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Sports Safety Information from Medline Plus

The MedlinePlus Sports Safety Web page includes links on how to prevent sports injuries, specific conditions, and material specifically geared to children and teens.

August 2, 2010 - Posted by | Consumer Health |


  1. You can get these MedlinePlus topics emailed to you each week as they come up through a site called This way, if there are changes to Sports Safety or any other field you choose to monitor, you and other healthcare professionals will get notice via email.

    Comment by Charles | August 3, 2010 | Reply

    • Hi Charles,

      Thank you for the post.
      I went to and it seems MedInfoNow is a way to keep up with Medline (not MedlinePlus). MedInfoNow requires, however, a paid subscription.

      I believe Medline and Medline Plus are two different things.
      Medline (part of PubMed) is geared more towards the biomedical community (physicians, researchers, health care workers)
      MedlinePlus (which I used to post the Sports Safety item) is geared more towards the general public.

      However, you did bring up a good point.
      I went to MedlinePlus and see one can get MedlinePlus topics emailed on a weekly basis by going to –>

      Am thinking of creating a post here about the MedlinePlus listserv (weekly email updates).

      Again, thank you Charles for the comments.
      Much appreciated


      PS I went to MedInfo Now. One can get PubMed (Medline) updates for free by going to the PubMed website
      However, MedInfo now does have some additional features. It would be interesting to see just what the subscription cost is, and
      to weigh the value of the MedInfo products with, say, free material on the Web and/or products/services through, say a medical library….
      this just could be some very heavy duty (and controversial??) research

      Comment by Janice Flahiff | August 6, 2010 | Reply

  2. I just noticed — there’s even a blog with more technical information at

    Comment by Charles | August 3, 2010 | Reply

  3. Hi Janice!

    Hope you don’t mind if I jump in here to clarify what MedInfoNow is and does.

    MedInfoNow is a customizable literature update service that helps healthcare professionals zero in on just the journal literature they need, while saving them time.

    Each week, MedInfoNow delivers topic-specific journal article citations and abstracts from Medline to them via email, based on individual profiles.

    What distinguishes MedInfoNow from PubMed, say, is that we work with the experts — medical librarians — who develop the topics (1,700 and counting) and devise the MeSH search strategies that will yield the most relevant results.

    All the user has to do is select the topics and we do the rest. Each week we filter the 10,000 or so newly indexed articles added to Medline and send out thousands of emails alerting users to the article citations and abstracts that match the topics they’ve selected for their profile. MedInfoNow has other features, too, that help users refine their profile even further. And, of course, it has book/software reviews!

    The idea is to make it as quick and easy as possible for healthcare professionals, whose main focus is patient care, to keep up to date with the literature they need.

    I’d be happy to answer any questions you might have.


    Comment by Anne Hennessy | August 13, 2010 | Reply

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