USA Today reports that while people have long known that video games are a good way to blow off some steam after work and improve hand-eye coordination; some newer titles aim to achieve some measure of social good. Ben Sawyer, co-founder and director of the Games for Health Project, feels that games can be used to “increase our awareness of world issues, help with social phobias and can even treat those with serious illnesses.” His organization brings together researchers, game makers, and medical professionals to improve healthcare practice and policy. He adds: “What we’re realizing now is that gaming, as a medium, has become more than just entertainment.” At the Games for Health conference, over two dozen games are expected to be on display. Among them: Re-Mission, a title that gives cancer patients a chance to blast malignant cells, Peacemaker, about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and Food Force, a title that explores the difficulties the U.N. faces in delivering food to the needy around the globe…