1. Team Care Lowers ESRD Costs. A pilot program focused on collaborative care may improve outcomes and reduce costs associated with end-stage renal disease (ESRD).
2. Self-Management Program Flops for COPD. A clinical trial of self-management in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease was stopped early because of excess deaths and without a hoped-for decrease in hospitalizations.
3. Parent’s Income, Schooling Affect Kids’ Health. A higher income and educational level for the head of a household is associated with a wide range of health improvements for children.