Emerald Health Links and Affiliates

There is an abundance of health information that can be found on the internet, and it is difficult to determine what is truly credible and reliable information. This collection of links is made up of credible, respected health-related sites that will help you in your information search. This information is not meant to replace a consultation with a physician. Please print and bring any information you wish to discuss to your next appointment.

ALBERTA

Capital Health Region Health Services in the Community
Calgary Health Region Community Resource Links
inform Alberta – Directory of Community, Health & Social Services
Family Doctor Website
WebMD website – Great Resource for learning

GENERAL SITES

Canadian Institute for Health Information
Consumer Health Resources – Oregon Health Sciences University
Familydoctor.org : American Academy of Family Physicians
Health Canada
Healthfinder
Mayo Clinic
Med Help International
Medbroadcast.com
Medical Matrix (Free Registration)
MEDLINE Plus
Merck Manual of Medical Information
New York Online Access to Health (NOAH)
Ontario Health
Resources for Health Consumers – Medical Library Association
Sympatico Health
UpToDate Patient Information
World Health Organization
Your Health – Calgary Health Region

ADDICTION

Alberta’s Click to Quit
Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
US National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information

AIDS

AIDS: MedlinePlus – National Library of Medicine
Canadian Aid Society
Canadian HIV Trails Network
Canadian HIV / AIDS Legal Network
Community AIDS Treatment Information Exchange
Health Canada – HIV and AIDS in Canada

WAVE Women & AIDS Virtual Education

ALLERGIES AND ASTHMA

Allergy / Asthma Information Association
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Patients & Consumers Center
Anaphylaxis Canada
Asthma Society of Canada
Conditions and Treatments
Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network

ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

Health World Online
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine – National Institutes of Health

ALZHEIMER DISEASE

Alzheimer Society Canada
Alzheimer’s Association
Alzheimer’s Disease – MedlinePlus

ARTHRITIS

Arthritis – MedlinePlus
Arthritis – Public Health Agency of Canada
Arthritis Foundation

BLOOD AND BLOOD DISORDERS

Canadian Blood Services
Canadian Hemophilia Society

BREAST CANCER

Breast Cancer Society of Canada
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
Canadian Breast Cancer Network

CANCER

Canadian Cancer Society
Cancer.gov – US National Cancer Institute
Colorectal Cancer Association of Canda
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Medicine Online
People Living with Cancer – American Society of Clinical Oncology

CARDIOVASCULAR PROBLEMS

Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute
American Heart Association
Canadian Cardiovascular Society
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

CHILDREN’S HEALTH

Canada’s Physical Activity Guides for Children and Youth – Health Canada
Canadian Coalition for Immunization Awareness and Promotion
Canadian Institute of Child Health
Caring For Kids – Canadian Paediatric Society
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder – Public Health Agency of Canada
Just For You : Kids – Health Canada
Kids Health
Motherisk
Safe Kids
Road Safety for Parents

CREUTZFELDT JAKOB DISEASE

Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease – Canada Health

DIABETES

Canadian Diabetes Association
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Canada
National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse

DISABILITY

Ability Online
Canadian Association for Community Living
Canadian Association of Independent Living Centres
Canadian Paraplegic Association Alberta
Learning Disabilities Association of Canada
Learning Disorders – MedlinePlus
National Institute of Disability Management and Research
War Amps

DOWN SYNDROME

Canadian Down Syndrome Society
National Down Syndrome Society

EPILEPSY

Canadian Epilepsy Alliance
Epilepsy Canada

EYE CONDITIONS AND BLINDNESS

Canada Association of Optometrists
Canadian National Institute of the Blind
Canadian Ophthalmological Society – Public Information
Laser Eye Surgery – Canadian Ophthalmological Society

University of Ottawa Eye Institute

FITNESS

Active Living – Public Health Agency of Canada
Active Living Coalition for Older Adults
Canada’s Physical Activity Guide
Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute
SportMed : Best Practices in Sport Health, Sport Safety, and Sport Training
Sports Fitness – MedlinePlus
Time to Run

FLU (INFLUENZA)

