NPR’s story from September 27, 2005, titled “Using Video Games to Manage Pain”, is included in the NPR Technology podcast for last week– subscription info and RSS links are on the NPR podcast directory.

Medical doctors and researchers are interested in whether interactive games can provide sufficient distraction for children to help them manage pain and increase their pain tolerances when in the hospital. The Games for Health Conference last month brought together game developers and medical experts.

Managing health with games? The prospects sound intriguing and exciting.

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