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Medical Topics A-Z List
Choose from the alphabetical list or browse all medical topics.


Immune System Diseases

Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF)
A nonprofit US-based organization dedicated to improving the treatment of the primary immune deficiency diseases through research and education.

Canadian Flag  Lupus Canada
Information about lupus, including articles from the Lupus Canada newsletter.


Canadian Flag  Canadian Coalition for Immunization Awareness & Promotion (CCIAP)
The CCIAP is a coalition of national organizations committed to promotion and education on immunization.

Canadian Flag  Immunization and Vaccines / Immunisation et vaccins
Includes Canadian Immunization Guide, immunization schedules, vaccine safety, vaccine preventable diseases, travel vaccines, and links to many fact sheets, publications and organizations.


Infants' Health

(A Mount Sinai Hospital Centre of Excellence)

 MSH star icon   Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Resources compiled by the NICU includes many of the information sheets from the new parent binder "Me and My Baby."

MSH star icon  Infant Hearing Program 

This page provides information about  newborn hearing screening,  hearing assessment, family support services  and communication development options.


Infectious Diseases - Mount Sinai Hospital Centre of Excellence

MSH star icon Information Brochures, Mount Sinai Hospital
Patient information brochures on infectious disease and infection control.
Canadian Flag  Canada Communicable Disease Report / Relevé des maladies transmissibles
This weekly publication, which presents information on infectious and other diseases, is available online from 1995 to the present. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This website offers tips for travellers' health, news updates and reports on the spread of dangerous diseases.  If you need to know which countries not to visit because of the latest Ebola, cholera, or SARS outbreak then this site is extremely helpful.  You can also browse interesting primers.

Measles Fact Sheet
Questions and answers about measles from the Toronto Department of Public Health
World Health Organization: Infectious Diseases
Health topics on infectious diseases



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Inflammatory Bowel Disease 


Canadian Flag The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC) is aiming at raising awareness about Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis by educating people with IBD, their families, health professionals and the general public about these disease. CCFC provides brochures, holds education events and information sessions on IBD.

 Canadian Flag Ulcerative Colitis

Information sheet provided by Canadian Medical Association, includes general facts. causes, symptoms and complications, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Ulcerative Colitis.

MSH star iconDigestive Health – This article provides information on how diet affects Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).
MSH star iconInflammatory Bowel Disease Group at Mount Sinai Hospital is an interdisciplinary program dedicated to the care of patients and families coping with IBD.


KidsHealth – Information on Inflammatory Bowel Disease. KidsHealth provides families with perspective, advice, and comfort about a wide range of physical, emotional, and behavioural issues that affect children and teens. IBD information are delivered sections for parents, for kids, for teens, and for educators.



Canadian Flag  H1N1 Influenza 
General information on the  H1N1 Flu from the Public Health Agency of Canada
  Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)
This webpage from the  Centers for Disease Control (U.S.) provides background information about avian influenza, including recent outbreaks, the viruses, and the risk to human health.
Canadian Flag  FluWatch
Summarizes influenza surveillance activities in Canada. The site provides general information about influenza, statistics on flu in Canada over the past few years, and vaccination information. The site also includes information about the avian flu (H5N1).


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