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Publicly Funded Sex Reassignment Surgery Available April 1

Health and Wellness

April 1, 2014 11:30 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Publicly Funded Sex Reassignment Surgery Available April 1
Starting today, April 1, the government will cover eight types of sex reassignment surgeries for Nova Scotians who intend to begin that process.

Government Seeks Input from Care Recipients, Caregivers

Health and Wellness

March 24, 2014 10:19 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Government Seeks Input from Care Recipients, Caregivers
The province wants to hear from Nova Scotians who use continuing care services or care for a friend or family member.

Kingston In Final Vote For Competition

Health and Wellness

March 23, 2014 2:02 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Kingston In Final Vote For Competition
It’s now down to two, and Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine is encouraging Nova Scotians to vote often in the Kraft Hockeyville competition.

Know Risks, Help Prevent Kidney Disease, Op-Ed

Health and Wellness

March 10, 2014 11:22 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Know Risks, Help Prevent Kidney Disease, Op-Ed
NOTE: The following is an op-ed piece from Susan MacNeil, manager, Nova Scotia Renal Program.
Kidney disease affects one in 10 Canadians. Most people living with it don't even know they have it.

Nova Scotians Encouraged to Vote in Hockeyville Competition

Health and Wellness

March 5, 2014 10:29 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Nova Scotians Encouraged to Vote in Hockeyville Competition
NOTE: A list of Nova Scotia's nominated arenas follows this release.
A dozen community arenas in Nova Scotia are vying for the 2014 Kraft Hockeyville competition, and Nova Scotians are encouraged to begin voting Saturday, March 8.

Health is Everyone's Responsibility, Op-Ed

Health and Wellness

February 26, 2014 11:52 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Health is Everyone's Responsibility, Op-Ed
NOTE: The following is an op-ed piece from Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine.
Recently, I've made some strong statements about the need for Nova Scotians to take better care of their own health. I'd like to take this opportunity to emphasize my point, which is simply this: everyone is responsible for good health in this province.

Government's Role in Addressing Prescription Drug Abuse, Op-Ed

Health and Wellness

February 19, 2014 1:55 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Government's Role in Addressing Prescription Drug Abuse, Op-Ed
NOTE: Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine was asked to submit a presentation on government's role in addressing prescription drug abuse to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health. Below is a summary of his presentation.
Far too many deaths have happened from abusing prescription drugs.

Province Invests in Guysborough Memorial Hospital

Health and Wellness

February 6, 2014 11:52 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Invests in Guysborough Memorial Hospital
The province is helping to make health care more convenient, comfortable and safer in the Guysborough area.

Continuing Care Strategy Review Begins

Health and Wellness

January 31, 2014 1:10 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Continuing Care Strategy Review Begins
The province is beginning its promised review and refocus of the Continuing Care Strategy.

Nova Scotia's First Dementia Strategy Announced

Health and Wellness

January 27, 2014 12:22 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Nova Scotia's First Dementia Strategy Announced
The government and Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia are co-leading an advisory committee that will guide the development, consultation and implementation of Nova Scotia's first comprehensive plan to care for people with dementia and their families.

Provincial District Health Authority Tour Begins

Health and Wellness

January 24, 2014 1:13 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Provincial District Health Authority Tour Begins
Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine will visit district health authorities over the next six weeks to discuss how to improve provincial health services.

Equipment Furthers Quality Health Care

Health and Wellness

January 23, 2014 1:31 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Equipment Furthers Quality Health Care
A machine that diagnoses and treats strokes and aneurysms is being upgraded by government and Capital District Health Authority.

Province Creates Action Team for Physician Recruitment, Retention

Health and Wellness

January 20, 2014 12:20 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Creates Action Team for Physician Recruitment, Retention
Government is moving forward with a plan to address physician recruitment and retention in Nova Scotia.

Province Approves District Health Authorities' Business Plans

Health and Wellness

January 17, 2014 11:20 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Approves District Health Authorities' Business Plans
The province has approved the 2013-14 business plans of Nova Scotia's nine district health authorities and IWK.

Province Working to Update Audit, Appeal Process for Doctors

Health and Wellness

January 16, 2014 9:36 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Working to Update Audit, Appeal Process for Doctors
Nova Scotia is updating its audit and appeal process for physician billing.

Il y a des vaccins contre la grippe et la recommandation est de se faire vacciner

Health and Wellness

January 10, 2014 11:56 AM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Il y a des vaccins contre la grippe et la recommandation est de se faire vacciner
Les représentants de la santé publique continuent d’inviter fortement les Néo-Écossais à se faire vacciner contre la grippe.

Vaccine Available, Flu Shots Recommended

Health and Wellness

January 10, 2014 11:50 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Vaccine Available, Flu Shots Recommended
Public health officials continue to urge Nova Scotians to get a flu shot.

Update on Physician Practice Issue

Health and Wellness

January 9, 2014 9:00 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Update on Physician Practice Issue
Public Health officials are calling parents of 27 children who received a flu shot from Dr. William Vitale in the fall of 2013 that may not have been effective.

On rappelle aux Néo-Écossais de se faire vacciner contre la grippe

Health and Wellness

January 6, 2014 1:56 PM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--On rappelle aux Néo-Écossais de se faire vacciner contre la grippe
C'est la saison de la grippe et on rappelle aux Néo-Écossais, particulièrement les enfants de moins de 5 ans, les jeunes adultes et les adultes d'âge moyen, de se faire vacciner contre la grippe et de prendre d'autres précautions pour éviter de contracter et de propager la maladie.

Nova Scotians Reminded to Get Flu Shot

Health and Wellness

January 6, 2014 1:52 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Nova Scotians Reminded to Get Flu Shot
It is flu season and Nova Scotians, especially children younger than 5 and young and middle-age adults, are reminded to get a flu shot and take other precautions to avoid getting sick and spreading the disease.

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