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Health News in Second Life: More and More Tools

In Second Life, the virtual world, there are so many tools in several aspects of medicine. Here I present just a few examples:

A woman with depression chats openly with a mental health professional she has never met in person. A gentleman attending a multi-national meeting cannot negotiate the steps because of his cerebral palsy, so he “flies” his wheelchair onto the stage where he gives a presentation on the power of modern computing. A lonely, elderly man in the United States spends an evening sharing his feelings with a girlfriend in Chile.

  • The Virtual World Gets Healthy (SLHealthy.wetpaint.com): Since starting in August of 2007, the SLHealthy wiki has catalogued 149 different health groups and has had over 2,000 visitors from all over the world.

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