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Play Caduceus for Generation Cures Project

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Caduceus is an online puzzle and adventure game that takes players to a mythical world where they must find a cure for a plague that’s sweeping the land. Players of all ages, but especially those in middle school, can “game for good” as part of the Generation Cures project, learning about science as they help to raise money for critical pediatric medical research. The “In the Classroom” program is ideally suited for classroom lessons and fundraising projects.

 

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Jane the Concussion Slayer by Jane McGonigal

Jane the Concussion Slayer by Jane McGonigal | World Changing Games | Scoop.it
Jane explains the role-playing recovery game she invented in order to heal herself after suffering a debilitating concussion. Distributed by Tubemogul. (Turning illness recovery into a game.
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European Convention on Serious Gaming in Health care

Games in health care are an area of huge growth. Gynecologists for example, can use the game 'Birthplay' to practice difficult delivery scenarios on their PC. Young cancer patients can play the specially developed game 'Re-Mission' which allows them to deal with their illness better, and to recover more quickly after treatments. Iraq war veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSS) play a game especially developed for them as part of a psychotherapy treatment plan. Van Rijswijk: "It is a question of time, but in the near future, you will go to your doctor and you will be prescribed a game, which alleviates the symptoms. This convention offers a platform for exactly these types of progressive applications."
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Ontario Provides Funding For Algoma University Serious Games

Ontario Provides Funding For Algoma University Serious Games | World Changing Games | Scoop.it
Algoma Games for Health, a development team at Algoma University that designs serious games for education and rehabilitation, has received funding for developing a game that will help stroke victims.
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