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MedlinePlus was developed by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health to provide reliable health information for the consumer. It has several main components which are accessible from its main page: Health Topics, Drug Information, Medical Encyclopedia, Dictionary, News, Directory, and Other Sources. Current health news is highlighted and there are two special topic areas, one for another web site ("Featured Site") and one to highlight a particular topic ("In the Spotlight") that are changed regularly. The site offers not only print information, but also tutorials with films or slides and sound. There are quick links for NIH SeniorHealth and for information about Clinical Trials (tests of new pharmaceutical or treatment options in development). And, this is... Show More


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