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Updated March 17 2016



The PEN collection is a consumer health database created by the JGH Patient Education Network (PEN) to help you and your health professional find and access reliable, up-to-date consumer health information using one easy-to-search resource. It includes handouts, booklets, books, websites, videos and more. 


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The information in this resource should not be considered as medical advice. It is not to be used in place of a visit with a doctor, nurse or other healthcare professional. If you have questions about your individual medical situation, please consult with your healthcare professional.