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Health Conditions & Diseases

Blood Clots
Preventing & Treating

Blood Pressure, High
An Aspirin a Day? The Answer is Different for Men and Women
Talk With Your Health Care Provider About High Blood Pressure
Choosing Medicines for High Blood Pressure: A Review of the Research on ACEIs, ARBs, and DRIs (Consumer Guide)

Bloodstream Infections
Podcast Bloodstream Infections (Podcast Download; Transcript)

Treating Localized Prostate Cancer (Consumer Guide) (en español)
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®)

Cholesterol, High
Talk With Your Health Care Provider About High Cholesterol
Treating High Cholesterol: A Guide for Adults (Consumer Guide) (en español)

Antidepressant Medicines—A Guide for Adults (Consumer Guide) (en español)

Diabetes, Type 2
Medicines for Type 2 Diabetes: A Review of the Research for Adults (Consumer Guide) (en español)
Premixed Insulin for Type 2 Diabetes: A Guide for Adults (Consumer Guide) (en español)

Flu: Seasonal (Web Site)

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) (Consumer Guide) (en español)

Heart Disease
Radiofrequency Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation: A Guide for Adults (Consumer Guide) (en español)

Choosing Pain Medicine for Osteoarthritis (Consumer Guide) (en español)
Osteoarthritis of the Knee: A Guide for Adults (Consumer Guide) (en español)

Osteoporosis Treatments That Help Prevent Broken Bones: A Guide for Women After Menopause (Consumer Guide) (en español)

Pregnancy and Delivery
Gestational Diabetes: A Guide for Pregnant Women (Consumer Guide) (en español)
Thinking About Inducing Your Labor: A Guide for Pregnant Women (Consumer Guide) (en español)

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

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

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Diagnosis & Treatment

Balancing Treatment Advice: Benefits, Risks, and Personal Choice
Build Your Questions List (Interactive)
Comparing Medical Treatments (15 Consumer Guides)
Explore Your Treatment Options
Focus on Heart Health
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
Research on Women's Health Issues Informs Treatment Choices
What to Ask Before Surgery
Why You Need to Explore Your Treatment Options
Your Options for Treating Rotator Cuff Tears
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
Your Options for Treating Rotator Cuff Tears
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

Use a Wallet Card Be Smart, Be Safe, with Your Medicine
Your Guide to Preventing and Treating Blood Clots Know when to get treatment
Treating Tobacco Use & Dependence Pathfinder page to resources
Advice for Consumers: Navigating the Health Care System
Advice from Dr. Carolyn Clancy
Dr. Carolyn M. Clancy, Director, AHRQ
Teamwork a Key Feature of Patient Safety Improvement Program

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