Surprising facts about video games

October 29, 2008 5:15:10 PM PDT
If your child spends hours and hours playing video games, you'll be happy to hear about new research that says video games can actually encourage healthy behavior and fight disease. Richard Tate, from Hopelab in Redwood City, stopped by to talk about some new technology.

If you're interested in ordering a copy of the Re-Mission video game for teens and young adults with cancer, visit www.re-mission.net.

To learn more about HopeLab, please visit www.hopelab.org.

About Richard Tate, Director of Communications and Marketing, HopeLab
Richard Tate is responsible for all media, public relations and product marketing activities at HopeLab, a nonprofit organization in Redwood City, Calif. Richard joined HopeLab in 2006, with the launch of HopeLab's first product, the Re-Mission video game for teens and young adults with cancer. Data published in the August 2008 edition of the medical journal Pediatrics show that playing Re-Mission improves key health outcomes for young cancer patients. HopeLab is now applying its model of customer-focused, research-based product development to address other health issues facing young people, including obesity, sickle cell disease, depression and autism.

HopeLab is a nonprofit organization that combines rigorous research with innovative solutions to improve the health and quality of life of young people with chronic illness.


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