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Healthcare 411 is a free online resource that educates and empowers consumers with evidence-based information. Produced by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), these weekly audio programs feature consumer-friendly health news and information. Subscribers to Healthcare 411 will receive relevant and timely information enabling consumers to take an active role in their health care.

To subscribe to the series, copy and paste the URL below into the box provided within your podcast catcher (i.e. Juice®, iTunes® and Odeo®).
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What is podcasting?

Podcasting is a way of making a radio-type broadcast available on demand. Podcasts typically are downloaded from Web sites and played on your computer or on a portable media player such as an iPod®. More information about podcasting is available at the following Web sites: Wikipedia and Yahoo® Podcasts.

How do I subscribe to a program as a podcast?

If you want to receive all new AHRQ program titles as they are published, you can subscribe to the entire series. You will need to add “podcatching” software to your computer. Some software choices are available here:

(AHRQ doesn't endorse any subscription software. This brief list is provided for your convenience.)

AHRQcast branded player with preloaded podcast
information (Juice®)
  Download For Windows 2000, XP, Vista or Windows 7
  Download For Mac OS X v10.3 and above
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Once you have downloaded “podcatching” software to your computer, open the section that allows you to "subscribe to a podcast." You will then be asked to copy and paste the podcast URL into the box provided. The URL is listed under the podcast description above. After submitting the URL you will be copied on all AHRQ podcasts as they are posted. There is no charge to subscribe.
How do I listen or watch a program?

To listen or watch any individual program, you can simply select the “Listen” or “Watch” button next to the program title. You will need the Flash plug-in to hear audio or video on our site. You can get the latest Flash plug-in here Exit Disclaimer.

System Requirements:

The following table summarizes the minimum hardware and software requirements to download the audio onto a computer or portable audio device.


Minimum Requirements


266 MHz Intel® Pentium® II processor or equivalent

Memory (RAM)

64 MB of RAM


28.8 Kbps modem

Sound Card

16-bit sound card and speakers

Digital Media Player

Flash Player 9

Operating System

Mac OS® X, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0TM

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