Sep 1, 2010
EK Lam

MedlinePlus – Free Online Medical Advisor

Have you ever felt helpless and fretful when your loved one contracted an unusual disease? Felt panic and worried when World Health Organization (WHO) declared a new global outbreak of the influenza virus such as H1N1 Flu in June 2009? Empower yourself with knowledge by visiting MedlinePlus for you will easily obtain information on the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for a variety of diseases.

MedlinePlus is a free website that not only provides information on diseases but also health information related to drugs, herbs and supplements. All the medical information is gathered from the United States National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other health-related organizations and agencies. The information is updated daily and no advertising on any company and product is allowed in this website.

The useful medical information in this website is well organized and categorized for easy reference. In the heath topics webpage, the information is categorized into a few groups such as Body Location/System, Disorders and Conditions, Health and Wellness, etc. You also can easily find the information you require as the topics are arranged in alphabetical order. MedlinePlus also provides interactive health tutorials with animated graphics, audio and simple language to make the learning more accessible. It even provides real surgical videos for viewing as well as access to a medical dictionary and NIH’s medical magazine. The best thing is MedlinePlus is available in multiple languages in its health info topic, e.g. Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, etc.

MedlinePlus is a useful medical website not only for patients but also doctors. If you have any doubts or questions related to health and medicine, just visit MedlinePlus.

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