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Economic Slump Heightens Need for Provider Vigilance in Care of Chronically Ill
Date:10/20/2008

o depression, cardiovascular disease and other chronic conditions. The American Psychological Association reports that almost half of Americans say they are increasingly stressed about their ability to provide for their family's basic needs. Eight out of 10 cited the economy as a significant cause of stress, up 66 percent from six months earlier. Similarly, a National Business Group on Health survey found that one out of four workers said they are more stressed today than they were two years ago and cited finances among the top three causes.

"Clearly, Americans are at increased risk of declining health due to the slowing economy," Moorhead says. "We must remain vigilant in our fight against chronic disease. Cost-effective, clinically proven solutions, such as prevention, wellness and disease management, offer our best tools in that fight."

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