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How ‘Pokémon Go’ is improving mental health

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by Catie Leary

It’s been less than a week since “Pokémon Go” was unceremoniously dropped into the hands of the smartphone-wielding masses, and players have already managed to troll Westboro Baptist Church, get robbed at gunpoint and even stumble across a dead body. The response to the augmented reality game has been explosive — not unlike the initial release of “Pokémon Red and Blue” in the late 1990s.

But perhaps the most groundbreaking part of this phenomenon is the staggering number of people venturing outdoors.

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