Are your patients forgetting to take their meds? Texting might help

Text messaging has been blamed for everything from an increase in car crashes to marital breakups. But a recent study published in the Dermatology Research and Practice finds that text messaging actually helps some patients do a better job of taking their medications and adhering to other aspects of their treatment regimens. In the study, 25 patients with a form of eczema called atopic dermatosis were sent daily text messages for six weeks. The messages contained both reminders about continuing their treatm

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