Health + Wellness

The Library has an exceptional collection for up-to-date health information. Check out the resources below.

Note:  Please remembers that while libraries and librarians provide access to medical information, librarians are not medical professionals and cannot provide medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

Library Databases

Natural Medicines

Healthcare providers and researchers provide high-quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies. Grades reflect the level of available scientific data for or against the use of each therapy for a specific medical condition. Note: There is no need to "Login" on search page.

On the Shelf

Alzheimer's Disease -- Patients

Help for those living with alzheimer's disease.

Pain

Expert advice on managing pain.

On the Web

Counselling BC

A directory of Counselling Psychologists, Counsellors and Therapists in BC, indexed by area of practice, type of therapy, location and more.

HealthLink BC

This site gives you access to non-emergency health information and services at any time. You can also call 811 toll-free to speak with a nurse, dietitian or pharmacist about your health concerns, and to receive assistance in finding a family practice.

Mayo Clinic

Look up a disease or condition, a symptom, a prescription drug, a test or procedure, or sign up for the Clinic's Health Letter.

Medline Plus

Browse Health Topics for specific diseases or conditions, get information on drugs and supplements, and find articles and illustrations on many diseases, tests, injuries, and surgeries in the Medical Encyclopedia. 

MLA Top Health Websites For Consumers and Patients

The "Consumer and Patient Health Information Section" of the Medical Library Association (MLA) maintains a list of useful and reliable medical websites based on criteria like credibility, sponsorship/authorship, content, audience, and currency. 

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

This US National Institute of Health site includes research on clinical trials, practices, and information about treatments such as acupuncture, herbal supplements, homeopathy and more.

North Shore Schizophrenia Society

The Centre provides personal support & information on major mental illnesses - schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety disorders and eating disorders. 

WebMD

A good source for reliable health information including a symptom checklist and drug information.