Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A pounding heart may be dangerous for some kidney patients

Among older adults with a recent heart attack (myocardial infarction), those with lower levels of kidney function are less likely to take their medications as prescribed, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How can you treat someone who doesn't accept they are ill?

On 3 July 2014, Misty Mayo boarded a Greyhound bus bound for Los Angeles. Desperate to escape her hometown of Modesto in Stanislaus County, 300 miles north in California's Central Valley, the 41-year-old thought the 4th of ...

Health

Medicare 'Doughnut Hole' Causes Seniors to Skip Diabetes Meds

Medicare recipients with diabetes who have a gap in their Part D prescription drug benefits -- known as the “doughnut hole” -- have higher out-of-pocket drug costs and are less likely to stick to their medications than ...

Medications

Can text messaging improve medication adherence?

Text messaging and adolescents don’t always mix well, but researchers at National Jewish Health hope text messages can spur teenagers to take their asthma medications more reliably. The study is testing whether health ...

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