MedlinePlus: Current Quality Health Information For You Free!

Today there is much online information available on health and medical conditions, but is the information from a trusted source? Since 1998, MedlinePlus is such a source which is available anywhere, anytime, and for free—with no advertisements!

MedlinePlus is an online health information resource for patients, their families and their friends. It is a service provided by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world’s largest medical library and a part of the prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH). Information is provided in both English and Spanish. The information is free, comprehensive, and links to a worldwide array of other resources (e.g. support groups, videos, clinical trials).

The web site includes Health Topics, Medical Tests, a Medical Encyclopedia, Drugs & Supplements, Healthy Recipes, and much much more. All is kept current, and one can sign up to get updates. Links are included to Clinicaltrials.gov, journal articles, and how to find an expert.

This resource could be the first place you go after you speak to your doctor…maybe the last, too, for follow up. Take a minute and follow the link to check out the page yourself.

Here (below) is an example of some of the information on the coronavirus:

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Author: dianacunn

Retired health sciences librarian who has many interests! And now, loving working with library users of all ages at my local public libraries!

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