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Ask Me 3: Tips for Clear Health Communication- (PDF)

Every time you talk with a doctor, nurse, or pharmacist, use the Ask Me 3 questions to better understand your health. Review this helpful checklist before you visit your doctor.

Review Date: September 15, 2010

Partnership for Clear Health Communication

Atlas of the Body: Anatomy and Medical Illustrations

Find images and descriptions of the major systems of your body.

Review Date: February 09, 2011

American Medical Association

Be Med Wise Quiz

Use this check up on how to take medicines safely.

Review Date: March 25, 2013

National Council on Patient Information and Education

Be Prepared for Medical Appointments: Build Your Question List- (PDF)

Here is a list of questions that you should ask your doctor to help you understand your condition and evaluate treatment options.

Review Date: February 04, 2013

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Body Mole Map

This page provides instructions for a skin self-exam. If you notice a mole that is different from others, or that changes, itches or bleeds (even if it is small), you should see a dermatologist immediately.

Review Date: March 13, 2013

American Academy of Dermatology

CancerCare: Get Help - Connect Education Workshops FAQ

CancerCare Connect Education Workshops offer easy ways for people all over the country to get up-to-date information about cancer and cancer related topics from the experts over the phone. Read the FAQ to learn about the workshops and how you can participate.

Review Date: March 15, 2013

Cancer Care

CAPHIS Top 100 Health Web Sites You Can Trust

The Consumer and Patient Health Information Section (CAPHIS) of the Medical Library Association has reviewed and approved this list of health web sites for consumers researching health care information.

Review Date: December 23, 2012

Medical Library Association

CardioSmart

CardioSmart is a patient education site of the American College of Cardiology. This site offers accurate information to engage, inform, and empower patients to better prepare them for participation in their own care.

Review Date: March 29, 2013

American College of Cardiology

Choosing a Dermatologic Surgeon

This document provides questions patients should ask before they decide if a doctor and a dermatologic surgery procedure are right for them.

Review Date: November 16, 2012

American Society For Dermatologic Surgery

Find a Diabetes Educator

Use this online resource to locate a diabetes educator near you. You may search for an AADE member by selecting a state from the map, or search by provider name, city or zip code.

Review Date: April 07, 2011

American Association of Diabetes Educators

Find a Lamaze Class

Search this web site to locate a Lamaze certified childbirth educator and class in your area.

Review Date: October 30, 2012

Lamaze International

Find a Nurse Practitioner (NP)

Find a licensed Nurse Practitioner (NP) in your state who provides high-quality healthcare services similar to those of a doctor and helps patients make wise health and lifestyle choices.

Review Date: December 23, 2012

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Five Steps to Safer Health Care

This fact sheet tells what you can do to get safer health care.

Review Date: March 11, 2013

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

How To Find a Doctor or Treatment Facility If You Have Cancer

This fact sheet offers suggestions for choosing a physician and facility for cancer treatment.

Review Date: February 11, 2013

NIH National Cancer Institute

Interactive Health Tutorials

These tutorials use sounds and pictures to explain a procedure or condition in easy-to-understand language.

Review Date: December 23, 2012

NIH National Library of Medicine - NLM

Materials in Asian Languages

This page offers links to a variety of consumer health information in 10 different Asian languages.

Review Date: March 25, 2013

NIH National Library of Medicine - NLM

Men: Get the Preventive Medical Tests You Need

Screening tests can find diseases early, when they’re easiest to treat. Find out which preventive medical tests you need to stay healthy.

Review Date: November 02, 2012

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Merck Manual of Medical Information - Home Edition

Merck Manual of Medical Information - Home Edition is designed for use by consumers. Users can either consult the appendix devoted to Resources for Help and Information or perform a simple or advanced search for more personalized information.

Review Date: March 25, 2013

Commercial Entity--Follow the Resource URL for More Information

MLA's Top Ten Most Useful Websites

The Medical Library Association provides this selection of "most useful" web sites to assist consumers who are researching health information.

Review Date: December 23, 2012

Medical Library Association

Multiple Medications: Will They Work Together? (Quiz Yourself )

Anytime a person is taking five or more medications, the chances that he or she will experience a harmful drug interaction are very high. Learn how you can lessen the chance of a harmful drug interaction.

Review Date: June 27, 2012

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Next Steps After Your Diagnosis: Finding Information and Support

If you have received a diagnosis that could change your life, this document may help you take the next steps.

Review Date: February 23, 2011

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

PALS (Patient and Liaison Services): Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

When you call PALS, you’ll establish a one-on-one connection with a dedicated PALS Associate. Your PALS Associate can provide you with the most current information about the disease, treatment options,specialists, clinical trials, support groups, diet, nutrition and much more.

Review Date: July 14, 2014

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Quick Tips—When Talking with Your Doctor

Here are some tips to help you and your doctor establish a good working relationship so that you can become partners in improving your health care.

Review Date: February 04, 2013

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Skin Cancer Self Examination

Skin self-examination can alert you to changes in your skin and aid in the early detection of skin cancer. Learn how to do it and what to look for.

Review Date: March 13, 2013

Skin Cancer Foundation

SPIRAL: Selected Patient Information Resources in Asian Languages

SPIRAL is a free web resource that connects people to authoritative health information in Asian languages. Resources are available in Cambodian/Khmer, Chinese, Hmong, Korean, Lao, Thai, and Vietnamese.

Review Date: December 31, 2012

Educational Institution--Follow the Resource URL for More Information

Test Your Knowledge of Men's Health

Test your knowledge of your risk for certain diseases or conditions with these quizzes, tests, and assessments. They are designed to help you improve your knowledge, assess your risk, and take action for better health.

Review Date: September 21, 2012

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Tests and Procedures

This page explains common medical tests and procedures: what it is, how it’s done, how to prepare, risks and results.

Review Date: March 13, 2013

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Understanding Medical Words

This interactive tutorial will help you understand complex medical words and common medical abbreviations.

Review Date: February 28, 2012

NIH National Library of Medicine - NLM