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Mobile Critical Care Unit to Help With LifeFlight Helipad Issue

Health and Wellness

April 29, 2016 12:09 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS/EMERGENCY HEALTH SERVICES--Mobile Critical Care Unit to Help With LifeFlight Helipad Issue
A new Emergency Health Services (EHS) mobile critical care ground-transfer unit is now providing intensive care for EHS LifeFlight patients en route to Halifax hospitals.

New Administrator for Provincial Public Dental Programs

Health and Wellness

April 25, 2016 1:19 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--New Administrator for Provincial Public Dental Programs
A new service provider will carry out government's publicly insured dental programs.

From Dancing to Dialysis, Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, Op-Ed

Health and Wellness

April 14, 2016 11:39 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--From Dancing to Dialysis, Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, Op-Ed
NOTE: The following is an op-ed piece from Ellie O'Brien, a transplant recipient from Halifax. National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week is April 18-25.
Chronic illness changes a person. It alters your view on life and how you live it. It's the whole reason I became a nurse, but let me tell you how I got here.

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Service to Move Forward

Health and Wellness

April 11, 2016 12:27 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Service to Move Forward
The province and Nova Scotia Health Authority have issued a request for proposals for an expanded sexual assault nurse examiner service in eastern and western Nova Scotia.

Funding Continues for After the Bell Program in Middleton and Annapolis Royal

Health and Wellness

April 8, 2016 3:47 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Funding Continues for After the Bell Program in Middleton and Annapolis Royal
NOTE: A list of grants announced today follows this release.
Young people are getting stronger and more flexible, and learning outdoor skills and environmental stewardship, through After the Bell programs in Middleton and Annapolis Royal.

Funding Continues for After the Bell Program

Health and Wellness

March 31, 2016 4:00 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS–-Funding Continues for After the Bell Program
NOTE: A list of grants announced today follows this release.
Young people are taking part in lifesaving sport, dance and other physical activities through After the Bell programs.

Health Data Sharing Agreement Will Improve Health Care in First Nations Communities

Health and Wellness

March 24, 2016 1:39 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Health Data Sharing Agreement Will Improve Health Care in First Nations Communities
According to new data released today, March 24, Mi'kmaq people between ages 20 and 39 are five times more likely to get diabetes than other Nova Scotians. Their health could improve significantly with support from the province's diabetes centres.

Health Data Sharing Agreement Will Improve Health Care in First Nations Communities

Health and Wellness

March 24, 2016 1:38 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Health Data Sharing Agreement Will Improve Health Care in First Nations Communities
According to new data released today, March 24, Mi'kmaq people between ages 20 and 39 are five times more likely to get diabetes than other Nova Scotians. Their health could improve significantly with support from the province's diabetes centres.

Funding Continues for After the Bell Program in South Shore

Health and Wellness

March 23, 2016 4:04 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Funding Continues for After the Bell Program in South Shore
NOTE: A list of grants announced today follows this release.
Young people are taking part in sledge hockey, mountain biking and other activities through After the Bell programs in the South Shore region.

Funding Continues for After the Bell Program in Bridgewater

Health and Wellness

March 23, 2016 3:46 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Funding Continues for After the Bell Program in Bridgewater
NOTE: A list of grants announced today follows this release.
Young people are taking part in indoor and outdoor activities, as well as nutrition classes through After the Bell programs in the Bridgewater area.

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Funding Continues for After the Bell Program in Fundy Region

Health and Wellness

March 10, 2016 3:00 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Funding Continues for After the Bell Program in Fundy Region
NOTE: A list of grants announced today, March 10, follows this release.
Young people are taking part in skating, kickboxing, yoga and other activities through After the Bell programs in the Fundy region.

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Funding Continues for After the Bell Program

Health and Wellness

March 7, 2016 3:24 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Funding Continues for After the Bell Program
NOTE: A list of grants announced today, March 7, follows this release.
Young people are taking part in yoga, hiking, dance and self-defence through After the Bell programs in the South Shore region.

Kidney Disease: Never Too Early to Prevent It, Op-ed

Health and Wellness

March 3, 2016 11:23 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Kidney Disease: Never Too Early to Prevent It, Op-ed
NOTE: The following is an op-ed from Susan MacNeil, manager, Nova Scotia Renal Program.
How many times in our lives have we heard the expression, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure?

Funding Continues for After the Bell Program in Fundy Region

Health and Wellness

February 29, 2016 3:39 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Funding Continues for After the Bell Program in Fundy Region
NOTE: A list of grants announced today follows this release.

Province Plans Consultation on Seniors' Pharmacare

Health and Wellness

February 18, 2016 10:35 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS/SENIORS--Province Plans Consultation on Seniors' Pharmacare
The province will halt planned premium increases to the Seniors' Pharmacare program and plans a full consultation with seniors across the province.

Funding Continues for After the Bell Program

Health and Wellness

January 28, 2016 3:54 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Funding Continues for After the Bell Program
A list of grants announced today in the Annapolis Valley follows this release.
Young people in the Annapolis Valley are getting active through After the Bell programs in West Hants, Wolfville, New Minas, Canning, Berwick and Kentville.

Department Redesign to Improve Focus on Health-care Results

Health and Wellness

January 26, 2016 1:51 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Department Redesign to Improve Focus on Health-care Results
The Department of Health and Wellness will restructure in order to put more resources into front line care. Changes announced today, Jan. 26, will take effect April 1.

Lower Seniors' Pharmacare Co-pays Begin April 1

Health and Wellness

January 15, 2016 9:51 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Lower Seniors' Pharmacare Co-pays Begin April 1
Changes to the Seniors’ Pharmacare program mean Nova Scotians enrolled in the program will soon pay less each time they pick up a prescription.

Commitment to Mental Health Support, Op-ed

Health and Wellness

January 14, 2016 9:08 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Commitment to Mental Health Support, Op-ed
NOTE: The following is an op-ed piece from Leo Glavine, Minister of Health and Wellness.
Mental health and addictions is an important topic. It affects our family and friends in many meaningful ways.

Grants Process Enhances Transparency, External Review

Health and Wellness

January 12, 2016 1:00 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Grants Process Enhances Transparency, External Review
The province is asking for interested community groups to apply for mental health and addictions funding under a new, more transparent and accountable grants process.

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