May 072013
 

A nurse who works in the brain injury unit of a physical rehabilitation hospital said, in the past year, she is suddenly seeing more people coming in with brain tumors and noticing the patients are younger and younger.


It was enough to make her discuss with the other nurses how they could change their ways, but the message isn’t always welcomed.

She said trying to break her own technology addiction is rough but worthwhile.

“I got an old fashioned corded phone and plugged it into the computer,” she explained, adding that she insists her older children limit their phone use and never keep their cell phones in their pockets.

She also stopped putting her cell phone under her pillow or on her nightstand, started using speaker instead of holding it to her ear, and even cut back using Wi-Fi — another device that emits non-ionizing radiation.

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