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David P. Dillard
11-04-1999, 01:13 AM
REGARDING A NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLE WITH LINK AND EXCERPT BELOW:

How many pushups should computer technology employees do
on their lunch hour? Are athletic trainers, sports psychologists, and
physical and occupational therapists going to become critical members of
a computer industry workplace staff? Is sports medicine going to
become a required course in computer technology curriculums? This
article explores the relationship between health problems and employment
in computer related jobs.

Sincerely,
David Dillard
Temple University
(215) 204-4584
jwne@astro.temple.edu

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Source: New York Times (NYT)
Author: O. ALTON BARRON, M.D.
Title: Like Athletes, Workers Need Conditioning for Computer Jobs
Source Date: November 4, 1999
Resource Type: News Article
Description/Keywords: Computer Related Employment, Physical Fitness,
Health Problems, Work Habits
URL: Listed Below Article Summary

November 4, 1999
ESSAY
Like Athletes, Workers Need Conditioning
for Computer Jobs
By O. ALTON BARRON, M.D.

Almost every day now, I see one or two patients with pain
in their upper limbs that they attribute to their use of computers at
work.
These patients are usually young and quite healthy, but they
have a look of apprehension, some fear of the unknown and an overly gentle
handshake, as if I might damage them further with a simple greeting. But
since they are often on their ever-more-truncated lunch hours, they waste
no time beginning their story -- a story I am hearing with an alarmingly
increasing frequency.

They tell me there was a time when they could "pull an
all-nighter" typing a 30-page term paper and then work the next day at their
part-time computer programming job and never look back.



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