Turned On, Tuned In -- Do They Ever Drop Out?

December 5, 2009
by Sara Jerome
National Journal

If panic can't prompt a shutdown, perhaps pain can do the trick? Not for Karen Hendricks, the director of policy development 
at Trust for America's Health. She kept her phone switched on while she was recovering from knee-replacement surgery in 
November -- even as her focus remained fuzzy from postoperative throbbing.
"It's the kind of thing where people know you check your e-mails at 2 a.m., so they'll send them no matter what," she said. 
"Even if you're at home, writhing."

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