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Medlineplusoverview

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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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