl Scouts from across North Texas recently for the first “Doctor for a Day” event. Girls got a chance to learn about scoliosis, try on braces used in scoliosis treatment, test their Pilates skills and create a mock robotic spine surgery in addition to venturing into the operating room.
“We were so pleased to help the girls earn two badges and also share information about a condition that most impacts girls their own ages,” said Sara Brice, program director at the Scoliosis & Spine Tumor Center at Texas Health Plano.
June was designated Scoliosis Awareness month by the Scoliosis Research Society and the National Scoliosis Foundation and recognized by the State of Texas in a declaration signed by Gov. Rick Perry. Scoliosis affects over six million people in the United States and is eight times more common in girls, according to the Scoliosis Research Society.
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