Don't read this while driving
A New England Journal of Medicine Perspective by BIDMC primary care physician Amy Ship has been getting a lot of attention today.
Ship writes about her belief that distracted driving -- talking or texting -- is a significant enough health danger that doctors should talk to their patients about the potential hazards.
And for anyone who may be inclined to dismiss the problem, Ship has a ready reply:
"How would you feel if the surgeon removing your appendix talked on the phone - hands-free of course - while operating?"
You can hear her discuss the article with WBZ-AM or read various accounts with Reuters, CNN, the Boston Globe, the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times.
Only don't read them while you are behind the wheel.