Health Benefits of Walking

Alex Durland, DPT, CSCS, gives tips and advice about the benefits of walking in response to the surgeon general’s push for a national walking campaign.

Alex is a clinical instructor with ECU Physical Therapy. ECU’s licensed physical therapists treat a variety of injuries and diagnoses in all ages and physical activity levels. The focus of the clinic is spine and orthopedic related injuries, although the therapists are qualified to treat numerous pathologies. The physical therapy clinic is located at the Family Medicine Center, 101 Heart Drive, Greenville.

No referral is necessary and appointments can be made by calling 252-744-0172.


Laupus to Host Exhibit on Exploration of Mind-Altering Drugs

Coming this fall Laupus Library will host the brand new traveling exhibition, Pick Your Poison: Intoxicating Pleasures and Medical Prescriptions. The six-banner traveling exhibition explores the factors that have shaped the changing definitions of some of our most potent drugs, from medical miracle to social menace. Mind-altering drugs have been used throughout the history of America. …


Laupus Receives Express Outreach Project Award

Laupus received an Express Outreach Project Award to augment consumer health classes.  The award of $6,000 will be used to fund ten iPads and Otter Box iPad Defenders for “Healthier U @ your Library” and “Healthier U @ your Hospital” consumer health presentations. Consumer Health Classes serve to educate the public, senior citizens, nurses and …


Allied Health scholarship honors wife of ECU trustee

A member of East Carolina University’s Board of Trustees has established a scholarship that will aid students in the College of Allied Health Sciences’ Department of Health Services and Information Management. Kieran J. Shanahan ’79 wanted to honor his wife and U.S. Navy Reservist Rear Admiral Christina “Tina” Alvarado in a way that would support …


Laupus to Host New Book Discussion Series

Laupus Library will host a new discussion series entitled “Speaking Volumes: A Book Discussion Series Focusing on the Health Sciences.” The series provides authors with a different venue for dissemination of their work and serves as an opportunity for others to learn more about the culture of the Health Sciences and the work done by …