Mass General tells staff to stop playing Pokemon Go

As the nationwide obsession with "Pokemon Go" continues, hospitals are struggling to deal with an influx of players on their campuses as well as treating people injured while playing the game. But one hospital has to deal with something more — staff members who are hooked, according to MassLive.com.

Boston-based Massachusetts General Hospital has asked its staff to refrain from playing "Pokemon Go" while at work. The augmented reality smartphone game uses a phone's GPS system and camera to allow players to hunt for virtual Pokemon in the real world.

"It has come to our attention that MGH employees are among those who have been swept up in the popularity of the new mobile phone game, Pokemon Go," read an email to MGH staff, according to the report. "We'd like to remind you that the hospital is a place for patient care, and as such, Pokemon Go may not be used during work time or on hospital property."

Massachusetts General Hospital has more than 14,000 employees, according to the report.

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