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Reading Level of Internet Medical Information for Common Diagnoses

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recommend that health materials be written at a grade 6-7 reading level, which has generally not been achieved in online reading materials. Up to the present time, there have not been any assessments focused on the reading level of online educational materials across the most popular consumer Web sites […]

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AJM on Social Media: Tweeting Trends Show Reader Interest

The American Journal of Medicine’s home page– AmJMed.com– has an interesting link to Altmetrics, an online tool that measures social media engagement with the Journal’s research articles. So, what are people reading about the most, according social media? Marijuana, guns, male microchimerism, and a whole lot more. Below is a list of the top AJM […]

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New Functionality, More Social Media Added to AJM Blog

The American Journal of Medicine blog got a minor face lift this week, in an effort to strengthen the Journal’s social media presence, as well as tie the blog to other AJM/Elsevier services and resources. Although the slide show carousel of new blog posts still appears at the top, and the latest posts appear in the […]

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Using Text Messages to Improve Medication Adherence

One-way Versus Two-way Text Messaging on Improving Medication Adherence: Meta-analysis of Randomized Trials Two-way text messaging (reminder plus patient reply) improves medication adherence by 23%, while one-way text messaging (reminder only) has little or no effect. Abstract Background Mobile telephone text messaging is a simple potential solution to the failure to take medications as directed. […]

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