Your Health 6-26-13 Cell phone use while walking

{}{}{} Cell phone use while driving isn't just a danger to drivers, new research finds it's also a hazard to people who are simply walking.{}{}{}{} Experts found pedestrians are becoming more likely to be injured while using their cell phones. {}{}{} A new study showed an estimated 15-hundred people were treated in U.S. emergency rooms in 2010 as a result of distracted walking.{}{}{} Ohio State University researchers studied cell phones and distraction by examining a federal database of ER visits from 2004 to 2010.{}{}{} They found that pedestrians on public streets are more likely to have close calls with cars if they are using their cell phones. {}{}{}{} Expert advice: "Stop walking when you're going to take a cell phone call or text."