Are you in touch with your health through your cell phone?
February is National Heart Awareness Month. It is a time to recognize the fact that cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death for both men and women. Patients can have more healthier lifestyles with their cell phones: “a study revealed that mobile app self-monitoring of physical activity and dietary intake among overweight adults participating in a weight loss program are more effective than traditional methods.” Mobile health has apps that can help remind patients when to take their heart medication and what dosage the doctor has prescribed. Mobile health has increased the adherence rates for patients who use programs to keep track of medication use.