Before you begin searching MedlinePlus for patient education, determine
- What your patient needs to do and why
- When your patient can expect results (if applicable)
- Who your patient should contact for questions or concerns (if applicable in your role)
Use topic pages for
- Warning signs, if any, that your patient should watch for
- What your patient should do if a problem arises
MedlinePlus Health News
Genetics for Consumers
Audio Information, Translations, etc.
Featured Resources: from Tulane
Understanding the Health Insurance Marketplace
Get Ready to Enroll
Enrollment in the Marketplace starts in October 2013.
Whether you’re uninsured, need insurance for your small business, or just want to explore your choices, the Health Insurance Marketplace can help you find a plan that’s right for you.
Checklist for Individuals & Families
Whether you’re uninsured, or just want to explore new options, the Health Insurance Marketplace will give you and your family more choice and selection in health plans.
Find a Health Organization
Clinical Effectiveness Reviews
Reviews of clinical effectiveness research, with easy-to-read summaries for consumers as well as full technical reports for professionals.
The Effective Health Care Program
Health literacy is defined by the Institute of Medicine as the “degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions”
Poison Control Center
Kaiser Health News
"...no one has ever complained that things were too simple. Everybody wants clear communication."
Matas Library Disclaimer
By becoming more knowledgeable about your condition, you can be better prepared to talk with your health care provider and take a more active role in your health care.
The Rudolph Matas Library provides this list of consumer health web sites for informational use only. These materials are not intended as a substitute for the care of a qualified health care provider. The ideas presented are the opinions of their respective authors and may or may not agree with the opinion of your provider. All questions and concerns about your health should be taken to your health care provider. Tulane's Rudolph Matas Library assumes no liability for the information retrieved or its interpretation or application.
Some recommended sites for health information.