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COPD National Action Plan aims to reduce the burden of the third leading cause of death

First national framework designed to address key issues associated with COPD.

New Documentary on Difficulties Faced by Patients With Chronic Pain

Dr. Lynn Webster of Utah recently produced a documentary about pain treatment. The documentary, “The Painful Truth,” can be found online and on public television stations across the country and provides insight into the difficulties patients run into when trying to find effective treatment for chronic pain.

AHRQ Works: Building Bridges Between Research and Practice

Accelerating learning and innovation in health care delivery is what AHRQ does—every day. AHRQ tools take the "what" and translate it into the “how” by providing research-backed, practical tools that doctors and nurses can use to improve care.

Read and share this infographic about forgetfulness

Many people worry about becoming forgetful as they age. They think it is the first sign of Alzheimer’s disease. But forgetfulness can be a normal part of aging.

Addressing Public Health Crises: Suicide and Opioid Addiction are Preventable

During National Public Health Week, April 3-9, we celebrate the progress we’ve made helping people live healthier lives and those public health professionals who have helped us make that progress. But one hallmark of public health is life expectancy, and the United States just experienced a drop in overall life expectancy for the first time since 1993.