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(Photo by Sue Halpern)
(Photo by Sue Halpern)

"Therapy dogs" have been in the news a lot lately — after the Newtown school shooting, after the Boston Marathon bombings. Now in the wake of the devastating Oklahoma tornadoes, therapy dogs may find another population to comfort.

Author Sue Halpern has just written a book about the therapy dog in her life, a labradoodle named Pransky, called "A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home: Lessons In The Good Life From An Unlikely Teacher."

Halpern is the author of five other books and has written for numerous publications ranging from Rolling Stone to The New Yorker.  She is also a scholar in residence at Middlebury College.

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Sue Halpern, author, A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home: Lessons In The Good Life From An Unlikely Teacher

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This segment aired on May 21, 2013.

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