Laptop-itis Hits College Campuses

  A new medical condition is lurking on campus, in coffee shops and even in your own bedroom. Chances are, you’re not immune either. “Laptop-itis” is a term coined by Kevin Carneiro, assistant professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Laptop-itis stems from poor posture and includes neck pain, headaches, back pain and tingling fingers. The University does not track personal devices, so it isn’t possible to know how many students own laptops. However, according to EDUCAUSE, a group that researches information technology at universities, about 75 percent of […]
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