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UpToDate editors select the most important updates in medicine and share them under the What's New tab. Updates are sorted by specialty. Select "What's New" at the top right corner of the screen to access:
UpToDate offers a number of useful calculators associated to different medical specialties, including cardiology, pediatrics, and surgery. To access, select the "Calculators" tab at the top right corner of the screen:
UpToDate's Drug Interaction feature links to a Lexi-Comp product, Lexi-Interact Online. This is a comprehensive drug-to-drug, drug-to-herb, and herb-to-herb interaction analysis program. To access, select "Drug Interaction" at the top right corner of the screen:
To use Lexi-Interact Online, enter the drug or herb you are interested in and select the best option from the list that appears under the search bar:
UpToDate offers patient education materials that are well-researched and easy to understand. To access these, select the "Patient Education" option at the top right corner of the screen:
Patient education materials are organized in two categories: The Basics and Beyond Basics.
The Basics are short articles that provide a brief overview of the topic; they are designed to answer the top four or five questions a patient may have about a topic. They are also available in Spanish.
Beyond Basics are longer, five to ten page articles that provides more detail about a topic. They include more medical terminology.