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When is a computer game not just fun and games?
Women are leading the charge to apply the fun of games to preparing to face today's potential disasters.
The city of Chicago has budgeted $500,000 to create video games that will help train its 1,300 public health employees to prepare for a major disaster.
The games simulate what workers might face in a terrorist attack, natural disaster or major medical emergency such as a flu outbreak. "Everyone want to avoid a repeat of what happened in New Orleans, so training is clearly a hot topic right now," said Colleen Monahan, director of the Center for the Advancement of Distance Education at the University …