News tagged with randomized trial

Text messaging boosts flu vaccine rates in pregnant women

A study by researchers at the Mailman School of Public Health evaluated the impact of text messaging reminders for influenza vaccine in a low-income obstetric population. The findings showed that sending text messages to ...

Jan 11, 2014
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Having Medicaid increases emergency room visits

Adults who are covered by Medicaid use emergency rooms 40 percent more than those in similar circumstances who do not have health insurance, according to a unique new study, co-authored by an MIT economist, that sheds empirical ...

Jan 02, 2014
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Buck teeth: Correct them once in early adolescence

Children with prominent front teeth, colloquially known as buck teeth, often require orthodontic work to straighten their teeth and improve both their bite and appearance. This can be done in one stage during ...

Dec 18, 2013
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Helping lung cancer patients beat insomnia

(Medical Xpress)—It is estimated that anywhere from 50 to 80 percent of persons diagnosed with lung cancer experience severe insomnia that may persist for an average of eight years after the initial diagnosis.

Dec 09, 2013
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Nurse navigators help cancer patients cope early in care

When Group Health patients received support from a nurse navigator, or advocate, soon after a cancer diagnosis, they had better experiences and fewer problems with their care—particularly in health information, care coordination, ...

Nov 25, 2013
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