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How Your Cellphone Is Affecting Your Health

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A recent study by South University in South Carolina showed that of 60 cellphones tested for bacteria, most carried MRSA, a bacteria formerly found only in hospitals. MRSA is more difficult to treat than most, as it’s become resistant to common antibiotics, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Dr. Nydia Nunez-Estrada, M.D., a physician at Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis, shares tips. 

Your phone carries more than just important data

“Clean your cellphone at least once a day... If you’re eating and texting, try to clean your cellphone before you eat.”

Your eyes need a break, too

"Every 20 minutes that you've been using your cellphone, take a 20-second break."

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