The Cell Phone Will See You Now
Pagers have been as synonymous with the medical community as scrubs, stethoscopes and lab coats.
But cell phones -- their electronic cousins -- have historically been persona non grata with the hospital set.
Electromagnetic interference from cell phones and other transmitting communication devices was thought to affect the performance of medical equipment.
Now, as technology improves, more hospitals in the United States and the United Kingdom are relaxing and lifting long-standing bans on cell phones.
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