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What are some medical information telephone lines?

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As of August 2015, the Partnership for Prescription Assistance has a toll-free number, 1-888-4PPA-NOW, that helps needy individuals gain access to affordable prescription medications, states the American Academy of Family Physicians. Additionally, information for low-income families who need health insurance for their children is available at 1-877-KIDS NOW, states InsureKidsNow.gov.

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What are some medical information telephone lines?
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The National Cancer Institute hotline, 1-800-4-CANCER, gives callers information on cancer, including where to find treatment centers, how to prevent cancer, early detection practices and advice on how to quit smoking, the NCI website explains. Other medical information is available on several national hotlines, including the National AIDS Hotline, 1-800-342-2437, the National STD Hotline, 1-800-227-8922, and the National Immunization Hotline, 1-800-232-2522, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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