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American Cancer Society: “Cellular Phones.”
Cleveland Clinic: “Text Neck: Is Smartphone Use Causing Your Neck Pain?”
Imperial Journal of Interdisciplinary Research: “Text Neck Syndrome -- Systematic Review.”
Harvard Medical School Division of Sleep Medicine: “Sleep and Disease Risk.”
HealthGuidance.org: “Is Your Telephone a Pain in the Neck?”
Imperial Journal of Integrative Medicine: “Text Neck Syndrome - Systematic Review.”
International Journal of Health Sciences: “Health risks associated with mobile phones use.”
Journal of Physical Therapy Science: “Effects of visual fatigue caused by smartphones on balance function in healthy adults.”
Journal of Social and Personal Relationships: “Can you connect with me now? How the presence of mobile communication technology influences face-to-face conversation quality.”
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine: “Contamination of UK mobile phones and hands revealed.”
Mayo Clinic: “Neck Pain.”
National Highway Safety Administration: “Distracted Driving.”
National Safety Council: “Distracted walking injuries on the rise; 52 percent occur at home,” “Distracted Driving Research, Infographics,” “Annual Estimate of Cell Phone Crashes 2013.”
National Sleep Foundation: “See: A great night's sleep can depend
on the visual conditions in your bedroom environment.”
NSF: “2011 NSF International Household Germ Study.”
Risk Management and Healthcare Policy: “Distraction: an assessment of smartphone usage in health care work settings.”
Rush University Center: “When Technology Hurts.”
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