Health and Wellness Resources

Disclaimer:  The information provided by Lake Agassiz Regional Library does not imply medical recommendation, endorsement or approval. Information from these sources are intended for use as general information and should not be used as a substitute for consultation with a health care provider.

Library Databases

1Reliable health information collected for the average person.


Find articles from popular health and wellness magazines, including Better Nutrition, Men’s Health, Muscle & Fitness, Prevention, and Vegetarian Times.


Information from journals, reports, pamphlets, booklets, etc, from around the world on alternative and complementary medicine.


Includes access to over 550 journals, including Creative Nursing, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Journal of Clinical Nursing, Journal of Community Health Nursing, and more.

Other Online Resources
    CAPHIS, the Consumer and Patient Health Information Section, is a section of the Medical Library Association, an association of health information professionals with more than 5,000 individual and institution members.
  • Center for Disease Control
    The CDC provides information on a variety of health related subjects and is a great resource for people looking for information before traveling out of country.
    A service of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world.
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
    The FDA provides information on topics including new drug approvals, medication guides, buying medications online, and vaccines.
  • (Department of Health and Human Services) features a consumer encyclopedia of health topics from the most trusted sources, news headlines, and interactive tools to check your health. Also can be used to find local doctors, health centers, and health organizations.
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Information
    Winner of the eHealthcare Leadership Award, this site contains consumer health information on everything from diseases and conditions, to healthy lifestyle tools.
  • MedlinePlus
    Authoritative and up-to-date information on diseases, conditions, and wellness issues from the National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine.




Find a Doctor

amaThis online physician Locator helps you find a perfect match for your medical needs DoctorFinder provides you with basic professional information on virtually every licensed physician in the United States. This includes more than 814,000 doctors.

 Drug and Supplement Information




Local and State Resources

Ask-a-Nurse from Sanford Health

Call the ASK-A-NURSE line from Sanford Health to speak with a nurse by phone.

Toll Free: 800-821-5167

Local: 701-234-5000

Regional Public Health Organizations

Every department of public health in the region offers a different set of services and program. Click on your county below to find out more!

Online information and referrals to health services in Minnesota organized into different groups (eldery, families, people with disabilities, homeless, refugees, etc.) from the State of Minnesota.

Tips for Health and Wellness Research

When looking for health information on the web, consider these tips from the National Library of Medicine:

“First, consider the source. If you use the Web, look for an “about us” page. Check to see who runs the site: Is it a branch of the government, a university, a health organization, a hospital or a business? Focus on quality. Does the site have an editorial board? Is the information reviewed before it is posted? Be skeptical. Things that sound too good to be true often are. You want current, unbiased information based on research.