Disease Management Digest, August 18, 2011
August 18, 2011 Volume VIII, Issue 6


  1. Seeing a Neurologist Helps Parkinson's Patients Live Longer

  2. Can Depression Increase Stroke Risk in Women?

  3. New Table: Exceeding Core Measure Targets

  4. Annual HIV Infections in U.S. Relatively Stable

  5. Blood Tests for Active TB Not Accurate, Cost-Effective

  6. Q&A: How Do You Draw the Line Between Coaching and Counseling?
    (open access until August 23.)

  7. Red Meat Linked to Increased Type 2 Diabetes Risk

  8. Combination Treatment for Ovarian Cancer Shows Strong Results

  9. HealthSounds Video: 2011 Benchmarks in Accountable Care Organizations

  10. Sleep Disordered Breathing Associated with Cognitive Impairment Risk

  11. mHealth: There’s a Grant for That

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Publisher: Melanie Matthews, mmatthews@hin.com

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