By Dr. Tyeese Gaines/theGrio
While numerous reports warn of the dangers of text messaging related to driving, others suggest that texting can actually be healthy — especially for those without access to a regular doctor.
A study conducted in Boston that was released in early December found that text messaging was a low-cost way to encourage the daily use of sunscreen and, thus, reduced the risk of skin cancer. Sixty-nine percent of participants who signed up for reminder texts as part of the study reported they would continue using the service and 89 percent would recommend it to others.
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