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Come on Nova Scotia, Check IT! Take the Blood Pressure Challenge

Health and Wellness

May 11, 2012 10:52 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Come on Nova Scotia, Check IT! Take the Blood Pressure Challenge
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.
Nearly one-third of Nova Scotian adults have hypertension, or high blood pressure. Women have a slightly higher rate, and people with diabetes, have a 70 per cent higher chance of having high blood pressure.

Province Approves District Health Authorities' Business Plans

Health and Wellness

May 10, 2012 11:24 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Approves District Health Authorities' Business Plans
The province has approved the 2012-13 business plans of Nova Scotia's nine district health authorities and IWK in record time.

Province Releases Physician Resource Plan

Health and Wellness

May 9, 2012 10:29 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Releases Physician Resource Plan
The province is acting to ensure more Nova Scotians have access to doctors and other care providers.

Amendments to Act to Incorporate Nova Scotia Association of Health Organizations

Health and Wellness

May 7, 2012 4:22 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Amendments to Act to Incorporate Nova Scotia Association of Health Organizations
Proposed amendments to the Act to Incorporate Nova Scotia Association of Health Organizations will update the legislation to better reflect the services and current practices of the association. The amendments will also allow it to be called Health Association Nova Scotia.

Amendments to Medical Society Act

Health and Wellness

May 3, 2012 12:37 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Amendments to Medical Society Act
A proposed amendment to the Medical Society Act will legally change the name of the Medical Society of Nova Scotia to Doctors Nova Scotia and ensures physicians continue to be members of the association.

Amendments Adds Clarity to Act

Health and Wellness

May 3, 2012 12:34 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Amendments Adds Clarity to Act
The province will clarify and strengthen Nova Scotia's Personal Health Information Act through amendments introduced today, May 3, by Health and Wellness Minister Maureen MacDonald.

Act Supports Efforts to Improve Patient Safety

Health and Wellness

May 3, 2012 12:32 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Act Supports Efforts to Improve Patient Safety
New reporting requirements introduced today, May 3, will help make patient care better and safer for Nova Scotians.

The Gift of Life, When the Telephone Rings, Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, Op-Ed

Health and Wellness

April 24, 2012 2:11 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--The Gift of Life, When the Telephone Rings, Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, Op-Ed
NOTE: The following is an op-ed from Denice Klavano, Brad Howell's mom.
And just then the phone rang, and I heard someone ask, "Do you have a son named Brad Howell?"

Province Recognizes Organ, Tissue Donation Awareness Week

Health and Wellness

April 24, 2012 12:58 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Recognizes Organ, Tissue Donation Awareness Week
The Nova Scotia legislature will be basked in a warm, green glow until Saturday, April 28 to celebrate National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week

Rapport du Comité consultatif de la Stratégie sur la santé mentale et le traitement des dépendances

Health and Wellness

April 23, 2012 2:41 PM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Rapport du Comité consultatif de la Stratégie sur la santé mentale et le traitement des dépendances
Le gouvernement provincial est heureux d'accepter le rapport du Comité consultatif de la Stratégie sur la santé mentale, publié aujourd'hui 23 avril. Il se servira des recommandations formulées pour élaborer la première Stratégie sur la santé mentale et le traitement des dépendances de la Nouvelle-Écosse.

Mental Health, Addictions Advisory Strategy Committee Releases Report

Health and Wellness

April 23, 2012 2:39 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Mental Health, Addictions Advisory Strategy Committee Releases Report
The province welcomes the Mental Health and Addictions Strategy Advisory Committee report released today, April 23, and will use the recommendations to develop Nova Scotia's first mental health and addictions strategy.

Prudence recommandée en ce qui concerne les tiques à pattes noires

Health and Wellness

April 20, 2012 2:27 PM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Prudence recommandée en ce qui concerne les tiques à pattes noires
La température demeure au-dessus de la normale et les Néo-Écossais profitent des régions boisées et des parcs plus tôt cette année, et c'est pourquoi il est important d'être au courant et de se protéger contre les piqûres de tiques à pattes noires qui peuvent causer la maladie de Lyme.

Nova Scotians Cautioned Against Blacklegged Ticks

Health and Wellness

April 20, 2012 2:26 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Nova Scotians Cautioned Against Blacklegged Ticks
As the weather continues to be unseasonably warm and Nova Scotians are enjoying woods and parks earlier this spring, it is important be aware and protect against bites from blacklegged ticks that can cause Lyme disease.

Le gouvernement présente son rapport sur les consultations tenues sur l'obésité juvénile

Health and Wellness

April 19, 2012 2:20 PM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Le gouvernement présente son rapport sur les consultations tenues sur l'obésité juvénile
La Province a fait un pas de plus vers l'élaboration d'un plan pour lutter contre l'obésité juvénile grâce aux commentaires de plus de 1100 personnes, groupes et organismes sur ce qu'il faut faire pour qu'il soit plus facile de grandir en santé en Nouvelle-Écosse.

Province Releases Consultation Report on Childhood Obesity

Health and Wellness

April 19, 2012 2:12 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Releases Consultation Report on Childhood Obesity
The province is closer to a plan to address childhood obesity after hearing from more than 1,100 people, groups and organizations about how to make it easier to grow up healthy in Nova Scotia.

Province, Capital Health to Conduct Joint Review

Health and Wellness

April 18, 2012 2:08 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS/JUSTICE--Province, Capital Health to Conduct Joint Review
The province and Capital District Health Authority will conduct a joint review of circumstances surrounding the release of a patient at East Coast Forensic Hospital on April 16.

East Hants Sportsplex Grand Opening

Health and Wellness

April 14, 2012 11:00 AM

SERVICE N.S./MUNICIPAL/RELATIONS/HEALTH/WELLNESS--East Hants Sportsplex Grand Opening
The newly renovated and expanded East Hants Sportsplex will give residents access to high-quality sports and recreation opportunities to help them stay fit and healthy while having fun.

Secure Care Unit To Open In Waterville

Health and Wellness

April 5, 2012 10:33 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Secure Care Unit To Open In Waterville
Youth on remand by the court for a mental health assessment are now being cared for at a new six-bed secure care unit at the Nova Scotia Youth Facility, where they will receive better mental health care, programming and support.

Reporting Infectious Diseases

Health and Wellness

April 2, 2012 12:41 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Reporting Infectious Diseases
The province is strengthening efforts to identify and monitor infectious diseases.

Nova Scotia the First Province with Certified Electronic Medical Records

Health and Wellness

April 2, 2012 10:38 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Nova Scotia the First Province with Certified Electronic Medical Records
Nova Scotia is improving security and privacy for thousands of patients whose medical information is stored electronically.

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