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'Tech Neck' yet another hazard of the electronic age

Source: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

When Mom nagged you to "sit up straight," she likely had no idea how important that advice would become, thanks to our reliance on smartphones and tablets.

One study suggests that the average person spends 2-4 hours every day on electronic devices. That's thousands of hours every year spent in a position that puts several extra pounds of stress on the neck. Heavy users of handheld technology aren't the only ones at risk. Other activities, from reading to driving, can strain your neck, as well.

Bill Boissonnault, associate...