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IMPORTANT: The information contained in our website and in the links below does not constitute medical advice. Its purpose is to help educate and inform you and to help you develop an understanding of your condition or treatment so that you can ask questions and discuss what you learn with your physician. This is NOT intended to take the place of evaluation and discussion with your doctor. Use this to help further the discussion with your healthcare professionals.

Getting a Diagnosis:
I'm Afraid I Have Bad News . . .12 Steps to Handle a Disturbing Diagnosis by Elizabeth Austin of AARP. Offers a plan of action to be conscious in your actions when you receive difficult news, whether it is cancer, heart disease, or some other illness.

NCQA's Health Plan Report Card is an interactive tool designed to help you find the health plan that's right for you. NCQA is a private nonprofit organization committed to improving the quality of our nation's health care.

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