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Dr. Gary Small, M.D.

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Gary Small, M.D., is Chair of Psychiatry at Hackensack University Medical Center, and Physician in Chief for Behavioral Health Services at Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest, most comprehensive and integrated healthcare network. Dr. Small has often appeared on the TODAY show, Good Morning America, and CNN and is co-author (with his wife Gigi Vorgan) of 10 popular books, including New York Times bestseller, “The Memory Bible,” “The Small Guide to Anxiety,” and “The Small Guide to Alzheimer’s Disease.”

Tags: tendinitis | arthritis | smartphone | inflammation

Take Control of Your Smartphone

Dr. Small By Wednesday, 17 October 2018 04:29 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Smartphones and other electronic gadgets have enhanced our lives in multiple ways, but they also pose some health risks including potential hand pain, eye strain, and increased stress that is caused by information overload.

Below are a few of the challenges posed by these devices and what you can do to protect your mind health from gadget distractions.

Never check text messages or emails while driving and remember to turn off notifications.

Driving while texting is as dangerous as driving drunk. Try putting your phone in the back seat or even putting it on airplane mode so you won’t be tempted.

When texting, hold your phone about 12 inches from your face to avoid the tendency to hunch over and bend your neck forward.

Simply flexing the neck forward by a 60-degree angle actually adds 60 pounds of weight to your spine, which often leads to neck and shoulder pain and can aggravate symptoms of arthritis.

Take breaks from typing on your phone to avoid tendinitis and arthritis of the thumbs. The small muscle movements can be particularly stressful on your joints and cause inflammation.

Try using voice-to-text apps and regularly massage and stretch your fingers between texting sessions.

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