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February 3, 2014
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Who Won’t Take Their Medicine?

UA anthropologist Susan J. Shaw and UA pharmacist Jeannie Lee have been awarded $1.48 million from the NIH to study medication adherence and health literacy. UA associate professor of anthropology Susan J. Shaw and UA assistant professor of pharmacy Jeannie … Continue reading

October 21, 2012
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Medication Beliefs Strongly Affect Individuals’ Management of Chronic Diseases, MU Expert Says

Health practitioners should use behavior-change tactics so patients take medications as prescribed COLUMBIA, Mo. – Nearly half of patients taking medications for chronic conditions do not strictly follow their prescribed medication regimens. Failure to use medications as directed increases patients’ … Continue reading

August 7, 2012
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Grapefruit Juice Lets Patients Take Lower Dose of Cancer Drug

A daily glass of grapefruit juice lets patients derive the same benefits from an anti-cancer drug as they would get from more than three times as much of the drug by itself, according to a new clinical trial. The combination … Continue reading

July 26, 2012
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Manage Everyday Life with Type 2 Diabetes

For someone who is dealing with type 2 diabetes, managing diet, exercise, medication and blood sugar levels on a regular basis is key to managing the disease. For someone with type 2 diabetes, keeping blood sugar levels on track over … Continue reading

April 4, 2012
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Seeing Double: 1 in 30 Babies Born in U.S. is a Twin

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Women having children at older ages and the growing availability of fertility treatments has led to a marked increase in the birth of twins: In 2009, one in every 30 babies born in the United States … Continue reading

March 2, 2011
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Brain Imaging Technique: New Hope for Understanding Parkinson’s Disease

ANN ARBOR, Mich.— A non-invasive brain imaging technique gives new hope to patients with Parkinson’s disease in finding new and better treatment plans and tracking the disease progression, a new University of Michigan study shows. The technique uses an MRI … Continue reading

February 14, 2011
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Does Social Anxiety Disorder Respond to Psychotherapy? Brain Study Says Yes

When psychotherapy is helping someone get better, what does that change look like in the brain? This was the question a team of Canadian psychological scientists set out to investigate in patients suffering from social anxiety disorder. Their findings are … Continue reading