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A new printer-friendly version is added to NIHSeniorHealth. Users can print entire topics or selected chapters within a topic. The accessibility buttons are also improved--the text size button allows for more text sizes and the contrast and speech buttons clearly indicate whether those features are on or off.
Find a hospital using the newly added American Hospital Association database. Users can search by hospital name, zip code, or city.
MedlinePlus en español adds a Spanish version of the narrated tour.
Two sample Interactive Health Tutorials (one English and one Spanish) are now available for demonstrations and can be downloaded and viewed when no Internet connection is available.
MedlinePlus adds links to Missouri's Community Connection from health topic pages. These links expand the Go Local project, which was piloted by North Carolina in early 2003. For more information about Go Local, see the Go Local information page.
A new page for low vision users is linked from the health topics home page. The page provides links to interactive tutorials and NIHSeniorHealth topics, both of which have audio features. NIHSeniorHealth also gives users the option to enlarge the text and to view a high contrast version.
A new capitalization format, MedlinePlus, replaces MEDLINEplus throughout the site to better reflect common usage of the site name. A new English tagline is introduced--Trusted Health Information for You. The new MedlinePlus en español tagline is Información de Salud para Usted. Also, navigational tabs are updated, including relocating the "Home" tab to the far left on each secondary page. The printer-friendly and email to a friend icons are more brightly colored to draw users' attention to these features.
MedlinePlus receives an 86, the highest score for a Federal agency e-government Web site, on the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). MedlinePlus en español receives a score of 83. (Learn more about the ACSI.)
New on MedlinePlus en español:
Drug monographs from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
A visitor survey finds users very satisfied with the information they find on MedlinePlus.
MedlinePlus add a news feature with daily updates from Reutershealth, Associated Press, New York Times Syndicate and others, making it a great site for one stop shopping for health information. (See the press release.)