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Dr. Carolyn Clancy, MD Navigating the Health Care System
Advice Columns from Dr. Carolyn Clancy

AHRQ Director Carolyn Clancy, M.D., has prepared brief, easy-to-understand advice columns for consumers to help navigate the health care system. They address important issues in order to help people become informed health care consumers.
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411 FeatureLead Story: Obesity on the Rise in the U.S.
Obesity is a major health crisis currently facing our nation. Learn more about obesity prevention ...
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411 HighlightsObesity - Prevention and Treatment
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Column Library:

1/06/2009Ready to Lose Weight in the New Year? Experts Offer Guidance for Adults and Children
12/16/2008Better Information Helps Patients
12/02/2008Online Tools Help Patients Find Good Health Information
11/18/2008Guides Help Patients Find Their Best Treatment Options
11/05/2008Keeping Healthy When the Economy Is Not
10/21/2008Payment Change Puts Spotlight on Preventing Hospital Errors
10/07/2008Checklist Helps Men Keep on Track to Good Health
9/16/2008Checklist Helps Women Give Equal Time to Their Health Needs
9/02/2008Helpful Steps To Take After You Get a Diagnosis
8/19/2008How To Use Hospital Emergency Rooms Wisely
8/05/2008Checklists Help Men and Women Stay Healthy at 50+
7/15/2008Tips To Help You Find a Good Doctor
7/01/2008Simple Steps Can Reduce Health Care-Associated Infections
6/17/2008Do Your Homework Before You Choose A Hospital
6/03/2008Smart Choices: How to Choose a Health Plan That’s Right for You
5/20/2008What's Your Health Literacy Score
5/06/2008Real Men Wear Gowns - And Help Their Health
4/15/2008Superheroes TV and Radio Ads Encourage Hispanics to Get Involved in Their Own Health Care
4/01/2008Your Experience in the Hospital and Why it Matters
3/18/2008Balancing Treatment Advice: Benefits, Risks, and Personal Choice
3/04/2008Big Strides, Not Small Steps, Needed to Boost Health Care Quality
2/19/2008Busting Myths About Health Care Quality
2/05/2008Asking Questions About Medical Tests
1/16/2008What to Ask Before Surgery
1/02/2008Tips for Taking Medicines Safely
12/18/2007Where Medical Errors Occur and Steps You Can Take to Avoid Them
12/04/2007Facing the Facts: Get Involved to Get Better Care
11/20/2007Health Care Quality: Take A Closer Look
10/30/2007Becoming an Involved Health Care Consumer
10/16/2007Recognizing High-Quality Health Care
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411 ColumnsReady to Lose Weight in the New Year? Experts Offer Guidance for Adults and Children
For overweight or obese people, getting to a healthy weight and staying there requires major ...
411 ColumnsBetter Information Helps Patients
Studies show that 1 in 4 patients who are discharged from the hospital had an unexpected medical ...
411 ColumnsOnline Tools Help Patients Find Good Health Information
The Internet continues to be a powerful force in how we live our lives, including how we find health ...

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