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What you should know about: Staying on your meds

When it comes to the challenge of sticking to your daily medication routine, a little encouragement can go a long way.

A study published in Archives of Internal Medicine found that simple steps such as phone calls and rewards can help people take their medications as prescribed.

Researchers evaluated 256 people taking medication for high blood pressure. They concluded that small, unexpected gifts and bimonthly phone calls to foster positive thoughts led to significantly higher medication adherence.

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