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Car and Booster Seats Save Lives

Health and Wellness

May 27, 2011 1:07 PM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL/HEALTH/WELLNESS--Car and Booster Seats Save Lives
During Safe Kids Week the province is encouraging people who drive with children to always, Give Your Kid a Boost!

Paramedics Celebrated for Years of Service

Health and Wellness

May 26, 2011 1:11 PM

HEALTH/WELLESS--Paramedics Celebrated for Years of Service
A complete list of recipients and paramedics with media availability can be found at www.emci.ca/news/media . Photos of recipients will be available after the ceremony.
Forty Nova Scotia Emergency Health Services paramedics received long service awards today, May 26, from Health and Wellness Minister Maureen MacDonald.

Province to Help Pay Travel, Accommodation Costs For Parent or Escort

Health and Wellness

May 20, 2011 2:22 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province to Help Pay Travel, Accommodation Costs For Parent or Escort
The province will now pay travel and accommodation expenses for a parent or escort to accompany a child who must travel out of province to receive necessary medical care not available here.

Government Releases Second Accountability Report on Emergency Departments

Health and Wellness

May 19, 2011 11:41 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Government Releases Second Accountability Report on Emergency Departments
There were 196 fewer hours of overall emergency department closures and unscheduled closures were down by 1,195 hours last year according to the annual Accountability Report on Emergency Departments.

Construction Projects To Receive More Scrutiny

Health and Wellness

May 18, 2011 2:32 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Construction Projects To Receive More Scrutiny
Health and Wellness Minister Maureen MacDonald welcomed the findings and recommendations from the Auditor General today, May 18, which arose from government's request in March 2010 for an audit of the escalating costs of the Colchester Regional Hospital.

May 17 is World Hypertension Day, Op-ed

Health and Wellness

May 17, 2011 9:01 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--May 17 is World Hypertension Day, Op-ed
NOTE: The following is an op-ed piece by Neala Gill, manager, Cardiovascular Health Nova Scotia, Peggy Dunbar, manager, Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia and Susan MacNeil, manager, Nova Scotia Renal Program.
On Tuesday, May 17th, organizations around the world are raising awareness about the importance of knowing your blood pressure.

Minister Takes Action on Drug-related Deaths in Annapolis Valley

Health and Wellness

May 13, 2011 11:11 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Minister Takes Action on Drug-related Deaths in Annapolis Valley
Health and Wellness Minister Maureen MacDonald is directing the department to take action to curb prescription drug abuse after receiving a report on drug-related deaths in the Annapolis Valley from Medical Officer of Health Dr. Richard Gould.

Fair Drug Pricing Better for Nova Scotians, Op-Ed

Health and Wellness

May 12, 2011 4:32 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Fair Drug Pricing Better for Nova Scotians, Op-Ed
NOTE: The following is an op-ed piece by Health and Wellness Minister Maureen MacDonald.
As the Minister of Health and Wellness, I often hear from Nova Scotians about how important it is that they are able to afford the drugs they need.

Exercise to Practice Processes that Make Nova Scotians Safer

Health and Wellness

May 12, 2011 1:49 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS/EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE--Exercise to Practice Processes that Make Nova Scotians Safer
Federal, provincial, and municipal partners will take part in an exercise to practice co-ordination and procedures to keep Nova Scotians safe in emergency situations.

Province Releases Plan to Improve Care in Custody

Health and Wellness

May 12, 2011 11:32 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS/JUSTICE--Province Releases Plan to Improve Care in Custody
Stronger partnerships and better training are key elements of the province's plan to improve care in custody for persons living with mental illness.

Information Technology to Improve Efficiency in Health Care

Health and Wellness

May 5, 2011 11:58 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Information Technology to Improve Efficiency in Health Care
Nova Scotians will see better access to care and cost savings from projects that improve how hospitals manage beds and schedule staff.

New Medical Act Makes Regulation More Efficient

Health and Wellness

May 4, 2011 2:36 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--New Medical Act Makes Regulation More Efficient
A new Medical Act introduced today, May 4, will open the door for doctors to more efficiently regulate their profession through the College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Regulations Help Child Care Centres Serve Healthy Food

Health and Wellness

April 28, 2011 11:02 AM

COMMUNITY SERVICES/HEALTH AND WELLNESS--Regulations Help Child Care Centres Serve Healthy Food
New comprehensive regulations and standards for child care centres to ensure children get nutritious food were announced today, April 28, by Community Services Minister Denise Peterson-Rafuse. They also give the centres more support and flexibility in preparing healthy meals and snacks.

Province Launches Tobacco Strategy

Health and Wellness

April 27, 2011 1:32 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Launches Tobacco Strategy
A new tobacco strategy will re-ignite efforts to decrease smoking rates across the province, says Health and Wellness Minister Maureen MacDonald, who launched the five-year plan today, April 27.

Prudence recommandée en ce qui concerne les tiques à pattes noires

Health and Wellness

April 26, 2011 1:10 PM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Prudence recommandée en ce qui concerne les tiques à pattes noires
Alors que les Néo-Écossais profitent des forêts et des parcs ce printemps, il est important de prendre des précautions pour éviter de se faire piquer par les tiques à pattes noires, qui sont susceptibles de propager la maladie de Lyme.

Nova Scotians Cautioned Against Blacklegged Ticks

Health and Wellness

April 26, 2011 1:08 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Nova Scotians Cautioned Against Blacklegged Ticks
As Nova Scotians enjoy the woods and parks this spring, it is important to take precautions against bites from blacklegged ticks that can cause Lyme disease.

The Gift of Life: Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, Op-Ed

Health and Wellness

April 21, 2011 11:56 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--The Gift of Life: Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, Op-Ed
The following is an op-ed from Dr. Stephen Beed, Clinical Advisor, Legacy of Life Program
The news of her daughter's passing took her by surprise. But through the mother's grief she made sure to fulfill her daughter's promise to give many others the gift of life.

Tender Award Launches Physician Planning

Health and Wellness

April 20, 2011 12:03 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Tender Award Launches Physician Planning
The province is taking steps to provide better care sooner in all communities with a physician resource plan.

Minister Asks Public Health to Examine Recent Drug-related Deaths

Health and Wellness

April 20, 2011 11:34 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Minister Asks Public Health to Examine Recent Drug-related Deaths
The recent prescription drug-related deaths in the Annapolis Valley will be examined for any links, Health and Wellness Minister Maureen MacDonald announced today, April 20.

Province Highlights Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week

Health and Wellness

April 18, 2011 2:51 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Highlights Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week
The Nova Scotia legislature will be basking in a warm, green glow the next few nights to honour Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, which runs until April 24.

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