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An overview of Medline Plus, an online medical resource.

An overview of Medline Plus, an online medical resource.

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  • Can be accessed anywhere, at anytime, without a subscription
  • I was able to figure out most of the features within minutes of finding themIt is NOT web mdNot a source for in depth medical journal articles
  • Ready reference: quick answers. What is x? Rather than so what?Webster’s Medical Dictionary and the A.D.A.M Encyclopedia are built into the site
  • Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for a variety of diseases and conditions. Also learn about surgeries, prevention and wellness. Each tutorial includes animated graphics, audio and easy-to-read language.Interactive, play, or pdf
  • Topic:ie sports injuries, eye and vision, ect. Oldest video is from 2004Visual learners will love this
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  • Alyson J Mahn
  • Contents What is it? Is it trustworthy? What are the Pros and Cons? What are its uses? How is it used?
  • What is Medline Plus? Free online resource Created by the National Library of Medicine as a toolfor locating authoritative health information Specific target audience is patients, as well their familyand friends
  • Is it Trustworthy? Yes! The National Library of Medicine is part of the NationalInstitute of Health. Links are carefully selected and contain up to dateinformation Medline Plus pulls articles from the Centers for DiseaseControl and Preventions, American Heart Association,Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Researchas well as from other similar organizations
  • Pros and ConsPro Con Free Trustworthy Easy to use A great resource for helpingconcerned patients Geared towards patientsrather than doctors Basic resource Doesn’t access subscriptionbased resources
  • What are its Uses? Ready Reference Questions Tutorials Videos
  • Ready Reference Questions Example: What is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome? Gives access to easy tounderstand articles toprovide a basicunderstanding of a subject
  • Tutorials The tutorials werecreated by the PatientEducation Institute andfocus on: Symptoms, diagnosis,and treatment ofdiseases and conditions Surgeries Prevention and wellness
  • Videos Medline Plus hassections dedicated tosurgery and anatomy Subjects range fromAngioplasty toVasectomies and arearranged by topic All videos are less thanten years old
  • How is it Used? How about a demonstration?
  • Sources National Library Of Medicine. Medline Plus. NationalLibrary Of Medicine, 28 May 2013. Web. 29 May 2013.<http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/>.