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Balance Concerns: Being a Savvy Consumer and More

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. Check out the whole section of the FDA website devoted to consumers

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.

Healthcare Guide

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