NIHSeniorHealth Gets a Redesign!
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) have announced the release of a redesigned version of NIHSeniorHealth, the National Institutes of Health consumer health Web site for older adults, initially launched in 2002. The redesign improves usability and modernizes the appearance throughout the site. Changes incorporate user feedback about the site as well as results from usability testing of proposed designs with seniors. The new interface provides easy access from every page to more than 50 Health Topics and 150 videos. There is also a new search feature that allows quick access to health topics, videos, and other senior-related health content. Signing up for NIHSeniorHealth e-mail updates is also available, to find out when a topic is updated or a new topic is released. Another new feature is the capability to bookmark or share content using the new “Share” button. The Health Topics pages are now longer and the content is organized with topic-related subheadings throughout the page. The page organization allows users to navigate between chapters, take topic-related quizzes, find videos on the topic, or explore other health topics. An article in the NLM Technical Bulletin describes further details and includes diagrams of the new interface.
Please explore these recent improvements to NIHSeniorHealth! Feedback is welcomed by using the “Contact Us” link at the top of each page.