Friday, October 24, 2008
MedlinePlus turns 10 years old
"MedlinePlus, the popular, consumer-friendly health Web site produced by the National Library of Medicine, is celebrating 10 years of bringing trusted health information to people across the country (USA) and around the world. Nearly 500 million people in more than 200 countries have turned to MedlinePlus for accurate, up-to-date information since its launch on October 22, 1998. The site, now available in English and Spanish, receives about 12 million visitors each month and is approaching one billion page views a year. MedlinePlus routinely is recognized as one of the best places on the Web to go for health information. It has received numerous mentions in the media, including NBC's 'Today Show,' Newsweek, and The Wall Street Journal, and it consistently ranks highest among government news sites in the American Customer Satisfaction Index"