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Mon-Thurs              7:30am-12:00am
Friday                       7:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday                  9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday                    Noon - 12:00am

Laupus Library Summer Hours
Mon-Thurs              7:30am - 10:00pm
Friday                       7:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday                  9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday                    Noon - 10:00pm

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Family Health Information

American Academy of Family Practitioners:

Federal Government Resources

Food and Drug Administration (FDA):

Centers for Disease Control (CDC):

ClinicalTrials:  What clinical trials are ongoing?  What is the status of a clinical trial in my area?  More information here.

LiverTox:  Want to know about diseases and conditions of the liver?  Find out here.

HealthFinder  Want to find a hospital, doctor or skilled care facility?  Find out here.

Health Care Costs and Quality.  Local, state & national prices.   Guroo:!.  Find out the average cost of national, state or local procedures.  What does hip replacement surgery cost?  Find out here.

Medicare Hospital Compare:  Compare hospitals for quality and ratings.

Patients and Self Learning Websites

Patients like me:  If you have a disease or condition, patients with that disease share information on their lives, support groups or online support for families here.

Cure together:  See what others are doing who have a disease or condition and how they treat that disease here.

Cancer Information

American Cancer Society:

University of Pennsylvania’s Oncolink:

Consumer Health Information & Medical News

CAPHIS, Consumer and Patient Health Information Section, Medical Library Assn., Top 100 Health Websites You Can Trust: We inform consumers about everyday health and safety issues, breaking consumer news, and legal rights.

Genetics Home Reference:

Haz-Map:  Occupational health database designed for professionals and the public.  Outlines workplace exposures to chemical & biological agents.

Household Products Database:  If you buy any consumer products from a store, the chemical makeup of that product is in this database.  Want to know what is in WD-40?  Windex?  Clorox?  Sevin dust?  Find out here.

Lab Tests Online:  Want to know what a CBC test is?  Hint: complete blood count.  Any test your doctor orders can be found in this extensive database of tests frequently done in medical offices.

NIH News in Health:

Pillbox:  Want to know how to identify a pill by shape, color, alphanumeric markings, scores on the surface.  Look up any prescribed pill here!

PMC Health:  PubMed Health information for consumers and health care professionals.

NIH Senior Health:  If you are over age 50, this place is for you to find out more about diseases or conditions seniors may encounter in their daily lives.

ToxTown:  Tox Town is designed to give you information on: everyday locations where you might find toxic chemicals, non-technical descriptions of chemicals, authoritative chemical information on the Internet, how the environment can impact human health & Internet resources on environmental health topics.  Kid friendly.  Perfect for middle and high school students!

MedlinePlus Resources

MedlinePlus Health Topics:


MedlinePlus Dictionary:

MedlinePlus Drug Guide:

MedlinePlus Espanol (Spanish):

MedlinePlus Herbs & Supplements:


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East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27834

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Patient Safety

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Guide:  This website gives consumers the ability to see how hospitals are graded on a scale of A to D on a host of services. Hospital grades can be found by state, local and zip code.

National Patient Safety Foundation: