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Laupus Hours

Laupus Library Regular Hours

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

For holiday hours, exam hours, and more, see
Detailed Operating Hours

Family Health Information

American Academy of Family Practitioners:  www.familydoctor.org

Federal Government Resources

Food and Drug Administration (FDA):  http://www.fda.gov/

Centers for Disease Control (CDC):  http://www.cdc.gov/

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

LiverTox:  http://livertox.nih.gov/aboutus.html.  Want to know about diseases and conditions of the liver?  Find out here.

HealthFinderhttp://healthfinder.gov/.  Want to find a hospital, doctor or skilled care facility?  Find out here.

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

Medicare Hospital Compare:  https://www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare/search.html?.  Compare hospitals for quality and ratings.

Patients and Self Learning Websites

Patients like me:  https://www.patientslikeme.com/.  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:  http://curetogether.com/home/conditions.  See what others are doing who have a disease or condition and how they treat that disease here.

Cancer Information

American Cancer Society: www.cancer.org

University of Pennsylvania’s Oncolink:  www.oncolink.org

Consumer Health Information & Medical News

CAPHIS, Consumer and Patient Health Information Section, Medical Library Assn., Top 100 Health Websites You Can Trust: http://caphis.mlanet.org/consumer/menshealth13.html

Foodsafety.gov:  https://www.foodsafety.gov/index.html

Genetics Home Reference:  http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/

Haz-Map:  https://hazmap.nlm.nih.gov/.  Occupational health database designed for professionals and the public.  Outlines workplace exposures to chemical & biological agents.

Household Products Database:  http://hpd.nlm.nih.gov/.  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: https://labtestsonline.org/.  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:  https://newsinhealth.nih.gov/

Pillbox:  https://pillbox.nlm.nih.gov/pillimage/search.php.  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:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/about/.  PubMed Health information for consumers and health care professionals.

NIH Senior Health: https://nihseniorhealth.gov/.  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:  http://toxtown.nlm.nih.gov.  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:  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/healthtopics.html

MedlinePlus:  https://medlineplus.gov/

MedlinePlus Dictionary:  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/

MedlinePlus Drug Guide:  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginformation.html

MedlinePlus Espanol (Spanish):  www.medlineplus.gov/spanish

MedlinePlus Herbs & Supplements:  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginformation.html

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Jeff Coghill
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600 Moye Blvd.
Laupus Library
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27834
252-744-2066

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Nationally Known Clinics

Patient Safety

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Guide: http://www.hospitalsafetygrade.org  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:  http://www.npsf.org/?page=askme3