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Paramedics Recognized for Decades of Experience

Health and Wellness

May 27, 2014 1:16 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Paramedics Recognized for Decades of Experience
NOTE: A list of recipients follows this release.
Fifty paramedics, each with 20 or more years of experience, received long-service awards today, May 27, from Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine.

Expansion du programme ÉcolesPlus et ajout de nouveaux cliniciens en santé mentale

Health and Wellness

May 23, 2014 1:32 PM

ÉDUCATION/DÉVELOPPEMENT DE LA PETITE ENFANCE/SANTÉ/MIEUX-ÊTRE--Expansion du programme ÉcolesPlus et ajout de nouveaux cliniciens en santé mentale
Les élèves et les familles de la Nouvelle-Écosse auront un meilleur accès à des services et à des programmes après les heures de classe grâce à une expansion sur plusieurs années du programme ÉcolesPlus et grâce à la présence de plus de cliniciens en santé mentale dans les écoles.

Students, Families to Benefit from SchoolsPlus Expansion, New Mental Health Clinicians

Health and Wellness

May 23, 2014 1:29 PM

EDUCATION/EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT/HEALTH/WELLNESS--Students, Families to Benefit from SchoolsPlus Expansion, New Mental Health Clinicians
Students and families in communities throughout Nova Scotia will have greater access to services and after-school programs with a multi-year expansion of SchoolsPlus and more mental health clinicians in schools.

Funding for Hospital Equipment Upgrades

Health and Wellness

May 23, 2014 10:15 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Funding for Hospital Equipment Upgrades
Government is investing nearly $7.5 million in equipment upgrades to ensure hospitals are well-equipped to provide the best care for Nova Scotians.

Blood Pressure, Come on Nova Scotia ... Check it!, Op-ed

Health and Wellness

May 21, 2014 2:23 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Blood Pressure, Come on Nova Scotia ... Check it!, Op-ed
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.
Only half of adults with high blood pressure know they have it.

Dementia Strategy Advisory Committee Members Named

Health and Wellness

May 15, 2014 1:49 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Dementia Strategy Advisory Committee Members Named
Members of an advisory committee have been chosen to help develop the province's first comprehensive strategy for people with dementia and their families.

Two Major Hospitals to Expand, Modernize

Health and Wellness

May 14, 2014 11:55 AM

PREMIER'S OFFICE/HEALTH/WELLNESS--Two Major Hospitals to Expand, Modernize
The government is improving and expanding two major hospitals for thousands of patients and their families.

Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day on Saturday, May 10

Health and Wellness

May 9, 2014 1:04 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day on Saturday, May 10
NOTE: A list of drop-off locations across the province is available at http://nschiefs.ca/drug-drop-off/ .
Government is encouraging Nova Scotians to participate in the second annual National Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day, Saturday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Strategy to Improve Palliative Care for Nova Scotians

Health and Wellness

May 6, 2014 11:20 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Strategy to Improve Palliative Care for Nova Scotians
Nova Scotians want more choices about how they are cared for as they approach the end of their lives. A new strategy, released by government today, May 6, sets direction to improve palliative care in the province.

Sensibilisation accrue envers la maladie de Lyme

Health and Wellness

May 1, 2014 1:03 PM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Sensibilisation accrue envers la maladie de Lyme
Mai est le Mois de la sensibilisation à la maladie de Lyme en Nouvelle-Écosse.

Province Raising Awareness About Lyme Disease

Health and Wellness

May 1, 2014 1:01 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Raising Awareness About Lyme Disease
May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month in Nova Scotia.

More Funding, Greater Transparency for Surgery Patients

Health and Wellness

April 28, 2014 10:32 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--More Funding, Greater Transparency for Surgery Patients
Patients waiting for orthopedic surgery received good news today, April 28, as Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine announced an investment to help reduce orthopedic wait times.

The Gift of Life, Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, Op-Ed

Health and Wellness

April 24, 2014 9:29 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--The Gift of Life, Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, Op-Ed
NOTE: The following is an op-ed from Jessica Carver of Dartmouth, a double-lung donor-recipient.
To look at me, you'd never know that just over a year and a half ago I was fighting for my life, battling cystic fibrosis. That's when I was at my worst, wondering how much time I had left. But then I received a phone call that led to my second chance at life. A double-lung transplant on Dec. 13, 2012.

Province Announces Transition Lead to Reorganize District Health Authorities

Health and Wellness

April 17, 2014 2:13 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Announces Transition Lead to Reorganize District Health Authorities
The government has chosen a senior health administrator to lead detailed planning as Nova Scotia consolidates its 10 health authorities into two.

Amendment Clarifies Dental Legislation

Health and Wellness

April 17, 2014 9:09 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Amendment Clarifies Dental Legislation
The province introduced legislation today, April 17, to modernize the Dental Act and ensure dentists will be able to better collaborate with other health professionals.

Doors Open at New Family Health Centre in Bridgewater

Health and Wellness

April 11, 2014 11:06 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Doors Open at New Family Health Centre in Bridgewater
A new health centre in Bridgewater will make it easier for people in the area to get the care they need.

All on Same Page for People with Diabetes, Op-ed

Health and Wellness

April 10, 2014 1:32 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--All on Same Page for People with Diabetes, Op-ed
NOTE: The following is an op-ed piece from Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine.
Recently, the Canadian Diabetes Association asked me to sign the Diabetes Charter for Canada. The aim is to make our country a place where people with diabetes live to their full potential.

Nova Scotians to Pay Less for More Common Generic Drugs

Health and Wellness

April 7, 2014 12:57 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Nova Scotians to Pay Less for More Common Generic Drugs
Thousands of Nova Scotians, including seniors, now pay significantly less for four more common generic drugs.

Les membres des familles des militaires bénéficient immédiatement du régime de soins de santé de la Nouvelle-Écosse

Health and Wellness

April 1, 2014 1:27 PM

SANTÉ/MIEUX-ÊTRE--Les membres des familles des militaires bénéficient immédiatement du régime de soins de santé de la Nouvelle-Écosse
Les membres des familles des militaires des Forces armées canadiennes ont maintenant accès à la couverture médicale dès leur premier jour en Nouvelle-Écosse lorsqu'ils déménagent d’une autre province ou d'un autre territoire.

Family Members of Military Have Immediate Health Coverage in Nova Scotia

Health and Wellness

April 1, 2014 1:24 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Family Members of Military Have Immediate Health Coverage in Nova Scotia
Family members of Canadian Armed Forces personnel now have access to medical coverage on their first day in Nova Scotia, when re-locating from another province or territory.

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