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Help Plan a Healthier Province

Health and Wellness

September 27, 2011 1:24 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Help Plan a Healthier Province
There is still time for Nova Scotians to complete an online survey to suggest ways to make the province the easiest place in Canada to grow up healthy.

Province to Change Tick Surveillance Program

Health and Wellness

September 27, 2011 11:31 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province to Change Tick Surveillance Program
The province's tick surveillance program will focus on active field work to identify areas where the tick population is expanding.

Expanded Long-term Care Facility Will Now Benefit Seniors

Health and Wellness

September 23, 2011 1:06 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Expanded Long-term Care Facility Will Now Benefit Seniors
Seniors in the Barrington area will receive better care and have the option to continue living in the community they call home thanks to an expansion at the local long-term care facility.

Province to Provide Palliative Home Care Drug Coverage

Health and Wellness

September 23, 2011 9:20 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province to Provide Palliative Home Care Drug Coverage
Palliative home care patients will now receive drug coverage at no cost to help them manage their symptoms, Health and Wellness Minister Maureen MacDonald announced today, Sept. 23.

New Long-term Care Facility Opens in Hammonds Plains

Health and Wellness

September 22, 2011 2:05 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--New Long-term Care Facility Opens in Hammonds Plains
A new long-term care facility in Hammonds Plains means seniors throughout Halifax Regional Municipality will have access to better health care in their own community.

First Collaborative Emergency Centre Providing Better Care

Health and Wellness

September 12, 2011 11:51 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--First Collaborative Emergency Centre Providing Better Care
Close to 1,000 patients in the Parrsboro area have already experienced shorter waits and received expert 24/7 emergency care from highly trained doctors, nurses and paramedics at the South Cumberland Collaborative Emergency Centre.

Gays River Spring Warning

Health and Wellness

August 31, 2011 12:37 PM

ENVIRONMENT/HEALTH/WELLNESS--Gays River Spring Warning
Tests have confirmed that a popular roadside spring in Colchester County used for drinking water is unsafe to drink.

Province Releases Recommendations From Prescription Drug Working Group

Health and Wellness

August 31, 2011 10:02 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Releases Recommendations From Prescription Drug Working Group
The province is taking steps to combat prescription drug abuse by increasing access to patients' health information and improving tools for those suffering from chronic pain.

Lifeguard Supervision Ends This Weekend

Health and Wellness

August 26, 2011 11:03 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Lifeguard Supervision Ends This Weekend
NOTE: A list of beaches and their supervision status, follows this release.
Sunday, Aug. 28, will be the last day of supervision for most of the 23 beaches covered by the Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service.

Nursing Home Addition Opens in Port Hawkesbury

Health and Wellness

August 25, 2011 3:15 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Nursing Home Addition Opens in Port Hawkesbury
The province is ensuring seniors are able to stay in their communities longer with the official opening of the Chisholm Wing, a 12-bed addition to the Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home.

Paramedics Receive Exemplary Service Medals

Health and Wellness

August 25, 2011 2:04 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Paramedics Receive Exemplary Service Medals
The Exemplary Service Medal for Emergency Medical Services was presented today, Aug. 25, to 17 men and women who tirelessly work to protect the health and safety of Nova Scotians.

Construction Starts at Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre

Health and Wellness

August 25, 2011 9:10 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Construction Starts at Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre
Sports, culture and recreation will soon have a new home in Bridgewater thanks to the construction of the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre.

Bayfield Beach in Antigonish County Reopens

Health and Wellness

August 18, 2011 9:50 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Bayfield Beach in Antigonish County Reopens
After several water samples were tested and met the recreational water guideline, the Department of Health and Wellness has reopened Bayfield Beach in Antigonish County.

Nova Scotians Encouraged to Know Their Numbers

Health and Wellness

August 16, 2011 2:44 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Nova Scotians Encouraged to Know Their Numbers
A new wallet-size card is about to play a big role in improving the health of Nova Scotians. The province launched the My Blood Pressure Card today, Aug. 16, to encourage Nova Scotians to keep track of their blood pressure and become actively involved in managing it properly.

Bayfield Beach in Antigonish County Closed to Swimmers

Health and Wellness

August 12, 2011 6:21 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Bayfield Beach in Antigonish County Closed to Swimmers
The Department of Health and Wellness has closed Bayfield Beach in Antigonish County to swimming because of high levels of bacteria.

Contrats accordés à des nouveaux fournisseurs de service d'oxygénothérapie à domicile

Health and Wellness

August 12, 2011 11:18 AM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Contrats accordés à des nouveaux fournisseurs de service d'oxygénothérapie à domicile
Le gouvernement provincial économisera plus d'un demi-million de dollars par année grâce à un nouveau processus de sélection des fournisseurs de service d'oxygénothérapie à domicile, tout en assurant la même qualité du service pour les clients.

Contracts Awarded to New Home Oxygen Service Providers

Health and Wellness

August 12, 2011 11:17 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Contracts Awarded to New Home Oxygen Service Providers
The province will save more than half a million dollars a year through a new process for choosing home oxygen providers, while ensuring the same quality service for clients.

Le public peut aider les enfants à grandir en bonne santé

Health and Wellness

August 11, 2011 10:10 AM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Le public peut aider les enfants à grandir en bonne santé
Les Néo-Écossais peuvent aider les enfants à bouger davantage, à mieux manger et à faire de la province l'endroit au Canada où il est le plus facile de grandir en bonne santé.

Public Can Help Make It Easier to Grow Up Healthy

Health and Wellness

August 11, 2011 10:07 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Public Can Help Make It Easier to Grow Up Healthy
Nova Scotians can help children move more, eat well and make the province the easiest place in Canada to grow up healthy.

Independent Report on Midwifery in Nova Scotia Released

Health and Wellness

August 10, 2011 10:28 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Independent Report on Midwifery in Nova Scotia Released
An independent report on midwifery released today, Aug. 10, will help ensure Nova Scotia mothers and their families get the best possible maternity care.

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