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What’s new with MedlinePlus, Go Local, and NIHSeniorHealth. Medical Library Association May 14 - 19, 2005 San Antonio, TX . New for MedlinePlus. Nearly 500 million page views per month Over 51 million unique users per month New features Animated tour in Spanish

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What s new with medlineplus go local and nihseniorhealth l.jpg

What’s new withMedlinePlus, Go Local, and NIHSeniorHealth

Medical Library Association

May 14 - 19, 2005

San Antonio, TX

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New for MedlinePlus

  • Nearly 500 million page views per month

  • Over 51 million unique users per month

  • New features

    • Animated tour in Spanish

    • Resource page for Librarians and Trainers

    • American Hospital Association Directory

    • Health Check Tools

    • Organizations listed by topic

  • Collaboration with AARP and VA

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Tour en español

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For Librarians and Trainers

  • Tours

  • Two sample tutorials (English & Spanish) for demos when no Internet connection is available

  • Links to MedlinePlus

    • Health topic - Evaluating Health Information

    • Guide to Evaluating Health Information

  • Public Libraries and Community Partners (from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

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Find a Hospital

Find a hospital by name, through a zip code search, or by city

Get driving directions from MapQuest

List of hospital services

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Health Check Tools

  • Quizzes, calculators, and self-assessments

  • Listed under “Health Check Tools” on each topic

  • Entire list also available from Health Topics tab

  • Also in Spanish

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Organizations by topic

  • List and links to organizations producing consumer health information

  • Find link on “Other Resources” (home page or tab at top)

Organizations by alphabet or topic

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Collaboration: AARP

  • AARP launched health portal on August 23

  • Licensed Healthwise, Medicare Interactive

  • Customized links in Healthwise to MedlinePlus health topics

  • Home page links to tutorials, directories, clinical trials, NCCAM

  • Reference/Web staff trained volunteers

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AARP Health Guide

Links to:

M+ Tutorials ClinicalTrials.gov M+ Directories NCCAM health info

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MedlinePlus and My HealtheVet

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Growth in MedlinePlus use

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American Customer Satisfaction Index results

  • Tracks trends in customer satisfaction

  • Provides benchmarking data

  • MedlinePlus: consistently has highest government score

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Go Local Update

  • Go Local project links local services from health topics

  • 19 Go Local areas in various stages of completion

  • Sites either independent or NLM supported

  • NLM Management system up and running

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Keys to success

  • Institutional/organizational commitment

  • Dedicated staff

  • Services, not health information

  • Vigilance

  • Community outreach and partnerships

  • Feedback, evaluation and improvements

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Go Local NN/LM Funding

  • Must be an NLM-approved Go Local project

    • Local organization must fund the half-time staff requirement.

    • One time funding up to $25,000 will be available to each go local participating area.

  • Prerequisites

    • NN/LM Full Member

    • NN/LM Affiliate Members must:

      • Partner with a Full Member, or

      • Have a health sciences librarian working on the project.

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Go Local sites in various stages of completion

Current Go Local Projects

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MedlinePlus Go Local Resources

  • Frequently Asked Questions

  • Participation Guidelines

  • NLM Hosted System Training

  • Vocabulary



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Go Local Input System

Version 1 – Bare bones to input data

Version 2 (April 2005) -Customization

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Navigation from MedlinePlus

From a health

topic page on

MedlinePlus, choose

a location and find services

in that area for your topic.

Links to related MedlinePlus pages

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Navigation in Go Local

You can start from the national Go Local map and choose a state or region, then select county or zip code, and find services.

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Go Local Indiana page design

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National directory information for non-Go Local states

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NIHSeniorHealthThe Web Site for Older Adults


National Library of Medicine

National Institutes of Health

Health and Human Services

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  • New features

    • printer-friendly version allows users to print full topics or selected chapters

    • updated accessibility buttons provide more text size choices and clearly show whether contrast and speech are on or off

    • a new message reminds users to turn off their browser pop-up blocker

    • Exercise stories from Seniors

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Exercise Stories

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Taking Medicines



Sleep and Aging

Low Vision

Coming Soon:

Problems with Taste

Problems with Smell

Age related Macular Degeneration

New Topics

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