Tablets Can Cause Hand, Finger Pain and Neck Pain


  Tablets like Apple's iPad and the Samsung Tab are not just the rage but have become indispensable for convenience. These are great tools that are not without their chronic pain risks as we discovered with desk top computers. "Prolonged use of tablet computers can cause different forms of repetitive strain injuries to the fingers and hands," notes John L. Pappas, MD, the medical director for the Beaumont Centers for Pain Medicine in Royal Oak, Mich. "Good posture and frequent, short breaks can help minimize these symptoms." Tablets and smartphones can cause a different kind of tension and pain, since the neck...

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PikMyKid Solves School Dismissal Problems

Thousands of hours of teacher/administrative time is spent daily around the country coordinating the dismissal of children. This is not your grandmother's school system any more! When I was a kid we walked a mile home. No not through the snow but in the Florida heat! When I picked up my son at school there were no identity or matching bracelet issues. Today it is a different age.  Go by your neighborhood school and watch the line that forms around the school and the neighborhood streets. Also notice how many teachers it takes to dismiss the children. It is nerve-racking...

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