As we’ve mentioned, educating yourself about your health issues or medical conditions is an important part of managing your health. The best source of health information specific to YOU is always YOUR health care provider. For questions or concerns, always contact your health care provider, such as your physician, nurse practitioner or pharmacist. Reliable supplementary information can be found in brochures from your local hospital, doctor’s office, or public health centre; through telephone helplines such as Telehealth Ontario, and reliable health websites such as hospital sites, condition-specific sites, support organization sites and medical journals.
Online resources can be a great way to start to educate and empower yourself by learning about your medications, your diagnoses, your tests or your treatments. However, never diagnose or treat yourself based on any internet source. Use trusted sources to help you understand things like what questions to ask, to gain awareness of new innovations, and to help understand possible treatments, but always leaving diagnosing to medical professionals. You should ask questions of your health care team so that you can fully understand your options – it is their job to explain your health conditions to you.
This section of our site provides some general information on some more common conditions. You can also find additional health information below.
- Health Information
- Active Lifestyle
- Diabetes Care
- Diagnostic Imaging
- Healthy Eating and Nutrition
- Mental Health & Addiction Resources
- Pregnancy / Prenatal Resources
- Preparing for Your Surgery / Procedure
- Public Health Resources
- Receiving Chemotherapy
- Senior Friendly Care
- Specific Condition Information