08/08/2011 08:50 am ET | Updated Oct 08, 2011

7 Ways Your Cell Phone Can Make You Healthier

Cell phones get a bad rap in the health world -- science has linked them to everything from interruptions in our sleep patterns to carpal tunnel, not to mention the recent buzz over whether or not the radiation could contribute to an increased risk of brain cancer.

But while we're finding strategies to make our relationship with cell phones safer (turning them off before bedtime to cut down on light exposure or using wired headsets to reduce radiation exposure), there may also be a healthy medium where the technological innovation of cell phones and smart phones can actually help us to lead healthier lives.

Just recently, several studies have pointed to the positive benefits -- here, the results from those, and other reasons your cell phone may be actually be healthier than you think: