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Health Literacy & Patient Education

MedlinePlus: Consumer Health Source

MedlinePlus Trusted Health Information for You

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

You can use MedlinePlus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. You can also get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition.

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Consumer Health Resources

Consumer health information sources are written for the general public. A patient can be directed to these to seek out answers to their own health questions in addition to working with their healthcare providers.

Resources that discuss health communication and advocacy by the patient and or caregiver.