Updated Health Library Resources

Posted on July 16, 2010


The Mayor’s Health Line has uncovered these great updated online health library resources.

Resources on Global and Domestic HIV
Global HIV Tutorial
Kim Boortz, policy analyst for the Kaiser Family Foundation, presents an overview of the global HIV/AIDS epidemic and the latest in data and trends. This narrated slide tutorial covers HIV/AIDS prevalence around the world and addresses the issue of access to Antiretroviral Treatment (ART) and prevention services in parts of the world. Key issues and challenges in addressing the global epidemic as well as global health funding are also discussed.

HIV Reference Libraries
Global HIV Reference Library http://www.kaiseredu.org/topics_reflib.asp?rID=1&parentid=64&id=126
Domestic HIV Reference Library http://www.kaiseredu.org/topics_reflib.asp?rID=1&parentid=64&id=127
These updated reference libraries include new resources along with background information on the disease including links to an extended list of articles focusing on cost and financing. Resources on prevention services and treatment are also provided.

MedlinePlus Website Redesigned

As of this morning, MedlinePlus has a new look! The entire site has been redesigned with a new layout and color scheme. Some highlights of the new design are:

    * A Videos & Cool Tools page that makes multimedia content easier to find and searchable.
    * A Share button on all health topic pages and interactive tutorials that allows you to share links to MedlinePlus through your favorite social networks. See the Diabetic Diet topic page as an example.
    * A medical dictionary search box on the English homepage for quick look-up of medical terms.
    * A search cloud widget on the homepage, and a widgets page http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/widgets.html where you can find options for embedding MedlinePlus content in your own blogs, personalized homepages, and other sites.

We invite you to visit MedlinePlus to see the changes and new features for yourself. Let us know what you think of the new design by clicking the Contact Us link that appears on every page.
As always, you can stay up-to-date with the latest changes to MedlinePlus by following us on Twitter @medlineplus4you, visiting our What’s New page http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/whatsnew.html, and signing up for email updates http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/listserv.html. Also, don’t forget about the mobile version http://m.medlineplus.gov/ of MedlinePlus for reliable health information when you’re on-the-go.