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Also available in: Spanish helps you take control of your health care. Search for public, private and community health insurance programs best suited to your needs. Get prevention tips, compare quality of care, a... Details >

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Talking With Your Doctor: A Guide for Older People

Also available in: Spanish 

This 44-page booklet is full of ideas and tips for good communication with your doctor. The illustrations and conversational tone help to explain how to prepare for a medical appointment, discuss sens... Details >

National Institute on Aging Information Center

American College of Radiology Accredited Facility Search  External Link

Find facilities that are accredited by the American College of Radiology. The ACR accredits facilities in: breast ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), mammography, n... Details >

American College of Radiology  External Link

Care Conversations  External Link

This page links to information about long term care facilities, making the transition to nursing home life, paying for long term care, and more. ... Details >

American Health Care Association  External Link

Comparing Care Providers

The federal government has created several tools that allow you to compare a variety of quality measures of doctors, hospitals, nursing homes, and other service providers.Compare providers that have m... Details >

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Getting Safer Care

AHRQ offers consumers information, videos, and podcasts on how to prevent errors, get quality care, and use hospitals & clinics.... Details >

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Guide to Health Care Quality: How to Know It When You See It

This guide is designed to help you get quality health care, stay healthy, and recover faster when you become sick. Tips are provided to help you be active in making decisions about your health care. ... Details >

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Health Plan Report Card  External Link

NCQA's Health Plan Report Card helps you choose a health plan that's right for you and your family. The NCQA report card has results on hundreds of health plans. Search to learn more about how well pl... Details >

National Committee for Quality Assurance  External Link

Healthcare 411: News from AHRQ

Healthcare 411 weekly audio programs feature consumer-friendly health news and information that will help you take an active role in your health care. ... Details >

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Learn About Stroke  External Link

Understanding what you can do to reduce your risk can decrease your chances of having a stroke. But it is still important to know the warning signs of stroke and how to respond to them. This section l... Details >

American Stroke Association  External Link

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