Useful Web Links

Asthma

The Allergy/Asthma Information Association is a registered Canadian charity dedicated to helping allergic individuals and their families cope with everything from the sniffles and sneezes of hayfever to life-threatening food allergies and asthma.

The Asthma Society of Canada, a national organization providing information and education programs and funding research into the treatment/prevention of asthma.

Alzheimer Disease

The Alzheimer Society of Canada, a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to alleviating the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer disease and promoting the search for a cause and cure.

Arthritis

The Arthritis Society, a national organization which promotes, evaluates and funds research, provides information and support, increases public awareness, and practices advocacy.

Barry's Bay and Surrounding Area

St. Francis Memorial Hospital - web site detailing the services offered by and the history behind Barry's Bay own St. Francis Memorial Hospital.

Barry's Bay Triathlon - Details about the annual event.

Barry's Bay Online; A community resource for Barry's Bay, the Madawaska Valley and the surrounding communities of eastern Algonquin Park.

Renfrew County's Madawaska Valley - Where lush forest meets pure water. Take a tour of our quaint little town here in Renfrew County's Madawaska Valley. You'll find yourself lost in a water wonderland just 45 minutes east of Algonquin Park, 3-1/2 hours northeast of Toronto and 2 hours northwest of Ottawa, our Nations' Capital.

Madawaska and Bonnechere Valleys - (just east of Algonquin Park, two hours west of Ottawa).

TheOttawaValley.com - Visit the Ottawa Valley's largest online guide and business directory.  Local news, links, information, business directory and more!  Join the community and post free classifieds, forum topics and upcoming events.

Breastfeeding

Bright Future Lactation Resource Centre Ltd. (BFLRC) is a distribution center for information, education, and services related to breastfeeding and lactation management:  Professional consultations, lectures, courses, professsional coaching, teaching materials, printed materials, promotional items, and networking information. The articles by leading expert Dr. Jack Newman are highly recommended for breastfeeding mothers and their partners.

Cancer

The Canadian Cancer Society, a national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer.

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, the leading national volunteer-based organization in Canada dedicated to the fight against breast cancer.

Cardiovascular Disease

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, a national volunteer charitable organization dedicated to improving the health of Canadians by preventing and reducing disability and death from heart disease and stroke through research, health promotion and advocacy.

Chrohn's and Colitis

Chrohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada, a national organization dedicated to raising funds for medical research to find a cure for inflammatory bowel disease and to providing education.

Compounding

Professional Compounding Centers of America - PCCA are an independent pharmacist's complete resource for bulk pharmaceuticals, equipment, devices, flavors, ACPE-accredited training courses and programs, as well as technical and marketing consultation used for compounding customized dosage forms. Lorraine's Pharmacy is a member of PCCA.

International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists - IACP is an international, non-profit association protecting and promoting the art and skill of pharmaceutical compounding.

Consumer Health Information

Mayo Clinic Health Information's award-winning consumer Web site offers health information, and self-improvement and disease management tools.  MayoClinic.com's medical experts and editorial professionals bring you access to the knowledge and experience of Mayo Clinic for all of your consumer health information needs, from cancer, diabetes and heart disease to nutrition, exercise and pregnancy.

Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Canada, an organization dedicated to funding research into improved care and treatment of cystic fibrosis, public awareness and fundraising.

Diabetes

Canadian Diabetes Association, the largest non-governmental supporter of diabetes research, education and advocacy. The web site is a guide to their program and service offerings across Canada and in your area.

Official web sites for some of our most popular diabetes-supplies companies:

Accusoft

Lifescan

Lilly

Novonrdisk

Endometriosis

Endometriosis Association, a non-profit, self-help organization founded by women for women. The EA is dedicated to providing information and support to women and girls with endometriosis, educating the public as well as the medical community about the disease, and conducting and promoting research related to endometriosis.

Epilepsy

Epilepsy Canada, the only national non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and support research into all aspects of epilepsy, and to create awareness and understanding about epilepsy through educational programs.

Health Canada

Health Canada, the federal department responsible for helping the people of Canada maintain and improve their health. Provides a huge amount of information on Government services and links to other Government branches.

