Here are all the materials and resources we refer to throughout our site, collected in one place.
"Quality" health care: what is it and how can you get it?
Find out what quality health care is, why it's important to understand it, and how you can get it.
How can you find trustworthy health information on the web?
Get tips on how to evaluate websites and find out what makes them trustworthy. Includes a list of websites for finding health care information.
Making the most of your medical appointments
Get tips on what to do before, during and after your appointment to be sure you get quality health care.
What is "care that works"?
Find out how to get care for the best results and that is as safe as possible.
If you are looking for health information on the internet, be very careful about which websites you use. The websites listed here are sponsored by government agencies, non-profit organizations, and leading medical centers committed to providing balanced, unbiased health information.
Questions are the answer
Tips on how and why to ask your doctor questions. Includes a checklist of questions that you can customize and print.
Stay Healthy at Any Age, Your Checklist for Health
These guidelines tell you what you can do to help stay healthy based on evidence from doing research on screening tests, preventive medicine, and healthy lifestyle behaviors.
Check Your Medicines: Tips for Using Medicines Safely
Provides tips on taking medicines safely.
Drug Interaction Checker
If you take more than one medication, be sure that your drugs are safe to use together. To find out, you can use Drug Interaction Checker to find out whether the medication you take "interacts" with other drugs in harumful ways.
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