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Distracted Walking Causes a Spike in ER Visits

January 8, 20169 min
An estimated 10 percent of pedestrian injuries that land in the ER are due to distracted walking.A new report indicates that about 10 percent of pedestrian injuries that end up in the emergency department are due to distracted walking such as texting, or not paying attention while talking on your cell phone.What are the types of injuries emergency physicians are seeing? How bad is the problem getting?Listen in as Kevin Klauer, DO shares what kinds of injuries doctors are seeing and why it's important to stay off your phone while walking.

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