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- Website: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Resource type: Article
Summary - The message of this resource is:
Three out of four older adults have multiple chronic health conditions. As the number of chronic conditions you have increases, so does your risk of complications. You may also get conflicting advice from different Health Care Providers.
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Is this information reliable, based on scientific research?
Step 2 - Transparency
Is it clear who developed the resource and how?
Step 3 - Usability
Is the information easy to understand and easy to use?
Rated on: 3/8/2019 1:44:24 PM
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