For years, the US Department of Health and Human Services has distributed brochures like this one to people who are considering surgery. The packets are full of things you need to know and questions you should ask your surgeon before going under the knife.
My good friend Nick Bilton is going to the NYTimes Bits blog as their lead writer. Nick was Design Integration Editor in the NYT newsroom and a UI specialist in their R&D labs for quite awhile before that, but took a break to work on his book, I Live in the Future: & Here's How It Works. [Nick Bilton]