Notebook and Pencil

Handouts and Health Resources

Pregnancy and Baby Health


Prenatal/Pregnancy

Labour After Delivery Breastfeeding Important Milestones for Your Child




Diabetes


Diabetes Definition and Diagnosis

  • Are you at risk? Questionnaire
    • A quick tool for helping you assess your risk of diabetes. It also describes the symptoms and diagnostic tests for diabetes.
  • Diabetes Fact Sheet
    • Explains the different types, complications, risk factors, symptoms, prevention, and treatment of diabetes.
  • Prediabetes Fact Sheet
    • A guide that defines prediabetes, describes risk factors of type 2 diabetes, and suggests lifestyle changes.
  • Type 2 Diabetes: the basics
    • A resource that describes the basics of type 2 diabetes including risk factors, getting support, complications, and management.
General Tips Diet & Nutrition
  • Alcohol
    • Describes drinking recommendations, risks associated with drinking, and steps for reducing risks while drinking.
  • Basic Carbohydrate Counting
    • A step-by-step guide to carbohydrate counting.
  • Eating Away from Home
    • Provides consideration when eating away from home, solutions to common challenges, and tips for making wise food choices.
  • Glycemic Index (GI) Food Guide
    • A comprehensive list of common low, medium, and high glycemic index foods.
  • Handy Portion Guide
    • A quick guide that explains how you can use your hands to estimate appropriate portions.
Physical Activity
  • Benefits of Physical Activity
    • A printable resource that describes the benefits of physical activity, getting motivated, identifying barriers, and overcoming challenges.
  • Physical Activity Fact Sheet
    • Describes the importance of exercise, how to stay safe when exercising, and how to maintain your momentum.
  • Planning for Regular Physical Activity
    • A resource to help you prepare for physical activity. It contains a sample walking plan, explores the pros and cons of inactivity, and gives a step-by-step approach to developing an exercise plan.
  • Introductory Resistance Program
    • Describes the guidelines for resistance training and 12 different exercises you can try.
  • Resistance Exercise Guidelines
    • Describes the guidelines for resistance training and 12 different exercises you can try. Additional exercises are also included.
  • Maintaining Aerobic Exercise
    • Contains a sample aerobic exercise plan, a guide to making SMART goals, and how to stay motivated.
Foot Care




Drug and Alcohol Use


Alcohol Use

  • Alcohol and Older Adults
    • Explains how aging can make drinking alcohol risker and describes recommended drinking limits for adults over the age of 65.
  • Alcohol and the Immune System
    • Lists 4 things you should know about how drinking alcohol can affect the immune system and your health.
  • Knowing your Limits with Alcohol
    • A practical guide to assessing your drinking. This teaches you how to count your drinks, identify risky drinking, outlines low-risk alcohol drinking guidelines, and provides tips on drinking less.
  • Have FOMO?
    • A graphic that describes the low-risk drinking guidelines.
  • Youth Alcohol Intoxication
    • Describes how youth alcohol intoxication can be an emergency and what we can do to help prevent it.
Cannabis Use




Nutrition and Active Living


Active Living

Nutrition Personalizing Your Plate to Include Foods from Other Cultures




Arthritis


Arthritis Types

Symptoms and Risks Medications Medical Cannabis Navigating Your Healthcare Chronic Pain and Fatigue Surgery Arthritis and Work Mental Health Self-Management Arthritis Rehabilitation and Education Program Childhood Arthritis




Hypertension


  • Managing your Blood Pressure Brochure
    • Understand your numbers, advice for buying a blood pressure monitor and for home blood pressure monitoring, and how to have a low salt diet.
  • Hypertension Canada: Understanding and Managing Your Blood Pressure
    • A comprehensive guide that describes what hypertension is, signs of an emergency, when and why home monitoring is important, how to measure your blood pressure, hypertension prevention tips, hypertension control tips, healthy eating for a healthy blood pressure, and medications for managing high blood pressure.
  • Blood Pressure Log
    • Contains a printable log for recording your home blood pressure measurements.
  • Blood Pressure Measurement
    • A guide that describes how you can measure your own blood pressure, when to take the readings, and what device you can use.
  • 2020-22 Guidelines Booklet
    • A practical guide informed by the Hypertension Canada Guidelines for the prevention, diagnosis, risk assessment, and treatment of hypertension.
  • Blood Pressure Action Plan
    • Contains a list of healthy habits you can make to keep your blood pressure in the healthy range.




