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Government's Role in Addressing Prescription Drug Abuse, Op-Ed

Health and Wellness

February 19, 2014 1:55 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Government's Role in Addressing Prescription Drug Abuse, Op-Ed
NOTE: Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine was asked to submit a presentation on government's role in addressing prescription drug abuse to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health. Below is a summary of his presentation.
Far too many deaths have happened from abusing prescription drugs.

Province Invests in Guysborough Memorial Hospital

Health and Wellness

February 6, 2014 11:52 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Invests in Guysborough Memorial Hospital
The province is helping to make health care more convenient, comfortable and safer in the Guysborough area.

Continuing Care Strategy Review Begins

Health and Wellness

January 31, 2014 1:10 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Continuing Care Strategy Review Begins
The province is beginning its promised review and refocus of the Continuing Care Strategy.

Nova Scotia's First Dementia Strategy Announced

Health and Wellness

January 27, 2014 12:22 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Nova Scotia's First Dementia Strategy Announced
The government and Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia are co-leading an advisory committee that will guide the development, consultation and implementation of Nova Scotia's first comprehensive plan to care for people with dementia and their families.

Provincial District Health Authority Tour Begins

Health and Wellness

January 24, 2014 1:13 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Provincial District Health Authority Tour Begins
Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine will visit district health authorities over the next six weeks to discuss how to improve provincial health services.

Equipment Furthers Quality Health Care

Health and Wellness

January 23, 2014 1:31 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Equipment Furthers Quality Health Care
A machine that diagnoses and treats strokes and aneurysms is being upgraded by government and Capital District Health Authority.

Province Creates Action Team for Physician Recruitment, Retention

Health and Wellness

January 20, 2014 12:20 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Creates Action Team for Physician Recruitment, Retention
Government is moving forward with a plan to address physician recruitment and retention in Nova Scotia.

Province Approves District Health Authorities' Business Plans

Health and Wellness

January 17, 2014 11:20 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Approves District Health Authorities' Business Plans
The province has approved the 2013-14 business plans of Nova Scotia's nine district health authorities and IWK.

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.

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