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Government Seeks Public Input on Health Services and Insurance Act

Health and Wellness

June 29, 2012 11:39 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Government Seeks Public Input on Health Services and Insurance Act
The province is consulting Nova Scotians on updated legislation that will strengthen and protect Nova Scotia's health-care system.

Protégez-vous contre la chaleur cet été

Health and Wellness

June 29, 2012 9:39 AM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Protégez-vous contre la chaleur cet été
Les Néo-Écossais peuvent se protéger contre la chaleur cet été en surveillant la température et en évitant les maladies causées par la chaleur.

Beat the Heat this Summer

Health and Wellness

June 29, 2012 9:35 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Beat the Heat this Summer
Nova Scotians can beat the heat this summer by keeping an eye on the temperature and protecting themselves from heat-related illness.

Reduced Ambulance Fees in Effect July 1

Health and Wellness

June 28, 2012 10:13 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Reduced Ambulance Fees in Effect July 1
The province is reducing ambulance fees for Nova Scotians living in licensed long-term care facilities or who have reduced mobility, effective Sunday, July 1.

Province Continues to Invest in Autism Support

Health and Wellness

June 27, 2012 1:06 PM

EDUCATION/HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Continues to Invest in Autism Support
More Nova Scotian children living with autism have access to the support and services they need thanks to government's continued investment in their care.

Retour à la plage pour les sauveteurs de la Nouvelle-Écosse

Health and Wellness

June 22, 2012 12:38 PM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Retour à la plage pour les sauveteurs de la Nouvelle-Écosse
REMARQUE : Une liste des plages surveillées est présentée à la fin de ce communiqué.
On pourra prendre la vague sur la plupart des plages les plus populaires de la province à compter du samedi 30 juin, alors que les sauveteurs seront sur place pour assurer la sécurité des Néo-Écossais.

Back to the Beaches for Nova Scotia Lifeguards

Health and Wellness

June 22, 2012 12:37 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Back to the Beaches for Nova Scotia Lifeguards
NOTE: A list of supervised beaches follows this release.
Surf's up on some of the province's most popular beaches beginning Saturday, June 30, when lifeguards will hit the sand to keep Nova Scotians safe.

Be Active and Safe, Protect Your Noggin

Health and Wellness

June 13, 2012 10:19 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Be Active and Safe, Protect Your Noggin
The province is investing $200,000 to provide helmets to children and youth in need to help them protect their noggins and play safe.

Youth Show What They Are Doing When Not Smoking

Health and Wellness

June 8, 2012 12:22 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Youth Show What They Are Doing When Not Smoking
Teens in Nova Scotia are singing, dancing, being active and creating art, instead of smoking.

Les jeunes montrent ce qu'ils font lorsqu'ils ne fument pas

Health and Wellness

June 8, 2012 12:17 PM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Les jeunes montrent ce qu'ils font lorsqu'ils ne fument pas
Les adolescents de la Nouvelle-Écosse chantent, dansent, sont actifs et créent des œuvres d'art plutôt que de fumer.

Les ministères provinciaux et territoriaux publient un rapport sur la réduction du sodium

Health and Wellness

June 8, 2012 10:08 AM

SANTÉ/MIEUX-ÊTRE--Les ministères provinciaux et territoriaux publient un rapport sur la réduction du sodium
REMARQUE : Des renseignements généraux concernant le sodium et les programmes offerts par les provinces sont disponibles au www.gov.ns.ca/hpp/cdip/healthy-eating-publications.asp (en anglais seulement).
Les ministères de la Santé de partout au Canada visent à aider les Canadiens à réduire leur consommation de sodium.

Provincial, Territorial Health Ministries Issue Sodium Reduction Report

Health and Wellness

June 8, 2012 10:01 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Provincial, Territorial Health Ministries Issue Sodium Reduction Report
NOTE: Background information on sodium and programs offered by the provinces is available at www.gov.ns.ca/hpp/cdip/healthy-eating-publications.asp .
Health departments across the country are working to help Canadians shake their sodium habit.

Province Releases Thrive!, Plan for Healthier Nova Scotia

Health and Wellness

June 7, 2012 11:39 AM

PREMIER'S OFFICE/HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Releases Thrive!, Plan for Healthier Nova Scotia
Note: A social media version of this release with hi-res, downloadable photos and audio clips is available at http://novascotia.ca/news/smr/2012-06-07-Thrive-Plan . More photos, audio and video clips will be added later today.
The province is addressing childhood obesity and preventable chronic disease with a plan that focuses on healthy eating and physical activity.

Étude des habitudes alimentaires et de l'activité physique des jeunes

Health and Wellness

June 6, 2012 1:18 PM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Étude des habitudes alimentaires et de l'activité physique des jeunes
Une étude effectuée auprès de plus de 1 500 élèves contribuera à mieux informer le gouvernement sur la façon d'aborder l'augmentation du taux d'obésité et de maladies chroniques évitables chez les jeunes.

Study Reveals Youth Physical Activity and Eating Habits

Health and Wellness

June 6, 2012 1:15 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Study Reveals Youth Physical Activity and Eating Habits
A study of more than 1,500 students will better inform government on addressing the rise in obesity and preventable chronic disease among youth.

Le temps chaud peut entraîner une prolifération d'algues

Health and Wellness

June 1, 2012 1:09 PM

ENVIRONNEMENT/SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Le temps chaud peut entraîner une prolifération d'algues
On demande aux Néo-Écossais d'être attentifs à la prolifération d'algues bleues qui peut se produire dans les rivières et les lacs de la province en période de temps chaud.

Warm Temperatures May Cause Algae Blooms

Health and Wellness

June 1, 2012 1:03 PM

ENVIRONMENT/HEALTH/WELLNESS--Warm Temperatures May Cause Algae Blooms
Nova Scotians should be mindful of blue-green algae blooms that may appear in rivers and lakes across the province during warm weather.

Pictou County Seniors Benefit from Replacement Nursing Homes

Health and Wellness

May 26, 2012 1:35 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Pictou County Seniors Benefit from Replacement Nursing Homes
Seniors in Pictou County will receive long-term care in more home-like surroundings with the opening of two new replacement nursing homes in Trenton and Pictou.

Paramedics Honoured for Years of Service

Health and Wellness

May 22, 2012 1:07 PM

HEALTH/WELLESS--Paramedics Honoured for Years of Service
The province presented 47 Emergency Health Services paramedics long service awards today, May 22.

Province Adds New Stroke-treatment Drug to Pharmacare

Health and Wellness

May 17, 2012 11:19 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Adds New Stroke-treatment Drug to Pharmacare
Nova Scotians being treated for abnormal heart rhythm caused by blood flow will have access to a new stroke-prevention drug under the provincial Pharmacare program.

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