Below are some helpful and reliable online links recommended by our healthcare professionals for patients interested in learning more.
The information obtained from these links is NOT a substitute for seeking professional healthcare advice from your provider. These links are to be used as a resource to enhance your understanding of healthcare topics. Any health concerns you have should be taken up with your health care provider.
General Medical Inquiries
- Mayo Clinic
The Mayo Clinic is an excellent resource for learning about various diseases and conditions. This resource allows you to look up diseases and conditions by name, associated symptoms and key words.
- Alzheimer Society of Canada
The Alzheimer Society is the leading not-for-profit health organization working nationwide to improve the quality of life for Canadians affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and advance the search for the cause and cure.
- Choosing Wisely Canada
Choosing Wisely Canada (CWC) is a campaign to help physicians and patients engage in conversations about unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures, and to help physicians and patients make smart and effective choices to ensure high-quality care.
- Health Canada
The website for the federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health.
- Lab Services
List of Lab Services in the Niagara Region
- Niagara Region Public Health
Provides information on vaccinations, infectious diseases, and dental information, as well as advice regarding pregnancy & children, sexual health, travel and healthy lifestyles.
- Niagara Physician Recruitment
This site offers information on practice opportunities, information on Niagara communities, as well as hospital facilities in Niagara.
- The Arthritis Society
The Arthritis Society has been setting lives in motion for over 65 years, and is dedicated to a vision of living well while creating a future without arthritis.
- Osteoporosis Canada
Osteoporosis Canada is a national organization serving people who have, or are at risk for, osteoporosis. The organization works to educate, empower and support individuals and communities in the risk-reduction and treatment of osteoporosis.
- Ontario Lung Association
The Lung Association assists, educates and empowers individuals living with or caring for others with lung disease.
menopauseandu.ca brings trustworthy information about menopause and osteoporosis to the general public and health professionals. Use this website to find out more about menopause.
SexandU.ca takes a real-life approach to the questions and issues around sex and sexuality that matter most to Canadians. From talking about sex, to lifestyle choices, to contraception awareness and sexually transmitted infections, SexandU.ca provides accurate, credible, and up-to-date information and education on topics related to sexual and reproductive health.
- Parachute Canada
A helpful resource to find out more information on preventable and predictable injuries.
- Lung Health
Use this resource to find out more information on lung health, breathing and lung research.
Calm is a mindfulness meditation site aimed at introducing the amazing benefits of meditation to help people navigate modern life.
AnxietyBC is a leader in developing online, self-help, and evidence-based resources on anxiety and anxiety disorders. This site provides information to help you understand anxiety, as well as resources and tools to help you manage your anxiety.
- Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance (CADDRA)
CADDRA is an independent, not-for-profit, resource organization for medical, healthcare and research professionals with an interest in the field of ADHD. However, we do not have any health professionals on staff to diagnose or to answer questions. If you are seeking these services, please consult your healthcare professional.
- Community Care Access Centre
Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) are your first point of contact for information about Seniors’ Care, and can provide information about the kinds of care that are available in your area.
FACET is a program of research based out of UBC that is committed to finding original ways to support young families in their efforts to become smoke-free.
- Pregnet’s Blog
A blog where women can share challenges related to pregnancy and quitting smoking.
- Smoker’s Help Line
Smokers’ Helpline is a free, confidential service operated by the Canadian Cancer Society offering support and information about quitting smoking and tobacco use.
- Leave The Pack Behind
Leave The Pack Behind (LTPB) is a tobacco control program that offers young adults smoking and quitting information, personalized support, and quitting resources – all for free! It is funded by the government of Ontario.
- Heart and Stroke
The Heart and Stroke foundation is committed to fighting heart disease and stroke. Their work has saved thousands of people and impacted millions of lives. Use this link to find out more about heart disease, stroke and healthy lifestyle choices as well as to learn more about the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
- Hypertension Canada
Hypertension Canada is the only national non-profit organization dedicated solely to the prevention and control of hypertension and its complications. They work with leading minds across medical and health disciplines to advance research and professional and public education, and with policy makers to ensure Canadians can avoid the potentially deadly complications of hypertension.
- Canada Fitness Guide
This resource provides a useful guide to help you make wise choices about physical activity. Choices that will improve your health, help preventdisease, and allow you to get the most out of life.
Long Term/End of Life Care
- Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Palliative Care
A resource for patients and families who are considering palliative care.
- Advance Care Planning
Advance Care Planning is a process of thinking about and sharing your wishes for future health and personal care. It can help you tell others what would be important if you were ill and unable to communicate.
- Canadian Virtual Hospice
The Canadian Virtual Hospice provides support and personalized information about palliative and end-of-life care to patients, family members, health care providers, researchers and educators.
Travel Health Information
- Travel Health and Safety
A helpful resource provided by the Government of Canada for travelers. This website provides essential information on travel health risks and preventive measures to keep you and your loved ones safe during your travels.
- CDC Travel
This resource provided by the American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides helpful information on travel health notices to various international destinations.
Pregnancy and Childcare
- Infant Feeding
This online resource is provided by Health Canada and gives helpful information on recommendations surrounding infant feeding.
- About Kids Health
A comprehensive resource provided by Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children (Sick Kids) that covers a variety of child health related issues.
- Mother Risk
Provides evidence-based information about the risk or safety of prescription and over-the-counter medications, herbal products, chemicals, radiation, chronic diseases, infections, occupational, environmental, and other exposures during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
- Breast Feeding
Use this website for helpful information on breastfeeding.
- Caring for Kids
Food and Nutrition
- Dietitians of Canada
Dietitians of Canada is a useful resource for finding out credible, evidence based information about food and nutrition.
- Diabetes Canada
Diabetes Canada is a useful tool for finding out more information on Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes, and provides useful resources for individuals caring for or living with diabetes.
- Canada Food Guide – My Guide
My Food Guide is an interactive tool that customizes Canada’s Food Guide just for you. It helps you:
- learn how many Food Guide Servings you need to eat from each of the four food groups
- choose your favourite types of foods from each food group
- see how much food is in one Food Guide Serving
- choose physical activities you enjoy