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Saturday, October 20, 2007

4 Geek Health Problems

Our area is rapidly being filled with web development, IT, and biotechnology companies. As a doctor in this area over the last few years, I have discovered some unique health problems associated with this population.

On tech recipes the health problems mentioned are:
1. Horrible Sleep Hygiene
2. Headaches
3. Back Pain
4. Poor Attention Span

Ad 4. from
The typical geek trains their brain to be heavily focused while multitasking day after day. Is it surprising that this same brain does not do well when forced to isolate down to one task? Listening in a meeting is a very isolated, very passive event. Coding, developing, debugging -- these are not passive at all. The geek brain is just not trained to sit quietly and listen.

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