June 03, 2006

Podcasts from MedlinePlus

Ok, so I'm still en vacanes a little, but I just saw this podcast (featured on iTunes' "New & Notable" pages, so you might have seen it too) from MedlinePlus. It's called Director's Comments, and it showcases new sites on the web site.

If you haven't seen MedlinePlus yet, you're in for a treat in the consumer health information department. They say
"MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news."

The podcast highlights new government web sites on MedlinePlus, and episodes cover Flu Vaccine; Body Maps; Bird Flu; Detached Retina; and Eye Infections; Genetic Testing; NIH MedlinePlus Magazine. They’re available via iTunes, on the MedlinePlus web site, and you can read transcripts from the web site, too.