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Turn On, Tune Out, Get Well? [Oct. 4th, 2005|01:26 pm]
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/30/AR2005093002000.html

How do video games affect child health? By fueling violence, shrinking attention, promoting obesity and dulling interest in academic pursuits, if their critics are to be believed. But some physicians, psychiatrists and public health experts see a more positive side: They're betting electronic games can be adapted as tools to ease medical treatments, improve patient outcomes and boost fitness and knowledge for users young and old...
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