Text Your Way to Good Health - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

12/5/07

Text Your Way to Good Health

There is good news for people who love to text message; it could improve your health.  More and more health care providers are turning to the cell phone industry to reach the public with health advice and drug warnings.

Jennifer Bloomquist, a Veteran's Administration Home Telemedicine Coordinator says, "That's where the technology is going. I think that anything that you can do to make all of that access easier for consumers."

It's easy and convenient.  Just type in the text title and number and get instant answers on the latest food recalls, the closest urgent care, what to do if you have an STD and even more. This service is not available everywhere yet.  Contact your doctor or your health insurance provider to see if they are offering this service.

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