healthfinder.gov Adds New Interactive Features to Its Web Site

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healthfinder.gov has long been recognized as a key resource for finding the best Government and nonprofit health prevention information on the Internet. Consumers are drawn to the straightforward and credible information catalogued on the site. But it is the technology features that boost the site's appeal, making the search for disease prevention and wellness information interactive and action oriented.

healthfinder.gov has long been recognized as a key resource for finding the best Government and nonprofit health prevention information on the Internet. Consumers are drawn to the straightforward and credible information catalogued on the site. But it is the technology features that boost the site's appeal, making the search for disease prevention and wellness information interactive and action oriented.

Interactive features include:

  • Personalized e-cards for readers to send their friends and families encouraging them to get screened or quit smoking. New e-cards are added each month to correspond with monthly National Health Observances.
  • Daily health news headlines delivered to your e-mailboxes or from an RSS feed.
  • Monthly Spotlight newsletter highlighting new features on the Web site and offering tips for staying healthy.
  • Online Flash tutorials, including one specifically designed for librarians.
  • Podcasts and videos covering topics like HIV, smoking, and women's health.
  • Personal health tools like activity and menu planners and health calculators that make keeping up with health and wellness fun and easy.

healthfinder.gov is coordinated by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and its National Health Information Center, and it is listed as one of the Medical Library Association's Top Ten Most Useful Web Sites. For more information, go to http://www.healthfinder.gov.

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