Today is the release of the new MedlinePlus!
In addition to the new logo, new features include:
- Frequently used content is easier to find like Health Topics, Drugs & Supplements and Videos & Cool Tools
- Spotlighting popular features such as the Medical Dictionary, Popular Searches and useful NIH databases
- Web 2.0 technologies that help users share content
- Emphasizes search and makes navigation more intuitive
- Rotating image feature at the top of the page displays current interest topics and new MedlinePlus features
- Distinctive color schemes for English and Spanish pages
- Quick links to mobile version and updates via email, RSS, and Twitter on every page
For a closer look visit: http://medlineplus.gov
Features to look forward to:
•Emphasizes search and makes navigation more intuitive
•Web 2.0 technologies that help users share content
•Distinctive color schemes for English and Spanish pages
MedlinePlus.gov, the authoritative government source for consumer oriented health care information, now has Anatomy Videos! Intended for consumers, “these animated videos show the anatomy of body parts and organ systems and how diseases and conditions affect them.” The video narrator’s voice is almost as soothing as the one on the Science Channel show, How It’s Made.
College life can be overwhelming to some, with all the new responsibilities and challenges that one might face. Medline Plus offers several tips in order for college students to maintain healthy lifestyles, such as:
Getting enough sleep
Eating a balanced diet
Keeping up with vaccinations and checkups
Getting regular exercise
Making smart choices about alcohol and drugs
Practicing safe sex
Seeking help if you are depressed or stressed
Finding the right balance might be tough at first but once you implement these practices into your lifestyle you should remain healthy.
For more information visit:
The MedlinePlus medical dictionary now includes audio pronunciations. Learn how to say words like ptosis, Sjogren’s and fibrillation. Search the medical dictionary on MedlinePlus and then click on the red speaker icon to hear the pronunciation.
You can now access FREE patient health information in both English and Spanish on your mobile phone.
Medlineplus viewed on your mobile browser
Mobile MedlinePlus includes
Topic summaries – “snackable” pieces of information you can access and digest quickly
News – the latest in treatment, medical research and healthy living tips
Access this new mobile resource at http://m.medlineplus.gov
Go ahead! After all, your US tax dollars pay for it.