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Blood Clots
Preventing & Treating

Blood Pressure, High
Two Kinds of Pills (Consumer Guide)

Bloodstream Infections
Podcast Bloodstream Infections (Podcast Download; Transcript)

Early Breast Cancer: Surgery Choices
Treating Prostate Cancer (Consumer Guide)
Podcast Complications from Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer (Podcast Download; Transcript)
Podcast Hospitalizations of Kids With Cancer (Podcast Download; Transcript)
Video Take Charge of Your Health, Featuring Fran Drescher (Videos, Windows Media®)

Antidepressant Medicines (Consumer Guide)

Diabetes, Type 2
Pills for Adults (Consumer Guide) (en español)
Premixed Insulin for Adults (Consumer Guide)
Video What Is Type 2 Diabetes? Part 1 (Video, Flash®)
Video What Is Type 2 Diabetes? Part 2 (Video, Flash®)
Video What Is Type 2 Diabetes? Part 3 (Video, Flash®)

Flu: Seasonal (Web Site)

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (Consumer Guide) (en español)

Choosing Pain Medicine (Consumer Guide) (en español)
Osteoarthritis of the Knee (Consumer Guide)

Treatments To Prevent Broken Bones (Consumer Guide)

Pneumonia: More May Be Treated at Home

Renal Artery Stenosis
Renal Artery Stenosis: Treatments (Consumer Guide)

Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis: Medicines for Adults (Consumer Guide)

Uterine Conditions
Uterine Conditions: Treatment Options

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Diagnosis & Treatment

Balancing Treatment Advice: Benefits, Risks, and Personal Choice
Build Your Questions List (Interactive)
Comparing Medical Treatments (11 Consumer Guides)
Guides Help Patients Find Their Best Treatment Options
Helpful Steps To Take After You Get a Diagnosis
Next Steps After Your Diagnosis: Finding Information and Support
What to Ask Before Surgery
Podcast How To Deal With a Difficult Diagnosis (Podcast Download; Transcript)
Podcast How To Manage Chronic Diseases (Podcast Download; Transcript)
Podcast Treatment Options for Prostate Cancer (Podcast Download; Transcript)
Podcast What You Should Know Before Surgery (Podcast Download; Transcript)
Video Questions Are the Answer (Web Site With Videos)
Video Take Charge of Your Health, Featuring Fran Drescher (Videos, Windows Media®)

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Having Surgery? What You Need to Know
Quick Tips—When Planning for Surgery
Surgery Choices for Women with Early-Stage Breast Cancer
What To Ask Before Surgery
What You Need To Know About... Episiotomy
Podcast Bariatric Surgery (Podcast Download; Transcript)
Podcast Common Heart Surgery May Be Made Safer (Podcast Download; Transcript)
Podcast Heart Bypass Surgery (Podcast Download; Transcript)
Podcast Safer Surgery—Reducing Your Risk of Infections (Podcast Download; Transcript)
Podcast Weight Loss Surgery—How it Can Affect Pregnancy (Podcast Download; Transcript)

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Consumer Versions of Clinical Practice Guidelines

Between 1992 and 1996, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality sponsored development of 19 clinical practice guidelines. They are now outdated but Consumer Versions are still available for reference purposes in the Clinical Practice Guideline Archive.

Topics include Acute Pain Management, Pressure Ulcers, Urinary Incontinence, and Cardiac Rehabilitation.

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Información en español

How To Choose Long-term Care Services
Your Guide to Preventing and Treating Blood Clots Know when to get treatment
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Advice for Consumers: Navigating the Health Care System
Advice from Dr. Carolyn Clancy
Dr. Carolyn M. Clancy, Director, AHRQ
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