List of websites on specific health topics, conditions and populations
- AboutKidsHealth (English, French, and many other languages)
The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto (Canada) provides trustworthy and evidence-based health information about children’s health.
- Alzheimer Society
The Alzheimer Society of Canada provides information about dementia.
- Canadian Cancer Society
Up-to-date and accurate cancer information that’s easy to read and understand.
- Canadian Diabetes Association
Provide information on diabetes risk factors, signs and symptoms, treatments, and a dictionary of terms.
- Canadian Men’s Health Foundation
Resources for men’s health organized by topic, including brochures and “know your numbers” guides.
An independent not-for-profit website from the USA providing trustworthy information on women’s health.
- Heart & Stroke Foundation
A Canadian website providing information on heart disease and stroke, signs, treatments, and prevention.
- National Institute on Aging
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services brings trustworthy information on aging, as well as tips for doctor-patient communication, exercise, and an A-Z glossary of health topics.
- Sex & U
The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada provides information on sex and sexuality.
- What’s Next for Me
A Canadian guide to emergency contraception options from the Women’s College Hospital.
- Women’s Health Matters
A multilingual website from Canada with information on birth control, sexual health, mental health, nutrition, and many other topics.
Some websites that provide information on complementary and alternative health
- Health Canada – Licensed Natural Health Products Database
The Licensed Natural Health Products Database brings information about natural health products that have been assessed by Health Canada and found to be safe.
- National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (English, Spanish)
The National Institute of Health (USA) provides information and consumer tips on complementary and alternative health topics, including interactive modules on making informed decisions and understanding scientific topics and research. You will also find a guide on how to evaluate online resources on complementary health approaches.
Glossaries of medical terms
- What Did My Doctor Say?
A glossary of general health words used by your doctor or nurse, put together by the Medical Library Association (USA).
- NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms (English, Spanish)
A list of terms related to cancer and medicine from the National Cancer Institute (USA).
- Medical Encyclopedia (English, Spanish)
An encyclopedia with articles about diseases, tests, symptoms, injuries, and surgeries from MedlinePlus (USA).
Additional lists of trustworthy health information resources
- Patient Portal for the McGill University Health Centre
A website affiliated with McGill University (Canada), listing many online health information sources.
- Consumer Health guide from McGill University Library
Another guide to trustworthy online health information, organized by topic.
- Neuro-Patient Resource Centre
Information on neurological health and care from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University Health Centre.
The information found here is not intended to replace the advice of a health professional. For your specific health care needs, consult a doctor or another health professional.