Health conditions

Health conditions

Rare disease database

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English
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Online
Author: 
National Organization for Rare Disorders
Publisher: 
National Organization for Rare Disorders
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Dansbury, CT

Provides a database that allows users to search by disease name for information about rare diseases and disorders in organization's reports, articles, or both.

National Organization for Rare Disorders

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Research
Advocacy

Committed to the identification, treatment, and cure of rare disorders through programs of education, advocacy, research, and service. Consists of a voluntary membership of health organizations. Website contains a rare disease database, a database containing member organizations, and information about research, programs and services about rare diseases.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
(203) 744-0100
Email Address: 
orphan@rarediseases.org
Fax Number: 
(203)798-2291
Tollfree Phone Number: 
1-800-999-6673
Street Address: 
55 Kenosia Avenue PO Box 1968
City: 
Danbury
Province: 
Conneticut
Postal/ZIP Code: 
06813-1968

Health and poverty gender analysis

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Zoe Oxaal
Sarah Cook
Publisher: 
BRIDGE development-gender
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Brighton, United Kingdom

Provides a gender analysis of health and poverty by comparing mainstream debates of health and poverty with a gender focused discussion.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Air pollution and seniors

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Health Canada, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety, Safe Environments
Publisher: 
Health Canada, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety, Safe Environments
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Describes how senior are at a greater risk of health problems due to air pollution. Highlights air pollutions related health risks for seniors, sources of air pollution, what seniors can do to protect themselves, and how they can reduce air pollution.

Meniere's Self Help

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Support group/peer support

Brings together people suffering from Meniere's syndrome and provides moral support and ideas to cope with the stress associated with dizziness, hearing loss and tinnitus.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
416-586-5018
Email Address: 
hdesroches@torhosp.toronto.on.ca
Street Address: 
C/O The Toronto Hospital - Bell Wing, 8th Flr. Room 646
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M5G 2C4
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Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders

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NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral

Collects and distributes information about rare disorders to all interested parties including health care professionals. Identifies specific groups living with a rare disorder and encourages medical research into the causes and effects of rare disorders. Assists with the implementation of an orphan drug act. Works in harmony with the media and medical community to increase public awareness of rare disorders in Canada.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
(403) 345-4544
Email Address: 
office@cord.ca
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
(403) 345-3948
Tollfree Phone Number: 
1-877-302-7273
Street Address: 
P.O. Box 814
City: 
Coledale
Province: 
Alberta
Postal/ZIP Code: 
T1M 1M7

Canadian Porphyria Foundation Inc.

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Advocacy

Forms an organization that provides relief of suffering and distress both mental and physical for the porphyria patient. Promotes the family social welfare of porphyria patients and educates physicians and others in health care about the porphyrias so that early diagnosis and proper treatment will be realized.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
204-476-2800
Email Address: 
porphyria@cpf-inc.ca
Fax Number: 
204-476-2800
Street Address: 
Box 1206
City: 
Neepawa
Province: 
Manitoba
Postal/ZIP Code: 
R0J 1H0
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