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NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine, Trusted Health Information from the National Institutes of Health

MedlinePlus Marks 15th Anniversary!

MedlinePlus launched in October 1998

Over two million people turn to MedlinePlus ( every day to find accurate, up-to-date information. The site consistently ranks at or near the top of the American Customer Satisfaction Index for government news sites.

Over the past 15 years, MedlinePlus has brought trusted health information to millions of people across the country and around the world. It now includes:

Medline Plus and Twitter Bird
  • More than 950 pages providing links to reliable consumer information on important health issues
  • Information on prescription and over-the-counter medicines, as well as herbs and supplements
  • An illustrated medical encyclopedia with anatomy videos
  • Interactive health tutorials—narrated programs that use animated graphics to explain conditions and procedures in easy-to-read language
  • The latest health news
  • A full-featured Spanish site
  • A multiple language collection with links to health information in over 40 languages
  • A medical dictionary

You can keep up to date with the latest health information from MedlinePlus on: Twitter:
Subscribing to news feeds via RSS:
There are several general interest feeds, as well as feeds for every health topic page on the site.

Winter 2014 Issue: Volume 8 Number 4 Page Back Cover