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Medical Reminders Via Text: Annoying Or Ingenious?

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The medical world that relies so heavily on technology to provide the best care for patients is now embracing cell phone technology for the same reason. New text reminder programs are designed to keep people on track with their health. A program texts people who’ve had liver transplants to remind them to take their anti-rejection drugs; one tells diabetics what to do when they see their blood sugar at a certain level; and one even reminds obese people to buy and eat fresh vegetables.

Would you want a medical reminder texted to you? Even if it had results, would it be too annoying? We could see ourselves getting irritated if we got a text every morning reminding us to wear sunscreen (delete!), but research shows that the reminders work. Let us know what you think in the comments section, below.

via CBS News