MedlinePlus Search Figures Surge

The rate of page views of MedlinePlus,the National Library of Medicine’s consumer-friendly online resource, more than doubled in 2004, from 250 million in 2003 to more than 600 million this year. MedlinePlus features surgery videos, information on over-the-counter and prescription medications, listings of health professionals and health facilities, and a medical dictionary and encyclopedia, among other resources.