Being a Savvy Consumer, and More on Balance Concerns
Annotation:Department of Health and Human Services - Medicare Part B covers durable medical equipment including canes, walkers and wheelchairs. Scroll down to the List of Topics for the page numbers for these items in this PDF booklet.
Annotation:American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery - Searchable directory of members of AAO-HNS, which represents more than 12,000 otolaryngologist—head and neck surgeons who diagnose and treat disorders of those areas; the information in the directory is provided by the physicians themselves.
Annotation:This site is a public voice for caregivers; it provides tips and support, fact sheets in English, Spanish and Chinese, and caregiver services in your area.
Annotation:U.S. Food and Drug Administration - Suggestions regarding the safe use of medicines, including questions to ask your doctor, and tips on how to cut medicine costs.
Annotation:SeniorNet and Dr. Terrie Wurzbacher - Doctors and patients can sometimes be on different wavelengths. This article provides practical tips on how to prepare for an effective medical appointment.
Annotation:National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health - Tips for finding reliable health information.
Annotation:MedlinePlus - Excellent guidelines for evaluating web resources for the consumer.
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