Your Health

Suggested Links & Reading

Diabetes

Diabetes Canada: www.diabetes.ca
Suggested reading: “Diabetes Code” by Dr. Jason Fung

Hypertension Canada: www.hypertension.ca

Cancer Care Ontario: www.cancercareontario.ca

Obesity

The Toronto Metabolic Clinic: www.torontometabolicclinic.com

Suggested reading:
– “Obesity Code” by Dr. Jason Fung
– “The Pioppi Diet” by Dr. Aseem Malhotra

Mental Health

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH): www.camh.ca

Bounce Back Ontario: www.bouncebackontario.ca

Suggested reading:
Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by David Burns
The Worry Cure by Robert Leahy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook For Dummies by Rhena Branch, Rob Willson

Chronic Pain

Inter-Professional Spine Assessment & Education Clinics (ISAEC): www.isaec.org

Under the section for “For Patients” you will find videos and tips on how to manage your back pain.

Suggested reading:
Managing Chronic Pain: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Approach Workbook by John Otis
CBT for Chronic Pain and Psychological Well-Being by Mark Carlson
Managing Pain Before it Manages You by Margaret A. Caudill
The Pain Survival Guide by Dennis W. Turk
You Are Not Your Pain by Vidyamala Burch & Danny Penman

Patient resources on potential harms of opioids and recent guidelines:

https://www.rxfiles.ca/rxfiles/uploads/documents/Opioid-Patient-Booklet-Taper-RxFiles.pdf
https://www.ismp-canada.org/download/OpioidStewardship/Opioids-ShortTermPain-EN.pdf
https://www.ismp-canada.org/download/safetyBulletins/2017/ISMPCSB2017-08-UnderstandOpioids.pdf
https://www.ontario.ca/page/understanding-opioids

Patient resources on potential harms of Benzodiazepines ( sleeping and anxiety medications ) and recent guidelines.

https://choosingwiselycanada.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/CWC-Toolkit-BenzoPrimaryCare-V3.pdf

https://cep.health/media/uploaded/CEP_Benzodiazapine_2019.pdf

Insomnia

Suggested reading:
Say Goodnight to Insomnia by Gregg D. Jacobs
– Go! To Sleep® CBT app for insomnia by Cleveland Clinic

Travel Medicine

Travel’s Health (CDC): wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel

Public Health

Public Health Ontario: www.publichealthontario.ca

Additional Links

Heart & Stroke Founctation: www.heartandstroke.ca
Health Canada: www.hc-sc.gc.ca
Public Health Agency of Canada: www.phac-aspc.gc.ca
Canadian Health Statistics: www.statcan.ca
Canadian Immunization Information: www.immunize.ca
Ontario Ministry of Health: www.health.gov.on.ca