Back to Work & Texters Neck plus Social Media

Back to Work & Texters Neck plus Social Media

Back to Work & Texters Neck plus Social Media. I'm Greg Martin with today's Northwest Report.

It has been nearly 3 weeks since the government shutdown but yesterday the "Open" was again lit and things were slowly getting back to business as usual. President Obama, during a press conference, said that American's are really frustrated with Washington DC.

OBAMA: And, of course, we know that the American people's frustration with what goes on in this town has never been higher. That's not a surprise that the American people are completely fed up with Washington.  At a moment when our economic recovery demands more jobs, more momentum, we've got yet another self-inflicted crisis that set our economy back.  And for what? 

As more farmers and ranchers adopt the smartphone and tablet computer technology - there are some unintended consequences. Many are complaining about neck and shoulder pain. Texas Spinal Specialist Dr. Scott Seidel calls it texters neck.

SEIDEL: And after you have done that over and over for many hours and several days per week eventually you're going to start to develop neck strain, neck pain. Possibly headaches that become chronic.

With the nation running again USDA will be pushing their social media campaign. Susan Carter has more.

(USDA Story)

Thanks Susan. That's today's Northwest Report. I'm Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network.

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