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Clinical Trials and Older People

To test new treatments for many diseases, volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are needed – including older people. Learn what clinical trials are and how you can take part in the latest research on aging. Read about the benefits of participating in clinical trials and questions to ask before volunteering.

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Keywords: Clinical Trials

Considering Surgery?

Here are some questions to ask and tips for choosing a surgeon or getting a second opinion. Also includes information about outpatient surgery, planning, paying for surgery, and what to bring with you.

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Spanish Version
Keywords: Risk, Surgery, Hospitalization, Health Care

Talking With Your Older Patient: A Clinician's Handbook

This essential guide for health professionals offers strategies for communicating effectively with older patients. Among the topics addressed in this 61-page publication are how to talk about sensitive issues, give bad news, and be aware of cultural differences.

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Keywords: Doctor-Patient Communication, Training Materials for Professionals