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"Like Millions of Americans, She Caught the Video Game Bug"

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"Like Millions of Americans, She Caught the Video Game Bug"

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"Like Millions of Americans, She Caught the Video Game Bug"

This just in: video games! If you play them all the time you will get repetitive stress injuries! But that was the news in 1984 and the New England Journal of Medicine christened the phenomenon "video game palsy." In our time we've seen some pretty heavy reporting on injuries and hazards posed by the Nintendo Wii, but this was all completely new then—this world beyond Pong.

"Like Millions of Americans, She Caught the Video Game Bug"

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Here's a piece from All Things Considered that ran July 4, 1987. Have a listen if you're concerned that you might have "Space Invader's Wrist."

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