Cancer


Fact Sheets for Common Cancers:

  • Breast Cancer
    • Describes the risk factors, prevention, screening, signs and symptoms, and treatments of breast cancer.
  • Cervical Cancer
    • Describes the risk factors, prevention, screening, signs and symptoms, and treatments of cervical cancer.
  • Colorectal Cancer
    • Describes the risk factors, prevention, screening, signs and symptoms, and treatments of colorectal cancer.
  • Lung Cancer
    • Describes the risk factors, prevention, screening, signs and symptoms, and treatments of lung cancer.
  • Ovarian Cancer
    • Describes the risk factors, prevention, early detection, signs and symptoms, and treatments of ovarian cancer.
  • Prostate Cancer
    • Describes the risk factors, prevention, screening, signs and symptoms, and treatments of prostate cancer.
  • Skin Cancer
    • Describes the risk factors, prevention, early detection, signs and symptoms, and treatments of skin cancer.
  • Testicular Cancer
    • Describes the risk factors, prevention, early detection, signs and symptoms, and treatments of testicular cancer.
Guide to Healthy Living
  • Physical Health
    • A guide to healthy eating, physical activity, and sleeping well for individuals living with cancer.
  • Emotional Health
    • A resource to help you understand your emotions, cope with your feelings, and talk to your loved ones.
  • Sexual Health and Intimacy
    • A guide that describes common sexual health problems, how to get help, and tips for talking with your partner.
Managing Symptoms, Side Effects & Well-Being
  • Anxiety
    • A guide for patients, family, friends or caregivers who have anxiety before, during or after cancer treatment. It identifies causes of cancer-related anxiety and provides tips to alleviate the anxiety.
  • Bone Health
    • Provides some tips to help keep your bones healthy and strong during cancer treatments.
  • Bowel Function - Prostate Cancer
    • A guide for men who have had treatment for prostate cancer. It describes potential problems after treatment and strategies for helping diarrhea and constipation.
  • Constipation
    • A guide for people who have constipation before, during or after cancer treatment. It describes the causes of cancer-related constipation and what can be done to manage the constipation.
  • Depression
    • A resource that explores the symptoms, causes, and tips to help cancer-related depression.
  • Diarrhea
    • A guide for people who have diarrhea before, during or after cancer treatment. The resource will help you understand causes of diarrhea and how to manage it.
  • Dyspnea (Shortness of Breath)
    • Describes what happens during shortness of breath, causes of it, tips for managing it, and when you should talk to your healthcare team.
  • Exercise
    • Contains tips to help start an exercise routine, types of exercises to choose from, and strategies to exercise safely.
  • Fatigue
    • A guide that will help you understand causes of cancer-related fatigue and what can be done to manage it.
  • Fever
    • Provides information on how to measure your temperature accurately.
  • Hand-Foot Syndrome
    • Describes what hand-foot syndrome is, how to prevent it, and how to reduce the symptoms of it.




COVID-19


Vaccine

  • COVID Vaccine Questions and Answers
    • A document created to give information and answer frequently asked questions about the vaccine and its distribution.
  • Vaccination in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding
    • An information tool that can be used to help make an informed decision about the COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  • Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines
    • An information sheet that provides basic information on the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines (who can receive the vaccine, ingredients of the vaccine, how it is administered, side-effects, safety measures, and more).
  • Comparison of Available Vaccines
    • Contains basic information on COVID-19 and a chart which compares the ingredients in different vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and AstraZeneca).
Prevention, Self-Monitoring, and Self-Isolating