The use of text messages for appointment reminders led to more flu shots among low-income pregnant women, researchers found.
Computer scientists have revealed that they are developing a virtual birthing simulator that will help doctors and midwives prepare for unusual or dangerous births.
Radiofrequency volumetric thermal ablation for uterine fibroids is associated with a significant reduction in symptom severity and with improvements in quality of life even at 2 years’ post treatment.
Here's a situation that illustrates how fantastic medical advances don't always translate to patients benefiting in the clinic. For that to happen, the science needs to be carried along a pipeline of practitioner communication, all the way to the patient.
It used to be that the only way to get new clinical material was to purchase textbooks. Today you can use your iPad, Kindle, or on-line subscriptions to medical journals.
Patients are using email to communicate with their doctors more than ever. But what are they corresponding about? A group of researchers recently evaluated unsolicited emails sent from patients to their general obstetrician-gynecologist to better understand why patients email their physicians.
There is no denying that we live in a fast-paced, communications-driven world. Email is increasingly being used for business and personal communications, but how has this impacted communications between patients and their doctors?