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about medlineplus

medlineplus is an online health information resource for patients and their families and friends.

medlineplus is a service of the national library of medicine (nlm), the world's largest medical library, which is part of the national institutes of health (nih).

our mission is to present high-quality, relevant health and wellness information that is trusted, easy to understand, and free of advertising, in both english and spanish. anywhere, anytime, on any device—for free.

welcome from nlm director patricia flatley brennan, rn, phd