Disease Management Digest, July 21, 2011
July 21, 2011 Volume VIII, Issue 2


  1. Falls May Be Early Sign of Alzheimer's

  2. Priority Health Pharmacy Management Initiatives Save $50 Million

  3. New Chart: Who's Eligible for Smoking Cessation Programs?

  4. Kidney Disease Patients with Large Waist at Higher Risk of Death

  5. Prostate Cancer Patients Live Longer with Hormone Therapy Added to Radiation

  6. Q&A: How Do You Convince Physicians to Collaborate with Health Coaching Programs?
    (open access until July 26.)

  7. NSAID Use by Hypertensive Patients with Coronary Artery Disease Increases Adverse Event Risk

  8. CDC Releases Infection Prevention Guide to Promote Safe Outpatient Care

  9. HealthSounds Podcast: Embedded Case Management in the Primary Care Practice

  10. Experimental Drug Raises "Good" Cholesterol, May Help Control Diabetes

  11. No Place Like a Medical Home for Patients with Diabetes

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