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Merck Manual Professional Version
Website includes a listing of medical abbreviations that you can look up and see the expanded form.
It is also a searchable website providing information on medical topics and health issues as well as drug information.
Help for Patients
bc211 (formerly Red Book online)
Lists agencies in the Lower Mainland that offer assistance with health issues, addiction, grief and many other situations.
Searchable by keyword but the Red Book personnel encourage call-ins to 604 875-6381 for the best help.
Top 5 Resources
Medline Plus This link opens in a new window
Excellent information from the U.S. National Library of Medicine the latest health news, a medical encyclopedia and interactive patient tutorials.
Health Source: Consumer Edition This link opens in a new window
Articles on health and medicine from more popular magazines and journals. More general information.
Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy This link opens in a new window
Listen to the correct pronunciations of medical terms
Nursing & Allied Health Database This link opens in a new window
Articles in nursing and allied health fields including evidence-based resources and streaming videos
medically-approved information on more than 5,000 health topics, symptoms, medications, and tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle
BC Ministry of Health
BC provincial website Information on all aspects of health care in BC, including surgical wait times.
The federal department responsible for helping the people of Canada maintain and improve their health.
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