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Province Continues to Improve Health Funding Management, Accountability

Health and Wellness

October 25, 2012 12:32 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS/FINANCE--Province Continues to Improve Health Funding Management, Accountability
The province is continuing its efforts to ensure health dollars are spent wisely to provide the best care possible for patients.

Plan Ahead, Get Screened, Protect Yourself, Op-ed

Health and Wellness

October 24, 2012 11:39 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Plan Ahead, Get Screened, Protect Yourself, Op-ed
The following op-ed is from Dr. Judy Caines, medical director of the Nova Scotia Breast Screening Program.
Plan ahead. Get Screened.

Planification, dépistage, protection

Health and Wellness

October 24, 2012 11:38 AM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Planification, dépistage, protection
Voici un article pour la page contre-éditoriale par la Dre Judy Caines, directrice médicale du Programme de dépistage du cancer du sein de la Nouvelle-Écosse.
Planification. Dépistage.

Province Improving Support for People with Autism

Health and Wellness

October 23, 2012 1:02 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Improving Support for People with Autism
NOTE: The following is an op-ed piece from Health and Wellness Minister David Wilson in recognition of October as Autism Awareness Month.
Earlier this month, I heard a compelling story of a Nova Scotia family with an autistic child.

Province Expands Lucentis Treatment to Cape Breton

Health and Wellness

October 23, 2012 11:05 AM

PREMIER'S OFFICE/HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Expands Lucentis Treatment to Cape Breton
People in Cape Breton suffering from a chronic retina disease will now get the treatment they need closer to home.

Better Support Reinstated for Recovery Houses

Health and Wellness

October 19, 2012 11:13 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Better Support Reinstated for Recovery Houses
People living in recovery houses will get better access to the clinical help they need to get healthy and move towards a productive future with the return of the homes' management to the Department of Health and Wellness.

Début de la campagne de vaccination antigrippale

Health and Wellness

October 16, 2012 12:01 PM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Début de la campagne de vaccination antigrippale
Les Néo-Écossais peuvent se protéger et protéger leurs proches contre la grippe en se faisant vacciner cette année.

Influenza Vaccination Campaign Begins

Health and Wellness

October 16, 2012 12:00 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Influenza Vaccination Campaign Begins
Nova Scotians can help protect themselves and their loved ones from influenza by getting a flu shot this year.

Strategy Addressing Mental Illness, Op-Ed

Health and Wellness

October 12, 2012 11:58 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Strategy Addressing Mental Illness, Op-Ed
Many people have been touched by mental illness, either personally, or through a family member, friend or colleague.

Unveiling New Radiation Treatment Clinic

Health and Wellness

October 11, 2012 6:00 PM

PREMIER'S OFFICE/HEALTH/WELLNESS--Unveiling New Radiation Treatment Clinic
Nova Scotians living with cancer will have shorter wait times and benefit from the latest treatment technology at an expanded radiation treatment clinic, unveiled in Halifax today, Oct. 11.

Province Supports Caregivers

Health and Wellness

October 10, 2012 11:16 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Supports Caregivers
More Nova Scotians will have help to care for a loved one at home thanks to increased support by the province.

Province Initiates Independent Review of Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment Act

Health and Wellness

October 4, 2012 10:07 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Initiates Independent Review of Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment Act
Nova Scotians living with mental illness will receive better health care and treatment after a review of the Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment Act.

More Health Services for South Shore Students

Health and Wellness

October 2, 2012 10:54 AM

EDUCATION/HEALTH/WELLNESS--More Health Services for South Shore Students
South Shore students who need health advice and services will find it easier to get help right in their schools.

Changes Mean Seniors Keep More of Their Income

Health and Wellness

September 25, 2012 9:18 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS-–Changes Mean Seniors Keep More of Their Income
Starting Nov. 1, hundreds of Nova Scotians with a spouse or partner in long-term care will keep more of their shared income after policy changes announced today, Sept. 25 by Premier Darrell Dexter.

Province Providing Faster, Expanded Access to Home Care Services

Health and Wellness

September 20, 2012 1:09 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Providing Faster, Expanded Access to Home Care Services
A social media version of this release with hi-res, downloadable photos, audio and video clips will be available later today, Sept. 20, at http://novascotia.ca/news/smr/2012-09-20-Home-Care/ .
Nova Scotians who need help to stay in their homes will get more support, more quickly thanks to improvements announced today, Sept. 20, by Health and Wellness Minister David Wilson.

Innovative Program Helps Keep Emergency Departments Open

Health and Wellness

September 19, 2012 11:18 AM

HEALTH AND WELLNESS--Innovative Program Helps Keep Emergency Departments Open
Nova Scotians in rural communities can count on their emergency departments staying open thanks to a program announced by Health and Wellness Minister David Wilson today, Sept. 19.

Province Acts to Better Protect Public Safety, Strengthen Patient Rehabilitation

Health and Wellness

September 18, 2012 1:11 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS/JUSTICE--Province Acts to Better Protect Public Safety, Strengthen Patient Rehabilitation
The province is better protecting public safety and strengthening patient rehabilitation after a review of community access privileges at the East Coast Forensic Hospital released today, Sept. 18.

Admiral Nursing Home Opens in Dartmouth

Health and Wellness

September 12, 2012 3:16 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Admiral Nursing Home Opens in Dartmouth
Residents are enjoying their new home at The Admiral in Dartmouth, a new long-term care facility that celebrated its grand opening today, Sept. 12.

Paramedics Receive Exemplary Service Medals

Health and Wellness

September 12, 2012 2:01 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Paramedics Receive Exemplary Service Medals
The province honoured nine paramedics today, Sept. 12, for their work to protect the health and safety of Nova Scotians. The paramedics were awarded The Exemplary Service Medal for Emergency Medical Services.

Family Residency Training Program, Op-ed

Health and Wellness

August 31, 2012 10:05 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Family Residency Training Program, Op-ed
NOTE: The following is a op-ed by Health and Wellness Minister David Wilson.
Five medical residents are gaining perspective in rural medicine as part of a new program in the Annapolis Valley, Dalhousie University medical school's newest residency training site.

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