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Doctors warn of the risks associated with "tablet neck"

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 In our 24-7 world, many of us have become obsessed with our high tech devices.

 That includes things like smart phones, e-readers, computers and other gadgets.

 But when we don't use them correctly or just plain overdo it, we may get some aches and pains.

 Pat Newby has traveled to 87 countries and all seven continents, but a recent trip left her with nagging neck pain.

 The culprit? Her e-reader.

 She strained her neck and shoulder muscles from hours of looking down at an e-reader in her lap.

 The remedy?

 Getting her body back into proper alignment - starting with sitting up straight.

 Taking frequent breaks can also help reduce injury.

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