Helpful Links

Aging and Dementia

www.homecity.com/how-to-prepare-for-senior-years
www.ageinplace.org/Practical-Advice
www.homeadvisor.com/r/aging-in-place/
www.clevelandclinicmeded.com/medicalpubs/diseasemanagement/preventive-medicine/aging-preventive-health/
www.scie.org.uk/publications/ataglance/ataglance60.asp
www.rover.com/canine-caregivers-dementia-alzheimers/
www.alzheimers.net/2014-03-06/stimulating-activities-for-alzheimers-patients/
www.culinaryschools.org/blog/cooking-with-alzheimers/
www.everydayhealth.com/longevity/mental-fitness/brain-exercises-for-memory.aspx

AIDS

www.aidsmap.com

This is the online home of NAM, the UK-based organization dedicated to supporting the fight against AIDS with independent, accessible and comprehensive information. The site presents information from around the world to HIV-positive people and to the professionals who treat, support and care for them. This comprehensive website covers such topics as treatment and care, living with HIV, preventing HIV, and a search engine to find HIV and AIDS organizations worldwide.

Canadian Immunization Guide

www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/im/

Cardiovascular

www.canadianstrokenetwork.ca
www.ccs.ca
www.dietitians.ca
www.heartandstroke.ca
www.phac-aspc.gc.ca

Celiac Disease

www.csaceliacs.org/basic_gf_food_choices.jsp
Examples of menu ideas for celiac disease.

www.glutenfreemall.com/catalog/
Downloads on commercially available gluten-free products for celiac disease patients.

Diabetes

www.diabetes.ca

The official website of the Canadian Diabetes Association is a comprehensive resource full of information about diabetes for patients and health professionals. The website provides useful counseling tips and statistics, and explains all the association's programs and services, including peer-support groups, summer camps and Clothesline, the clothing-and-household-items donation program. There is also an online order desk for diabetes-related reading material.

www.dlife.com

Dlife.com claims to be the number one diabetes resource on the web. While we can't confirm that, the site is certainly full of useful information on related health issues, healthy eating, blood sugar management and other topics. Its 'blogabetes' section supplements the site's articles with stories and tips from diabetics on everything from choosing an endocrinologist to travelling. While the site, established in 2004, is American, much of the content has universal appeal.

Disease Control

www.cdc.gov

The website of the US government's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is filled with news, stats, health management software downloads, and other items of interest to both health consumers and industry professionals. Regularly-added podcasts on different health topics can be downloaded to listen to on your way to the pharmacy, or for your patients. In addition to the useful information linked from the main page, the site is further divided so that health professionals, the media, students and others can quickly and easily zero in on resources tailored to their unique needs.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse

www.camh.net
www.drugabuse.gov
www.streetdrugs.org

Environment

www.climatefriendly.com
www.davidsuzuki.org

The online home of the David Suzuki Foundation provides a plethora of environment-related information, with a focus on five main areas; solutions to global warming; protecting human health; conserving the oceans; promoting global conservation; and building a sustainable economy. The site provides practical tips to help conserve nature and achieve sustainability. If you're up for a challenge, join 'The Nature Challenge;' which will present you with 10 environmentally sustainable choices concerning food, transportation, and energy use.

Health

www.aboutkidshealth.ca

This site, maintained by Toronto-based Hospital for Sick Children, provides a wealth of information on such areas as health and well-being, developmental stages, conditions and diseases, family and peer relationships, learning and education, as well as safety. The site also includes links to further resources and current news and an interactive atlas of child anatomy and physiology that caregivers can use to show parents and families how organs normally work and how they are affected by disease.

www.healthline.com

Healthline Networks, website based in San Francisco, CA, offers links to the latest headlines and related articles. In addition to special expert-advice sections and a medical dictionary, the website also contains a comprehensive search engine and information on diseases, conditions, symptoms, diagnosis tests and drugs. For busy pharmacists, this website is ideal for finding information fast.

www.infoway-inforoute.ca

The Canada Health Infoway website is a great resource that details developments in e-health. There's information about each of the federal government's ninth e-health investment programs, as well as a list of ongoing projects in each area. A resource centre features current and archived documents, available in PDF format.

www.medlineplus.gov

MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.

