April Dembosky, KQED

Needle Pain Is a Big Problem for Kids. One California Doctor Has a Plan.

KFF Health News Original

The pain and trauma from repeated needle sticks leads some kids to hold on to needle phobia into adulthood. Research shows the biggest source of pain for children in the health care system is needles. But one doctor thinks he has a solution and is putting it into practice at two children’s hospitals in Northern California.