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No Harm To Patients When Surgical Residents Work Longer Shifts

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Patients suffered no extra harm when doctors training to be surgeons were allowed to work longer shifts, a study released Tuesday concludes, adding to a push to relax the strictest limits on resident hours. The New England Journal of Medicine study comes as the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education is reassessing requirements that ...

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Text Messages From Doctor’s Office Help Patients Take Their Meds

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When patients with chronic diseases get text reminders from their doctor’s office to take their medicines, it doubles the chances they will take those drugs as prescribed, a new analysis finds. “Text messaging support programs have immense potential in health care,” said lead researcher Clara Chow, director of the cardiovascular ...

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