Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association

Medications

Study finds patient messages help predict medication adherence

Around two-thirds of patients treated for breast cancer will have had hormone-sensitive tumors and, after their initial treatment, will be advised to undergo hormone therapy for five to 10 years to prevent recurrence.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Notes from doctors and nurses could improve dementia diagnosis

The memory and reasoning problems associated with Alzheimer's disease and other kinds of dementia go woefully under-recognized when people visit the hospital. Searching for clues in electronic health records could steer many ...

Cardiology

Applying population health data IDs patients at risk for CVD

(HealthDay)—Population-level data can help medical practitioners use electronic health records to identify patients at risk for cardiovascular disease, according to a study recently published in the Journal of the American ...

Health

Global birth season study links environment with disease risk

Studies have shown that babies born in winter tend to have a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes at some point, while fall babies have a greater lifetime risk of depression. What might explain these curious connections? ...

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