Friday, September 22, 2006

MedlinePlus magazine

The National Library of Medicine has posted the 2nd issue of the MedlinePlus magazine, targeted at consumers. The site notes, "NIH MedlinePlus , the magazine, is the free, trusted consumer guide to the vast array of authoritative online health and medical information at www.medlineplus.gov. Published four times a year, the magazine showcases the NIH’s latest medical research and healthcare information."

This issue (PDF, 2.7 MB) features Mary Tyler Moore and her fight with type 1 diabetes, as well as covering the flu, arthritis, vaccine development news, and the Sister Study of breast cancer in families.

You can subscribe to the magazine for free (PDF) and also join the Friends of the National Library of Medicine.

Update:
Donald A.B. Lindberg, M.D., Director of the National Library of Medicine, regularly records a Director's Comments podcast, and today's discusses the MedlinePlus magazine (mp3 file, text transcript).

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