Anyone is welcome to link to MedlinePlus and/or to any of its health topic pages.
MedlinePlus Connect links information to patient portals and electronic health records; see: http://medlineplus.gov/connect.
Librarians find health information for patients and professionals. Identify a local library at http://nnlm.gov/members. The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), an outreach program of NLM, provides assistance and training nationwide. Contact NN/LM via their website at: http://nnlm.gov. Funded under contract awarded by the DHHS, NIH, National Library of Medicine and developed and updated by the NN/LM staff. This resource is available freely at: http://nnlm.gov/training/resources/mp4hptri.pdf
NIHSeniorHealth.gov: easy-to-navigate website for seniors and their caregivers http://nihseniorhealth.gov/
Point your patients to MedlinePlus – visit the Information Rx to order free materials:
MedlinePlus.gov “prescription” pad, bookmarks, posters, and more
My Health Record cards including a blood pressure record and “my medications”
Find Images and Diagrams
Include image in the search (e.g. spine image) for links to images and diagrams:
The A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia contains photographs, illustrations, and diagrams in over 4,000 articles
Detailed images of nearly 250 skin diseases are provided by Logical Images through links to SkinsightSM
Follow additional links to atlases, image galleries, radiology sites, and other visual resources
Identify PubMed® Articles
To identify articles appropriate for patients and families, MedlinePlus creates a PubMed search which automatically adds terminology to retrieve listings from consumer health journals, nursing journals and patient education handouts for the topic or disease of interest.
On an individual Health Topic page in the English version of MedlinePlus, under the Research section, click on Journal Articles and then click on: -- see more articles. Once in PubMed, review the Search details box to see the exact terms used to create the search.