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DISCLAIMER

*For general informational purposes only*

Duke makes no claims as to the completeness, reliability, or currency of the information found at any of these Websites. Talk with your health care provider.

Drug Info

  • Drugs & Supplements  
      
    Information on prescription & nonprescription drugs as well as supplements and herbals. Includes side effects, dosage, special precautions & more.
  • Children's Medications  
      
    How a medicine works, how to take it, & possible side effects
  • Drugs.com
    Information on prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines & natural products including dosage, side effects, pill identifier, interactions and more.

Find a Care Provider

  • Duke Physician Lookup
    Find a Duke physician. Search by name, specialty, keyword or gender.
  • Duke Patient Services
    Browse for conditions and procedures and then click a topic to learn about Duke's wide range of patient services offered.
  • AMA (DoctorFinder)
    Provides basic professional information on virtually every licensed physician in the US (regardless of membership in the AMA), including doctors of medicine (MD) and doctors of osteopathy or osteopathic medicine (DO).
  • NC Medical Board - Licensee Search
    Directory of North Carolina physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, perfusionists and clinical pharmacist practitioners
  • ABMS Board Certification Verification
    Verify the certification status of any physician certified by one or more of the member boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties. Free, but must create an account to search.
 

MedlinePlus

MedlinePlus Trusted Health Information for You

Looking for quality health information?  Search MedlinePlus!

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MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. MedlinePlus also contains extensive information about drugs and supplements, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive tutorials, the latest health news, and surgery videos.

General Health Information

  • Lab Tests Online
    Understand the many clinical lab tests that are part of routine care as well as diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of conditions and diseases
  • PubMed Health  
      
    information on diseases, conditions, drugs, treatment options, & healthy living, with a special focus on comparative effectiveness research
  • Medify
    Combines key information about patients & their experiences from millions of studies from MEDLINE then organizes it around the topics you care about: conditions, treatments, experts, and hot research issues.
  • KidsHealth  
      
    Thousands of in-depth features, articles, animations, games, and resources on health topics.
  • Healthfinder - A to Z health topics  
      
    Provides topics and tools to help you and your family stay healthy. Browse the categories, choose a population, or use the A to Z search.
  • Merck Manual Home Health Handbook  
      
    A medical book meant for all those people interested in medical care without a medical degree.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  
      
    Government sponsored health information website with links to the National Center for Health Statistics and various topics such as women's health, epidemics, and regional concerns.
  • Office of Rare Disease Research
    Information on rare diseases, patient advocacy groups, research and clinical trials, and genetic & rare diseases.

Clinical Trials

  • ClinicalTrials.gov
    Current information about federal and private clinical trials including location, design and purpose, criteria for participation, and information about the disease and treatment.
  • Find a Duke Clinical Trial
    Participate in clinical trial at Duke to gain access to new research treatments before the treatments are widely available.
  • Understanding Clinical Trials
    Video offering useful basic information on what a clinical trial is, why you may or may not enroll in one, informed consent, and more.
  • CenterWatch
    Lists industry and government-sponsored clinical trials as well as new drug therapies recently approved by the FDA. Designed to be a resource for patients interested in participating in trials as well as for research professionals.
 

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