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Back to the Beaches for Nova Scotia Lifeguards

Health and Wellness

June 22, 2012 12:37 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Back to the Beaches for Nova Scotia Lifeguards
NOTE: A list of supervised beaches follows this release.
Surf's up on some of the province's most popular beaches beginning Saturday, June 30, when lifeguards will hit the sand to keep Nova Scotians safe.

Be Active and Safe, Protect Your Noggin

Health and Wellness

June 13, 2012 10:19 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Be Active and Safe, Protect Your Noggin
The province is investing $200,000 to provide helmets to children and youth in need to help them protect their noggins and play safe.

Youth Show What They Are Doing When Not Smoking

Health and Wellness

June 8, 2012 12:22 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Youth Show What They Are Doing When Not Smoking
Teens in Nova Scotia are singing, dancing, being active and creating art, instead of smoking.

Les jeunes montrent ce qu'ils font lorsqu'ils ne fument pas

Health and Wellness

June 8, 2012 12:17 PM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Les jeunes montrent ce qu'ils font lorsqu'ils ne fument pas
Les adolescents de la Nouvelle-Écosse chantent, dansent, sont actifs et créent des œuvres d'art plutôt que de fumer.

Les ministères provinciaux et territoriaux publient un rapport sur la réduction du sodium

Health and Wellness

June 8, 2012 10:08 AM

SANTÉ/MIEUX-ÊTRE--Les ministères provinciaux et territoriaux publient un rapport sur la réduction du sodium
REMARQUE : Des renseignements généraux concernant le sodium et les programmes offerts par les provinces sont disponibles au www.gov.ns.ca/hpp/cdip/healthy-eating-publications.asp (en anglais seulement).
Les ministères de la Santé de partout au Canada visent à aider les Canadiens à réduire leur consommation de sodium.

Provincial, Territorial Health Ministries Issue Sodium Reduction Report

Health and Wellness

June 8, 2012 10:01 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Provincial, Territorial Health Ministries Issue Sodium Reduction Report
NOTE: Background information on sodium and programs offered by the provinces is available at www.gov.ns.ca/hpp/cdip/healthy-eating-publications.asp .
Health departments across the country are working to help Canadians shake their sodium habit.

Province Releases Thrive!, Plan for Healthier Nova Scotia

Health and Wellness

June 7, 2012 11:39 AM

PREMIER'S OFFICE/HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Releases Thrive!, Plan for Healthier Nova Scotia
Note: A social media version of this release with hi-res, downloadable photos and audio clips is available at http://novascotia.ca/news/smr/2012-06-07-Thrive-Plan . More photos, audio and video clips will be added later today.
The province is addressing childhood obesity and preventable chronic disease with a plan that focuses on healthy eating and physical activity.

Étude des habitudes alimentaires et de l'activité physique des jeunes

Health and Wellness

June 6, 2012 1:18 PM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Étude des habitudes alimentaires et de l'activité physique des jeunes
Une étude effectuée auprès de plus de 1 500 élèves contribuera à mieux informer le gouvernement sur la façon d'aborder l'augmentation du taux d'obésité et de maladies chroniques évitables chez les jeunes.

Study Reveals Youth Physical Activity and Eating Habits

Health and Wellness

June 6, 2012 1:15 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Study Reveals Youth Physical Activity and Eating Habits
A study of more than 1,500 students will better inform government on addressing the rise in obesity and preventable chronic disease among youth.

Le temps chaud peut entraîner une prolifération d'algues

Health and Wellness

June 1, 2012 1:09 PM

ENVIRONNEMENT/SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Le temps chaud peut entraîner une prolifération d'algues
On demande aux Néo-Écossais d'être attentifs à la prolifération d'algues bleues qui peut se produire dans les rivières et les lacs de la province en période de temps chaud.

Warm Temperatures May Cause Algae Blooms

Health and Wellness

June 1, 2012 1:03 PM

ENVIRONMENT/HEALTH/WELLNESS--Warm Temperatures May Cause Algae Blooms
Nova Scotians should be mindful of blue-green algae blooms that may appear in rivers and lakes across the province during warm weather.

Pictou County Seniors Benefit from Replacement Nursing Homes

Health and Wellness

May 26, 2012 1:35 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Pictou County Seniors Benefit from Replacement Nursing Homes
Seniors in Pictou County will receive long-term care in more home-like surroundings with the opening of two new replacement nursing homes in Trenton and Pictou.

Paramedics Honoured for Years of Service

Health and Wellness

May 22, 2012 1:07 PM

HEALTH/WELLESS--Paramedics Honoured for Years of Service
The province presented 47 Emergency Health Services paramedics long service awards today, May 22.

Province Adds New Stroke-treatment Drug to Pharmacare

Health and Wellness

May 17, 2012 11:19 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Adds New Stroke-treatment Drug to Pharmacare
Nova Scotians being treated for abnormal heart rhythm caused by blood flow will have access to a new stroke-prevention drug under the provincial Pharmacare program.

Province, Capital Health Report Progress

Health and Wellness

May 17, 2012 9:30 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS/JUSTICE--Province, Capital Health Report Progress
NOTE: Biographies for Dr. Alexander Simpson and Dr. Johann Brink are available at http://gov.ns.ca/just/review_ECFH.asp.
Provincial officials are reporting progress on a joint review of the circumstances in the release of a patient at East Coast Forensic Hospital.

Province Releases Mental Health and Addictions Strategy

Health and Wellness

May 16, 2012 10:49 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Releases Mental Health and Addictions Strategy
NOTE: A social media version of this release will be available later today at http://novascotia.ca/news/smr/2012-05-16-Mental-Health-Strategy/ . Downloadable hi-res photos, audio and video clips will be added later today, May 16.
More children and youth will be able to get help for mental health concerns in schools, and more Nova Scotians will get treatment for drug addictions as a result of the province's first mental health and addictions strategy.

Province Reducing Ambulance Fees

Health and Wellness

May 14, 2012 11:15 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Reducing Ambulance Fees
NOTE: A social media release with hi-res, downloadable photos, video and audio clips will be available later today, May 14, at http://gov.ns.ca/news/smr/2012-05-14-Ambulance-Fees/ .
Beginning July 1, Nova Scotians living in licensed long-term care facilities or with reduced mobility will benefit from a reduction in ambulance fees announced today, May 14, by Health and Wellness Minister Maureen MacDonald.

Come on Nova Scotia, Check IT! Take the Blood Pressure Challenge

Health and Wellness

May 11, 2012 10:52 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Come on Nova Scotia, Check IT! Take the Blood Pressure Challenge
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.
Nearly one-third of Nova Scotian adults have hypertension, or high blood pressure. Women have a slightly higher rate, and people with diabetes, have a 70 per cent higher chance of having high blood pressure.

Province Approves District Health Authorities' Business Plans

Health and Wellness

May 10, 2012 11:24 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Approves District Health Authorities' Business Plans
The province has approved the 2012-13 business plans of Nova Scotia's nine district health authorities and IWK in record time.

Province Releases Physician Resource Plan

Health and Wellness

May 9, 2012 10:29 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Releases Physician Resource Plan
The province is acting to ensure more Nova Scotians have access to doctors and other care providers.

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