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Your smart phone can help keep you on track with your medications

By: Robert H. Shmerling, M.D., Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publications If you’re like most people, you may have trouble remembering to take your medications as prescribed. If that’s true, your doctor may have called you “noncompliant” or, perhaps, “nonadherent.” Whatever you call it, the phenomenon is quite common: up to 75% of people do not take their medications the way their doctors have recommended. And that could contribute to undertreatment, preventable complications, and even…

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