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Information for Patients with Common Diseases

The Iowa Pharmacy Association has provided this collection of resources on common health conditions. If you need information on a condition not listed below, please contact IPA at

Alzheimer's Disease
General Information from the Alzheimer's Association

General Information from the American Lung Association
Asthma Action America
EPA Asthma and Indoor Environments

Atrial Fibrillation
American Heart Association
Resources for Patients

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
American Lung Association
National Institutes of Health

Congestive Heart Failure
American Heart Association
National Institutes of Health Data Fact Sheet
MEDLINEplus: Congestive Heart Failure

National Institute for Mental Health
International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression
MEDLINEplus: Depression
Mental Health Screening Tools
American Addiction Centers

American Diabetes Association
Information on Diabetes from WebMD
Diabetes Risk Test
An Online Community for Children with Diabetes

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
WebMD: Heartburn/GERD Health Center

High Blood Pressure
MEDLINEplus: High Blood Pressure
The Dangers of High Blood Pressure
American Heart Association: High Blood Pressure
NIH Guide to Lowering Your Blood Pressure

High Cholesterol
American Heart Association
The Merck Manual
MEDLINEplus: Familial Hyperlipidemia
WebMD Cholesterol Health Center

Ischemic Heart Disease
American Heart Association
American College of Cardiology

NIH Handout on Health: Osteoarthritis
Overview, Causes, Symptoms, Treatment
Arthritis Insight: Osteoarthritis
Johns Hopkins Osteoarthritis Information

Peptic Ulcer Disease (PUD)
The Merck Manual
Mayo Clinic Health Info: Peptic Ulcers
H. pylori and Peptic Ulcer Disease

Rheumatoid Arthritis
MEDLINEplus: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Johns Hopkins Rheumatoid Arthritis Information
Rheumatoid Arthritis Fact Sheet
Background, Effects, Treatment, and Resources for Rheumatoid Arthritis