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Health Information

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

General Health Resources: Start Here

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

Additional General Health Resources

Clinical Trials - A registry of publicly and privately supported clinical trials, learn how to search the Clinical Trials - Over 1600 health topics, personal health tools such as calculators, health news, and how to find a health care provider.

Journal Collection  - Library journals (print and online) relevant to consumer health, patients, and families

Merck Manual - Information on medical topics, symptoms, drugs, procedures, news and more, written in everyday language.

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'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.

Center Watch - Clinical Trials Listing Service: source of clinical trials information that offers news, analysis, study grants, and trial listings to professionals and patients.


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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.

About the Health Sciences Library

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