Category Archives: MedlinePlus

MedlinePlus: Patient Handouts

posted on the CAPHIS Listserv… Colleagues: MedlinePlus pages now feature a section of Patient Handouts. Patient handouts are short, printable lists of tips or how-tos on dealing with a disease or condition. We’ve gathered them into one place for easy … Continue reading

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Health Information Updates

This was posted today on the BHIC Blog   When looking for health information, the National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus http://medlineplus.gov provides a trustworthy website to find information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus … Continue reading

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MedlinePlus Connect: Linking Electronic Health Records to MedlinePlus

The following was posted by the National Library of Medicine. “Today the National Library of Medicine announces MedlinePlus Connect (http://medlineplus.gov/connect), a free service that allows electronic health record (EHR) systems to link users to MedlinePlus (http://medlineplus.gov), an authoritative up-to-date health … Continue reading

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New Herb and Supplement Information on MedlinePlus

“Today, MedlinePlus released 100 new herb and supplement monographs in English and Spanish from Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Consumer Version (NMCD). “Some of the highlights of the new monographs include: Descriptions of herbal remedies, dietary supplements, and how they work … Continue reading

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Enhancement to the MedlinePlus Scrolling Feature

The MedlinePlus team recently enhanced the scrolling features on the MedlinePlus English http://www.medlineplus.gov and Spanish http://www.medlineplus.gov/spanish homepages. First, an alternating  pause/play button, added to the left-hand controls, allows users to override the automated scrolling of the features as desired. Second, … Continue reading

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MedlinePlus – Easy-to-Read?

QUESTION: How is the literacy level of materials determined on MedlinePlus?  There is an FAQ section on MedlinePlus that deals with the easy-to-read section http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/faq/easytoread.html. ANSWER: ” MedlinePlus does not decide the literacy level of materials. The people who write … Continue reading

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TODAY — MedlinePlus Website Redesigned

As reported on the BHIC blog http://nnlm.gov/mcr/bhic?p=10389 http://medlineplus.gov/ http://medlineplus.gov/spanish As of this morning, MedlinePlus has a new look! The entire site has been redesigned with a new layout and color scheme. Some highlights of the new design are: A Videos … Continue reading

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New Look to MedlinePlus Coming Soon!

http://medlineplus.gov/ On Wednesday, July 14, MedlinePlus  will unveil a completely redesigned site with a freshened look and feel, a new logo, and distinctive color schemes for English and Spanish pages. The content on the current site will still be available … Continue reading

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Preview of MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en español Redesign

MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en español will debut a new design in summer 2010. To get a sneak peek at what’s coming, please go to http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/preview/overview.html to start your tour.  There is a feedback form on the bottom of every page, … Continue reading

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MedlinePlus Expands Links to Encyclopedia

http://medlineplus.gov/ MedlinePlus users have more ways to discover rich content from the A.D.A.M. medical encyclopedia http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/encyclopedia.html.  Nearly 700 of the 800 English MedlinePlus topic pages http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/healthtopics.html now include links to related encyclopedia articles.  Look for the “Encyclopedia” box on the … Continue reading

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