When Hands-on Journalism Hurts: A Newsroom Hazard Called RSI

Repetitive strain injury (RSI), the painful and even disabling affliction linked to continuous bending, twisting, and flexing of the hands or arms, has long been found among meat cutters, assemblers, and other blue collar workers. It is now turning up in growing numbers among users of video display terminals, including clerical workers, editors, and reporters.

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