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Public to Help Redesign Services for Independent Living

Health and Wellness

April 12, 2013 11:03 AM

HEALTH AND WELLNESS/COMMUNITY SERVICES--Public to Help Redesign Services for Independent Living
Government is asking the public and stakeholders to help redesign residential and related services for seniors and persons with disabilities.

Province Reminds Nova Scotians to Practice Safer Sex

Health and Wellness

March 27, 2013 2:00 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Reminds Nova Scotians to Practice Safer Sex
Concerns about sexually transmitted infections in the Maritime provinces serve as a reminder to Nova Scotians of the importance of safer sex.

Thrive! Program Helps Rural Youth be More Physically Active

Health and Wellness

March 25, 2013 4:15 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Thrive! Program Helps Rural Youth be More Physically Active
Youth can be more physically active after school through new community-based programs in Prospect, Hubbards, Sheet Harbour and the Musquodoboit Valley.

Nova Scotians to Pay Less for Common Generic Drugs

Health and Wellness

March 25, 2013 12:43 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Nova Scotians to Pay Less for Common Generic Drugs
Starting April 1, thousands of Nova Scotians, including seniors, will pay significantly less for six common generic drugs.

Province Supports Mi'kmaq Crisis Line

Health and Wellness

March 21, 2013 10:35 AM

ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS/HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Supports Mi'kmaq Crisis Line
Aboriginal Nova Scotians will continue to have access to critical mental health services and support with provincial funding to maintain the Mi'kmaq Crisis Line in Eskasoni.

P.E.I Adopts Nova Scotia Health-care Models

Health and Wellness

March 19, 2013 3:40 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--P.E.I Adopts Nova Scotia Health-care Models
Nova Scotia's approach to better health care is being adopted by another province, Prince Edward Island announced today, March 19.

Thrive! Program Helps Rural Youth be Physically Active

Health and Wellness

March 18, 2013 3:30 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Thrive! Program Helps Rural Youth be Physically Active
Youth can be more physically active after school through new community-based programs in Argyle, Barrington, Mahone Bay, Shelburne, South Queens and Yarmouth.

Additional Grants Help With Mental Health, Addictions

Health and Wellness

March 18, 2013 9:39 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Additional Grants Help With Mental Health, Addictions
NOTE: A list of organizations receiving grants announced today, March 18, follows this release.
More Nova Scotians living with mental illness and addictions will get help from a number of community organizations receiving new provincial grants.

Thrive! Grants Support 23 Healthy Eating Projects in Publicly Funded Places

Health and Wellness

March 15, 2013 11:23 AM

PREMIER'S OFFICE/HEALTH/WELLNESS--Thrive! Grants Support 23 Healthy Eating Projects in Publicly Funded Places
NOTE: A social media version of this release with hi-res downloadable photos is available http://novascotia.ca/news/smr/2013-03-15-Healthy-Eating/ . More elements will be added after the event.
Nova Scotians will have more opportunities to eat healthy food in publicly funded places.

Grants to Help With Mental Health, Addictions

Health and Wellness

March 14, 2013 9:17 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Grants to Help With Mental Health, Addictions
NOTE: A list of organizations announced today, March 14, receiving grants follows this release.
Nova Scotians living with mental illness and addictions will get help from a number of community organizations receiving new provincial grants.

Health Authorities Business Planning Protects Patient Services

Health and Wellness

March 13, 2013 1:14 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Health Authorities Business Planning Protects Patient Services
The province, district health authorities and the IWK are working on business plans that ensure patient care is protected while keeping health-care spending in check.

Kidneys for Life, Are You at Risk?, op-ed

Health and Wellness

March 8, 2013 1:59 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Kidneys for Life, Are You at Risk?, op-ed
NOTE: The following is an op-ed from Susan MacNeil, manager, Nova Scotia Renal Program.
In most cases, kidney disease is preventable. The key is early detection.

Musquodoboit Harbour Residents Getting Better Care Sooner at New CEC

Health and Wellness

February 28, 2013 1:40 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Musquodoboit Harbour Residents Getting Better Care Sooner at New CEC
Nova Scotians living in the Musquodoboit Harbour area are already seeing the benefits of same-day or next-day medical appointments and 24/7 access to emergency care at the collaborative emergency centre at the Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital.

Access to Mental Health Services now Available Provincewide

Health and Wellness

February 26, 2013 10:08 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Access to Mental Health Services now Available Provincewide
All Nova Scotians with mental health concerns now have 24/7 access to mental health crisis intervention, with the expansion of the Mental Health Crisis Line.

New Clinic Will Ensure Better Care for Bridgewater Families

Health and Wellness

February 22, 2013 1:08 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--New Clinic Will Ensure Better Care for Bridgewater Families
Bridgewater-area families are one step closer to having better care sooner from family doctors and other health-care providers.

Nova Scotians to Get Knee, Hip Replacement Surgeries

Health and Wellness

February 11, 2013 2:34 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Nova Scotians to Get Knee, Hip Replacement Surgeries
More than 350 patients who waited more than a year for orthopaedic surgery now have an opportunity to receive the treatment they need in the coming weeks.

Talbot House Successful Bidder to Run Recovery House

Health and Wellness

February 6, 2013 9:59 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Talbot House Successful Bidder to Run Recovery House
Recovery services will be available as early as April to people in Cape Breton, the province announced today, Feb. 6.

Nova Scotia Coaches Honoured with Diamond Jubilee Award

Health and Wellness

February 5, 2013 2:31 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Nova Scotia Coaches Honoured with Diamond Jubilee Award
Eight Nova Scotians received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Award in recognition of their contributions to coaching development and coach education.

P.E.I. Exploring Nova Scotia's Innovative Emergency Care Model

Health and Wellness

January 18, 2013 3:18 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--P.E.I. Exploring Nova Scotia's Innovative Emergency Care Model
Health and Wellness Minister David Wilson was pleased to showcase Nova Scotia's innovative collaborative emergency centres to officials from P.E.I.

Pictou County first Emergency Department Built for Better Care Sooner Plan

Health and Wellness

January 18, 2013 2:02 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Pictou County first Emergency Department Built for Better Care Sooner Plan
People living in Pictou County will be the first in Nova Scotia to have an emergency department built to meet the actions outlined in the Better Care Sooner Plan, Health and Wellness Minister David Wilson announced today, Jan. 18, in New Glasgow.

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