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This section deals with various ways older adults can work within their health care system and save money.

When You Are Hospitalized, Take Notes star
When You Are Hospitalized Take Notes

Breast Cancer Prevention Tidbits star
Learn about new ways to prevent breast cancer.

Consumer Education and Older Persons star
Consumer education affects decisions in areas of new technology and older adults are often suspicious of what they hear about the benefits. We need to educate ourselves with the information we are provided and also do some of our own investigating. Learn how to take the most prudent approach.

Effective Communication With Your Doctor star
Effective communication with your physician can mean the difference between a speedy diagnosis and a missed on.

Elder Lawyers a Valuable Resource star
Attorneys who work in the field of elder law have knowledge of older adult issues as well as the myths related to competence and aging. Learn about their areas of expertise and when to utilize the legal assistance they can provide.

Making the Most of Doctors' Visits star
Visiting the doctor's office can be stressful, especially if we are having problems with our health and are looking for answers. We can miss information or misinterpret what the doctor is telling us. This "must read" article helps us make the most of our visits.

Patient School star[offsite link]
Physician-developed site to empower patients to partner in their health care like never before.

Staying on Top of Our Healthcare star
It is crucial as we get older that we empower ourselves and take charge of our health. Read here why it is important and the ways we can enhance our quality of life by taking stock and taking action.

TIA: A Potential Stroke on the Horizon star
TIA, or transient ischemic attack, is often an early warning sign that a stroke is coming soon. Learn more about how to recognize early signs.

Tips to Lower Your Medical Bills star
Learn tips on how to lower your medical bills.

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