A place for men to explore important health issues and hear from a variety of experts, created by the Men's Health Initiative of BC.
BC College of Physicians and Surgeons
Find a family physician or look up any physician or surgeon in BC.
A great household resource. Look up your symptom and find out its common causes, standard treatments, and when to seek medical assistance. Also includes articles (some of which are translated)on tests, medications, diseases and conditions.
Search for listings of clinical trials around the world. Entries include details about the purpose of each trial, who may participate, and contact information.
A directory Counselling Psychologists, Counsellors and Therapists in BC, indexed by area of practice, type of therapy, location and more.
Health One Search
Healthy Brain - Brain Booster Puzzles
Give your brain a boost with challenging puzzles from the Alzheimer Society. Evidence suggests that mental stimulation enhances brain activity and may help maintain brain health throughout life.
Lab Tests Online
A peer reviewed, non-profit site designed to help patients or family caregivers to better understand the many clinical lab tests that are part of routine care as well as diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of conditions and diseases.
Look up a disease or condition, a symptom, a prescription drug, a test or procedure, or sign up for the Clinic's Health Letter.
Probably the single-best health information site available. Browse Health Topics for specific diseases or conditions, get information on drugs and supplements, and find articles and illustrations on many diseases, tests, injuries, and surgeries in the Medical Encyclopedia.
Medline Plus Interactive Tutorials
If you’re going in for a procedure, you might want to review one of these audio-visual presentations on common tests, treatments, surgeries, and diseases. Or check out a selection of surgery videos.
MedlinePlus: Health Information in Multiple Languages
Look up information by language or by health topic. Not a comprehensive list but all websites meet Medline's quality guidelines.
Multicultural Health Programs and Resources
Prepared by AMSSA (Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Services Agencies of BC), this is a guide to health programs and resources in Greater Vancouver that provide services in one or more languages other than English. Indexed by health issue and language.
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Looking for an alternative to conventional medicine? This site includes clinical trials, research, and information about treatments such as acupuncture, herbal supplements, homeopathy and more.
NIH Senior Health
Includes a wide range of vidoes on health topics including Alzheimer's Disease, balance, vision, hearing, exercise, osteoarthritis, diabetes and more.
North Shore Schizophrenia Society
The Centre, which is just down the street from the Library, provides personal support & information on major mental illnesses - schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety disorders and eating disorders.
Physicians' Desk Reference
Information on prescription and over-the-counter drugs, and supplements.
Public Health Agency Canada
Travel health notices and other information on travelling abroad.