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.
Going to the Doctor from KidsHealth For Kids.
Self-Care Charts (Search by Symptom) at familydoctor.org
Iowa Concern - A source of help and information for Iowans in need in any of a variety of areas: legal, financial, medical, etc.
GoodRx - compare prices and get coupons
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.
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
Iowa Health - Des Moines - Blank Children's, Iowa Methodist and Iowa Lutheran Hospitals.