Health & Wellness
At the Library
Use the Chatham-Kent Public Library online catalogue to find books on your topic. Check out a few staff recommendations:
Pedometers and Walking Poles
In partnership with CK Trails Connect, CKPL is launching its Pedometer Lending Program with new pedometers available at all 11 library locations, available to borrow for free with your library card. Pedometer packages include a tracking sheet to count your steps and a Chatham-Kent Trail Map to inspire your walking pleasure!
Borrow a pedometer for yourself, or request a Pedometer Kit (which includes 10 pedometers) and challenge your family, friends or coworkers to find out who can take the most steps! 20 pairs of walking poles are also available to borrow for an even greater workout!
Click here to place your holds on a pedometer or pedometer kit and here to reserve a pair of walking poles. See you on the trails!
Online resources include electronic databases, newspapers, magazines, encyclopedias and journal articles. For more information, visit the Online Databases page.
Alternative and Holistic Health Database
This alternative health database provides full text for 180 publications on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness, including full text for many peer-reviewed journals, reports and proceedings, as well as association and consumer newsletters dating back to 1990.
Consumer Health Complete
Designed to support the information needs of patients, this full-text database covers all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. Includes topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs and alcohol, fitness, nutrition and dietetics, children's health, and men's and women's health.
Magill's Medical Guide (*use 0 plus your library card number to login)
An authoritative reference source that helps bridge the gap between medical encyclopedias and popular self- help guides.
Online version of the trusted and widely used Merck Manual. Explains disorders, symptoms, diagnosis, prevention, treatment and prognosis in everyday language.
Teen Health & Wellness
An online resource designed to support the questions and concerns teens have regarding health, nutrition and personal wellness.
In My Community
Chatham-Kent Community Care Access
Chatham-Kent Consumer and Family Network
Chatham-Kent Health Alliance
Chatham-Kent Physician Tribute
Chatham-Kent Public Health
Dietitians of Canada
Health Canada Online
Public Health Agency of Canada
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care