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'Depression Education' Encourages Teens to Seek Help

In an assessment of their "depression literacy" program, which has already been taught to tens of thousands, Johns Hopkins researchers say the Adolescent Depression Awareness Program (ADAP) achieved its intended effect of encouraging many teenagers to speak up and seek adult help for themselves or a peer.

Wound Care app could Reduce Readmissions and Improve Patient Care

A new smartphone app called Wound Care is successfully enabling patients to remotely send images of their surgical wounds for monitoring by nurses.

The app was developed by researchers from the Wisconsin Institute of Surgical Outcomes Research (WiSOR) with the goal of earlier detection of surgical site infections (SSIs) and prevention of hospital readmissions. The study results appear as an "article in press" on the website of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.