ALSO NOTED: Military starts mental health hotline;Parents angry over NJ vaccine rules; and much more...

> Concerned about growing numbers of military suicides and rising mental health problems, the military has set up a mental health hotline. Article

> Angering some parents, New Jersey is considering becoming the first state to require children to get flu and pneumonia vaccinations to attend preschool or a licensed day care center. Article

> MetLife and oral health risk assessment software technology firm PreViser are launching a new program intended to identify risks for periodontal disease. Release

> The American Association of Preferred Provider Organizations and the Disease Management Association of America are forming a strategic alliance intended to enhance benefits for PPO members. Article

> HHS has awarded $103 million to 27 states, supporting programs a range of programs--including health IT initiatives--designed to improve the way Medicaid dollars are used. Report

> Last week IBM announced its technology approach for managing the pending Nationwide Health Information Network, which will offer physicians, patients, hospitals, labs and pharmacies to share data from any location. Report

> Case study: Imaging cuts hospital's chart overload. Report

And Finally... She was giving away health services for free to children, rich or poor, just because she felt like it. In the 1940s this was a radical idea. What about today? Blog