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Review: mHealth Text Messages Promote Medication Adherence

Review: mHealth Text Messages Promote Medication Adherence

Nine of 13 articles show improvement in adherence rates with mobile health text messages.

U.S. Medical Groups Fighting Prescription Opioid Abuse

U.S. Medical Groups Fighting Prescription Opioid Abuse

Special Task Force aims to curb 'epidemic' of addiction to opioids such as Oxycontin, Vicodin.

Patients Report Improved Care Access, Better Health With ACA

Patients Report Improved Care Access, Better Health With ACA

Gains seen in how many adults have insurance and a doctor, and say they are in better health.

More Evidence of Benefits for Early Initiation of ART

More Evidence of Benefits for Early Initiation of ART

Two studies show benefits in patients with asymptomatic HIV and in African patients.

Computerized System Almost Completely Cuts Medical Errors

Computerized System Almost Completely Cuts Medical Errors

Most errors eliminated five years after CPOE implementation; no new types of errors detected.

Patients Not Talking About Using Alternative Therapies for Pain

Patients Not Talking About Using Alternative Therapies for Pain

Although most said they'd let their physician know if asked, survey finds.

Genes May Be Key to a Better HIV Vaccine

Genes May Be Key to a Better HIV Vaccine

Findings challenge one-shot-fits-all approach, could guide development of future vaccines.

Choosing Wisely: How to Implement in Clinical Practice

Choosing Wisely: How to Implement in Clinical Practice

Strategies to improve chance of success include familiarization with evidence behind recs.

Written Reflections Offer Insight Into Physician Communication

Written Reflections Offer Insight Into Physician Communication

Common themes include interdependence of communication, subtleties of patient behavior.

Despite Risk to Patients, Health Providers Often Work While Sick

Despite Risk to Patients, Health Providers Often Work While Sick

Main reason is not wanting to let colleagues, patients down.

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