9 GREY HOUSE PUBLISHING CANADA | www.greyhouse.ca | (866) 433-4739 555 Richmond Street West, Suite 512 Toronto, ON M5V 3B1 416-644-6479 • 866-433-4739 FAX: 416-644-1904 www.greyhouse.ca info@greyhouse.ca Guide canadien de la santé 107 Illness Chapters Overviews of illnesses from Addison’s to Wilson’s disease Health Facilities Hospitals, health centres, mental health facilities, etc. Health Associations Canadian associations related to healthcare Statistics A variety of relevant statistics and charts Health Guide Canada 2017-2018 3rd Edition Amongst Grey House Publishing Canada’s newest offerings is Health Guide Canada. This title includes an overview of 107 chronic and mental illnesses, support services and information sources broken down into 4 convenient sections: chronic and mental illnesses, general resources, appendices and statistics. Plus, doctors and patients can access the latest healthcare stats from across Canada, organized into easy-to-understand charts and graphs. Each listing will contain the name, address and executives of that organization, plus specialized fields such as: • Number of Staff • Budget • Events • Membership • Technological Resources • Number of Beds • Year Founded • Frequency of Publication • And more! ces dernières dans leur vie quotidienne Affliation(s): Desjardins: Caisse populaire de Chalesbourg, GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi, Paladin Membre(s) du bureau directeur: Gervais Bélanger, Directeur général National Publications The Chronicle of Skin & Allergy Owned By: Chronicle Companies #306, 555 Burnhamthorpe Rd., Toronto, ON M9C 2Y3 Tel: 416-916-2476; Fax: 416-352-6199 Toll-Free: 866-632-4766 health@chronicle.org Circulation: 7,045 Frequency: 8 times a year R. Allan Ryan, Editorial Director Mitchell Shannon, Publisher Provincial Libraries Allergy/Asthma Information Association #200, 17 Four Season Pl., Toronto, ON M9B 6E6 Tel: 416-621-4571; Fax: 416-621-5034 Toll-Free: 800-611-7011 admin@aaia.ca www.aaia.ca Collection: Wide range of allergy-related information letters, newsletter with information & tips; restaurant warning cards, allergy alert buttons, anaphylaxis education package. Sharon Lee, Executive Director Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a fatal neurodegenerative disorder that affects the motor nerves in the brain and spinal cord. It is marked by progres- sive muscle weakness. Cause The cause of ALS is unknown, and in 90 to 95 percent of cases there are no evident risk factors. ALS is inherited in about 5 to 10 percent of cases. Symptoms Initial symptoms may be subtle, but early signs of ALS can in- clude twitching and cramping of muscles (particularly in the hands and feet), muscle stiffness or weakness, as well as diffi- culty in chewing or swallowing.As the disorder progresses, use of legs and arms, breathing, speaking and swallowing become in- creasingly difficult. Eventually, people with ALS lose control of voluntary movement. Although the physical symptoms of ALS are most debilitating, the disease does not seem to impair intellectual functioning, although recent research indicates a small number of people with ALS will develop cognitive defects which could progress to a form of de- mentia. Voluntary eye movement (blinking) and the senses also remain unaffected. Prevalence In Canada, there are about 2,500 to 3,000 people living with ALS. Every day, two to three of these people die of the disease. ALS usually strikes people between the ages of 45 and 65, but the dis- sults of these tests are negative, and the person’s symptoms continue or worsen, ALS is often the diagnosis. Currently, there is no cure for ALS. Only one medication—riluzole (Rilutek)—has been approved for ALS treatment. Research shows that the drug can prolong the survival of people with ALS by two to three months. Other medications are prescribed to re- lieve the symptoms of people with ALS. These include drugs to help with pain, depression and insomnia, as well as medications to control drooling and uncontrolled crying or laughing. Patients with swallowing problems sometimes have a feeding tube placed in the stomach to help maintain body weight. People with ALS who have breathing problems might also use an assisted-breath- ing device, sometimes called a non-invasive ventilation (NIV) de- vice. A regime of physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, and psychological support can also help patients and their families. The majority of people with ALS—80 percent—live for two to five years after their diagnosis, although up to 10 percent may live for 10 years or more. National Associations ALS Society of Canada (ALS) / La Société canadienne de la SLA (SLA) #200, 3000 Steeles Ave. East, Markham ON L3R 4T9 Tel: 905-248-2052; Fax: 905-248-2019 Toll-Free: 800-267-4257 www.als.ca www.linkedin.com/company/als-society-of-canada www.facebook.com/ALSCanada1 twitter.com/alscanada Also Known As: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Society of Canada Overview: A large national charitable organization founded in 1977 Mission: To support research towards a cure for ALS; To support ALS partners in their provision of quality care for persons affected by ALS Member of: Canadian Society of Gift Planners; National Society of Fundraising Executives; International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations; Canadian Centre for Philanthropy; Neuromuscular Research Partnership; Canadian Coalition for Genetic Fairness Affliation(s): Health Charities Council of Canada Chief Officer(s): Tammy Moore, Chief Executive Officer tm@als.ca Publications: • Manual for People Living with ALS [a publication of the ALS Society of Canada] Type: Manual; Editor: Jane McCarthy • Research News [a publication of the ALS Society of Canada] Type: Newsletter Provincial Associations ALBERTA ALS Society of Alberta #250, 4723 - 1 St. SW, Calgary AB T2G 4Y8 Tel: 403-228-3857; Fax: 403-228-7752 Toll-Free: 888-309-1111 e-mail: info@alsab.ca www.alsab.ca www.facebook.com/ALSALBERTA twitter.com/ALS_AB SECTION I: Chronic & Mental Illnesses / Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Help patients understand causes, symptoms and treatment options for 107 chronic and mental illnesses. Also provide concerned families with over 5,000 detailed listings on healthcare-related associations, libraries, schools, government organizations and publications. A perfect resource for: • Healthcare professionals • Health sciences libraries & schools • Journalists & media • People with various illnesses, their loved ones and caregivers • And many more! This text also contains appendices on relevant support services, as well as statistics on the prevalence of different illnesses and on the Canadian healthcare system as a whole. Order Health Guide Canada today for all the vital healthcare information and support you need! Pub. Date: May 2017 / 1,120 pages / 7,613 entries / Softcover / $249.00 / ISBN 978-1-68217-530-9 / e-Book 978-1-68217-531-6 Online Database: Call (866) 433-4739 for a price quote. 107 Illnesses 3,121 Healthcare Personnel 959 Community Healthcare Centres 659 Hospitals 282 Mental Health Facilities HEALTH GUIDE CANADA, 2017-18 canada_catalog_2019.indd 12 10/2/18 1:23 PM