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Ticks Established in Gavelton, Yarmouth County

Health and Wellness

December 12, 2011 10:02 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Ticks Established in Gavelton, Yarmouth County
Field work has confirmed that ticks collected from in and around Gavelton, Yarmouth Co., carry the bacteria that can cause Lyme disease.

Helmets Mandatory on Nova Scotia's Ski Hills

Health and Wellness

December 6, 2011 12:39 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Helmets Mandatory on Nova Scotia's Ski Hills
The province is taking steps to reduce ski-related head injuries and protect Nova Scotians who take to the slopes, with legislation introduced today, Dec. 6. The legislation will make wearing ski helmets mandatory for all ages.

Province Strengthens Midwifery Services

Health and Wellness

December 6, 2011 12:17 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Strengthens Midwifery Services
The province is putting a plan in place to ensure expecting mothers will have access to stable, strengthened midwifery services.

Province Funds Design of Digby Primary Care Clinic

Health and Wellness

December 5, 2011 11:32 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Funds Design of Digby Primary Care Clinic
The province is investing $66,000 to design a new primary health care clinic in Digby to help provide better access to care for local residents.

Province Announces $236,000 to Upgrade Shelburne Clinic

Health and Wellness

December 5, 2011 9:43 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Announces $236,000 to Upgrade Shelburne Clinic
The province is investing $236,000 to upgrade Shelburne Medical Clinic so it can better meet the health care needs of people in the community.

Planning Begins for Facility to Replace North Cumberland Hospital

Health and Wellness

December 2, 2011 10:19 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Planning Begins for Facility to Replace North Cumberland Hospital
The province will build a new health care facility to replace the outdated North Cumberland Memorial Hospital in Pugwash.

HIV/AIDS Increasing in People Over 50

Health and Wellness

November 24, 2011 12:04 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--HIV/AIDS Increasing in People Over 50
Community and government organizations are reaching out to people age 50 or older as part of HIV/AIDS Awareness Week in Nova Scotia.

Province Introduces Body Art Legislation

Health and Wellness

November 23, 2011 2:32 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Introduces Body Art Legislation
Nova Scotians who want a tattoo, piercing, or other type of body art would be better protected against disease with regulations and technical guidelines as part of legislation proposed today, Nov. 23.

South Shore Hospital Expansion, Upgrades to Improve Emergency, Patient Care

Health and Wellness

November 22, 2011 10:03 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--South Shore Hospital Expansion, Upgrades to Improve Emergency, Patient Care
Government is investing $1.5-million to design renovations at South Shore Regional Hospital that will reduce overcrowding and improve patient flow, part of the Better Care Sooner plan to improve emergency care.

Coalitions Celebrate Aging Well Together Week

Health and Wellness

November 21, 2011 12:38 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Coalitions Celebrate Aging Well Together Week
Nova Scotia's seniors are leading safer, healthier and more active lives thanks to more than 100 organizations that form 12 aging well together coalitions in the province.

Collaborative Emergency Centre Will Provide Better Care for Western Annapolis

Health and Wellness

November 18, 2011 11:46 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Collaborative Emergency Centre Will Provide Better Care for Western Annapolis
The province's fifth Collaborative Emergency Centre will open in Annapolis Royal, Health and Wellness ministerial assistant Gary Ramey announced today, Nov. 18.

Investment Supports Expansion of Renal Dialysis Unit

Health and Wellness

November 15, 2011 1:46 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Investment Supports Expansion of Renal Dialysis Unit
The province is investing $420,000 to provide better care for Nova Scotians receiving dialysis treatment in Halifax.

Province Invests in Building Healthier Community

Health and Wellness

November 14, 2011 10:11 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Invests in Building Healthier Community
Cape Breton residents will have more opportunities to live healthier, safer and more active lives, thanks to a $1-million investment to support programming at the Cape Breton YMCA.

La Province investit 100 000 $ dans la dialyse à domicile à Yarmouth

Health and Wellness

November 14, 2011 9:16 AM

SANTÉ/MIEUX-ÊTRE--La Province investit 100 000 $ dans la dialyse à domicile à Yarmouth
La Province investit 100 000 $ pour que plus de Néo-Écossais qui souffrent d'insuffisance rénale dans la région du Sud-Ouest de la Nouvelle-Écosse puissent bénéficier de meilleurs soins de dialyse, plus près de chez eux.

Province Invests $100,000 for Home Dialysis in Yarmouth

Health and Wellness

November 14, 2011 9:15 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Invests $100,000 for Home Dialysis in Yarmouth
The province is investing $100,000 so more Nova Scotians living with kidney failure in South West Nova Scotia will have better dialysis care, closer to home.

Province Announces $626,000 to Expand Home Dialysis

Health and Wellness

November 14, 2011 9:10 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Announces $626,000 to Expand Home Dialysis
The province is investing $626,000 in the expansion of the home therapy program so more Nova Scotians living with kidney failure will have better dialysis care, closer to home.

Province Announces $22 million in Upgrades for Hospitals

Health and Wellness

November 10, 2011 9:08 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Announces $22 million in Upgrades for Hospitals
The province is investing $22 million to upgrade aging health-care facilities to provide better care for patients and an improved environment for health-care professionals.

Campaign to Keep Teens Smoke-free Continues

Health and Wellness

November 8, 2011 10:16 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Campaign to Keep Teens Smoke-free Continues
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A blast from the past is about to show Nova Scotia's youth that smoking is uncool, as the provincial anti-tobacco campaign kicks off again today, Nov. 8.

New Long-term Care Facility Opens in Yarmouth

Health and Wellness

October 28, 2011 12:01 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--New Long-term Care Facility Opens in Yarmouth
The province is providing more home-like surroundings for residents who need long-term care with a new 105-bed replacement nursing home in the Yarmouth area.

Health Care Services Expanded at Cobequid Health Centre

Health and Wellness

October 27, 2011 1:09 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Health Care Services Expanded at Cobequid Health Centre
The province is expanding health care services at the Cobequid Community Health Centre in Sackville so 10,000 Nova Scotians will receive better patient care with extended hours and an expanded medical/surgical clinic.

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