Director’s Council of Public Representatives (COPR)
NIH Public Bulletin – February 2010
New Tools Enhance Diseases and Conditions Index
Format: Web Site
Institute: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Are you looking for a convenient way to get accurate and understandable health information?
New tools have been added to the NHLBI's always-evolving Diseases and Conditions Index (DCI). Icons will direct you to diseases and conditions entries with new videos, quizzes, podcasts, and widgets. The videos combine descriptions of diseases by NHLBI staff with animation, patient accounts, and tips to help you live a healthy lifestyle. Quizzes allow you to test your knowledge of some diseases and conditions. Podcasts can be downloaded and played on any MP3 player and most computers. Widgets provide a convenient way for you to add current health information to your own Web site, and the NHLBI updates the content automatically.
You can learn more about the new tools on the NHLBI's DCI main page at www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/index.html.