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Health Information: Overview

Resources for patients, families and community members at large. Upstate Health Sciences Library provides public health services and resources free of charge.

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General Health Resources for Everyone

Clinical Trials - a registry of publicly and privately supported clinical trials, learn how to search the Clinical Trials

Health Library  Health information organized by categories: disease & conditions; procedures & tests; natural & alternative treatments; and medications. Over 1600 health topics, personal health tools such as calculators, health news, and how to find a health care provider.

Journal Collection  - Library's journal articles relevant to consumer health, patients, and families

Medline Plus Trusted health information, including multilingual resources, a medical encyclopedia, drug information, and more   

Merck Manual Home Health Handbook Chapters on health topics as well as information about drugs, medical tests, and multimedia resources such as drawings, animations and video.

NIH Consumer Health Information Health information from the NIH including understanding medical research and tips for staying healthy.

Pillbox – National Library of Medicine’s website for identifying unknown drugs and pharmaceuticals.

Upstate University Hospital Patient Education Handouts and videos that are available before, during and after your visit at Upstate

Upstate's Healthlink Seminars Local seminars bringing health information and education to you and your family at no cost. Presenters are Upstate physicians, nurses, physical therapists, etc.. 


Talking to Your Doctor

Ask Me 3 - Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Ask Me 3 is a patient education program designed to promote communication between health care providers and patients in order to improve health outcomes.
Tips for communicating with your doctor
Communicating with your doctor. Questions to ask before, during and after an appointment.


This material is for informational services only and should not be used in the place of medical advice, instruction, and/or treatment by your own health care provider. Please consult your own health care provider about any personal health concerns. The Family Resource Center and/or Health Sciences Library will not be held responsible for the results of your decisions regarding use of this information. The Family Resource Center and/or Health Sciences Library assumes no responsibility for any discrepancies or errors contained in these resources.