• In this 2013 photo provided by RxArt, Kenny Scharf paints a hallway with his art at Kings County Hospital Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. RxArt commissions leading contemporary artists to create original artworks on walls, ceilings, floors - even medical equipment - of pediatrics wards across the country, with the mission of making pediatrics facilities less intimidating and help young patients heal through the power of visual art. (RxArt via AP)

    Art with heart: Making children’s health wards less scary

    NEW YORK (AP) — For Dorkas Kaya and other young patients with HIV, seeing the walls of their residential treatment facility transformed with broad splashes of color and graffiti-like scribbles brought a singular reaction: “Whoa!”