MedlinePlus: Trusted Health Information for You

Posted on Friday, June 06, 2008

MedlinePlus is an excellent service of the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, providing a wealth of authoritative, daily updated medical information. To ESL students, the site is particularly useful as a means of learning medical English.


• Over 750 health topics, grouped under 5 major categories: body location/systems, disorders and conditions, diagnosis and therapy, demographic groups, health and wellness

• Alphabetical indexes of generic drugs, herbs, and supplements

• Medical encyclopedia (over 4,000 articles plus photographs and illustrations)

• Medical dictionary (powered by Merriam-Webster)

• Health-related news from Reuters Health, HealthDay, and other medical organizations

• Directories of health professionals, services, and facilities

• Interactive health tutorials, which explain diseases and medical procedures in easy-to-read English

• Streaming videos of surgical procedures

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