Resources for the Public

DISCLAIMER: Content on this website is for information purposes only and not a substitute for a qualified medical professional. The Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists is not responsible for the accuracy of content on external websites.  For specific disease information, treatment and management, please consult your physician.

public-information

Air Quality Health Index:

Environment and Climate Change Canada

http://www.ec.gc.ca/cas-aqhi/default.asp?lang=En&n=CB0ADB16-1

Asthma Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment:

Asthma Society of Canada

http://www.asthma.ca/

Canadian Cancer Society:

http://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-type/lung/lung-cancer/?region=on

http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/diseases-conditions-maladies-affections/disease-maladie/tuberculosis-tuberculose/index-eng.php

Cardiovascular disease:

Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation

http://www.heartandstroke.com/site/c.ikIQLcMWJtE/b.3484021/k.7C85/Heart_Disease.htm

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Lung Association Canada

http://www.lung.ca/lung-health/lung-disease/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd

Drug and health product register:

Health Canada

https://hpr-rps.hres.ca/index.php?lang=en

Information on a variety of lung and breathing diseases:

Lung Association Canada
http://www.lung.ca/lung-health/lung-disease/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd

Immunization and vaccine information:

Health Canada

http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/healthy-living-vie-saine/immunization-immunisation/index-eng.php?_ga=1.64743660.2107459794.1430404360

Inhaler techniques:

Saskatchewan Lung Association
https://sk.lung.ca/ (no French link available)

Asthma Society of Canada
http://asthma.ca/inhalertraining.php

Ontario Lung Association
https://www.on.lung.ca/inhalationdevicevideos

Lung Cancer :

Public Health Agency of Canada

http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/cd-mc/cancer/lung_cancer-cancer_poumon-eng.php

Medical encyclopedia (US National Library of Medicine):

All information is reviewed by physicians https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/encyclopedia.html

Muscular dystrophy:

Muscular dystrophy Canada: http://www.muscle.ca/

Recalls and safety alerts:

Health Canada

http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/index-eng.php?utm_source=rsa_15&utm_medium=feature_en&utm_campaign=hc_features

Pulmonary Fibrosis:

Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (Information for people with PF and their families and caregivers)

http://cpff.ca/

Pulmonary Hypertension:

Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada (Information for people with PH and their families and caregivers)

http://www.phacanada.ca/

Sleep Apnea :

The Lung Association

https://www.lung.ca/lung-health/lung-disease/sleep-apnea