Healthcare Data Digest, August 23, 2013
August 23, 2013 Volume III Issue 34

Welcome to this week's Healthcare Data Digest. In case you missed any of this week's headlines in our Twitter news feed, you can view them now:

  1. Adult Obesity Rates Hold Steady But Remain High, Says New Report

  2. CDC State Data Shows High Costs Due to Excessive Alcohol Use

  3. Infographic: Home Health Patients Versus All Medicare Beneficiaries

  4. Health Deductibles Grew in Massachusetts By More Than 40 Percent Between 2009 and 2011

  5. New Chart: Top 5 Areas Improved from mHealth

  6. Survey: Less than Half of Americans More Likely to Get Vaccinated Following Last Season's Flu Outbreak

  7. Does Chronic Pain Affect a Spouseís Sleep?

  8. Meet RN Case Manager Turned Grief Coach Audrey Pellicano: "We Donít Grieve in Front of People, We Grieve Alone"

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