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Province Releases Details of Fair Drug Prices Consultations

Health and Wellness

March 17, 2011 9:38 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Releases Details of Fair Drug Prices Consultations
The province will introduce legislation this spring as the next step in its plan to get fair drug prices for Nova Scotians.

New Program Helps Provide Better Health Care for Seniors

Health and Wellness

March 16, 2011 11:03 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--New Program Helps Provide Better Health Care for Seniors
Seniors in some nursing homes now have access to enhanced on-site health care from highly trained paramedics, avoiding unnecessary trips to the hospital.

Program to Help Seniors Stay in Homes, Communities

Health and Wellness

March 15, 2011 11:37 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Program to Help Seniors Stay in Homes, Communities
Seniors will receive more support to stay in their own homes and communities as part of government's plan to provide better care sooner.

Thaw Risky for Trail Users

Health and Wellness

March 14, 2011 1:39 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES/HEALTH/WELLNESS--Thaw Risky for Trail Users
Trail users in the province should be cautious as warming temperatures lead to thawing and risky ice conditions.

Program Reduces Wait Times for Orthopedic Patients

Health and Wellness

March 10, 2011 12:09 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Program Reduces Wait Times for Orthopedic Patients
Nova Scotians needing knee and hip replacements are receiving better care before surgery and seeing specialists sooner.

Protect Your Kidneys-Save Your Heart Op-ed

Health and Wellness

March 8, 2011 1:35 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Protect Your Kidneys-Save Your Heart Op-ed
NOTE: The following is an op-ed by Susan MacNeil, manager, Nova Scotia Renal Program and Kathy Harrigan, cardiac consultant, Cardiovascular Health Nova Scotia.
What does the health of your kidneys have to do with keeping your heart healthy? Everything.

National Dialogue on Childhood Obesity Launched

Health and Wellness

March 7, 2011 11:48 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--National Dialogue on Childhood Obesity Launched
Maureen MacDonald, Minister of Health and Wellness, along with her federal, provincial and territorial colleagues, today, March 7 launched Our Health Our Future: A National Dialogue on Healthy Weights.

Funding Targets Shared with District Health Authorities

Health and Wellness

March 3, 2011 9:24 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Funding Targets Shared with District Health Authorities
The province is holding the line on the budgets of the nine district health authorities and the IWK for the coming year.

Minister Applauds Physicians

Health and Wellness

March 2, 2011 11:12 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Minister Applauds Physicians
Health and Wellness Minister Maureen MacDonald is praising the leadership of Doctors Nova Scotia members after they voted to amend their master agreement, which helps the province live within its means.

L'activité grippale augmente dans la province

Health and Wellness

February 2, 2011 3:07 PM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--L'activité grippale augmente dans la province
Alors que de plus en plus de cas de grippe saisonnière sont confirmés, on encourage les Néo-Écossais à se faire vacciner et à prendre des mesures de prévention pour éviter de contracter la grippe.

Province Sees Flu Activity Begin To Rise

Health and Wellness

February 2, 2011 3:03 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Sees Flu Activity Begin To Rise
With more cases of seasonal flu confirmed, Nova Scotians are encouraged to get immunized and take preventative action to avoid getting sick with the flu.

Province Sees Flu Activity Begin To Rise

Health and Wellness

February 2, 2011 2:56 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Sees Flu Activity Begin To Rise
With more cases of seasonal flu confirmed, Nova Scotians are encouraged to get immunized and take preventative action to avoid getting sick with the flu.

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Speech Services Extended to Acadian and Francophone Pre-Schoolers

Health and Wellness

February 1, 2011 10:56 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Speech Services Extended to Acadian and Francophone Pre-Schoolers
French-speaking families in Nova Scotia can now benefit from speech-language support for pre-school children in their own language.

Des services d'orthophonie sont maintenant offerts aux enfants acadiens et francophones d'âge préscolaire

Health and Wellness

February 1, 2011 10:55 AM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Des services d'orthophonie sont maintenant offerts aux enfants acadiens et francophones d'âge préscolaire
Les familles francophones de la Nouvelle-Écosse bénéficient maintenant de services d'orthophonie pour les enfants d'âge préscolaire dans leur propre langue.

La distribution pour les spectacles à la Grand-Place des célébrations à midi

Health and Wellness

January 31, 2011 2:17 PM

JEUX DU CANADA DE 2011--La distribution pour les spectacles à la Grand-Place des célébrations à midi
Les Jeux du Canada de 2011 à Halifax annoncent aujourd'hui, le 31 janvier, la distribution pour les spectacles de la Grand-Place des célébrations à midi pendant deux semaines.

Campaign Aims to Keep Teens Smoke-free

Health and Wellness

January 31, 2011 1:24 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Campaign Aims to Keep Teens Smoke-free
NOTE: A list of locations for the first installment of the artifact boxes and monuments will follow the release.
A lot more young Nova Scotians will never start smoking, if the province and some nine-foot-dinosaurs have their way.

Use of Healthlink 811 on the Rise

Health and Wellness

January 24, 2011 12:34 PM

HEALTH AND WELLNESS--Use of Healthlink 811 on the Rise
More Nova Scotians are taking advantage of Healthlink 811 for health-related advice, leading to better care sooner.

Team Nova Scotia Flag Bearers Named for Canada Games

Health and Wellness

January 22, 2011 2:00 PM

HEALTH AND WELLNESS--Team Nova Scotia Flag Bearers Named for Canada Games
NOTE: Photos of the flag bearers are available on the Communications Nova Scotia website at http://gov.ns.ca/news/photos/2011/jan/RFaulkenham.jpg and http://gov.ns.ca/news/photos/2011/jan/WhitneyLohnes.jpg .
Hockey player Ryan Falkenham of Halifax and Judoka Whitney Lohnes of Bridgewater will have the distinction of serving as Team Nova Scotia captains and proudly carrying the flag during the opening and closing ceremonies at the Halifax 2011 Canada Winter Games.

Nova Scotians Urged to Get Free Flu Shot

Health and Wellness

January 20, 2011 12:13 PM

HEALTH AND WELLNESS--Nova Scotians Urged to Get Free Flu Shot
With the height of the flu season set to begin, Nova Scotians are reminded of the importance of getting a free flu shot.

Governments Celebrate Completion of Canada Games Centre

Health and Wellness

January 15, 2011 11:00 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Governments Celebrate Completion of Canada Games Centre
The stage is set to welcome Canadian athletes to Halifax with the grand opening of the Canada Games Centre, a multi-purpose training and community recreation facility that will benefit Nova Scotians.

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