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Docs Advise Against Text-Messaging While In Motion

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Renee Montagne has today's Last Word in business.


And our last word in business: don't text and drive. The American College of Emergency Physicians has issued a warning that should be common sense. The group cites anecdotal evidence of people coming into emergency rooms with chin, mouth and eye injuries, even some fatal injuries caused by not paying attention while text messaging. The group advises people not to text or use cell phones while walking, biking or boating, rollerblading, driving or motorcycling. The group suggests ignoring messages, or better yet turning off the cell phone or BlackBerry.

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