Resources

Patients

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

You can use MedlinePlus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. You can also get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition.

 

Health Topics -- information on conditions, diseases and wellness 

Interactive Health Tutorials – Over 165 slideshows with sound and pictures

Easy-to-Read – Health information in plain language

Games – Boost your health knowledge by playing these interactive health games

Health Check Tools – Quizzes, calculators, self-assessments, and decision guides to check your knowledge and health status

Drug Information – Prescription and over-the-counter medicines

Herbs and Supplements – Evidence-based information about herbs and supplements

Medical Encyclopedia – Includes pictures and diagrams

Dictionary – Look up spellings and definitions of medical words

News – The latest health news, also available arranged by date and health topic

Surgery Videos – Links to pre-recorded webcasts of surgical procedures

Anatomy Videos – See the anatomy of body parts and organ systems and how diseases and conditions affect them

Multiple Languages – Health information in languages other than English

NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine – A publication of the National Institutes of Health and the Friends of the National Library of Medicine

Directories – Find doctors, dentists and hospitals

Libraries – Consumer health libraries providing services to local residents

Organizations – A collection of organizations providing health information, also available arranged by topic