Patients & Caregivers

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AIDs/HIV

Medication Adherence

Medication adherence is extremely important because it affects how well your HIV medications decrease your viral load. The lower your viral load, the healthier you are likely to be. This article by AIDS.gov provides tips for establishing and maintaining adherence.

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Cancer

Patient Resource Cancer Guide: Medication Adherence

Nearly one-quarter of all people with cancer now use oral medications as part of their overall cancer treatment. This guide for patients and families by the National CML Society reviews the importance of adherence to oral therapy.

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Cardiovascular Health

Explaining Heart Attacks and Statins

Taking your medication as directed can help you manage your high blood pressure and high cholesterol courtesy of Script Your Future.

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Taking Medications as Prescribed

This article from Cardio Smart, the patient education and empowerment initiative of the American College of Cardiology, explains the importance of medication adherence, offers guidance on how to talk with your doctor, and provides some helpful tips to help you stick to your regimen.

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Diabetes

Explaining Diabetes

Taking your medicine as directed can help you manage your diabetes courtesy of Script Your Future.

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Respiratory/COPD

Explaining Respiratory Conditions

Taking your medicine as directed can help you manage your COPD and asthma courtesy of Script Your Future.

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Adherence and Children

Medication Adherence: Tips for Helping Kids and Parents

As children develop, medication adherence becomes increasingly in their control. Providers must recognize a growing child's role in adherence and address issues and concerns of both the child and the parents. MedScape interviews Dr. Elizabeth Rand, Medical Director of the Liver Transplant Program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, to share her advice about issues specific to the children for whom she cares. (Login may be required to access article.)

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