Canadian Coalition for Influenza Immunization
FluWatch – Public Health Agency of Canada
Influenza (Flu) – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Influenza – World Health Organization

FOOD AND NUTRITION

Consumer Centre – Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Eat Well, Live Well – Dietitians of Canada
Food and Nutrition – Health Canada

GASTRONINTESTINAL PROBLEMS

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse

GRIEF AND CARE GIVING

Bereaved Families Online Support Centre
Canadian Virtual Hospice
Caregiver Network
Living With Dementia – Alzheimer Society of Canada

Care giving – Veterans Affairs Canada

HEARING DISORDERS AND DEAFNESS

Canadian Academy of Audiology – Consumer Information
Hearing Disorders and Deafness – MedlinePlus
Hearing Foundation of Canada
Canadian Tinnitus Foundation

INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Infectious Diseases – Public Health Agency of Canada

KIDNEY DISEASES

Kidney Diseases – MedlinePlus
Kidney Foundation of Canada
National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse

LIVER DISEASES

Canadian Liver Foundation
Liver Diseases – MedlinePlus

MEN’S HEALTH

Erectile Dysfunction – MedlinePlus
Just for You : Men – Health Canada

Men’s Health – Medbroadcast.com
Men’s Health – MedlinePlus
Men’s Health Centre – Mayoclinic.com

MENTAL HEALTH

Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention
Canadian Mental Health Association
Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments
Canadian Psychological Association
Internet Mental Health
Mental Illness Awareness Brochures – Canadian Psychiatric Association
Mental Illness Foundation
Mental Illness – Publish Health Agency of Canada
Schizophrenia Society of Canada

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

Multiple Sclerosis International Federation
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

NERVOUS SYSTEM

ALS Society of Canada (Amyotrophic Lateral Scierosis)
Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada
Brain Care Centre Edmonton
Huntington Society of Canada
Muscular Dystrophy Canada
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke : Information for Patients
PARC – Reflex Sympathetic Dystropy/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Parkinson Society of Canada
Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Canada
Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada

OSTEOPOROSIS

National Osteoporosis Foundation
Osteoporosis Society of Canada

PARKINSON DISEASE

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
Parkinson Society of Canada
Parkinson’s Disease – MedlinePlus
Parkinson’s Disease Research

PLASTIC SURGERY

Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons – Surgery Information

POISONING

American Association of Poison Control Centers

SAFETY

Canadian Safety Council
Public Safety Portal – Government of Canada

SEVERE ACUTE RESPIRATORY SYNDROME (SARS)

Centers for Disease Control (US)
Health Canada Online
Medline Plus
Questions and Answers for the Public – Canadian Medical Association
World Health Organization

SEXUAL HEALTH

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the US
Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada

SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES

Ask Noah – About STDs
National Center for HIV. STD and TB Prevention
Sexual Health and Sexually Transmitted Infections – Health Canada
Sexually Transmitted Diseases Fact and Information

SKIN AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE DISEASES

Canadian Dermatology Association
Lupus Canada
Sclerodema Society of Canada

SLEEP DISORDERS

Tuck – Advancing Better Sleep
Royal Ottawa Health Care Group – Sleep Disorders Centre
Sleep Disorders MedlinePlus

SMOKING CESSATION

Alberta Click to Quit
Tobacco Free Initiative – World Health Organization
Tobacco Information and Prevention Source – US Centres for Disease Control

SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
US National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information

TRANSPLANTATION

Canadian Association of Transplantation

TRAVEL MEDICINE

Canadian Society for International Health
Information for Travelers – Health Canada
International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers (IAMAT)

WELLNESS

Seek Wellness

WEST NILE VIRUS

West Nile Virus – MedlinePlus
West Nile Virus – US Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
West Nile Virus Monitor – Public Health Agency of Canada
West Nile Virus Update – Canadian Blood Services

WOMEN’S HEALTH

Canadian Women’s Health Network
Just for You : Women – Health Canada
Motherisk
Women’s Health Center – MayClinic.com
Women’s Health Information – Society for Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
Women’s Health Matters – Sunnybrook and Women’s College Health Sciences Centre
WWWWomen : Health