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Compliance

“Why aren’t you taking your cholesterol medication?”  I asked the woman.  With the coronary...

Medication Adherence

The National Report Card on Adherence is based on an average of answers to questions on nine...

Structuring Behavioral Interventions for Diabetes

Approximately 45% of patients with diabetes have not achieved an A1C level of less than 7%. Studies show that improved glycemia helps delay or prevent serious diabetes complications. However, poor adherence to medication...

Counseling Improves Adherence to Lipid-Lowering Therapy

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk-factor counseling of patients with indications for statin therapy for primary or secondary prevention of CVD appears to improve lipid profiles when compared with routine care, according to an...

American Society of Hypertension 2012

New research was presented at the American Society of Hypertension’s 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting & Exposition from May 19-22, 2012 in New York City. The features below highlight just some of the studies that emerged from...

Increasing VTE Prophylaxis Adherence

Individualized patient education sessions led by a pharmacist within 24 hours of an order for venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis appear to be associated with higher medication adherence and reduced patient refusal as a...

Motivating Patients to Change for the Better

One of the great challenges for physicians is to motivate their patients to make positive health behavior changes. Unfortunately, training on motivation, communication, and patient psychology is typically lacking throughout...

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