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K-12 Resources

MedlinePlus Featured Resources

The following are a list of select MedlinePlus pages that may be of interest to K-12 educators, and K-12 health professionals such as school nurses or administrators.

MedlinePlus: Health Topics
Read about symptoms, causes, treatment and prevention for over 900 diseases, illnesses, health conditions and wellness issues.

MedlinePlus: Drugs, Supplements, and Herbal Information
Learn about your prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines. Includes side effects, dosage, special precautions, and more.

MedlinePlus: Health Videos and Cool Tools
Learn by watching health videos on topics such as human anatomy, surgical procedures and health news. Test your knowledge with the interactive tutorials and games. Check your health by using the calculators and quizzes.

MedlinePlus: Interactive Tutorials
MedlinePlus presents interactive health tutorials from the Patient Education Institute. Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for a variety of diseases and conditions. Also learn about surgeries, prevention and wellness. Each tutorial includes animated graphics, audio and easy-to-read language.

MedlinePlus: Understanding Medical Words Tutorial
This tutorial teaches you about medical words. You'll learn about how to put together parts of medical words. You'll also find quizzes to see what you've learned.
You will need Flash Player to view the programs.

To Your Health: NLM update (audio update)
MedlinePlus proudly presents a weekly audio update by Donald A.B. Lindberg, M.D., Director of the National Library of Medicine, highlighting health news and accompanying information from MedlinePlus.

MedlinePlus: Directories
MedlinePlus provides links to directories to help you find libraries, health professionals, services and facilities. NLM does not endorse or recommend the organizations that produce these directories, nor the individuals or organizations that are included in the directories.

MedlinePlus Organizations
A collection of organizations providing health information arranged by topic. Also available in alphabetical order.

MedlinePlus: A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia
The A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia includes over 4,000 articles about diseases, tests, symptoms, injuries, and surgeries. It also contains an extensive library of medical photographs and illustrations.

MedlinePlus: Multiple Languages
Use these links to find health information in languages other than English.

Refugee Health Information Network
This resource is linked from within the MedlinePlus Multiple Languages section.

MedlinePlus: Information for Librarians and Trainers
The goal of MedlinePlus is to bring appropriate, authoritative health information to those who need it. NLM appreciates your efforts in training people on how to use MedlinePlus. Here are some training resources which might help you with your classes and health fairs.

MedlinePlus: Search Tips
Search Tips for using MedlinePlus.