Doctors try texting to remind children to take medications

05/13/2008 | Associated Press, The

Doctors in Cincinnati are experimenting with text messaging to get tweens and teens to take their medications for chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, kidney disease and asthma. "It's a time of so much change in these kids' lives," says Dr. Marva Moxey-Mims, of the National Institutes of Health. "It's very difficult when you've got a life-threatening illness to say, 'Let them make their mistakes.' "

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