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MedlinePlus Wows at Health Fair

Merle Rosenzweig
Liaison Librarian
University of Michigan
Taubman Health Sciences Library
Ann Arbor, MI

Taubman librarians Merle Rosenzweig and Agnes Thorne at Health and   Wellness Fair displayOn Wednesday, April 14, 2010, two staff of the Taubman Health Sciences Library manned a table at the University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School Health & Wellness Fair. This is the second year that we took part in the fair. We handed out brochures on health information resources from the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health as well as information about our library. We also had one of our laptop computers set up to provide live demonstrations of MedlinePlus and other relevant resources.

We did topic searches on health issues suggested by the attendees. Many of theses attendees had previously asked their doctors for more information about these conditions with little success but were able to find important information about their symptoms, i.e. Burning Mouth Syndrome and finger pain upon urination, through a quick MedlinePlus search.

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