MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s Web site for health consumers. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus presents information on over 950 diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in everyday language. Materials are also available in Spanish and over 40 other languages. There is no advertising on the site, nor does MedlinePlus endorse any company or product.
Recently MedlinePlus rolled out a new version of its web site that uses Responsive Web Design to provide a consistent user experience from a desktop, tablet, or phone. This is an approach that optimizes the experience of using a web site by adjusting each page for the device you are using, whether that is a desktop monitor or mobile touchscreen. Responsive pages automatically change their layout to fit your screen. The homepages have a streamlined appearance, and still provide access to the three main areas of the site – Health Topics, Drugs & Supplements, and Videos & Tools – plus links to the Medical Encyclopedia, Medical Dictionary, current health news, and more.
A tour of the redesigned site is available at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/tour/tour.html.
Use the Contact Us link on any MedlinePlus page to send feedback about the redesigned site.
Tags: May 2015