Stay healthy with iOS 8

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or if you feel you’re man­ag­ing to do just fine with­out the in­volve­ment of tech­nol­ogy, Health has another fea­ture that is nonethe­less worth set­ting up. It can cre­ate a Med­i­cal ID that’s ac­ces­si­ble from your iPhone’s Lock Screen. The idea is that in an emer­gency, who­ever finds you – or the med­i­cal pro­fes­sion­als look­ing after you – will have ac­cess to your emer­gency con­tacts, de­tails of any med­i­cal con­di­tions or al­ler­gies and any treat­ments you’re tak­ing that might de­ter­mine the care that’s given to you.

Set­ting up your Med­i­cal ID could be a life­sav­ing act – not just for you, but for some­one else if, in the worst of cir­cum­stances, your Med­i­cal ID con­firms that you con­sent to do­nate your or­gans. Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that quite yet, though! Alan Stone­bridge

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