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Texting improves blood pressure control

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Texting a patient with a reminder improves control Texting a patient with a reminder improves control of blood pressure

Text messages can improve blood pressure control and adherence with antihypertensives compared to usual care, according to a new study performed in an area of Cape Town where about a third of families live in shacks and almost two-thirds have a monthly income of less than 3,500 Rand (£150). The area’s clinic provides free health services and medication.

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