Consumer Health Resources
Surf Your Way to Health Information
Some things to keep in mind when looking at websites
Almost anyone can put anything on the Internet.
o Who is running the site? Is it well known and reliable? (e.g., The Canadian Diabetes Association)
o Who is the information written for, the general public, or health professionals?
o How up-to-date is the information?
o Is the information biased or designed to sway opinion?
Adapted from a document prepared for the Canadian Network by the Centre for Health Promotion, University of Toronto.
Terms and Conditions
The material on this web page is intended for information purposes only. As each patient may have specific symptoms or associated problems, the treatment regimen for one individual may not be the chosen or proper treatment for another. Gaining knowledge and understanding of a particular problem or condition is the first step in any medical treatment plan. We believe the information contained on this web page may be helpful; however, it is not intended to replace the advice of your own physician or other qualified health provider.
YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONSULT WITH YOUR OWN PHYSICIAN TO DISCUSS ANY COURSE OF TREATMENT PRESENTED OR SUGGESTED ON ANY OF THE SUBSEQUENT WEBSITES.
St. Joseph’s Healthcare disclaims any and all warranties, expressed or implied, related to this web page and any information contained herein, including any warranties as to the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, correctness, noninfringement, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose of the data, compilations, interpretations, analyses, reports and any other information available through this product. To the extent permitted by law, St. Joseph’s Healthcare shall not be liable to you or anyone else for any loss or injury caused directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, by its construction and publication of this web page or for any decision made, or action taken, in reliance on the contents hereof. In no event shall St. Joseph’s Healthcare have any liability for lost profits or for indirect, special, punitive, or consequential damages, or for any liability to any third party, even if St. Joseph’s Healthcare is advised of the possibility of such damages.
Limitations and Liability
Your use of this web page is at your own risk. You assume full responsibility and risk of loss resulting from use of information, communications, content or other material accessed through the Consumer Health Information web page. Neither St. Joseph’s Healthcare, nor any other party involved in creating, producing, or delivering this web page is liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, or punitive damages arising out of your access to, or use of, the Consumer Health Information web page.
St. Joseph’s Healthcare may at any time revise these Terms and Conditions by updating this posting. We suggest that you periodically visit this page to review the current Terms and Conditions to which you are bound.
o Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness
o Canadian Collaborative Mental Health Initiative
o Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario
o Canadian Network for Mood and Mental Health and Anxiety Treatment
o Internet Mental Health
o Mental Health Recovery and WRAP
o National Alliance on Mental Illness
o National Empowerment Centre
o National Institute of Mental Health
o United States Dept. of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
o Alternative Medicine
o A Modern Herbal
o American Botanical Council
o Herbal Research Foundation
o Annals of Internal Medicine
o British Health Network
o Canada Health Portal
o Canadian Virtual Hospice
o Canadian Women’s Health Network
o Clinical Trails (USA)
o CMA Infobase: Clinical Practice Guidelines
o Cochrane Library
o Dietitians of Canada
o Health A-Z
o Healthy Ontario.com
o Lab Tests Online
o Mayo Clinic
o Medline Plus
o Men’s Health
o National Library of Medicine: CAM Topics
o Patient Summaries & Patient Information
o Unbound Medline
o UpToDate for Patients
o Women’s Health Matters
(Available free online via Google)
o Atlas of the Human Body/AMA
o Greys Anatomy
o Human Anatomy
o Merck Manual
o Merck Manual (Geriatrics)
o Online Medical Dictionary
Professional Health Associations & Colleges
Here is a list of some of the most commonly used Health Associations:
o Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses
o Canadian Medical Association
o Canadian Nurses Association
o College of Nurses of Ontario
o Canadian Public Health Association
o Joint Policy & Planning Committee (Ontario) JPPC
o Ontario Medical Association
o Ontario Nurses Association
o Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO)
o Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
o Canadian Pharmaceutical Association
o MediResource: Drug Information
o Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists
o Heart and Stroke Foundation
Click here to access the SJHH Patiend Education web page information.
Hamilton Community Resources (City of Hamilton)
o Public Health Services & Social Services
o Hamilton Urban Care Community Health Centre
o Hamilton Academy of Medicine
o Inform Hamilton (Red Book)
Find a Doctor
The Hamilton Academy of Medicine
Click here to access the web page: http://www.hamiltondoctors.ca/
The Hamilton Academy of Medicine is a voluntary association funded by physicians for physicians. We inform, educate & represent more than 700 physicians in Hamilton acting as the District 4 branch society of the Ontario Medical Association. The office is no longer open to the public.
Use HamiltonDoctors.ca to find answers to some of the common questions received weekly from the public. Hamilton is currently experiencing a critical doctor shortage in many areas of medicine.
Infection Prevention and Control
(Flue Season Preparedness and Handwashing Guide)
Click here to access the SJHH Infection Prevetion and Control web page information.
Wait Times in Ontario
Click here to access the web page: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/transformation/wait_times/wait_mn.html
This web site has information about wait times in Ontario. The wait times data available from this web site allows you to compare the wait list/wait times in your area with those across the province. In discussions with your doctor, you can use this information to make more informed choices about where to receive treatment.