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Province Working to Update Audit, Appeal Process for Doctors

Health and Wellness

January 16, 2014 9:36 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Working to Update Audit, Appeal Process for Doctors
Nova Scotia is updating its audit and appeal process for physician billing.

Il y a des vaccins contre la grippe et la recommandation est de se faire vacciner

Health and Wellness

January 10, 2014 11:56 AM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Il y a des vaccins contre la grippe et la recommandation est de se faire vacciner
Les représentants de la santé publique continuent d’inviter fortement les Néo-Écossais à se faire vacciner contre la grippe.

Vaccine Available, Flu Shots Recommended

Health and Wellness

January 10, 2014 11:50 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Vaccine Available, Flu Shots Recommended
Public health officials continue to urge Nova Scotians to get a flu shot.

Update on Physician Practice Issue

Health and Wellness

January 9, 2014 9:00 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Update on Physician Practice Issue
Public Health officials are calling parents of 27 children who received a flu shot from Dr. William Vitale in the fall of 2013 that may not have been effective.

On rappelle aux Néo-Écossais de se faire vacciner contre la grippe

Health and Wellness

January 6, 2014 1:56 PM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--On rappelle aux Néo-Écossais de se faire vacciner contre la grippe
C'est la saison de la grippe et on rappelle aux Néo-Écossais, particulièrement les enfants de moins de 5 ans, les jeunes adultes et les adultes d'âge moyen, de se faire vacciner contre la grippe et de prendre d'autres précautions pour éviter de contracter et de propager la maladie.

Nova Scotians Reminded to Get Flu Shot

Health and Wellness

January 6, 2014 1:52 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Nova Scotians Reminded to Get Flu Shot
It is flu season and Nova Scotians, especially children younger than 5 and young and middle-age adults, are reminded to get a flu shot and take other precautions to avoid getting sick and spreading the disease.

Patients of Halifax Pediatrician May Need Re-vaccination

Health and Wellness

December 27, 2013 12:05 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Patients of Halifax Pediatrician May Need Re-vaccination
Patients of Dr. William Vitale are being notified that some may need to be re-vaccinated to be properly protected against preventable disease.

Government Investing in Health Facilities

Health and Wellness

December 23, 2013 11:04 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Government Investing in Health Facilities
Nova Scotians who need dialysis treatment and other health services will benefit from investments in facilities and projects.

New Policy for Reporting Serious Events

Health and Wellness

December 20, 2013 2:02 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--New Policy for Reporting Serious Events
The province is working with health care partners to enhance patient safety with a new policy that improves and standardizes reporting serious incidents.

Province to Release Report on Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment Act

Health and Wellness

December 12, 2013 11:37 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province to Release Report on Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment Act
The province will consider recommendations to improve the effectiveness and strength of the Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment Act.

Report on Mental Health and Addictions Services Released

Health and Wellness

December 11, 2013 12:17 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Report on Mental Health and Addictions Services Released
An independent reviewer has released her report on child and adolescent mental health and addictions services in Halifax Regional Municipality.

New Equipment to Improve Health Care

Health and Wellness

December 10, 2013 1:49 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--New Equipment to Improve Health Care
Patients who need surgery, vital signs monitoring and cancer care will soon benefit from new medical equipment.

Helmet Law Effective at Reducing Head and Brain Injuries, Op-Ed

Health and Wellness

December 4, 2013 11:40 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Helmet Law Effective at Reducing Head and Brain Injuries, Op-Ed
NOTE: The following is an op-ed from Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine.
Recently, some Nova Scotians have been making the news for their objection to the law requiring them to wear helmets while riding bicycles.

Minister Marks World AIDS Day

Health and Wellness

November 29, 2013 11:51 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Minister Marks World AIDS Day
People who are living with, or who have died from, HIV/AIDS are being honoured as part of HIV/AIDS Awareness Week and World AIDS Day on Sunday, Dec. 1.

New CT Scanner to Improve Health Care in Inverness

Health and Wellness

November 29, 2013 11:16 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--New CT Scanner to Improve Health Care in Inverness
Government will fund a new CT scanner at the Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital in the new year.

More Patients Have Access to Retina Disease Treatment

Health and Wellness

November 8, 2013 12:42 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--More Patients Have Access to Retina Disease Treatment
The province is expanding coverage for chronic retina disease treatment to two new groups of patients.

Communities Across Nova Scotia Welcome New Family Doctors

Health and Wellness

November 8, 2013 11:05 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Communities Across Nova Scotia Welcome New Family Doctors
Nova Scotia is welcoming 13 new family doctors to rural communities across the province.

Nourish Nova Scotia Helps Start Healthy Eating Habits Early

Health and Wellness

November 7, 2013 1:45 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Nourish Nova Scotia Helps Start Healthy Eating Habits Early
Nourish Nova Scotia has come to the table, and will soon come to the kitchen and the farm field, to help youth across the province learn about the importance of healthy eating.

On encourage les Néo-Écossais à se faire vacciner contre la grippe

Health and Wellness

October 18, 2013 10:44 AM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--On encourage les Néo-Écossais à se faire vacciner contre la grippe
Les Néo-Écossais ont davantage de façons d'obtenir le vaccin antigrippal cette année afin de se protéger et de protéger les autres contre la grippe.

Nova Scotians Encouraged to Get Flu Shot

Health and Wellness

October 18, 2013 10:43 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Nova Scotians Encouraged to Get Flu Shot
Nova Scotians have more ways to get the flu shot this year to help protect themselves and others from influenza.

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