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Minister Takes Action on Drug-related Deaths in Annapolis Valley

Health and Wellness

May 13, 2011 11:11 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Minister Takes Action on Drug-related Deaths in Annapolis Valley
Health and Wellness Minister Maureen MacDonald is directing the department to take action to curb prescription drug abuse after receiving a report on drug-related deaths in the Annapolis Valley from Medical Officer of Health Dr. Richard Gould.

Fair Drug Pricing Better for Nova Scotians, Op-Ed

Health and Wellness

May 12, 2011 4:32 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Fair Drug Pricing Better for Nova Scotians, Op-Ed
NOTE: The following is an op-ed piece by Health and Wellness Minister Maureen MacDonald.
As the Minister of Health and Wellness, I often hear from Nova Scotians about how important it is that they are able to afford the drugs they need.

Exercise to Practice Processes that Make Nova Scotians Safer

Health and Wellness

May 12, 2011 1:49 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS/EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE--Exercise to Practice Processes that Make Nova Scotians Safer
Federal, provincial, and municipal partners will take part in an exercise to practice co-ordination and procedures to keep Nova Scotians safe in emergency situations.

Province Releases Plan to Improve Care in Custody

Health and Wellness

May 12, 2011 11:32 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS/JUSTICE--Province Releases Plan to Improve Care in Custody
Stronger partnerships and better training are key elements of the province's plan to improve care in custody for persons living with mental illness.

Information Technology to Improve Efficiency in Health Care

Health and Wellness

May 5, 2011 11:58 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Information Technology to Improve Efficiency in Health Care
Nova Scotians will see better access to care and cost savings from projects that improve how hospitals manage beds and schedule staff.

New Medical Act Makes Regulation More Efficient

Health and Wellness

May 4, 2011 2:36 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--New Medical Act Makes Regulation More Efficient
A new Medical Act introduced today, May 4, will open the door for doctors to more efficiently regulate their profession through the College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Regulations Help Child Care Centres Serve Healthy Food

Health and Wellness

April 28, 2011 11:02 AM

COMMUNITY SERVICES/HEALTH AND WELLNESS--Regulations Help Child Care Centres Serve Healthy Food
New comprehensive regulations and standards for child care centres to ensure children get nutritious food were announced today, April 28, by Community Services Minister Denise Peterson-Rafuse. They also give the centres more support and flexibility in preparing healthy meals and snacks.

Province Launches Tobacco Strategy

Health and Wellness

April 27, 2011 1:32 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Launches Tobacco Strategy
A new tobacco strategy will re-ignite efforts to decrease smoking rates across the province, says Health and Wellness Minister Maureen MacDonald, who launched the five-year plan today, April 27.

Prudence recommandée en ce qui concerne les tiques à pattes noires

Health and Wellness

April 26, 2011 1:10 PM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Prudence recommandée en ce qui concerne les tiques à pattes noires
Alors que les Néo-Écossais profitent des forêts et des parcs ce printemps, il est important de prendre des précautions pour éviter de se faire piquer par les tiques à pattes noires, qui sont susceptibles de propager la maladie de Lyme.

Nova Scotians Cautioned Against Blacklegged Ticks

Health and Wellness

April 26, 2011 1:08 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Nova Scotians Cautioned Against Blacklegged Ticks
As Nova Scotians enjoy the woods and parks this spring, it is important to take precautions against bites from blacklegged ticks that can cause Lyme disease.

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

Health and Wellness

April 21, 2011 11:56 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--The Gift of Life: Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, Op-Ed
The following is an op-ed from Dr. Stephen Beed, Clinical Advisor, Legacy of Life Program
The news of her daughter's passing took her by surprise. But through the mother's grief she made sure to fulfill her daughter's promise to give many others the gift of life.

Tender Award Launches Physician Planning

Health and Wellness

April 20, 2011 12:03 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Tender Award Launches Physician Planning
The province is taking steps to provide better care sooner in all communities with a physician resource plan.

Minister Asks Public Health to Examine Recent Drug-related Deaths

Health and Wellness

April 20, 2011 11:34 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Minister Asks Public Health to Examine Recent Drug-related Deaths
The recent prescription drug-related deaths in the Annapolis Valley will be examined for any links, Health and Wellness Minister Maureen MacDonald announced today, April 20.

Province Highlights Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week

Health and Wellness

April 18, 2011 2:51 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Highlights Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week
The Nova Scotia legislature will be basking in a warm, green glow the next few nights to honour Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, which runs until April 24.

Province Invests in Expansion of Cancer Support at Daffodil Place

Health and Wellness

April 15, 2011 2:22 PM

PREMIER'S OFFICE/HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Invests in Expansion of Cancer Support at Daffodil Place
Nova Scotians and their families who travel to Halifax for cancer treatment, will soon benefit from additional living accommodations thanks to support announced by Premier Darrell Dexter today, April 15.

Government Announces Investments for People With Autism

Health and Wellness

April 12, 2011 10:34 AM

PREMIER'S OFFICE--Government Announces Investments for People With Autism
NOTE: A social media version of this release will be available later today, April 12, at http://gov.ns.ca/news/smr/2011-04-12-Autism-Plan/ .
Nova Scotians living with autism and their families will now have access to enhanced programs and services that will provide them with the best possible treatment, support and care.

Province Announces Plan to Get Fair Drug Prices

Health and Wellness

April 11, 2011 4:38 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Announces Plan to Get Fair Drug Prices
Nova Scotians covered by Pharmacare will soon pay lower prices for most generic drugs at the counter as the result of new legislation being introduced today, April 11.

Consultations publiques sur la stratégie pour la santé mentale

Health and Wellness

April 8, 2011 10:16 AM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Consultations publiques sur la stratégie pour la santé mentale
Les Néo-Écossais auront la chance de contribuer à l'approche future de la province envers les services de santé mentale et les services de prévention et de traitement des dépendances alors que débute la phase des consultations publiques de la stratégie pour la santé mentale et les dépendances.

Mental Health Strategy Public Consultations

Health and Wellness

April 8, 2011 10:14 AM

HEALTH AND WELLNESS--Mental Health Strategy Public Consultations
Nova Scotians will be able to help shape the province's future approach to mental health and addiction services as work on the Mental Health and Addictions Strategy moves into the public consultation phase.

Legislation Next Step in Expanding Pharmacy Services

Health and Wellness

April 7, 2011 2:47 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Legislation Next Step in Expanding Pharmacy Services
Nova Scotians will have more access to the services of pharmacists and licensed pharmacy technicians through a new Pharmacy Act being introduced in the legislature today, April 7.

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