Valerie McDonald is an author, mother of three and, like all of us, a consumer of healthcare. Last year she contributed one of our all-time favourite articles to Hospital Quarterly providing a mother's constructive insight into hospitals and other healthcare organizations.

CANADIAN HEALTH NETWORK

www.canadian-health-network.ca

Good information about health and medical conditions with links to 10,000 internet-based resources.

CHILD AND FAMILY CANADA

www.cfc-efc.ca

Over 1300 documents on topics from parenting to medical conditions.

ONCOLINK

https://cancer.med.upenn.edu

Extensive, accessible information about cancer symptoms, treatments and cancer news.

PLANETMEDICA

www.planetmedica.co.uk

Information about specific medical conditions, drugs and on-line advice about symptoms.

TODAY'S PARENT

www.todaysparent.com

Discussion forums linked with related articles. Pen Pals section connects parents with similar, often rare, medical issues.

RxLIST

www.rxlist.com

Clear information about prescription drugs and alternative remedies and on-line drug-specific discussion board.