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Medical checkups by phone ring up savings
Sacramento Bee

Chris and Mark Donovan both have suffered congestive heart failure. They have each other to remind themselves to take their pills, mind their weight and make sure they follow doctor’s orders.

Neither wants another trip to the emergency room.

But their collective efforts aren’t always enough. So every other week, the Sacramento couple’s phone rings. Their nurse is on the line.

How are they feeling?

Have they stepped on the scale? Have they been monitoring what they eat?