This guide was created as a finding aid for consumer health information. While some content is restricted to KCU faculty, students, and staff, all content is meant to be informative and lead users to health information specific for consumers.
If you need a tool for deciphering any of the medical information you encounter, don't forget to consult a medical dictionary. These can be a useful tool to enrich your understanding and improve your health literacy!
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While trying to make informed health decisions, you have probably encountered "Medspeak," the specialized language of health professionals.
MLA's "Deciphering Medspeak" helps translate common and disease-specific "Medspeak" terms.
Looking for quality health information? First try MedlinePlus!
MedlinePlus directs you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations.
MedlinePlus also contains extensive information about drugs and supplements, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive tutorials, the latest health news, and surgery videos.