Yesterday, the Tennessean published a story about the growing use of Apps for healthy choices.

“Dr. Mathew Ninan could tell a 19-year-old patient wasn’t really listening to his spiel about not smoking, so he said the magic word: app.

Ninan, a thoracic surgeon at Centennial Medical Center, prescribed a smartphone app with a whole toolbox of information to help people toss away their cigarettes for good. It even has a link to a Facebook support group.

‘He was the ideal candidate,’ Ninan said. ‘He’s always got his iPhone in his left hand.’

The app, developed at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, is just one example of the ways that cellular phones have changed medicine.”

Check out the article, or look below for links to some great, free apps!