Consumer Guide to Health Care
Care for Yourself and Your Family
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Caring for yourself and your family
Prevention and Health
(from the federal Agency for Healthcare
Research and Quality) provides the latest information on living a healthy lifestyle,
preventing disease, screening and testing, and understanding your health.
Lab Tests Online
(from the American Association for Clinical Chemistry) provides
information on lab tests, including tips on providing a
specimen, understanding results, home testing, and a laboratory
tour that follows a blood sample or throat culture through
Tips for Using Medicines Safely (from the federal Agency for Healthcare
Research and Quality) can help you get the most from your prescribed medications.
Treatment (from the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) provides information about
getting diagnosed, having surgery, taking medications and having treatments, and using hospitals
Going to the Emergency Room: Information on how to make a trip to the emergency
room less stressful.
Getting the best care from your doctor
With Your Doctor: Links to information developed by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the
National Institutes of Health.
and Medical Illustrations: Many people may not understand all
of the medical terms used by their doctor. This guide from the
American Medical Association provides detailed but easy-to-understand drawings and descriptions of various parts of the
March 15, 2013