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Pharmacists to Give Flu Shots

Health and Wellness

May 28, 2013 1:32 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Pharmacists to Give Flu Shots
Starting this fall, many Nova Scotians will be able to get free flu shots at their local pharmacies. Regulation changes effective today, May 28, give pharmacists the authority to give the vaccination.

Province Responding to Youth Mental Health, Addictions

Health and Wellness

May 23, 2013 11:14 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Responding to Youth Mental Health, Addictions
NOTE: The Student Drug Use Survey will be available shortly at http://novascotia.ca/dhw.
The province is reaching out to parents, community groups and young people themselves to help teens struggling with alcohol, drugs and depression.

Healthy Blood Pressure, Healthy Heart Beat, Op-ed

Health and Wellness

May 13, 2013 11:24 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Healthy Blood Pressure, Healthy Heart Beat, Op-ed
NOTE: The following is an op-ed piece from Neala Gill, manager, Cardiovascular Health Nova Scotia, Peggy Dunbar, manager, Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia and Susan MacNeil, manager, Nova Scotia Renal Program.
It is quicker than waiting in line for your morning cup of coffee, easier than learning how to ride a bike, and it could save your life.

Amendments to Protect Vulnerable Seniors from Financial Abuse

Health and Wellness

May 2, 2013 12:59 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Amendments to Protect Vulnerable Seniors from Financial Abuse
Vulnerable seniors and their families will have greater protection from financial abuse in Nova Scotia because of amendments introduced today, May 2.

Prudence recommandée en ce qui concerne les tiques à pattes noires

Health and Wellness

May 2, 2013 10:08 AM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Prudence recommandée en ce qui concerne les tiques à pattes noires
Alors que les Néo-Écossais profitent des forêts et des parcs ce printemps, il est important de prendre des précautions pour éviter de se faire piquer par les tiques à pattes noires, qui sont susceptibles de propager la maladie de Lyme.

Nova Scotians Cautioned Against Blacklegged Ticks

Health and Wellness

May 2, 2013 10:01 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Nova Scotians Cautioned Against Blacklegged Ticks
As Nova Scotians enjoy the woods and parks this spring, they are reminded to take precautions against bites from blacklegged ticks that can cause Lyme disease.

Province Modernizes Medical Imaging Legislation

Health and Wellness

May 1, 2013 2:49 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Modernizes Medical Imaging Legislation
More medical imaging professionals in Nova Scotia will be regulated by a professional body with legislation introduced today, May 1, that will more clearly define accountability, and provide added protection for patients.

Court Decision Confirms Strength of Tobacco Legislation

Health and Wellness

May 1, 2013 11:58 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Court Decision Confirms Strength of Tobacco Legislation
A provincial court ruled today, May 1, in favour of Nova Scotia's tobacco legislation in the court case between the province and Maders Tobacco Shop.

Province Takes Action to Better Protect Nova Scotians in Care

Health and Wellness

April 26, 2013 9:27 AM

COMMUNITY SERVICES/HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Takes Action to Better Protect Nova Scotians in Care
The province is clarifying and strengthening legislation so families with loved ones living in provincial care facilities can have more peace of mind.

Province Encourages Organ, Tissue Donation

Health and Wellness

April 22, 2013 11:18 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Encourages Organ, Tissue Donation
Nova Scotians are encouraged to register to donate as part of National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week from April 22-27.

Families, Children Benefit from Expansion of Newborn Screening Program

Health and Wellness

April 22, 2013 10:44 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Families, Children Benefit from Expansion of Newborn Screening Program
Newborn babies in Nova Scotia will soon receive better protection from harmful conditions such as sickle-cell disease and cystic fibrosis thanks to expanded screening services.

The Gift of Health, Sight or Life, Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, Op-Ed

Health and Wellness

April 22, 2013 9:58 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--The Gift of Health, Sight or Life, Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, Op-Ed
NOTE: The following is an op-ed from Adam's mother, Shirley Kelly.
My son Adam was a talented athlete and artist whose enthusiasm and love of life inspired me.

Province Supports Antigonish County Rowing Facility

Health and Wellness

April 19, 2013 1:09 PM

ECONOMIC/RURAL DEVELOPMENT/TOURISM/HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Supports Antigonish County Rowing Facility
The province is helping an Antigonish County rowing centre become the only facility east of Montreal capable of hosting national and international rowing events.

New Generator at IWK to Ensure Quality Health Care

Health and Wellness

April 19, 2013 11:49 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--New Generator at IWK to Ensure Quality Health Care
Women, children and families will continue to receive excellent, uninterrupted care at the IWK Health Centre thanks to a new provincial investment in an emergency power generator.

Changes Strengthen Community Access Policies for Patients

Health and Wellness

April 17, 2013 1:36 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Changes Strengthen Community Access Policies for Patients
The province has made changes to the way patients at the East Coast Forensic Hospital are granted access to the community after the tragic death of respected activist Raymond Taavel a year ago today, but there is still work to be done.

Arenas Protect Nova Scotia Families with Helmet Policies

Health and Wellness

April 17, 2013 12:21 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Arenas Protect Nova Scotia Families with Helmet Policies
NOTE: A list of Nova Scotia arenas with mandatory helmet policies follows this release.
Nova Scotia families will be safer when skating now that more arenas are voluntarily adopting helmet policies for all on-ice activities.

The Gift of Health, Sight or Life, Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, Op-Ed

Health and Wellness

April 16, 2013 11:06 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--The Gift of Health, Sight or Life, Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, Op-Ed
NOTE: The following is an op-ed from Adam's mother, Shirley Kelly.
My son Adam was a talented athlete and artist whose enthusiasm and love of life inspired me.

Public to Help Redesign Services for Independent Living

Health and Wellness

April 12, 2013 11:03 AM

HEALTH AND WELLNESS/COMMUNITY SERVICES--Public to Help Redesign Services for Independent Living
Government is asking the public and stakeholders to help redesign residential and related services for seniors and persons with disabilities.

Province Reminds Nova Scotians to Practice Safer Sex

Health and Wellness

March 27, 2013 2:00 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Reminds Nova Scotians to Practice Safer Sex
Concerns about sexually transmitted infections in the Maritime provinces serve as a reminder to Nova Scotians of the importance of safer sex.

Thrive! Program Helps Rural Youth be More Physically Active

Health and Wellness

March 25, 2013 4:15 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Thrive! Program Helps Rural Youth be More Physically Active
Youth can be more physically active after school through new community-based programs in Prospect, Hubbards, Sheet Harbour and the Musquodoboit Valley.

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