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2008

Child & Adolescent Health Care,

Patient Education

    Advance Care Planning

    What Is Advance Care Planning? An ACP is simply a plan you make in advance, for your care at the end of your life. Advance care planning gives you time to consider and reflect on the kind of health and medical care you would consent to, or refuse, in a crisis. The best time to make an ACP is when you are younger and your health is still good.  

    2014

    Anemia

    Anemia is a condition that affects your red blood cells. It occurs when your blood doesn't have enough hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is a protein in your red blood cells that carries oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body. Anemia can starve your body of the...

    2011

    Patient Education

      Asthma: Learning to control your symptoms.

      This information provides a general overview on this topic and may not apply to everyone. To find out if this information applies to you and to get more information on this subject, talk to your family doctor.

      2014

      Patient Education,

      Respiratory Disorders

      2008

      Child & Adolescent Health Care,

      Patient Education

        Breast cancer - steps to finding breast lumps early.

        How can I find breast cancer early?  The best way to find breast lumps that may be cancer is to do two things: Have regular mammograms. Have your doctor check your breasts every year. Doing both gives you the best chance to find cancer as early as you can.  

        2015

        Cancer,

        Patient Education,

        Women’s Health

        2007

        Child & Adolescent Health Care,

        Immunization,

        Patient Education

          Choosing Wisely and Prevention Through Primary Care

          Our multimedia-friendly toolkit equips health care providers with user-friendly videos, printable posters for their clinics, and printable infographics designed to facilitate informed discussions and give patients resources they can take home.

          2017

          Patient Education,

          Periodic Health Examination

            2010

            Mental Health,

            Patient Education

              2007

              Diabetes,

              Patient Education

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