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Better Dental Care for Young Nova Scotians

Health and Wellness

August 16, 2013 10:21 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Better Dental Care for Young Nova Scotians
The province is expanding dental coverage to include Nova Scotians 17 or younger over the next four years, the most extensive coverage in the province's history.

Bayswater Beach in Lunenburg County Closed to Swimmers

Health and Wellness

August 14, 2013 4:09 PM

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

Musquodoboit Valley Residents Receiving Better Care Sooner at Seventh CEC

Health and Wellness

August 13, 2013 10:24 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Musquodoboit Valley Residents Receiving Better Care Sooner at Seventh CEC
Nova Scotians living in the Musquodoboit Valley area are benefiting from same-day or next-day medical appointments and stable access to emergency care with the province's newest collaborative emergency centre at the Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital.

New Organization to Support School Breakfast Programs

Health and Wellness

August 8, 2013 1:45 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--New Organization to Support School Breakfast Programs
When school starts this fall, a new charitable organization will help Nova Scotia children get a good breakfast so they can focus on learning.

Province Supports Healthy Living, Wilderness Adventure

Health and Wellness

August 2, 2013 11:59 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES/HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Supports Healthy Living, Wilderness Adventure
Families will soon have better opportunities and be active outdoors by hiking trails and canoeing rivers as part of the province's new Portage and Hiking Trail Fund, announced today, Aug. 2, by Finance Minister Maureen MacDonald.

Lumsden Pond Beach Closed Due to Blue-Green Algae Bloom

Health and Wellness

August 1, 2013 4:25 PM

ENVIRONMENT/HEALTH/WELLNESS--Lumsden Pond Beach Closed Due to Blue-Green Algae Bloom
Residents and visitors in the Black River area, near Wolfville, are advised that the beach in Lumsden Pond Provincial Park is closed until further notice because of a possible blue-green algae bloom. The rest of the park remains open.

Province Improving Dental Care for Children

Health and Wellness

July 30, 2013 11:50 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Improving Dental Care for Children
The province is teaming with the IWK Health Centre to more than double the number of Nova Scotia children who receive dental surgery each year, acting Health and Wellness Minister Leonard Preyra announced today, July 30.

Children Learn Swimming Survival Skills

Health and Wellness

July 26, 2013 8:51 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Children Learn Swimming Survival Skills
Young Nova Scotians are learning basic swimming skills for surviving an unexpected fall into deep water.

Bayswater Beach in Lunenburg County Reopens

Health and Wellness

July 19, 2013 4:28 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Bayswater Beach in Lunenburg County Reopens
The Department of Health and Wellness has reopened Bayswater Beach in Lunenburg County after receiving results of water samples that meet the recreational water guideline.

Bayswater Beach in Lunenburg County Closed to Swimmers

Health and Wellness

July 17, 2013 12:52 PM

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

New CT Scanner for QEII Health Sciences Centre

Health and Wellness

July 17, 2013 11:28 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--New CT Scanner for QEII Health Sciences Centre
A new multi-detector CT scanner for the QEII Health Sciences Centre will ensure patients from all over Nova Scotia receive better care sooner.

Help for Nova Scotians to Stop Smoking

Health and Wellness

July 12, 2013 2:52 PM

HEALTH AND WELLNESS--Help for Nova Scotians to Stop Smoking
Nova Scotians will breathe easier as government continues to support community-based and in-hospital smoking cessation programs across the province.

Ecology Action Centre Helps Nova Scotians Get Moving

Health and Wellness

July 10, 2013 10:07 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Ecology Action Centre Helps Nova Scotians Get Moving
The province is giving Nova Scotians more opportunities to walk, run, bike and rollerblade in their communities.

Medical Equipment Upgrades to Improve Health-care Safety, Efficiency

Health and Wellness

July 9, 2013 11:36 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Medical Equipment Upgrades to Improve Health-care Safety, Efficiency
New drug dispensing cabinets will bring medication closer to patients, providing a safer and more efficient health-care system.

Protégez-vous contre la chaleur cet été

Health and Wellness

July 5, 2013 10:07 AM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Protégez-vous contre la chaleur cet été
Puisque l'on prévoit des températures et un niveau d'humidité élevés au cours de l'été, on rappelle aux Néo-Écossais de se protéger contre les maladies causées par la chaleur.

Beat the Heat this Summer

Health and Wellness

July 5, 2013 10:03 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Beat the Heat this Summer
With high temperatures and humidity in the forecast, Nova Scotians are reminded to keep an eye on the weather to protect themselves from heat-related illness this summer.

Plages surveillées en Nouvelle-Écosse

Health and Wellness

June 28, 2013 11:55 AM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Plages surveillées en Nouvelle-Écosse
REMARQUE--Une liste des plages provinciales surveillées est présentée à la fin du présent communiqué.
Les sauveteurs commenceront à surveiller les plages de la Nouvelle-Écosse à 10 h le samedi 29 juin afin d'assurer la sécurité des gens de la province.

Lifeguard Service Starts on Nova Scotia Beaches

Health and Wellness

June 28, 2013 11:53 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Lifeguard Service Starts on Nova Scotia Beaches
NOTE: A list of provincial beaches with lifeguards follows the release.
Lifeguards will start patrolling Nova Scotia beaches at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 29 to provide safe, enjoyable recreation for people across the province.

Nouveau tomodensitomètre à l'hôpital régional de Yarmouth

Health and Wellness

June 24, 2013 10:15 AM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Nouveau tomodensitomètre à l'hôpital régional de Yarmouth
Des milliers de patients dans la région de Yarmouth auront bientôt accès à de meilleurs soins grâce à l'achat d'un nouveau tomodensitomètre, financé en partie par le gouvernement provincial.

New CT Scanner for Yarmouth Regional Hospital

Health and Wellness

June 24, 2013 10:13 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--New CT Scanner for Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Thousands of patients in the Yarmouth area will soon get better care, thanks to a new CT scanner the province will help to fund.

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