Health and Safety Resources for Busy Families

Genius Meal Planning Ideas for a Healthy Week
5 Great Diets for the Whole Family
The Guide to Healing Leaky Gut and Autoimmune Disease
Home Food Storage and Safety Basics
How to Build the Best Home Gym
10 Ways to Exercise as a Family
Health Information for Kids
Playground and Outdoor Play Safety
A Parent's Guide to First Aid
The Human Body's Ability to Recover from Serious Illness and Injury
Dive In: The Benefits of Swimming for Cancer Survivors

Health and Safety Resources for Seniors

Housing Tips and Advice from The National Aging in Place Council
Preventing Falls at Home
Fall Prevention Tips for Seniors | A Home Design Guide
The Benefits of Cooking with Alzheimer's: A Caregiver's Guide
14 Ways to Help Seniors Avoid Isolation
A Senior's Guide to Using Computers and Software
How to Care for Your Aging Parents from a Distance
The Stress-Free Guide to Selling an Inherited Home

Herbal

www.herbs.org
www.naturaldatabase.com

Medical Dictionary

www.online-medical-dictionary.org

With a dictionary of over 230,000 medical, pharmaceutical, biomedical and healthcare acronyms and abbreviations, the UK-based MediLexicon website is a great tool for healthcare professionals. Get your daily dose of medical news and search ICD9 codes, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, medical associations, skin conditions and more using one of the many directories.

Medical Journals

www.freemedicaljournals.com

Medical News Updates

www.canhealth.com
www.ivanhoe.com

Ivanhoe Broadcast News is America's largest news gatherer compiling medical breakthroughs and health issues in one easy-to-use resource. The website provides information about a variety of health topics, including cancer, neurological disorders, mental health and sports medicine. Search the archives, click on any health topic for related articles or chat it up with other healthcare providers in the Web forum.

www.mdlinx.com/pharmacistlinx

MDLinx, based in Washington, DC, provides healthcare professionals and patients with current medial news. It also offers a one-stop resource for pharmacist and other healthcare providers who want information on upcoming events and medical conferences. The job board lists positions currently available in the U.S. healthcare industry, and the resource centre offers a special pharmacists-only section.

Palliative Care

www.cme.utoronto.ca
www.nccn.org
www.paincare.ca
www.palliative.org
www.palliativedrugs.com

Pharmaceutical Information

http://dir.pharmacy.dal.ca

The College of Pharmacy at Dalhousie University in Halifax has a website to help make finding information a little easier. As a drug, pharmacy, health and professional information resource, DIR covers more than 60 topics, from compounding to information for pregnant patients.

www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/prodpharma/databasdon/index-eng.php

The Drug Product Data Base (DPD) is managed by Health Canada's Therapeutic Products Directorate. It contains product specific information on drugs approved for use in Canada. The DPD can be searched by company name, drug identification number (DIN), active ingredient or the ATC (Anantomical Therapeutic Chemical) classification system. The DPD is used mainly to answer questions about product availability, formulation and presentation (name and strengths of active ingredients, dosage forms, rout of administrarion, etc.) of discontinued (inactivated) as well as marketed (active) products.

www.dlife.com

Dlife.com claims to be the number one diabetes resource on the web. While we can't confirm that, the site is certainly full of useful information on related health issues, healthy eating, blood sugar management and other topics. Its 'blogabetes' section supplements the site's articles with stories and tips from diabetics on everything from choosing an endocrinologist to travelling. While the site, established in 2004, is American, much of the content has universal appeal.

www.kidshealth.org
www.merck.com
www.pharmacy.dal.ca
www.pharmweb.net

Pregnancy and Lactation

www.aap.org
www.hc-sc.gc.ca

Product Availability

www.hc-sc.gc.ca

Renal Disease

www.kidneypatientguide.org.uk

Research

www.clinicaltrials.com

PubMed — a service of the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, PubMed can be used to search for medical and scientific literature (MEDLINE) using keywords or MeSH terminology. PubMed includes millions of citations (and their abstracts, in most cases) as well as links to full-text articles. In addition, for each article cited, a list of related articles on the subject as included, making it possible to broaden the search even further.

Therapies

www.gacguidelines.ca
www.mdm.ca

Travel Information

www.canada.travel
www.TravelHealth.gc.ca

Vein Finder

www.aimvein.com

Sound advice for your health, vitality and wellness!