As many of you know, MedlinePlus is the comprehensive consumer health information resource from the National Library of Medicine. It made its debut in 1998 with 22 health topics and had 116,000 hits by the end of its first month. Take a look at more recent statistics:
MedlinePlus has gone through a number of changes over the years. Recently, its “About MedlinePlus” web page has been expanded and updated to help librarians, community organizations, health professionals, and the public to be more knowledgeable about the resource and better utilize it. Highlights include:
MedlinePlus is a reliable health resource to provide quality health information to your patrons, your patients, and the communities you serve. The new “About MedlinePlus” provides the additional information you need to know this is an authoritative and trusted online resource.