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Text-message reminders to improve sunscreen use: a randomized, controlled trial using electronic monitoring.
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of cellular telephone text messaging as a reminder tool for improving adherence to sunscreen application. DESIGN We conducted a randomized, controlled trialExpand
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Digital medicine's march on chronic disease
Digital medicine offers the possibility of continuous monitoring, behavior modification and personalized interventions at low cost, potentially easing the burden of chronic disease inExpand
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Connected health: a review of technologies and strategies to improve patient care with telemedicine and telehealth.
With the advent of national health reform, millions more Americans are gaining access to a health care system that is struggling to provide high-quality care at reduced costs. The increasing adoptionExpand
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An Internet-Based Virtual Coach to Promote Physical Activity Adherence in Overweight Adults: Randomized Controlled Trial
Background Addressing the obesity epidemic requires the development of effective, scalable interventions. Pedometers and Web-based programs are beneficial in increasing activity levels but might beExpand
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Impact of Home-Based Monitoring on the Care of Patients with Congestive Heart Failure
Congestive heart failure (CHF) affects nearly 5 million people in the United States with an annual cost of $30 billion. Home-based telemonitoring is a therapeutic tool that may reduce costs andExpand
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Telemedicine in vascular surgery: feasibility of digital imaging for remote management of wounds.
PURPOSE Telemedicine coupled with digital photography could potentially improve the quality of outpatient wound care and decrease medical cost by allowing home care nurses to electronically transmitExpand
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Text to Move: A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Text-Messaging Program to Improve Physical Activity Behaviors in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Background Text messages are increasingly being used because of the low cost and the ubiquitous nature of mobile phones to engage patients in self-care behaviors. Self-care is particularly importantExpand
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Virtual TeleStroke support for the emergency department evaluation of acute stroke.
OBJECTIVES Telemedicine-enabled acute stroke consultation (TeleStroke) may be useful to determine eligibility for treatment with tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) and provide support to emergencyExpand
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Diabetes Connected Health: A Pilot Study of a Patient- and Provider-Shared Glucose Monitoring Web Application
Background: Real-time sharing of blood glucose results with providers could improve communication and lead to more timely medication titration. New technology platforms are available to support theExpand
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Delivering health care in rural Cambodia via store-and-forward telemedicine: a pilot study.
Since 2001, a monthly telemedicine clinic has helped provide health care to residents in a remote region in Cambodia. Physicians at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital inExpand
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