Text Messages Now Help People Kick the Smoking Habit

We all know the health effects smoking causes. We’re familiar with the various ways people use to quit – some working better than others. Some involve old-fashioned methods and some use technology, including social media! Still, only 5 percent of smokers succeed the first time they try to quit.

Text Messaging Helping to Keep People Healthy

A report in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) says a pilot program that asked parents in low-income communities to get their children vaccinated was successful in increasing the percentage of people who received shots. The way they asked? Text messaging. flu shots

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