Health News

Reuters Health is the world's leading provider of medical and healthcare news. Reuters Health news services are internationally recognized as unbiased, authoritative, timely and dependable

Hemophilia

Canadian Hemophilia Society, a national volunteer organization providing advocacy, research, education and support services for persons with hemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders.

Infertility

Infertility Awareness Association of Canada, a nationwide network of chapters with the mission of working for choices and access to treatment options for those with infertility concerns through awareness, support and education.

Kidney Disease

Kidney Foundation of Canada, a national volunteer organization dedicated to funding research, providing services to individuals with kidney disease, advocacy and public awareness.

Liver Disease

Canadian Liver Foundation, a national volunteer organization dedicated to research and education into the causes, diagnoses, prevention and treatment of liver disease in all its forms.

Lung Disease

Canadian Lung Association, a volunteer organization leading lung health initiatives in prevention, helping management of disease, promoting lung health, funding research, and patient programs.

Lupus

Lupus Canada, a national voluntary organization which promotes research to find the causes and a cure for lupus; advocates on behalf of the lupus community; facilitates and coordinates education and public awareness; and supports organizational growth and development.

Lupus Foundation of America (LFA), a leading non-profit voluntary health organization dedicated to finding the causes and cure for lupus.  Their mission is to improve the diagnosis and treatment of lupus, support individuals and families affected by the disease, increase awareness of lupus among health professionals and the public, and find the causes and cure.  Research, education, and patient services are at the heart of LFA's programs.

Mental Health

Canadian Mental Health Association, a national volunteer organization providing support, research and information services, workshops, seminars, pamphlets, newsletters and resource centres, advocacy for community mental health services, legislation and policies.

Schizophrenia Society of Canada, a national organization providing family support and education, public awareness, advocacy and fundraising for research.

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, a national organization acting as a leader in finding a cure for Multiple Sclerosis and enabling people affected by MS to enhance their quality of life.

Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada, a national organization funding research to find causes, treatments, preventions, and cures for each of the neuromuscular disorders; provides information and services.

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis Society of Canada, a national organization which educates, empowers and supports individuals and communities in prevention/treatment of osteoporosis (via services to the public and health care providers).

Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson Foundation of Canada, a national organization working to ease the burden and find a cure through advocacy, education, research and support services.

Pharmacists

Canadian Pharmacists Association - CPhA is the national organization of pharmacists, committed to providing leadership for the profession of pharmacy. Lorraine's Pharmacy is a member of CPhA.

Ontario Pharmacists' Association - OPA is the voluntary professional association for pharmacists and pharmacists-in-training in all sectors of pharmacy practice. OPA facilitates optimal health care through partnership, participation, innovation, and leadership, to enhance the quality of life for the people of Ontario. Lorraine's Pharmacy is a member of OPA.

Ontario College of Pharmacists - OCP is the registering and regulating body for pharmacy in Ontario. Lorraine's Pharmacy is a member of OCP.

Pregnancy

Motherisk, providing authoritative information and guidance to pregnant/lactating women and health care providers re: fetal risks associated with drug, chemical, infection, disease and radiation exposure(s) during pregnancy/lactation.

Thyroid

Thyroid Foundation of Canada, a volunteer organization promoting awareness and education about thyroid disease and raising funds for thyroid disease research.

Travel Health

International Association for Medical Assistance to Travellers (IAMAT), a leader in the field of travel medicine, advising travellers about health risks, the geographical distribution of diseases, immunization requirements, sanitary conditions of water, milk and food, and environmental and climatic conditions around the world.

Travel Health - A division of the Health Canada web site. An excellent resource for both travelers and health care professionals on travel related issues.

Weight Loss

Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program - A medically designed protocol containing 2 key components – weight loss and a healthier lifestyle education to assist you in maintaining your results after dieting.  Lorraine’s Pharmasave offers the program.  Please call for an appointment.

Vitamin/Herbal

Official web sites for some of our most popular vitamin/herbal brands:

Swiss Natural

Wampole

Jamieson

St. Francis Herb Farm