Director’s Council of Public Representatives (COPR)
NIH Public Bulletin – February 2010
For an On-the-Go Public, Presenting Mobile MedlinePlus
Format: Web Site
Institute: National Library of Medicine (NLM)
More and more people access the Internet using mobile devices. With this in mind, NLM developed a new mobile version of MedlinePlus, its Internet service providing authoritative consumer health information, to bring high-quality health information to users on the go. Mobile MedlinePlus is available in English and Spanish and includes a subset of content from the full Web site. It includes summaries for more than 800 diseases, wellness topics, the latest health news, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, and information on prescription and over-the-counter medications.
Using Mobile MedlinePlus, you can quickly find reliable health information no matter where you are. Wondering what the side effects are for your new prescription? Go to Mobile MedlinePlus while you're waiting for the pharmacist to fill your order! Consult Mobile MedlinePlus during your ride to work to read the latest news on diabetes. Or instantly look up the symptoms of H1N1 flu if you're at the supermarket and your child's school calls to tell you he doesn't feel well.
You can visit the Mobile MedlinePlus Web site at http://m.medlineplus.gov and its Spanish-language counterpart at http://m.medlineplus.gov/spanish. The original, consumer-friendly resource, MedlinePlus, is available at www.medlineplus.gov.