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From prescription drug side effects to major illness recovery, these great resources will help you take charge of your health and get you back on track to wellness.


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ADHD
Cancer
Depression
Diabetes
Heart Disease
Menopause
Stroke
Therapeutic use of herbs


Borrow and download digital books & movies about health and fitness to your computer. Idea Exchange membership card required.
Health and Fitness eBooks and audiobooks


Health & Behaviour
Health & Behaviour

Find in-depth, current info on mental and physical health issues, diagnoses, and treatments in these online books.

Teen Health & Wellness
Teen Health & Wellness

Developed for tweens and teens, this resource provides up-to-date curricular support and self-help materials on physical and mental health topics.


Health and Wellness (ServiceOntario)
Find health care services and advice, including how to get an Ontario Health Card and find a family doctor.

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
The body that regulates the practice of medicine in Ontario to protect and serve the public interest. Provides a searchable public register of Ontario's family doctors and specialists, including qualifications and practice information.

Public Health Agency of Canada
A key source of physical and mental health promotion and disease prevention information. Information on complementary and alternative medicine.

Health Canada
Government of Canada site containing information on diseases, drugs, nutrition and healthcare.

Household Products Database
Health and safety information on household products from the United States Department of Health & Human Services.

KidsHealth.org
Information on the medical, emotional and developmental issues of children and their families. Separate areas for kids, teens and parents with age and interest appropriate materials. Created by Nemours Foundation.

Centre for Disease Control, Atlanta
In-depth reports, fact sheets, and statistical information on a wide variety of health and disease topics. This is an excellent source of health information for travelers.

Mayo Clinic
Information on health and medical topics. In depth diseases & conditions section, first aid tips, and information on 8,000 prescription and over-the-counter medications complete with Canadian and American brand names.

MEDLINEplus
Information on drugs, diseases and conditions, and wellness. Provides access to a medical encyclopedia, current health news and links to medical dictionaries.

Merck Manual Home Edition
An online edition of Merck's well respected medical textbook that provides highly detailed, sophisticated medical and mental health information to the general public. Two versions of the manual are provided - text only and multimedia.

Mental Health

Canadian Mental Health Assoiation, Ontario
Information about mental health conditions as well as places to turn in Ontario for services and support.

Help Center (American Psychological Association)
Mental health information on topics such as job insecurity, stress, family situations, the 'mind-body connection', mental health conditions, and the benefits of therapy.

Mental Help Net
Guide to mental health, psychology and psychiatry online.

Prescription & Nonprescription Drugs

Internet Drug Index
The RxList Database contains information on more than 4,500 prescription and nonprescription drugs. Useful as a supplement to the advice provided by your physician.
 


Do you need a doctor?
Follow this link for more information on finding a family doctor in Cambridge.

Cambridge Memorial Hospital
A full-service health care facility providing support to residents of Cambridge, the township of North Dumfries and the Region of Waterloo.

Langs Community Health Centre & North Dumfries Satellite Community Health Centre
These Community Health Centres (CHC) offer primary health care services for people in Preston and North Dumfries Township within the catchment area.  CHCs are non-profit, publicly funded organizations that focus on health promotion, illness prevention, and community development.

Waterloo Region: Public Health Unit
The Health Unit promotes healthy living and protects the people of Waterloo Region against health threats. Find information about local hospitals, finding a physician, courses (ie prenatal, food safety certificate courses), and clinics (i.e. sexual health, immunization, influenza (flu) clinics).

Waterloo Region Public Health Food Premises Inspection Disclosure Site
Information regarding inspections of all food premises in Waterloo Region. Search for any restaurant or retail outlet to view their most recent reports.


Health CanadaHealth Canada's YouTube channel
Short videos produced by Health Canada about environmental health and safety, consumer product safety, and other health topics.