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What are Clinical Trials?

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When you are faced with a diagnosis it may be in your interest to check out the clinical trials associated with your condition or disease. The website to search for trials and learn more about them is via ClinicalTrials.gov. The website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of […]

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Surgery Risk Assessment Tool for Patients

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I came across a tool online by the American College of Surgeons called the Surgery Risk Calculator.  You can find the site and tool here: http://riskcalculator.facs.org/PatientInfo/PatientInfo I like this tool for a number of reasons, namely because patients are getting more information to assist them when it comes to making big decisions about their healthcare and […]

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

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May is mental health awareness month.  The Mental Health America site has screening tools that can help you or a loved one understand more about your mental health. Check the tools out at: http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/mental-health-screening-tools Depression is not a process of aging. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has some great information regarding older adults […]

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Your Patient’s Bill of Rights

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There can be more than one Patient’s Bill of Right’s. Ask your health care provider for a copy of their Patient’s Bill of Rights.  The Affordable Care Act brought on a new Patient’s Bill of Rights in 2010.  Healthcare.gov lists the provisions of the Patient’s Bill of Rights under the Affordable Care Act Creates the […]

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Your Free Health Notebook: KaleidoBook

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Managing a life health event or chronic condition can be an unenjoyable, but necessary, full time job.  Check out this free health note book at www.kaleidocareadvocacy.com/clients.html and download and/or print the KaleidoBook. Your own personal health note book may help you organize your medical questions,  assist you in tracking your health insurance phone calls, keep all of your […]

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Hello world!

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KaleidoCare blog has started!  We will publish posts containing information on healthcare advocacy and navigation.  You can check out our site www.kaleidocareadvocacy.com for more information. More to come and thanks for visiting!

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