Mobile health and apps news in brief

This month’s roundup includes a pediatric app which features an animated interactive squirrel to get children to take an interest in their healthcare.

Teen has blunt message for Aetna after less invasive brain surgery denied

Cara Pressman, 15, wept as her parents told her their insurance company denied her for a minimally invasive brain surgery that could end the seizures that have haunted her since she was 9. In the six weeks since the rejection, Cara has had dozens more seizures. Pressed by CNN, Aetna still refuses to approve the…