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Province Encourages Organ, Tissue Donation

Health and Wellness

April 22, 2013 11:18 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Encourages Organ, Tissue Donation
Nova Scotians are encouraged to register to donate as part of National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week from April 22-27.

Families, Children Benefit from Expansion of Newborn Screening Program

Health and Wellness

April 22, 2013 10:44 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Families, Children Benefit from Expansion of Newborn Screening Program
Newborn babies in Nova Scotia will soon receive better protection from harmful conditions such as sickle-cell disease and cystic fibrosis thanks to expanded screening services.

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

Health and Wellness

April 22, 2013 9:58 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--The Gift of Health, Sight or Life, Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, Op-Ed
NOTE: The following is an op-ed from Adam's mother, Shirley Kelly.
My son Adam was a talented athlete and artist whose enthusiasm and love of life inspired me.

Province Supports Antigonish County Rowing Facility

Health and Wellness

April 19, 2013 1:09 PM

ECONOMIC/RURAL DEVELOPMENT/TOURISM/HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Supports Antigonish County Rowing Facility
The province is helping an Antigonish County rowing centre become the only facility east of Montreal capable of hosting national and international rowing events.

New Generator at IWK to Ensure Quality Health Care

Health and Wellness

April 19, 2013 11:49 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--New Generator at IWK to Ensure Quality Health Care
Women, children and families will continue to receive excellent, uninterrupted care at the IWK Health Centre thanks to a new provincial investment in an emergency power generator.

Changes Strengthen Community Access Policies for Patients

Health and Wellness

April 17, 2013 1:36 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Changes Strengthen Community Access Policies for Patients
The province has made changes to the way patients at the East Coast Forensic Hospital are granted access to the community after the tragic death of respected activist Raymond Taavel a year ago today, but there is still work to be done.

Arenas Protect Nova Scotia Families with Helmet Policies

Health and Wellness

April 17, 2013 12:21 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Arenas Protect Nova Scotia Families with Helmet Policies
NOTE: A list of Nova Scotia arenas with mandatory helmet policies follows this release.
Nova Scotia families will be safer when skating now that more arenas are voluntarily adopting helmet policies for all on-ice activities.

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

Health and Wellness

April 16, 2013 11:06 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--The Gift of Health, Sight or Life, Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, Op-Ed
NOTE: The following is an op-ed from Adam's mother, Shirley Kelly.
My son Adam was a talented athlete and artist whose enthusiasm and love of life inspired me.

Public to Help Redesign Services for Independent Living

Health and Wellness

April 12, 2013 11:03 AM

HEALTH AND WELLNESS/COMMUNITY SERVICES--Public to Help Redesign Services for Independent Living
Government is asking the public and stakeholders to help redesign residential and related services for seniors and persons with disabilities.

Province Reminds Nova Scotians to Practice Safer Sex

Health and Wellness

March 27, 2013 2:00 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Reminds Nova Scotians to Practice Safer Sex
Concerns about sexually transmitted infections in the Maritime provinces serve as a reminder to Nova Scotians of the importance of safer sex.

Thrive! Program Helps Rural Youth be More Physically Active

Health and Wellness

March 25, 2013 4:15 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Thrive! Program Helps Rural Youth be More Physically Active
Youth can be more physically active after school through new community-based programs in Prospect, Hubbards, Sheet Harbour and the Musquodoboit Valley.

Nova Scotians to Pay Less for Common Generic Drugs

Health and Wellness

March 25, 2013 12:43 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Nova Scotians to Pay Less for Common Generic Drugs
Starting April 1, thousands of Nova Scotians, including seniors, will pay significantly less for six common generic drugs.

Province Supports Mi'kmaq Crisis Line

Health and Wellness

March 21, 2013 10:35 AM

ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS/HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Supports Mi'kmaq Crisis Line
Aboriginal Nova Scotians will continue to have access to critical mental health services and support with provincial funding to maintain the Mi'kmaq Crisis Line in Eskasoni.

P.E.I Adopts Nova Scotia Health-care Models

Health and Wellness

March 19, 2013 3:40 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--P.E.I Adopts Nova Scotia Health-care Models
Nova Scotia's approach to better health care is being adopted by another province, Prince Edward Island announced today, March 19.

Thrive! Program Helps Rural Youth be Physically Active

Health and Wellness

March 18, 2013 3:30 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Thrive! Program Helps Rural Youth be Physically Active
Youth can be more physically active after school through new community-based programs in Argyle, Barrington, Mahone Bay, Shelburne, South Queens and Yarmouth.

Additional Grants Help With Mental Health, Addictions

Health and Wellness

March 18, 2013 9:39 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Additional Grants Help With Mental Health, Addictions
NOTE: A list of organizations receiving grants announced today, March 18, follows this release.
More Nova Scotians living with mental illness and addictions will get help from a number of community organizations receiving new provincial grants.

Thrive! Grants Support 23 Healthy Eating Projects in Publicly Funded Places

Health and Wellness

March 15, 2013 11:23 AM

PREMIER'S OFFICE/HEALTH/WELLNESS--Thrive! Grants Support 23 Healthy Eating Projects in Publicly Funded Places
NOTE: A social media version of this release with hi-res downloadable photos is available http://novascotia.ca/news/smr/2013-03-15-Healthy-Eating/ . More elements will be added after the event.
Nova Scotians will have more opportunities to eat healthy food in publicly funded places.

Grants to Help With Mental Health, Addictions

Health and Wellness

March 14, 2013 9:17 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Grants to Help With Mental Health, Addictions
NOTE: A list of organizations announced today, March 14, receiving grants follows this release.
Nova Scotians living with mental illness and addictions will get help from a number of community organizations receiving new provincial grants.

Health Authorities Business Planning Protects Patient Services

Health and Wellness

March 13, 2013 1:14 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Health Authorities Business Planning Protects Patient Services
The province, district health authorities and the IWK are working on business plans that ensure patient care is protected while keeping health-care spending in check.

Kidneys for Life, Are You at Risk?, op-ed

Health and Wellness

March 8, 2013 1:59 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Kidneys for Life, Are You at Risk?, op-ed
NOTE: The following is an op-ed from Susan MacNeil, manager, Nova Scotia Renal Program.
In most cases, kidney disease is preventable. The key is early detection.

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