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Tapping medical knowledge

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Connie Clement
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vol 2, No. 4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1981
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article questions how we access health information. How to demystify medical terminology and health information from doctors. Demonstrates how public libraries, academic and medical libraries and small resource centres can help. Gives tips on how to find your way around a library. 

Radiation - answers to your questions

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Jennifer Penney
Edition: 
vol 2, No. 2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1981
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article exposes the mystery of radiation in a question and answer format; attempts to lay out a basic understanding of how radiation works; discusses how radiation affects our bodies; how radiation can cure as well as cause cancer; birth defects and radiation; discusses concerns with X-rays; uranium, nuclear weapons; how to reduce exposure.

To Shave or not to Shave: We're not talking legs and underarms - we're talking pubic hair

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English
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Online
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Toronto Public Health
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Information sheet explaining what can happen when shaving pubic hair.

Herstreet

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Author: 
Jane Shulman
Edition: 
Vol.13, N. 1
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
January 2011
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Highlights an organization started 16 years ago that offers shelter, therapy and resources to homeless women in downtown Montreal.

 

Project éco-santé environmental health educational tools

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English
Author: 
South Asian Women’s Community Centre
Publisher: 
South Asian Women's Community Centre
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Our health is linked to the quality of our social and physical environments. Project Éco-santé tous ensemble explores the links between women’s heart, breathing, and mental health and their environments through a photo-video and a graphic booklet available in 10 languages (French, English, Urdu, Dari, Hindi, Tamil, Bengali, Portuguese, Creole and Spanish), and three brochures (available in French and English).

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Information preferences and practices among people living with HIV/AIDS: results from a nationwide survey

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English
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Online
Author: 
Timothy P Hogan
Carole L Palmer
Publisher: 
Journal of the Medical Library Association
Publication Date: 
2005

Looks at how and where people living with HIV/AIDS get health information.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Breast cancer information dissemination strategies: finding out what works: report summary

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English
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Paper
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Ontario Breast Cancer Information Exchange Partnership
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Ontario Breast Cancer Information Exchange Partnership
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Briefly looks at the differences between the actual information needs of women with breast cancer and what information providers believe those needs to be. Link requires Microsoft Word. PDF required.

Breast cancer information dissemination strategies: finding out what works

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English
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Ontario Breast Cancer Information Exchange Partnership
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Examines the current status of dissemination of breast cancer information, to understand which strategies work best and to share those lessons. Provides recommendations for information dissemination in Ontario.

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Includes bibliographical references.

A summary report on what women with a family history of breast cancer said about their information-seeking experiences

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English
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Paper
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Alberta Cancer Board/Breast Cancer InfoLink
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Calgary, AB

Provides a summary report on the breast health and breast cancer information needs of women with a family history of breast cancer.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
BREC.S86 1998

A summary report on what women who had discovered a breast change said about their information needs

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English
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Paper
Publisher: 
Alberta Cancer Board/Breast Cancer InfoLink
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Calgary, AB

Provides a summary report on women's breast health and breast cancer information needs at the prediagnostic stage.

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BREC.S86 1998
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