NIH Launches Expanded Health Information Web Site|
Valuable online resource provides links to wider range of health
information highlights popular health topics, cutting-edge
science and interactive features
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is pleased to announce
the launch of an expanded health information Web site, available
on the World Wide Web at: http://health.nih.gov/.
The expanded site now offers links to a wider range of NIH's valuable
resources, features colorful images to highlight an intriguing range
of useful features, and gives readers the chance to test their health
knowledge. Visitors can still access the popular A to Z listing
of health topics, browse topics by body location/systems, or use
the main Search box. Favorite health databases, such as Clinical
Trials, MEDLINEplus, and PubMed, remain one click away.
"NIH is the nation's medical research agency, and has long
been considered a highly trusted source of health information,"
said Dennis Rodrigues, NIH Web site manager. "As more than
half of American adults use the Web to access health information,
we are pleased to be able to expand our services and provide 'one-stop
shopping' for valuable information from across the more than two
dozen institutes and centers that comprise NIH."
The Web site includes three colorful new feature sections. Healthy
Lifestyles highlights links to popular topics such as seasonal
health concerns, nutrition and weight loss. Research In Action
links users to cutting-edge scientific information on topics such
as stem cells and genetics, and provides readers with an opportunity
to meet scientists ranging from high school students to Nobel Laureates.
Now Online emphasizes interactive features and Web exhibits,
such as the Portion Distortion quiz, the Household Products Database,
and the Milk Matters campaign. The new "Take a Quiz"
box challenges viewers to test their knowledge with a series of
continually rotating true/false questions on hot topics such as
diabetes, osteoporosis, cancer prevention, and heart disease.
The newly expanded NIH health information Web site has information
geared for the whole family, including kids, teens, parents, and
seniors. Educators, clinicians, and researchers will continue to
find the site a valuable resource of tools and guidelines.
The NIH comprises the Office of the Director and 27 Institutes
and Centers. The Office of the Director is the central office at
NIH, and is responsible for setting policy for NIH and for planning,
managing, and coordinating the programs and activities of all the
NIH components. The NIH is a component of the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services.