Being a Savvy Consumer, and More on Hypertension
Annotation:National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health - Questions to ask about your health care from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.
Annotation:Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services - Medicare coverage for blood pressure monitoring devices.
Annotation:National Council on Aging - Answer some questions to find benefit programs that can help you pay for medications, health care, food, utilities and more.
Annotation:MedlinePlus - Links to resources for hypertension including disease management, nutrition, news articles, health check tools, clinical trials, complications, and more.
Annotation:Can be reached at One Almaden Blvd. Suite 500, San Jose, CA 95113, phone: (408) 977-4950. The web site includes news articles, listings of local events and programs and is fully integrated with the full AHA site.
Annotation:NHLBI provides global leadership for research, training, and education programs to promote prevention and treatment of heart, lung, and blood diseases.
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. Check out the whole section of the FDA website devoted to consumers for other useful articles and resources, including how to report a bad reaction to a medicine, and how to protect yourself from health fraud.
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.
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