Thursday, August 4, 2011

How is computer use affecting our health?

On the next Your Call, we'll talk about how our minds and bodies are affected by our increasing use of computers and digital devices. 70% of the U.S. workforce now sits on the job, many in front of computers. From repetitive stress to eye strain to depression, scientific studies show that we need to take better care of ourselves. How is your body and well-being affected by computer use? Join us at 10 or email Could this be a public health issue? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar.

Andrew Lui, ergonomic specialist and associate clinical professor at UCSF in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation

Dr. James Sheedy, professor of optometry and head of the Vision Performance Institute at the Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon

Dr. Joanne Cantor, professor emerita at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, author of Conquer CyberOverload: Get More Done, Boost Your Creativity, and Reduce Stress and president of Your Mind on Media

Click to Listen: How is computer use affecting our health?