What happens when you love your gadget too much?
The medical lexicon constantly changes, with updates and revisions happening every day, but not every addition to the health vernacular concerns life and death.
At the same time our embarrassing reliance on gadgets has ballooned, so too have the number of disorders and ailments that accompany our tech infatuation. "Text neck"? "BlackBerry thumb"? Could these actually be real afflictions? From cell phone-caused elbow pain to touchscreen-induced blisters, here's a rundown of some of the most pathetic tech-related ailments doctors must groan over today.
National Geographic 2014 Emerging Explorer Nizar Ibrahim is part paleontologist, part conjurer, helping us reimagine dinosaurs through his groundbreaki... More National Geographic 2014 Emerging Explorer Nizar Ibrahim is part paleontologist, part conjurer, helping us reimagine dinosaurs through his groundbreaking research. He has discovered several new dinosaur species and sees these ancient reptiles as a gateway to inspiring children's passion for science. Learn more about Nizar Ibrahim and his work: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/09/140912-emerging-explorer-nizar-ibrahim-paleontology-sahara-dinosaur-fossil/ The Explorers Project chronicles the work of National Geographic's Emerging Explorers—tomorrow's visionaries who are making discoveries, making a difference, and inspiring people to care about the planet. Learn more at http://nationalgeographic.com/emerging.
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- I'm a tech-head — first in line to buy the latest and greatest.
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- If it ain't broke, don't fix it. I hang on to my tech goodies for good reason.
- I'm still using a VCR and my late '90s flip phone.