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Project Evo Wants to Be the First FDA-Approved Game

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Project Evo is aiming to be the first video game to ever be FDA-approved, NPR reports. The game is focused on therapy for cognitive disorders such as ADHD, autism, and depression. There’s a chance that it could help diagnose Alzheimer’s during clinical trials, which would cut down costs significantly—the team has partnered with Pfizer to this end.

However, while there are tons of therapeutic video games out there, developers don’t typically go for FDA approval. There are a lot of reasons why that is. Read More

Plant Nanny Is So Cute and Healthy

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If you’re anything like me, you’re dehydrated. All the time. I don’t know why, but for whatever reason I just can’t seem to bring myself to drink water during the day. I’ve tried writing Post-Its to myself, putting “drink water” on all of my to-do lists, and even pouring myself a giant glass and setting it beside my laptop.  I usually end up watering my plants before I water myself. Turns out, that was exactly what I needed to get more healthy.
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Designing Apps to Keep Kids Healthy: An Interview with Wellapets Creator Alex Ryu

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In April we reviewed Wellapets, a game that’s fun and teaches kids how to handle asthma. We talked to Alex Ryu, the CEO and Co-Founder of Wellapets maker LifeGuard Games. Ryu took a leave from Harvard Medical School to launch Wellapets, which debuted this year to excellent reviews from parents, healthcare professionals, and kids.

We wanted to know more about the shifting landscape of educational games and the impact that Wellapets has made—read on to find out what he had to say.

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3 Ways To Get Off the Couch While Gaming

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Getting too much screentime? Probably. It’s hard these days to tear ourselves away from our electronics, and sometimes it’s even harder to tear kids and teens away. Sitting around in front of the television or computer while gaming isn’t great for us physically, as you might imagine—and while games have a myriad of benefits, they can also be hard on your body. Here are some ways we can combat that wear and tear (or lack-thereof).

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