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Province Releases Thrive!, Plan for Healthier Nova Scotia

Health and Wellness

June 7, 2012 11:39 AM

PREMIER'S OFFICE/HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Releases Thrive!, Plan for Healthier Nova Scotia
Note: A social media version of this release with hi-res, downloadable photos and audio clips is available at http://novascotia.ca/news/smr/2012-06-07-Thrive-Plan . More photos, audio and video clips will be added later today.
The province is addressing childhood obesity and preventable chronic disease with a plan that focuses on healthy eating and physical activity.

Étude des habitudes alimentaires et de l'activité physique des jeunes

Health and Wellness

June 6, 2012 1:18 PM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Étude des habitudes alimentaires et de l'activité physique des jeunes
Une étude effectuée auprès de plus de 1 500 élèves contribuera à mieux informer le gouvernement sur la façon d'aborder l'augmentation du taux d'obésité et de maladies chroniques évitables chez les jeunes.

Study Reveals Youth Physical Activity and Eating Habits

Health and Wellness

June 6, 2012 1:15 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Study Reveals Youth Physical Activity and Eating Habits
A study of more than 1,500 students will better inform government on addressing the rise in obesity and preventable chronic disease among youth.

Le temps chaud peut entraîner une prolifération d'algues

Health and Wellness

June 1, 2012 1:09 PM

ENVIRONNEMENT/SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Le temps chaud peut entraîner une prolifération d'algues
On demande aux Néo-Écossais d'être attentifs à la prolifération d'algues bleues qui peut se produire dans les rivières et les lacs de la province en période de temps chaud.

Warm Temperatures May Cause Algae Blooms

Health and Wellness

June 1, 2012 1:03 PM

ENVIRONMENT/HEALTH/WELLNESS--Warm Temperatures May Cause Algae Blooms
Nova Scotians should be mindful of blue-green algae blooms that may appear in rivers and lakes across the province during warm weather.

Pictou County Seniors Benefit from Replacement Nursing Homes

Health and Wellness

May 26, 2012 1:35 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Pictou County Seniors Benefit from Replacement Nursing Homes
Seniors in Pictou County will receive long-term care in more home-like surroundings with the opening of two new replacement nursing homes in Trenton and Pictou.

Paramedics Honoured for Years of Service

Health and Wellness

May 22, 2012 1:07 PM

HEALTH/WELLESS--Paramedics Honoured for Years of Service
The province presented 47 Emergency Health Services paramedics long service awards today, May 22.

Province Adds New Stroke-treatment Drug to Pharmacare

Health and Wellness

May 17, 2012 11:19 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Adds New Stroke-treatment Drug to Pharmacare
Nova Scotians being treated for abnormal heart rhythm caused by blood flow will have access to a new stroke-prevention drug under the provincial Pharmacare program.

Province, Capital Health Report Progress

Health and Wellness

May 17, 2012 9:30 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS/JUSTICE--Province, Capital Health Report Progress
NOTE: Biographies for Dr. Alexander Simpson and Dr. Johann Brink are available at http://gov.ns.ca/just/review_ECFH.asp.
Provincial officials are reporting progress on a joint review of the circumstances in the release of a patient at East Coast Forensic Hospital.

Province Releases Mental Health and Addictions Strategy

Health and Wellness

May 16, 2012 10:49 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Releases Mental Health and Addictions Strategy
NOTE: A social media version of this release will be available later today at http://novascotia.ca/news/smr/2012-05-16-Mental-Health-Strategy/ . Downloadable hi-res photos, audio and video clips will be added later today, May 16.
More children and youth will be able to get help for mental health concerns in schools, and more Nova Scotians will get treatment for drug addictions as a result of the province's first mental health and addictions strategy.

Province Reducing Ambulance Fees

Health and Wellness

May 14, 2012 11:15 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Reducing Ambulance Fees
NOTE: A social media release with hi-res, downloadable photos, video and audio clips will be available later today, May 14, at http://gov.ns.ca/news/smr/2012-05-14-Ambulance-Fees/ .
Beginning July 1, Nova Scotians living in licensed long-term care facilities or with reduced mobility will benefit from a reduction in ambulance fees announced today, May 14, by Health and Wellness Minister Maureen MacDonald.

Come on Nova Scotia, Check IT! Take the Blood Pressure Challenge

Health and Wellness

May 11, 2012 10:52 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Come on Nova Scotia, Check IT! Take the Blood Pressure Challenge
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.
Nearly one-third of Nova Scotian adults have hypertension, or high blood pressure. Women have a slightly higher rate, and people with diabetes, have a 70 per cent higher chance of having high blood pressure.

Province Approves District Health Authorities' Business Plans

Health and Wellness

May 10, 2012 11:24 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Approves District Health Authorities' Business Plans
The province has approved the 2012-13 business plans of Nova Scotia's nine district health authorities and IWK in record time.

Province Releases Physician Resource Plan

Health and Wellness

May 9, 2012 10:29 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Releases Physician Resource Plan
The province is acting to ensure more Nova Scotians have access to doctors and other care providers.

Amendments to Act to Incorporate Nova Scotia Association of Health Organizations

Health and Wellness

May 7, 2012 4:22 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Amendments to Act to Incorporate Nova Scotia Association of Health Organizations
Proposed amendments to the Act to Incorporate Nova Scotia Association of Health Organizations will update the legislation to better reflect the services and current practices of the association. The amendments will also allow it to be called Health Association Nova Scotia.

Amendments to Medical Society Act

Health and Wellness

May 3, 2012 12:37 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Amendments to Medical Society Act
A proposed amendment to the Medical Society Act will legally change the name of the Medical Society of Nova Scotia to Doctors Nova Scotia and ensures physicians continue to be members of the association.

Amendments Adds Clarity to Act

Health and Wellness

May 3, 2012 12:34 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Amendments Adds Clarity to Act
The province will clarify and strengthen Nova Scotia's Personal Health Information Act through amendments introduced today, May 3, by Health and Wellness Minister Maureen MacDonald.

Act Supports Efforts to Improve Patient Safety

Health and Wellness

May 3, 2012 12:32 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Act Supports Efforts to Improve Patient Safety
New reporting requirements introduced today, May 3, will help make patient care better and safer for Nova Scotians.

The Gift of Life, When the Telephone Rings, Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, Op-Ed

Health and Wellness

April 24, 2012 2:11 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--The Gift of Life, When the Telephone Rings, Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, Op-Ed
NOTE: The following is an op-ed from Denice Klavano, Brad Howell's mom.
And just then the phone rang, and I heard someone ask, "Do you have a son named Brad Howell?"

Province Recognizes Organ, Tissue Donation Awareness Week

Health and Wellness

April 24, 2012 12:58 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Recognizes Organ, Tissue Donation Awareness Week
The Nova Scotia legislature will be basked in a warm, green glow until Saturday, April 28 to celebrate National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week

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