Cell phone injuries over 20 years analyzed

What The Study Did: Cell phones are mainstays of daily life. This observational study analyzed 20 years of data on people who went to emergency departments with head and neck injuries from cell phone use to estimate the number of injuries, learn what types of injuries there were, and understand how the injuries occurred, such as from distracted driving or walking.

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Authors: Boris Paskhover, M.D., of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark, New Jersey, is the corresponding author.

(doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.3678)

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JAMA Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery