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La région de la Côte-Sud reçoit du financement pour des installations de loisirs

Health and Wellness

June 18, 2013 10:40 AM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--La région de la Côte-Sud reçoit du financement pour des installations de loisirs
REMARQUE : Une liste des subventions accordées dans la région de la Côte-Sud suit le présent communiqué.
La mise à niveau de la piscine communautaire de Lunenburg est l'un de neuf projets de la région de la Côte-Sud qui reçoivent des subventions, d'un total de 216 300 $, afin d'aider les Néo-Écossais à rester en forme et à s'amuser.

South Shore Region Receives Recreation Funding

Health and Wellness

June 18, 2013 10:37 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--South Shore Region Receives Recreation Funding
NOTE: A list of grants awarded in the South Shore region follows this release.
Improving the community swimming pool in Lunenburg is one of nine projects on the South Shore receiving grants totalling $216,300 to help Nova Scotians stay fit and have fun.

New Water Park Gets Central Region Recreation Funding

Health and Wellness

June 17, 2013 1:27 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--New Water Park Gets Central Region Recreation Funding
Children and families will soon be cooling off, staying fit and having fun at a new splash pad at the Kinsmen Park in Lower Sackville.

Province to Fund Gender Reassignment Surgery

Health and Wellness

June 12, 2013 1:46 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province to Fund Gender Reassignment Surgery
Transgender Nova Scotians will soon have gender reassignment surgery funded by the province. Government committed today, June 12, that the surgery will be covered by MSI.

Community Grants Available for Mental Health and Addictions

Health and Wellness

June 12, 2013 9:24 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Community Grants Available for Mental Health and Addictions
Organizations dedicated to supporting people living with mental illness and addictions can now apply for additional funds through the province's community grant program.

Le temps chaud peut entraîner une prolifération d'algues

Health and Wellness

June 6, 2013 10:51 AM

ENVIRONNEMENT/SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Le temps chaud peut entraîner une prolifération d'algues
Alors que la température augmente à l'échelle de la province, on demande aux Néo-Écossais de surveiller la prolifération d'algues bleues dans les lacs et les rivières.

Warm Temperatures May Cause Algae Blooms

Health and Wellness

June 6, 2013 10:36 AM

ENVIRONMENT/HEALTH AND WELLNESS--Warm Temperatures May Cause Algae Blooms
As temperatures rise across the province, Nova Scotians should keep an eye out for blue-green algae blooms in lakes and rivers.

Personal Health Information Act To Be Proclaimed Tomorrow

Health and Wellness

May 31, 2013 1:13 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Personal Health Information Act To Be Proclaimed Tomorrow
Nova Scotians' personal health information will be better protected starting Saturday, June 1, when the Personal Health Information Act comes into effect.

Peer Support Program Marks Mental Health, Addictions Strategy Anniversary

Health and Wellness

May 31, 2013 11:16 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Peer Support Program Marks Mental Health, Addictions Strategy Anniversary
The province is marking the anniversary of its mental health and addictions strategy, by launching a new Peer Support Program to help people living with mental illness move from hospital back into their community.

Better Dental Coverage Starts for Nova Scotia Children

Health and Wellness

May 30, 2013 10:26 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Better Dental Coverage Starts for Nova Scotia Children
Starting today, May 30, Nova Scotia children age 13 and younger have coverage for dental care.

Patient Safety Indicators Now Publicly Reported Online

Health and Wellness

May 29, 2013 2:20 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Patient Safety Indicators Now Publicly Reported Online
New public reporting on patient safety indicators posted online beginning today, May 29, will lead to better patient care.

Pharmacists to Give Flu Shots

Health and Wellness

May 28, 2013 1:32 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Pharmacists to Give Flu Shots
Starting this fall, many Nova Scotians will be able to get free flu shots at their local pharmacies. Regulation changes effective today, May 28, give pharmacists the authority to give the vaccination.

Province Responding to Youth Mental Health, Addictions

Health and Wellness

May 23, 2013 11:14 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Responding to Youth Mental Health, Addictions
NOTE: The Student Drug Use Survey will be available shortly at http://novascotia.ca/dhw.
The province is reaching out to parents, community groups and young people themselves to help teens struggling with alcohol, drugs and depression.

Healthy Blood Pressure, Healthy Heart Beat, Op-ed

Health and Wellness

May 13, 2013 11:24 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Healthy Blood Pressure, Healthy Heart Beat, Op-ed
NOTE: The following is an op-ed piece from Neala Gill, manager, Cardiovascular Health Nova Scotia, Peggy Dunbar, manager, Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia and Susan MacNeil, manager, Nova Scotia Renal Program.
It is quicker than waiting in line for your morning cup of coffee, easier than learning how to ride a bike, and it could save your life.

Amendments to Protect Vulnerable Seniors from Financial Abuse

Health and Wellness

May 2, 2013 12:59 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Amendments to Protect Vulnerable Seniors from Financial Abuse
Vulnerable seniors and their families will have greater protection from financial abuse in Nova Scotia because of amendments introduced today, May 2.

Prudence recommandée en ce qui concerne les tiques à pattes noires

Health and Wellness

May 2, 2013 10:08 AM

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

May 2, 2013 10:01 AM

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

Province Modernizes Medical Imaging Legislation

Health and Wellness

May 1, 2013 2:49 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Modernizes Medical Imaging Legislation
More medical imaging professionals in Nova Scotia will be regulated by a professional body with legislation introduced today, May 1, that will more clearly define accountability, and provide added protection for patients.

Court Decision Confirms Strength of Tobacco Legislation

Health and Wellness

May 1, 2013 11:58 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Court Decision Confirms Strength of Tobacco Legislation
A provincial court ruled today, May 1, in favour of Nova Scotia's tobacco legislation in the court case between the province and Maders Tobacco Shop.

Province Takes Action to Better Protect Nova Scotians in Care

Health and Wellness

April 26, 2013 9:27 AM

COMMUNITY SERVICES/HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Takes Action to Better Protect Nova Scotians in Care
The province is clarifying and strengthening legislation so families with loved ones living in provincial care facilities can have more peace of mind.

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