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MedlinePlus: The Best Database You’re Probably Not Using

My go to for anything medically/health related “for the rest of us”. Great links to reputable organizations, agencies, and health care facilities

Harriet F. Ginsburg Health Sciences Library

MedlinePlus: It's like you have a medical professional right in your computer MedlinePlus: It’s like you have a medical professional right in your computer

Did you know you can access up to date, authoritative information on nearly 1,000 health topics in easy to read (i.e., non-medical jargon) language for FREE? The U.S. National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine have a terrific resource called MedlinePlus geared toward the general public, and not health professionals.

Health topics in MedlinePlus are available in many different languages, from Japanese to Samoan, even Swahili and Polish. Topics are categorized by body location/system, disorders and conditions, diagnosis and therapy, demographic groups, and health and wellness. You can also find information on drugs and supplements, and watch videos and tutorials.

Although the content in MedlinePlus is not meant for health professionals, the information found here can be very useful for physicians and nurses. Materials in MedlinePlus are typically written at a 5th to…

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February 13, 2015 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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