Helpful Resources and Links
Sask Poison Centre 1-(866)-454-1212
International Travel Centre (306)-655-4780
Royal University Hospital Switchboard (306)-655-1000
Saskatoon City Hospital Switchboard (306)-655-8000
St. Paul’s Hospital Switchboard (306)-655-5000
Public Health Inspection Services (306)-655-4605
Surgical Wait Times 1-866-543-6767
Heath Line (24/7) 811 – www.healthlineonline.ca
Search Clinical Practice Guidelines database at – www.cma.ca
Saskatoon Health Region – www.saskatoonhealthregion.ca
How to get medical help when the doctor’s office is closed.How to get medical help when the doctor’s office is closed.
Accessing Health Care Services – https://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/health/accessing-health-care-services
Saskatoon Police – www.saskatoonpolice.ca
Canadian Health Network – http://www.canadian-health-network.ca Public Health Agency of Canada.
Family Doctor – http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home.html Includes good general information about health and diseases, including healthy living tips, over-the-counter medications and various health tools.
Health Finder – http://healthfinder.gov/ Includes general information regarding health and diseases, including healthy living tips, various health tools and updated health news
HealthLinkBC – http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/ Learn about your Health Topics. Check your symptoms with the Symptom Checker. Find Services and Resources.
Mayo Clinic Symptom Checker – http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/symptom-checker/DS00671 Entering your symptoms produces a list of possible problems. Not to be used to diagnose an issue, just for giving you tips for preparing for an appointment with your doctor and what to expect from an appointment
Medline Plus – http://medlineplus.gov/ Good general information about health and diseases – in 47 different languages.
Patient UK – http://www.patient.co.uk/ 897 information leaflets on health and disease. Also has videos (details of both internal and external online videos), diagrams (a list of body part diagrams), poems and stories (a list of works aimed at helping people to understand medical conditions.
Public Health Agency of Canada – www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/index-eng.php News, Health, Safety & Prevention Info
UpToDate – http://www.uptodate.com/online/content/toc.do?tocKey=table_of_contents/12 UpToDate offers patient education materials about the most common medical conditions and procedures.
Disease Specific Websites
Gastroenterology: http://gicare.com Information about gastroenterology, digestive ailments, treatments, endoscopy procedures and medications (Private Site).
Heart: Heart and Stroke Foundation http://www.heartandstroke.bc.ca/site/c.kpIPKXOyFmG/b.3644309/k.F84D/Heart_Disease_Stroke_and_Healthy_Living.htm Learn about heart disease, signs of stroke, what high cholesterol and high blood pressure means.
Lung: Canadian Lung Association – http://www.lung.ca/diseases-maladies/index_e.php Information on lung diseases, including COPD, asthma and sleep apnea, including preventing lung diseases.
Diabetes – http://livewellwithdiabetes.com/lwwdnew/LWWD Live Well with Diabetes (10 videos)
http://www.fraserhealth.ca/media/OntheRoadtoDiabetesHealth_July2011.pdf On the Road to Diabetes Health – An Information Booklet for People with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes (37 pages).
Physical Activity: CSEP – http://www.csep.ca/english/view.asp?x=723 Guides to exercise for various ages, including goal setting, how to increase physical activity, including things for the whole family;
Public Health Agency of Canada – www.paguide.com. Active people are healthier and more likely to avoid illness and injury.
Sports Medicine: http://www.nismat.org/ NISMAT (Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma) offers comprehensive sports medicine references and information for practitioners and athletes of all levels. Check out the Physical Therapy Corner for condition specific exercises.
Travel: CDC – http://www.nc.cdc.gov/travel/default.aspx
Travel Doctor – http://www.traveldoctor.co.uk
Weight Loss: http://www.healthyweightforum.org/ This site is free, independent and open to all. Primarily a peer education based forum offering support, motivation, recipes and fellowship for those interested in reaching and maintaining a healthy weight.
Orthopedics: Saskatoon Foot and Ankle Clinic, Office of Dr. Kolla, Dr. Rees and Dr. Thiessen http://www.saskfootankle.com/
National Sleep Foundation – Sleep Research & Educationhttps://sleepfoundation.org/
Canadian Lung Association-Information about sleep apneahttps://www.lung.ca/lung-health/lung-disease/sleep-apnea
Canadian Sleep Societyhttps://css-scs.ca/
Books on Sleep
No More Sleepless Nights – by Peter Hauri
Say Goodnight To Insomnia; the 6 Week Sleep Solution – by Gregg D. Jacobs
A Women’s Guide to Sleep Disorders – By Meir Kryger, M.D.
The Menopause Book – by Pat Wingert, Barbara Kantrowitz and Bernadine Healy
Menopause Guidebook – by the North American Menopause Society
For general resources http://www.saskatoonlibrary.ca/
Canadian Coalition for Immunization Awareness & Promotion http://www.immunize.ca/
Tips and resources related to healthy living, including diet, exercise, smoking cessation, etc http://www.preventioninhand.com/
Choosing Wisely Canada is a campaign to help clinicians and patients engage in conversations about unnecessary tests and treatments http://www.choosingwiselycanada.org/
North American Menopause Society (NAMS) http://www.menopause.org/ Sexual Health A-Z
Menopause and osteoporosis http://www.menopauseandu.ca/
NHPV infections http://www.hpvinfo.ca/
Sexual health http://www.Sexualityandu.ca/
Health and Age – an informative site based on research for age 55+http://www.healthandage.com/
The Saskatoon Council on Aging Inc. providing a directory of services and social activities for older adultshttp://www.scoa.ca/
Osteoporosis Canada http://www.osteoporosis.ca/
Canadian cancer society http://www.cancer.ca/ 1-888-939-3333 Booklets available for smokers who want to quit one step at a time.
New to Canada
Saskatchewan Association of Immigrant Settlement and Integration Agencies (SAISIA) http://saisia.ca/
Address: 100 – 307 Ontario Avenue, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 1S3
Office Phones: 306-986-1340
Email Accounts: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saskatchewan Health Information Recourses Program – SHIRP http://shirp.usask.ca/
Newcomer Information Centerhttp://www.nicstoon.org/
Address: 106-129 3rd Avenue North, Saskatoon, SK S7K 2H4
Phone: (306) 343-8303
Fax: (306) 343-1744
The Global Gathering Placehttp://globalgatheringplace.com
Address: 100 5th Ave N, Saskatoon, SK S7K 2N7
Fax: (306) 665-0440
Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canadahttp://www.heartandstroke.com/1-888-HSF-INFO (473-4636)
Mediterranean Diet Dr. Andrew Weilhttp://www.drweil.com/
Self Nutrition Datahttp://nutritiondata.self.com/
World’s Healthiest Foodshttp://www.whfoods.com/
Weston A. Price Foundationhttp://www.westonaprice.org/
Books on Nutrition
In defense of Food by Michael Pollan
The Good Gut by Justin Sonnenburg, Erica Sonnenburg