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Two Major Hospitals to Expand, Modernize

Health and Wellness

May 14, 2014 11:55 AM

PREMIER'S OFFICE/HEALTH/WELLNESS--Two Major Hospitals to Expand, Modernize
The government is improving and expanding two major hospitals for thousands of patients and their families.

Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day on Saturday, May 10

Health and Wellness

May 9, 2014 1:04 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day on Saturday, May 10
NOTE: A list of drop-off locations across the province is available at http://nschiefs.ca/drug-drop-off/ .
Government is encouraging Nova Scotians to participate in the second annual National Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day, Saturday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Strategy to Improve Palliative Care for Nova Scotians

Health and Wellness

May 6, 2014 11:20 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Strategy to Improve Palliative Care for Nova Scotians
Nova Scotians want more choices about how they are cared for as they approach the end of their lives. A new strategy, released by government today, May 6, sets direction to improve palliative care in the province.

Sensibilisation accrue envers la maladie de Lyme

Health and Wellness

May 1, 2014 1:03 PM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Sensibilisation accrue envers la maladie de Lyme
Mai est le Mois de la sensibilisation à la maladie de Lyme en Nouvelle-Écosse.

Province Raising Awareness About Lyme Disease

Health and Wellness

May 1, 2014 1:01 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Raising Awareness About Lyme Disease
May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month in Nova Scotia.

More Funding, Greater Transparency for Surgery Patients

Health and Wellness

April 28, 2014 10:32 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--More Funding, Greater Transparency for Surgery Patients
Patients waiting for orthopedic surgery received good news today, April 28, as Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine announced an investment to help reduce orthopedic wait times.

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

Health and Wellness

April 24, 2014 9:29 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--The Gift of Life, Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, Op-Ed
NOTE: The following is an op-ed from Jessica Carver of Dartmouth, a double-lung donor-recipient.
To look at me, you'd never know that just over a year and a half ago I was fighting for my life, battling cystic fibrosis. That's when I was at my worst, wondering how much time I had left. But then I received a phone call that led to my second chance at life. A double-lung transplant on Dec. 13, 2012.

Province Announces Transition Lead to Reorganize District Health Authorities

Health and Wellness

April 17, 2014 2:13 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Announces Transition Lead to Reorganize District Health Authorities
The government has chosen a senior health administrator to lead detailed planning as Nova Scotia consolidates its 10 health authorities into two.

Amendment Clarifies Dental Legislation

Health and Wellness

April 17, 2014 9:09 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Amendment Clarifies Dental Legislation
The province introduced legislation today, April 17, to modernize the Dental Act and ensure dentists will be able to better collaborate with other health professionals.

Doors Open at New Family Health Centre in Bridgewater

Health and Wellness

April 11, 2014 11:06 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Doors Open at New Family Health Centre in Bridgewater
A new health centre in Bridgewater will make it easier for people in the area to get the care they need.

All on Same Page for People with Diabetes, Op-ed

Health and Wellness

April 10, 2014 1:32 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--All on Same Page for People with Diabetes, Op-ed
NOTE: The following is an op-ed piece from Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine.
Recently, the Canadian Diabetes Association asked me to sign the Diabetes Charter for Canada. The aim is to make our country a place where people with diabetes live to their full potential.

Nova Scotians to Pay Less for More Common Generic Drugs

Health and Wellness

April 7, 2014 12:57 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Nova Scotians to Pay Less for More Common Generic Drugs
Thousands of Nova Scotians, including seniors, now pay significantly less for four more common generic drugs.

Les membres des familles des militaires bénéficient immédiatement du régime de soins de santé de la Nouvelle-Écosse

Health and Wellness

April 1, 2014 1:27 PM

SANTÉ/MIEUX-ÊTRE--Les membres des familles des militaires bénéficient immédiatement du régime de soins de santé de la Nouvelle-Écosse
Les membres des familles des militaires des Forces armées canadiennes ont maintenant accès à la couverture médicale dès leur premier jour en Nouvelle-Écosse lorsqu'ils déménagent d’une autre province ou d'un autre territoire.

Family Members of Military Have Immediate Health Coverage in Nova Scotia

Health and Wellness

April 1, 2014 1:24 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Family Members of Military Have Immediate Health Coverage in Nova Scotia
Family members of Canadian Armed Forces personnel now have access to medical coverage on their first day in Nova Scotia, when re-locating from another province or territory.

Publicly Funded Sex Reassignment Surgery Available April 1

Health and Wellness

April 1, 2014 11:30 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Publicly Funded Sex Reassignment Surgery Available April 1
Starting today, April 1, the government will cover eight types of sex reassignment surgeries for Nova Scotians who intend to begin that process.

Government Seeks Input from Care Recipients, Caregivers

Health and Wellness

March 24, 2014 10:19 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Government Seeks Input from Care Recipients, Caregivers
The province wants to hear from Nova Scotians who use continuing care services or care for a friend or family member.

Kingston In Final Vote For Competition

Health and Wellness

March 23, 2014 2:02 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Kingston In Final Vote For Competition
It’s now down to two, and Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine is encouraging Nova Scotians to vote often in the Kraft Hockeyville competition.

Know Risks, Help Prevent Kidney Disease, Op-Ed

Health and Wellness

March 10, 2014 11:22 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Know Risks, Help Prevent Kidney Disease, Op-Ed
NOTE: The following is an op-ed piece from Susan MacNeil, manager, Nova Scotia Renal Program.
Kidney disease affects one in 10 Canadians. Most people living with it don't even know they have it.

Nova Scotians Encouraged to Vote in Hockeyville Competition

Health and Wellness

March 5, 2014 10:29 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Nova Scotians Encouraged to Vote in Hockeyville Competition
NOTE: A list of Nova Scotia's nominated arenas follows this release.
A dozen community arenas in Nova Scotia are vying for the 2014 Kraft Hockeyville competition, and Nova Scotians are encouraged to begin voting Saturday, March 8.

Health is Everyone's Responsibility, Op-Ed

Health and Wellness

February 26, 2014 11:52 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Health is Everyone's Responsibility, Op-Ed
NOTE: The following is an op-ed piece from Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine.
Recently, I've made some strong statements about the need for Nova Scotians to take better care of their own health. I'd like to take this opportunity to emphasize my point, which is simply this: everyone is responsible for good health in this province.

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