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Consumer Health Resources   Tags: consumer, consumer health, health literacy  

Last Updated: Nov 17, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts
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MedlinePlus Magazine

NIH MedlinePlus Magazine

NIH MedlinePlus Magazine is a favorite source of trusted health information for you, whether you read it in your doctor's office, local health center, clinic, or hospital waiting room.  Free subscriptions are available.

Health Resources for Kids and Teens

The National Library of Medicine and other reputable agencies provide excellent resources for kids and teens to locate health information.


NLM Consumer Health Resources

NLM Consumer Health Resources

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) provides freely available and reliable resources on consumer health to be used by the general public. Locate resources by subject using the information compiled by the Consumer Health Coordinator at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR). NLM provides web sites, access to interactive health tutorials and online web searching tools to help consumers make the best decisions regarding their health.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about how to obtain training on the resources listed, please contact NN/LM MAR via e-mail, or via telephone (800) 338-7657.

MedlinePlus: Consumer Health Pages

MedlinePlus offers information on a variety of wellness and health care issues.

  • MedlinePlus: Health Literacy
    Health literacy is the ability to understand health information and to use that information to make good decisions about your health and medical care. Learn more about health literacy in MedlinePlus.
  • MedlinePlus: Evaluating Health Information
    Find information on how to determine if the health information you have is good or bad.
  • MedlinePlus: Guide to Health Web Surfing
    What should you look for when evaluating the quality of health information on Web sites? Here are some suggestions based on our experience.
  • MedlinePlus: Interactive Health Tutorials
    MedlinePlus presents interactive health tutorials from the Patient Education Institute. Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for a variety of diseases and conditions. Also learn about surgeries, prevention and wellness. Each tutorial includes animated graphics, audio and easy-to-read language.
  • MedlinePlus: Personal Health Records
    Find information on what kind of information you would put into a personal health record.

NN/LM MAR Consumer Health Coordinator

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Lydia N. Collins
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Health Sciences Library System
University of Pittsburgh
200 Scaife Hall
3550 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
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NN/LM MAR Training


NN/LM MAR staff provide no-cost training session on health information resources, with an emphasis on free resources from the National Library of Medicine. Locate information about upcoming trainings and see past offerings.


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