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Proceed To Article National Cholesterol Education Program
Two approaches can be taken to lower blood cholesterol levels in the American population. One is a clinical approach that defines individuals at high risk who need intensive intervention efforts. The second is a public health approach that aims to shift the distribution of cholesterol levels in the entire population to a lower range through dietary change. More...

Proceed To Article Medicare/Medicaid Information Kits
The Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) has produced a resource guide to promote understanding among persons who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid, and to encourage participation in programs that provide financial support for health care and insurance costs for persons with low incomes. Vidyya presents the kit to its readers.    Read Medicare/Medicaid Information Kits.

Proceed To Article The Medicare Modernization Act
The Medicare Modernization Act is the centerpiece of the Clinton Administration's efforts to modernize and strengthen the Medicare program. The Act is designed to prepare Medicare for the health, demographic, and financing challenges it faces in the 21st century. More...
Proceed To Article Searching For And Finding A Nursing Home
The Department of Health and Human Services has developed a checklist to help families make a wise decision when choosing a nursing home. The list includes helpful information on the Nursing Home Compare database. This database includes reports from state and federal inspections of nursing homes and is an excellent resource for patients and practitioners. More...

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