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  • Related topics on the right
  • NIH link and Languages on the right
  • Example: Nexium
  • Use the How effective is it link to jump to a section that will tell you if the supplement or herb has been shown to help various conditions (per medical research)
  • Definition opens in a new window. If you were to click on the red speaker icon, you would hear the word pronounced
  • Example: arrhythmias
  • Medlineplusoverview

    1. 1. Finding Reliable Health Information onthe InternetOverview of MedlinePlus.govChristine Caufield-Noll, MLIS, AHIPCommunity Health LibraryJohns Hopkins Bayview Medical CenterSummer 2012
    2. 2. Where is the first place you go onthe Internet for health information?
    3. 3. When looking for reliable, high- quality health information on theInternet, the first place to start is…
    4. 4. MedlinePlus information is…• Accurate • Easy to use• Current • Mirrored in Spanish• Reliable • No ads• Reputable • FREE – no login or• Written by health registration required professionals• Available 24/7
    5. 5. Health Topics pageStart here tofind moreinformationon a diseaseor condition
    6. 6. Health topics pageThere arefour ways tosearchhealth topics:1. Body 4locations/systems2. Broad 3categories3. A-Z index4. Thesearch box 1 2
    7. 7. Example: diabetesClick on “D”to see alisting of alltopicsbeginningwith thatletter
    8. 8. Example: diabetesScroll downthealphabeticallist of topicsuntil you finddiabetes
    9. 9. Example: diabetesClick on thelink for thediabeteshealth topicspage
    10. 10. Example: diabetesHealth topicspagesinclude asummary, illustrations, medicalencyclopediaand a StartHere section
    11. 11. Example: diabetesFurtherdown thepage, themain menuorganizestheinformationand providelinks so youcan quicklyjump to thesection youneed
    12. 12. Example: diabetesMore ofthe mainmenu
    13. 13. Example: diabetesEach linkopens anewwindow, soMedlinePlusis stillavailable
    14. 14. Transition to drug informationScroll backup to the topof the pageand click onthe Drugs &Supplementsbutton
    15. 15. Drug and supplement informationClick on thefirst letter inthe drug’sname(Nexium)
    16. 16. Example: NexiumScroll downto find thename of thedrug
    17. 17. Example: NexiumClick on thelink forNexiumIn thiscase, thelink is crossreferencedwith thedrug’sscientificname, Esome-prazole
    18. 18. Example: NexiumThisinformationis like thatwhich you’dget from the Print iconpharmacyUse themain menuto navigatethe pageUse the printicon to printtheinformation, if desired
    19. 19. Example: NexiumSide effectsof Nexium
    20. 20. Transition to supplementsScroll backup the pageand click onthe Drugs &Supplementsbutton again
    21. 21. Supplement informationClick on theall herbs &supplementsbutton
    22. 22. Example: fish oil
    23. 23. Example: fish oil
    24. 24. Example: fish oil
    25. 25. Example: fish oil
    26. 26. Example: fish oil
    27. 27. Transition to encyclopediaClick on theMedlinePlusimage the atthe top ofpage toreturn to thehomepage
    28. 28. EncyclopediaScroll downthe page andclick on thelink that saysMedicalEncyclopedia
    29. 29. Example: poison ivyA goodresource forstudents orthose whoneed quickinformationor picturesExample:poison ivy
    30. 30. Example: poison ivy
    31. 31. Example: poison ivy
    32. 32. Example: poison ivyClick on animage to seea largerversion
    33. 33. Transition to dictionaryClick on theMedlinePlusicon to returnto thehomepage
    34. 34. DictionaryType in theterm andclick Go
    35. 35. Dictionary
    36. 36. Current health news
    37. 37. Current health news
    38. 38. Transition to Videos & Cool ToolsGo back tothe top of thepage andclick on theVideos &Cool Toolsbutton
    39. 39. Videos & Cool ToolsClick oninteractivetutorialsThese areslideshowswith audioon anumber ofconditions, tests andwellnesstopicsThey alsohaveprintablesummaries
    40. 40. Videos & Cool Tools
    41. 41. Videos & Cool ToolsA newwindow willopen andthere will be3 choices:Interactivetutorial;Self Playingtutorial; orTextSummary
    42. 42. Videos & Cool Tools
    43. 43. Videos & Cool ToolsThe textsummary iswritten inplainlanguageand oftenincludesillustrations
    44. 44. Thank you! Please call Christine at 410-550-0681 or email her at ccaufie1@jhmi.edu if you have any questions

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