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Nova Scotians Learn How to Self-manage Chronic Conditions

Health and Wellness

March 8, 2012 1:11 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Nova Scotians Learn How to Self-manage Chronic Conditions
NOTE: The following is a feature story about the Your Way to Wellness program.
Better health, improved quality of life and fewer days in hospital are some of the benefits Nova Scotians with chronic health problems are getting from the Your Way to Wellness program.

Sheet Harbour Seniors Benefit from Replacement Nursing Home

Health and Wellness

March 7, 2012 11:05 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Sheet Harbour Seniors Benefit from Replacement Nursing Home
Seniors in the Sheet Harbour area have access to improved long-term care options with a new replacement nursing home.

Oh, What Your Kidneys Can Do! Op-ed

Health and Wellness

March 6, 2012 10:36 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Oh, What Your Kidneys Can Do! Op-ed
NOTE: The following is an op-ed from Susan MacNeil, manager, Nova Scotia Renal Program.
Kidneys are the body's filtration system. They remove toxins and excess water from the blood. Kidneys also help to control blood pressure and produce red blood cells and hormones.

Province, District Health Authorities Move Forward on Merged Services

Health and Wellness

March 1, 2012 11:12 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province, District Health Authorities Move Forward on Merged Services
The province, the nine district health authorities and the IWK today, March 1, announced the merger of several administrative services that will bring savings of up to $8.8 million, which are needed to protect patient care.

Changing Behaviour Can Address Cardiovascular Risk

Health and Wellness

February 29, 2012 11:15 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Changing Behaviour Can Address Cardiovascular Risk
NOTE: The following is a feature story on the collaborative heart health project ANCHOR.
Like many people, Halifax-resident Penny MacKenzie didn't think much about heart health. With five children and a full-time job, she didn't have time to focus much on exercise or eating habits.

Nova Scotia to Limit OxyNeo Coverage

Health and Wellness

February 21, 2012 2:03 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Nova Scotia to Limit OxyNeo Coverage
The province is introducing restrictions to limit access to potentially addictive prescription drugs.

Palliative Home Care Patients Eligible for Free Drug Coverage

Health and Wellness

February 15, 2012 12:05 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Palliative Home Care Patients Eligible for Free Drug Coverage
Patients receiving palliative care at home are eligible for full drug coverage at no cost with the launch of the new, expanded Palliative Home Care Drug Coverage Program today, Feb. 15.

Extended Care Paramedic Program Earns National Award

Health and Wellness

February 15, 2012 8:45 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Extended Care Paramedic Program Earns National Award
Nova Scotia's innovative Extended Care Paramedic nursing home program that allows seniors to be treated at home instead of the emergency department is now an national award winning service.

Fair Drug Prices Now a Reality for Nova Scotians

Health and Wellness

January 30, 2012 12:54 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Fair Drug Prices Now a Reality for Nova Scotians
NOTE: The following is an op-ed piece by Health and Wellness Minister Maureen MacDonald

Nouvelle clinique financée par le gouvernement provincial dans le comté de Richmond

Health and Wellness

January 13, 2012 10:46 AM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Nouvelle clinique financée par le gouvernement provincial dans le comté de Richmond
Les résidents du comté de Richmond auront plus facilement accès aux services de santé primaires grâce à une nouvelle clinique de santé moderne prévue à L'Ardoise.

Province Funds New Clinic for Richmond County

Health and Wellness

January 13, 2012 10:45 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Funds New Clinic for Richmond County
Richmond County residents will have better access to primary health-care services with a new, modern health clinic planned for L'Ardoise.

Province Funds New Diagnostic Equipment for Cape Breton Hospitals

Health and Wellness

December 21, 2011 9:20 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Funds New Diagnostic Equipment for Cape Breton Hospitals
The province will spend nearly $1.1 million to upgrade medical equipment to improve health care services at two Cape Breton hospitals.

Queens Place Recreation Centre Opens

Health and Wellness

December 19, 2011 2:24 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Queens Place Recreation Centre Opens
A new recreational, social and cultural facility for Queens County will give residents access to high-quality sports and recreation opportunities to stay fit and healthy, while having fun.

Province Funds First Step in Renovation and Expansion of Dartmouth General Hospital

Health and Wellness

December 16, 2011 10:53 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Funds First Step in Renovation and Expansion of Dartmouth General Hospital
The province is investing in the preliminary design leading to the expansion and renovation of the Dartmouth General Hospital as part of the province's Jobs and Building Plan to make life better for families.

Investment Supports Collaborative Emergency Centres in Nova Scotia

Health and Wellness

December 14, 2011 12:18 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Investment Supports Collaborative Emergency Centres in Nova Scotia
The province is investing $6.8 million to establish collaborative emergency centres in more Nova Scotia communities, Health and Wellness Minister Maureen MacDonald announced today, Dec. 14.

Province Funds Plans to Update Capital Health Infrastructure

Health and Wellness

December 14, 2011 11:10 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Funds Plans to Update Capital Health Infrastructure
The province is taking the first step to upgrade Capital Health's aging infrastructure to provide better care to patients across Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada.

Annapolis Valley Health Professionals Receive Methadone Treatment Training

Health and Wellness

December 13, 2011 12:32 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Annapolis Valley Health Professionals Receive Methadone Treatment Training
More Annapolis Valley physicians are a step closer to being able to prescribe methadone after a training session held Saturday, Dec. 10, in Wolfville.

Des tiques sont établies à Gavelton, dans le comté de Yarmouth

Health and Wellness

December 12, 2011 10:04 AM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Des tiques sont établies à Gavelton, dans le comté de Yarmouth
Des travaux sur le terrain ont confirmé que les tiques recueillies dans la région de Gavelton, dans le comté de Yarmouth, sont porteuses de la bactérie qui peut causer la maladie de Lyme.

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.

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