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Health: MedlinePlus

Website from the National Library of Medicine for patients and their families and friends.

What is MedlinePlus

MedlinePlus is a website that offers reliable, up-to-date health information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in non-medical jargon. This National Institutes of Health website is for patients and their families and friends. It is produced by the National Library of Medicine and is available anytime, anywhere, for free. It also includes:

  • extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs
  • a medical encyclopedia
  • health information in Spanish
  • directories, and
  • links to thousands of clinical trials.

MedlinePlus is updated daily and can be bookmarked at the URL: There is no advertising on this site, nor does MedlinePlus endorse any company or product.

Video Tour of MedlinePlus

Join us for a tour of the MedlinePlus website. The tour lasts approximately 2.5 minutes. Transcript

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