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No Harm To Patients When Surgical Residents Work Longer Shifts


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


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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