Monday, June 17, 2013

Featured Online Resource - Medline Plus

Have you ever searched the Internet for information about a health-related topic, but found you weren't comfortable trusting the Web sites providing the information?  If so, you might want visit Medline Plus (  This site is maintained by the National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine.

It's a great source of straightforward information focused on healthy living and medical information.

Some topics covered include:
  • Health Topics
    • Body systems
    • Specific health conditions
    • Therapies and treaments
    • Health and wellness
  • Drugs & supplements
  • Videos and interactive tutorials
In addition to the information that the National Library of Medicine has compiled, you will also find links to other resources related to health and healthy living from agencies such as the Department of Agriculture and the Centers for Disease Control.

Consider this a a great starting point for your research.  However, always remember that none of these resources can act as a replacement for advice from a trained physician!

Every week, the Ort Library brings you a new and outstanding resource from the Web or from one of the library's databases. To get an archive of all FOR entries, click here. Also, you can suggest a website that provides well-organized access to useful info.

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