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Flu Vaccination Campaign Begins

Health and Wellness

October 19, 2011 12:22 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Flu Vaccination Campaign Begins
The flu vaccine is free again this year and, with flu season fast approaching, the province is encouraging everyone to be immunized.

Campaign Warns of Dangers of Mixing Alcohol, Prescription Drugs

Health and Wellness

October 19, 2011 9:24 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Campaign Warns of Dangers of Mixing Alcohol, Prescription Drugs
The province is taking steps to raise awareness about the dangers of mixing prescription drugs and alcohol.

Business Planning Begins with District Health Authorities

Health and Wellness

October 14, 2011 11:47 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Business Planning Begins with District Health Authorities
The province continues to focus on delivering better care sooner while bringing unsustainable cost growth under control by providing next year's budget targets for the district health authorities and the IWK earlier.

Nova Scotia Breast Screening Program Celebrates 20 Years

Health and Wellness

October 14, 2011 11:00 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Nova Scotia Breast Screening Program Celebrates 20 Years
More Nova Scotia women are benefitting from early cancer detection because of the Nova Scotia Breast Screening Program, which celebrates its 20th anniversary today, Oct. 14.

Collaborative Emergency Centre Will Provide Better Care to Pugwash Area

Health and Wellness

October 14, 2011 10:25 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Collaborative Emergency Centre Will Provide Better Care to Pugwash Area
Nova Scotians living in Pugwash and surrounding communities will soon receive better care and increased access to emergency services with the announcement today, Oct. 14, of a collaborative emergency centre at the North Cumberland Memorial Hospital.

Province Supports Opiate Replacement Treatment in Annapolis Valley

Health and Wellness

October 12, 2011 1:07 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Supports Opiate Replacement Treatment in Annapolis Valley
The province is providing more help for people struggling with opiate addiction in the Annapolis Valley.

Collaborative Emergency Centre To Provide Better Health Care to People of Tatamagouche Area

Health and Wellness

October 4, 2011 12:13 PM

HEALTH AND WELLNESS--Collaborative Emergency Centre To Provide Better Health Care to People of Tatamagouche Area
People living in and around Tatamagouche will have improved access to emergency care with the creation of a Collaborative Emergency Centre at Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital.

New Long-term Care Facility Will Benefit Seniors

Health and Wellness

September 29, 2011 3:01 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--New Long-term Care Facility Will Benefit Seniors
Seniors in the Digby area will have the option to continue living in the community they call home thanks to a new local long-term care facility.

Planifier pour une province en meilleure santé

Health and Wellness

September 27, 2011 1:26 PM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Planifier pour une province en meilleure santé
Il est encore temps pour les Néo-Écossais de répondre à un questionnaire en ligne pour suggérer des façons de faire de la province l'endroit au Canada où il est le plus facile de grandir en bonne santé.

Help Plan a Healthier Province

Health and Wellness

September 27, 2011 1:24 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Help Plan a Healthier Province
There is still time for Nova Scotians to complete an online survey to suggest ways to make the province the easiest place in Canada to grow up healthy.

Province to Change Tick Surveillance Program

Health and Wellness

September 27, 2011 11:31 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province to Change Tick Surveillance Program
The province's tick surveillance program will focus on active field work to identify areas where the tick population is expanding.

Expanded Long-term Care Facility Will Now Benefit Seniors

Health and Wellness

September 23, 2011 1:06 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Expanded Long-term Care Facility Will Now Benefit Seniors
Seniors in the Barrington area will receive better care and have the option to continue living in the community they call home thanks to an expansion at the local long-term care facility.

Province to Provide Palliative Home Care Drug Coverage

Health and Wellness

September 23, 2011 9:20 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province to Provide Palliative Home Care Drug Coverage
Palliative home care patients will now receive drug coverage at no cost to help them manage their symptoms, Health and Wellness Minister Maureen MacDonald announced today, Sept. 23.

New Long-term Care Facility Opens in Hammonds Plains

Health and Wellness

September 22, 2011 2:05 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--New Long-term Care Facility Opens in Hammonds Plains
A new long-term care facility in Hammonds Plains means seniors throughout Halifax Regional Municipality will have access to better health care in their own community.

First Collaborative Emergency Centre Providing Better Care

Health and Wellness

September 12, 2011 11:51 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--First Collaborative Emergency Centre Providing Better Care
Close to 1,000 patients in the Parrsboro area have already experienced shorter waits and received expert 24/7 emergency care from highly trained doctors, nurses and paramedics at the South Cumberland Collaborative Emergency Centre.

Gays River Spring Warning

Health and Wellness

August 31, 2011 12:37 PM

ENVIRONMENT/HEALTH/WELLNESS--Gays River Spring Warning
Tests have confirmed that a popular roadside spring in Colchester County used for drinking water is unsafe to drink.

Province Releases Recommendations From Prescription Drug Working Group

Health and Wellness

August 31, 2011 10:02 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Releases Recommendations From Prescription Drug Working Group
The province is taking steps to combat prescription drug abuse by increasing access to patients' health information and improving tools for those suffering from chronic pain.

Lifeguard Supervision Ends This Weekend

Health and Wellness

August 26, 2011 11:03 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Lifeguard Supervision Ends This Weekend
NOTE: A list of beaches and their supervision status, follows this release.
Sunday, Aug. 28, will be the last day of supervision for most of the 23 beaches covered by the Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service.

Nursing Home Addition Opens in Port Hawkesbury

Health and Wellness

August 25, 2011 3:15 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Nursing Home Addition Opens in Port Hawkesbury
The province is ensuring seniors are able to stay in their communities longer with the official opening of the Chisholm Wing, a 12-bed addition to the Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home.

Paramedics Receive Exemplary Service Medals

Health and Wellness

August 25, 2011 2:04 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Paramedics Receive Exemplary Service Medals
The Exemplary Service Medal for Emergency Medical Services was presented today, Aug. 25, to 17 men and women who tirelessly work to protect the health and safety of Nova Scotians.

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