Finding Reliable Health Information Online: MedlinePlus, NIHSeniorHealth, ToxNet

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  • Can search/browse by products, manufacturers, ingredients, and health effects. Recommend by product (unless you have a specific health symptom, but cannot identify the source)
  • Automatically translate the drug name into its generic name. Here searching for Advil directs us to ibuprofen records

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  • 1. How to Find Reliable Health Information Online University of Michigan Taubman Health Sciences Library St. Francis of Assisi Health Fair May 22, 2011 © Regents of the University of Michigan 2010
  • 2.
      • MedlinePlus.gov From the National Library of Medicine
    It’s all available from MedlinePlus.Gov NIH Senior Health ToxNet
  • 3.
    • MedlinePlus
  • 4. MedlinePlus.gov
      • Symptoms, causes, treatment, and prevention for 800+ diseases, conditions, and wellness issues
      • Side effects, precautions, and storage for 1000+ drugs
      • Information on alternative treatments, herbs, and supplements
      • Videos and tutorials
      • NO ADVERTISING!
  • 5. Home Page Type here to search a topic Click here to browse
  • 6. Searching
  • 7. Results
  • 8. Browsing
  • 9. Drugs, herbs, and Supplements
  • 10. Drugs, herbs, and Supplements
  • 11. Drug Example
  • 12. Health Dictionary Health Encyclopedia
  • 13. Email Alerts
  • 14. Videos & Cool Tools
  • 15. Example Video
  • 16. Magazine Easy to Read Version Multiple Languages
  • 17. NIH MedlinePlus Magazine
  • 18. NIH SeniorHealth
  • 19. Click on “NIH Senior Health” Start at MedlinePlus.gov
  • 20. All Topics, A-Z Health Videos Email Updates Text Size, Contrast, Narrator Training Tools NIH Senior Health
  • 21. Health Topic Example
  • 22. Health Videos
  • 23. E-Mail Updates
  • 24.
    • ToxNet: Household Products
  • 25. Household Products
    • Types of substances in make-up, paint, cleaners, weed killers, glues, and more!
    • Potential health effects or hazards of products
    • How to handle and dispose of these products safely
  • 26. Go to MedlinePlus.gov and search for ToxNet. It’s the 1 st Result.
  • 27. Click on “Household Products”
  • 28. Product Recalls Click on “ Product Recalls”
  • 29. Find the side effects of using CoverGirl foundation
  • 30. Browse Products
  • 31. Product Info on CoverGirl Make-up Includes first aid instructions and recommended handling/disposal
  • 32.
    • LactMed:
    • For Breastfeeding Mothers
  • 33. LactMed
    • Should I use this drug while breastfeeding?
    • What effects will this drug have on my baby? On me?
    • What can I take instead?
  • 34. Go to MedlinePlus.gov and search for ToxNet. It’s the 2 nd Result.
  • 35. Click on LactMed, then type into the search box
  • 36. Search the Common Pain Reliever Advil
  • 37. Most Important Sections
    • Summary of Use during Lactation
    • Effects in Breastfed Infants
    • Possible Effects on Lactation
    • Alternate Drugs to Consider
  • 38. Taubman Health Sciences Library
    • The library is open to the public
    • Our computers have guest access
    • Located at 1135 E. Catherine St., Ann Arbor
    • Free parking in nearby parking structures evenings after 6pm and on weekends