OK, here's a question. Does your cell phone keep you more connected to the world? New research suggests there's actually a bit of a disconnect when it comes to college students and their technological ties.
Kent State University researchers surveyed more than 500 college kids about their daily cell phone habits. They were also asked about their general level of happiness, and agreed to give researchers access to their grade point averages.
High use of cell phones added up to poorer grades higher anxiety, and lower satisfaction with life, compared to less cell time.
The takeaway? College students should evaluate whether it's time to unplug for better mental health and academic performance.
I'm Dr. Cindy Haines with health information for your entire family.