Dangers of online gaming


ERIN: THE NEW POKEMON GO APP HAS PEOPLE OF ALL AGES GOING ON ADVENTURES TO CAPTURE THE LITTLE CREATURES. I’M STILL NOT SURE EXACTLY HOW IT WORKS. BUT THIS WEEK THERE’S BEEN A NUMBER OF PEOPLE GETTING SERIOUSLY HURT WHILE PLAYING THE SMARTPHONE GAME. HERE TO TALK ABOUT THE DANGERS OF DISTRACTED GAMING IS DR. JAIME MARCHAND AN ER PHYSICIAN AT PALM BEACH CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL AT ST. MARY’S MEDICAL CENTER. THANKS FOR COMING IN WE ARE LOOKING AT VIDEO OUT OF SAN DIEGO WHERE TWO MEN APPARENTLY FELL OFF A CLIF WHILE PLAYING POKEMON GO. OBVIOUSLY THIS IS RARE. BUT WE ARE SEEING DRASTIC MEASURES LIKE THIS. WHAT YOU SAY TO PEOPLE?>>THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS PARENTAL GUIDANCE. WE DO NOT — WE HAVE HAD PEOPLE HIT BY CARS, CHIN LACERATIONS. WE RAN INTO A COUPLE OF CASES AROUND IT. IT IS A GOOD THING GOING BAD WHERE YOU HAVE CHILDREN GO OUT INSTEAD OF PLAYING THE DEVICES. NOW THEY ARE ESCAPING THE HOUSE. THERE MAY BE SOMEONE WORKING IN THE AREA. YOU HAVE TO BE VERY CAREFUL. YOU ARE GETTING THE TORAH FROM YOUR KIDS LAST NIGHT. I WAS WALKING DOWN THE BEACH AND EVERYBODY IS LIKE THIS, WEAVING IN AND OUT. IS CONCERN WITH PEOPLE CONSTANTLY LOOKING DOWN ON THEIR PHONES AND STRAINING THEIR NECKS.>>COMPLETELY. THERE’S A NEW SITUATION AND WE HAVE TO SEE WHAT WILL HAPPEN.>>THE BENEFIT WAS TO GET PEOPLE OUT AND MOVING. FAMILIES ARE OUT WALKING. THIS IS FANTASTIC. BUT IT IS HOT OUT THERE. WHAT IS ADVICE YOU HAVE FOR PEOPLE GOING OUT IN ALL OF THIS HEAT.>>STAY WELL HYDRATED IN THE MORNING BEFORE YOU START YOUR DAY. LOTS OF FLUIDS . ANYTHING WITH ELECTROLYTE AND ESPECIALLY WATER.>>HOPEFULLY PEOPLE ARE GETTING EXERCISE.

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