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Updated February 2, 2017

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. 

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.