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If you’ve ever worked in health insurance or medical billing, chances are good that you’ve heard of the health service company called Cigna. Well, Cigna has recently set out to accomplish something you might not expect. They want to ensure that a free game app is on every phone and every tablet belonging to young cancer patients worldwide. Sounds a little wild, doesn’t it, trying to put an app on a bunch of phones? Why the effort?
The effort is for good reason. That app that they’re trying to have put onto the phones and tablets of young cancer patients is HopeLab’s cancer-fighting game app Re-Mission 2: Nanobot’s Revenge. Cigna helped develop this free app, which is available for Android and iOS (Apple) mobile devices. It’s one of six ground-breaking Re-Mission 2 online games that HopeLab designed to help young cancer patients fight their disease.
Re-Mission 2 gameplay takes place inside the body, where players use weapons (such as chemo, antibiotics and immune cells) to fight cancer. The game is designed to parallel treatments that the young players receive in real life. I did a little reading and learned that there is some research that shows playing with games such as this help patients fight cancer because it helps improve moods, increase positive emotions and morale. This is because the gameplay activates circuits within the brain that are associated with motivation and reward. These traits point to more effective treatment outcomes.
You can learn more about Re-Mission 2.
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