MedlinePlus RSS Enhancements
[Forwarded from MedlinePlus Staff]
Yesterday, NLM released several exciting enhancements that improve users’ ability to share and consume MedlinePlus content:
RSS feeds are now available for every health topic page on MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en español. This means that MedlinePlus now offers nearly 1,800 feeds for English and Spanish combined that are customizable to your specific interests. Whenever we add a new link to a MedlinePlus topic page, the item appears as a new entry on the corresponding health topic RSS feed. You can subscribe to the health topic RSS feeds using the RSS reader/aggregator of your choice. Links to the feeds are available on all health topic pages, the MedlinePlus RSS Feeds page, and via your browser’s RSS auto-detect feature.
In addition to the new health topic feeds, MedlinePlus now offers two new English RSS feeds allowing you to subscribe to all new links added to MedlinePlus and all new NIH links added to MedlinePlus. These new feeds are available on the RSS Feeds page under the heading “General Interest RSS Feeds.” For Spanish-language users, there is a new RSS feed that contains all new links added to MedlinePlus en español. This new feed is available from the Spanish RSS Feeds page.
NLM also unveiled enhancements to the print, email, and AddThis share icons on MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en español health topic pages. These icons are now located above the topic summary, and the Facebook and Twitter sharing options are more prominent, making it easier for you to share content in these very popular social networks.
Examples of the new RSS feeds and the improved sharing features can be seen on the health topic pages listed below:
• Food Allergy (English): http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/foodallergy.html
• Alergia a las comidas (Spanish): http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/foodallergy.html
If you have any questions about these enhancements, please use the “Contact Us” link that appears at the top of every MedlinePlus page.