The information here is provided for your convenience and general reference. It is not meant to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Any concerns or questions you have about your health or the health of your family should be discussed with your family physician.
Mercy Family Health Line: When dealing with an unfamiliar ailment after-hours, you can call the Mercy Family Health Line, a free health information service available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 641.422.7777 or 1.800.468.0050.
Hows Your Health - Your Personal Guide for the Best Health and Medical Care, courtesy of Dartmouth College.
Self-Care Charts (Search by Symptom) at familydoctor.org
Target $4 Dollar Drug List
Walmart $4 Dollar Drug List
Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) - help find answers to questions on Medicare, Medicare supplement insurance, long term care insurance, and other health insurance issues.
Needy Meds - programs providing no cost prescription medications to eligible participants.
The USDA Choose my Plate program - the replacement for the food pyramid.
Nutrient Deficiency Questionnaire - one-page set of questions to identify areas where diet may be deficient.
The Incredible Adventures of the Amazing Food Detective - kids learn about healthy foods.
Guide to Quitting Smoking from the American Cancer Society.
Complimentary and Alternative Medicine:
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database.
NIH Office of Dietary Supplements.
U.S. FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
The University of Iowa Virtual Hospital
Iowa Health - Des Moines - Blank Children's, Iowa Methodist and Iowa Lutheran Hospitals.