How apps, texting can improve your health

You don't have to own a smart phone to let your cell phone help you achieve your goals. There are services that use text messages, which most cellular phones can receive, to help people achieve health and fitness goals.

One texting innovation that will be discussed at the Mobile Health 2010 conference is Text4Baby, a service that sends free messages each week to help expectant parents through pregnancy and the first year of child care. These messages, have been reviewed by U.S. government health agencies, contain information and advice about the mom and baby's health in the current week, based on the due date that the user enters when signing up.

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