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Patients who email their doctors can be healthier
Sacramento Bee

People who trade email with their doctors do a little better on measures of two chronic diseases than people who don’t email, and they’re likelier to get recommended tests, according to a study of Kaiser patients in Southern California. That might be because different types of patients chose e-mail interactions, and they could be more inclined to better manage their own health, study authors suggested in the July edition of the journal Health Affairs.