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Community Grants Help Not-for-Profit Groups Across Province

Health and Wellness

November 3, 2014 10:35 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Community Grants Help Not-for-Profit Groups Across Province
NOTE: A list of organizations announced today, Nov. 3, receiving grants follows this release.
Nova Scotians living with mental illness and addictions will get help from community organizations receiving provincial grants.

Province Helps Build Healthy, Sustainable Communities

Health and Wellness

November 1, 2014 11:35 AM

ECONOMIC/RURAL/DEVELOPMENT/TOURISM/HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Helps Build Healthy, Sustainable Communities
Annapolis Royal's downtown area will get a visitor-friendly update as part of a $63,000 investment announced today, Nov. 1, by Premier Stephen McNeil.

Physical Activity Opportunities Expand in Cape Breton

Health and Wellness

November 1, 2014 11:11 AM

HEALTH AND WELLNESS--Physical Activity Opportunities Expand in Cape Breton
Up to 30 more children from Eskasoni are getting an opportunity to play football this season as part of a provincial investment in physical activity.

Executive Structure Announced for New Provincial Health Authority

Health and Wellness

October 31, 2014 11:27 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Executive Structure Announced for New Provincial Health Authority
A streamlined executive team to lead Nova Scotia's new health authority, beginning April 1, was announced today, Oct. 31.

Nurse Practitioners Able to Prescribe Monitored Drugs

Health and Wellness

October 29, 2014 10:22 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Nurse Practitioners Able to Prescribe Monitored Drugs
Starting Nov. 1, nurse practitioners in Nova Scotia can register with the Nova Scotia Prescription Monitoring Program, allowing them to prescribe monitored drugs to patients who need them.

Amendments to Tobacco Legislation Introduced

Health and Wellness

October 24, 2014 9:38 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Amendments to Tobacco Legislation Introduced
Government introduced amendments today, Oct. 24, to regulate e-cigarettes, waterpipes and flavoured tobacco under the province's tobacco legislation.

On encourage les Néo-Écossais à se faire vacciner contre la grippe

Health and Wellness

October 21, 2014 11:02 AM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--On encourage les Néo-Écossais à se faire vacciner contre la grippe
On encourage les Néo-Écossais à se faire vacciner contre la grippe dès le début de la saison grippale.

Nova Scotians Encouraged to Get Flu Shot

Health and Wellness

October 21, 2014 10:59 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Nova Scotians Encouraged to Get Flu Shot
Nova Scotians are encouraged to get a flu shot early in the season.

Health-care Mediator Appointed

Health and Wellness

October 9, 2014 3:17 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Health-care Mediator Appointed
Government has appointed British Columbia mediator James Dorsey to help determine the future labour relations structure for unionized staff at the province's hospitals and clinics.

Province to Sign Information Sharing Agreement

Health and Wellness

October 8, 2014 11:08 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province to Sign Information Sharing Agreement
Nova Scotia signed an agreement today, Oct. 8, allowing provinces, territories and the federal government to share public health information to help prevent or limit illness.

Cystic Fibrosis Drug Funded Through Pharmacare

Health and Wellness

October 6, 2014 2:26 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Cystic Fibrosis Drug Funded Through Pharmacare
Government has reached an agreement with the manufacturer of Kalydeco, a cystic fibrosis drug used to help manage a rare form of the disease, and has included it in Pharmacare programs.

Health Authorities Act Lays Foundation for Unified Health-care System

Health and Wellness

October 3, 2014 1:43 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Health Authorities Act Lays Foundation for Unified Health-care System
Government passed the Health Authorities Act today, Oct. 3, that sets the groundwork to consolidate 10 district health authorities into two.

Minister Names Inflammatory Arthritis Working Group

Health and Wellness

September 30, 2014 10:49 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Minister Names Inflammatory Arthritis Working Group
Government has appointed a working group of patients, advocates and experts to make recommendations to improve supports and services for people living with inflammatory arthritis.

Legislation Moves Nova Scotia From 10 District Health Authorities to Two

Health and Wellness

September 29, 2014 1:47 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Legislation Moves Nova Scotia From 10 District Health Authorities to Two
Nova Scotia is moving toward a unified health-care system that will focus on patients, improve public accountability and ensure prompt collective bargaining.

Province Proclaims Act for Tobacco Litigation

Health and Wellness

September 26, 2014 11:02 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS/JUSTICE--Province Proclaims Act for Tobacco Litigation
The Tobacco Damages and Health-care Costs Recovery Act was proclaimed today, Sept. 26. It allows the province to sue tobacco manufacturers for unlawful activities that increased smoking.

Government Seeks Input for Dementia Strategy

Health and Wellness

September 26, 2014 9:46 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Government Seeks Input for Dementia Strategy
Nova Scotians most affected by dementia will help shape the province's first strategy that targets the illness.

Nova Scotians Attend Thrive! Summit

Health and Wellness

September 22, 2014 12:36 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Nova Scotians Attend Thrive! Summit
About 400 Nova Scotians are attending the first Thrive! Summit today, Sept. 22 and Tuesday, Sept. 23, to help create healthier communities across the province.

Expert Panel to Advise Government on Autism Wait List

Health and Wellness

September 19, 2014 10:05 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Expert Panel to Advise Government on Autism Wait List
Government has asked a group of experts to advise how best to ensure that children diagnosed with autism get the treatment they need at the right time.

Government Announces CEO Designate for New Health Authority

Health and Wellness

September 18, 2014 12:12 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Government Announces CEO Designate for New Health Authority
Nova Scotia's new provincial health authority is going to be led by Janet Knox, a registered nurse and senior health executive with leadership experience in Nova Scotia, Canada and overseas.

Online Prenatal and Parenting Program Launched

Health and Wellness

September 16, 2014 10:33 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Online Prenatal and Parenting Program Launched
Nova Scotia Welcome to Parenting was launched today, Sept. 16, to provide prenatal education and parenting support through baby's first year.

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