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    bb thumb(real medical condition)

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    SUNDAY, June 15 (HealthDay News) -- It's rare these days to see a teenager without a cell phone in hand, texting for hours at a time, seemingly without health consequences. But, when older folks attempts to spend the day e-mailing, instant messaging and surfing the Web on a handheld device, repetitive stress injuries -- such as "Blackberry thumb" -- are much more likely to occur.Dubbed "Blackberry thumb" because of the popularity of that particular model of wireless personal digital assistant (PDA), this repetitive stress injury occurs because these devices rely almost solely on the use of your thumbs for typing, instead of all your fingers.
    Any device that relies on the thumbs for typing can cause this type of injury because the thumbs simply weren't designed for such use.



    I just came across this today while doing research for other things. I thought it was funny how we talk about it but here it is a real medical condition. LOL

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    There have been plenty of articles out about this overuse condition. All I have to say is if you are texting/emailing so much that you actually hurt yourself, you need another hobby! What I'm wondering is if this is leading to a more sedentary lifestyle. Seems to make sense.
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    In my opinion the same holds true, anything fun is always bad for you!!!
    “There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you.”
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    Aw, that's media for you. Just because a few people had their thumbs fall off they have to go and make a big deal out of it :cry:


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    Quote Originally Posted by bsjmcconnell View Post
    In my opinion the same holds true, anything fun is always bad for you!!!
    Well then we are both in a world of pain if you live in ohio (or you just cheer for OSU?)
    *Notice the sarcasm*

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    Quote Originally Posted by TorturedNacho View Post
    Well then we are both in a world of pain if you live in ohio (or you just cheer for OSU?)
    *Notice the sarcasm*

    I am originally from Ohio, but now in Florida....so believe me i get enough from all of these SEC Creeps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gkast1 View Post
    Aw, that's media for you. Just because a few people had their thumbs fall off they have to go and make a big deal out of it :cry:

    Exactly. Pick up your thumbs and get on with life!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpk3 View Post
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    lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsjmcconnell View Post
    I am originally from Ohio, but now in Florida....so believe me i get enough from all of these SEC Creeps.
    How annoying is it to hear ::HillBilly Voice:: GO GATORS all the time ....
    id shank someone =P

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