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Nova Scotia Lifeguards Take to the Beaches for Another Season

Health and Wellness

June 30, 2011 9:35 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Nova Scotia Lifeguards Take to the Beaches for Another Season
NOTE: A list of supervised beaches follows this release.
Nova Scotia's lifeguards are set to hit the sand on some of the province's popular beaches to provide supervision beginning Friday, July 1.

Valley Region Receives Recreation Funding

Health and Wellness

June 29, 2011 10:15 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Valley Region Receives Recreation Funding
NOTE: A list of investments awarded in the Valley region follows this release.
The province is awarding $322,600 to help improve and upgrade recreation facilities in the Valley region.

Ouverture de l'annexe à un foyer de soins infirmiers de Chéticamp

Health and Wellness

June 28, 2011 1:42 PM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Ouverture de l'annexe à un foyer de soins infirmiers de Chéticamp
Les aînés pourront demeurer dans leur communauté plus longtemps grâce à l'ouverture officielle, aujourd'hui 28 juin, de la résidence « Jeunesse d'hier », qui compte 10 lits, au Foyer Père Fiset à Chéticamp.

Nursing Home Addition Opens in Cheticamp

Health and Wellness

June 28, 2011 1:40 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Nursing Home Addition Opens in Cheticamp
Seniors will be able to stay in their community longer with the official opening today, June 28, of Yesterday's Youth, a 10-bed addition to the Foyer Pere Fiset nursing home in Cheticamp.

Fundy Region Receives Recreation Funding

Health and Wellness

June 28, 2011 11:29 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Fundy Region Receives Recreation Funding
NOTE: A list of investments awarded in the Fundy region follows this release.
The province is awarding $329,000 to help improve and upgrade recreation facilities in the Fundy region.

Highland Region Receives Recreation Funding

Health and Wellness

June 27, 2011 12:03 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Highland Region Receives Recreation Funding
NOTE: A list of investments awarded in the Highland region follows this release.
The province is awarding $283,000 to help improve and upgrade recreation facilities in the Highland region.

Central Region Receives Recreation Funding

Health and Wellness

June 27, 2011 10:15 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Central Region Receives Recreation Funding
NOTE: A list of investments awarded in the Central region follows this release.
The province is awarding $772,000 to help improve and upgrade recreation facilities in the Central Region.

Province Reaches Tentative Agreement with Pharmacies

Health and Wellness

June 24, 2011 10:36 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Reaches Tentative Agreement with Pharmacies
The province has reached a tentative agreement with pharmacies that paves the way for lower drug prices and will make life better for Nova Scotians enrolled in Pharmacare.

Nursing Home Addition Opens in Antigonish

Health and Wellness

June 16, 2011 2:07 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Nursing Home Addition Opens in Antigonish
Seniors will be able to stay in their community longer with the official opening, today, June 16, of Cobblestone and Thistledown Cottages, a 28-bed addition to the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home in Antigonish.

Province Signs Historic Health Agreement with Mi'kmaq

Health and Wellness

June 15, 2011 4:12 PM

Province Signs Historic Health Agreement with Mi'kmaq
The province and Mi'kmaq leaders of Unama'ki (Cape Breton) are working together to improve health care for first nations people on the island.

Cancer Health Professionals Receive Excellence Awards

Health and Wellness

June 6, 2011 4:41 PM

CANCER CARE N.S.--Cancer Health Professionals Receive Excellence Awards
A clinician with expertise in palliative care at the bedside and at the policy level, a leader in psychosocial oncology education for students and health providers, and a team of oncology nurses dedicated to ensuring children with cancer enjoy a safe and fun camp experience were the recipients of the Excellence Awards today, June 6.

Wait Times for Addiction Services Published

Health and Wellness

June 1, 2011 10:31 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Wait Times for Addiction Services Published
Nova Scotians living with addiction will now have more information about wait times for several treatment services in their community and across the province.

Tanning Bed Use Restricted in Nova Scotia

Health and Wellness

May 31, 2011 1:44 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Tanning Bed Use Restricted in Nova Scotia
The province is protecting young people from harmful UV ray exposure with legislation that comes into effect today, May 31.

Minister Thanks Pictou County Health Authority

Health and Wellness

May 31, 2011 10:10 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Minister Thanks Pictou County Health Authority
Health and Wellness Minister Maureen MacDonald praised the Pictou County Health Authority today, May 31, for its handling of the evacuation of the Aberdeen Hospital.

Car and Booster Seats Save Lives

Health and Wellness

May 27, 2011 1:07 PM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL/HEALTH/WELLNESS--Car and Booster Seats Save Lives
During Safe Kids Week the province is encouraging people who drive with children to always, Give Your Kid a Boost!

Paramedics Celebrated for Years of Service

Health and Wellness

May 26, 2011 1:11 PM

HEALTH/WELLESS--Paramedics Celebrated for Years of Service
A complete list of recipients and paramedics with media availability can be found at www.emci.ca/news/media . Photos of recipients will be available after the ceremony.
Forty Nova Scotia Emergency Health Services paramedics received long service awards today, May 26, from Health and Wellness Minister Maureen MacDonald.

Province to Help Pay Travel, Accommodation Costs For Parent or Escort

Health and Wellness

May 20, 2011 2:22 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province to Help Pay Travel, Accommodation Costs For Parent or Escort
The province will now pay travel and accommodation expenses for a parent or escort to accompany a child who must travel out of province to receive necessary medical care not available here.

Government Releases Second Accountability Report on Emergency Departments

Health and Wellness

May 19, 2011 11:41 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Government Releases Second Accountability Report on Emergency Departments
There were 196 fewer hours of overall emergency department closures and unscheduled closures were down by 1,195 hours last year according to the annual Accountability Report on Emergency Departments.

Construction Projects To Receive More Scrutiny

Health and Wellness

May 18, 2011 2:32 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Construction Projects To Receive More Scrutiny
Health and Wellness Minister Maureen MacDonald welcomed the findings and recommendations from the Auditor General today, May 18, which arose from government's request in March 2010 for an audit of the escalating costs of the Colchester Regional Hospital.

May 17 is World Hypertension Day, Op-ed

Health and Wellness

May 17, 2011 9:01 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--May 17 is World Hypertension Day, Op-ed
NOTE: The following is an op-ed piece by Neala Gill, manager, Cardiovascular Health Nova Scotia, Peggy Dunbar, manager, Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia and Susan MacNeil, manager, Nova Scotia Renal Program.
On Tuesday, May 17th, organizations around the world are raising awareness about the importance of knowing your blood pressure.

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