News releases from Health (To Jan. 11) (Page 1)

Faster Heart Attack Treatment Offered in Guysborough, Antigonish Strait Health Authority

Health (To Jan. 11)

Heart attack patients who call 911 will receive faster treatment through new training by paramedics in the Guysborough Antigonish Strait Health Authority.

Province Commits to More Accountability on Physician Academic Funding

Health (To Jan. 11) / Treasury Board

The province released an independent review of the processes for paying physicians through academic funding plans, today, Dec. 21.

Standards Will Ensure Quality Emergency Care

Health (To Jan. 11)

Nova Scotia should adopt standards to raise the quality and consistency of emergency care in every region of the province, says the province's emergency care advisor.

New Human Organ and Tissue Donation Act Introduced

Health (To Jan. 11)

More Nova Scotians who want to be organ and tissue donors will have their wishes honoured and Nova Scotians on waiting lists for those donation may get transplants sooner, with a bill introduced today, Nov. 30.

Ambulance Operations Receive Top Honours

Health (To Jan. 11)

Nova Scotians receive exceptional emergency care from paramedics, nurses and others working as part of the province's ambulance system, according to a national accreditation agency.

Province Provides Additional Support to Seniors and Caregivers

Health (To Jan. 11)

Seniors are getting more support to remain in their own homes and communities as part of government's plan to provide better health care.

Nova Scotians to Pay Less for Drugs

Health (To Jan. 11)

Nova Scotians covered by the Pharmacare programs and taxpayers will pay less for the generic form of Lipitor as a result of government's plan to get fair drug prices.

Personal Health Information Legislation Introduced

Health (To Jan. 11)

Nova Scotians' personal health information will be better protected with a Personal Health Information Act introduced today, Nov. 9.

Province Hosts First Atlantic Mental Health Summit

Health (To Jan. 11)

Health representatives from the Atlantic provinces gathered in Halifax this week for the first Atlantic Mental Health Summit.

World Stroke Day

Health (To Jan. 11)

Friday, Oct. 29 is World Stroke Day. It is an opportunity to encourage Nova Scotians to learn more about the signs of a stroke, and what you can do to reduce your risk.

Better Health Care Sooner for Nova Scotians, Op-Ed

Health (To Jan. 11)

Last year, the Minister of Health asked me to recommend improvements to emergency care in this province. It wasn't a task I took lightly. Like all Nova Scotians, I value the important role each hospital has in our communities.

ER Advisor Recommends Improvements to Emergency Health Care

Health (To Jan. 11)

Nova Scotians should get better health care sooner, says the physician in charge of reviewing the province's emergency health-care system.

Paramedic Treats Patients Like Family

Health (To Jan. 11)

Nova Scotians get some of the best emergency care around believes a long-time paramedic based in Cape Breton.

Hometown Paramedic Helps People Stay Healthy

Health (To Jan. 11)

Steve Menzies of Berwick made the jump from volunteer firefighter to paramedic in February 1988 and hasn't looked back since.

La paramédecine est toujours en évolution

Health (To Jan. 11)

C'est une promenade dans l'ambulance de son oncle à l'âge de 15 ans qui a suscité l'intérêt de Tim Bayers envers la paramédecine.

Paramedic Profession Always Changing

Health (To Jan. 11)

A ride in his uncle's ambulance at age 15 got Tim Bayers hooked on paramedicine.

Le gouvernement provincial financera le médicament Lucentis

Health (To Jan. 11)

Les Néo-Écossais atteints de la forme humide de la dégénérescence maculaire liée à l'âge (DMLA), une maladie chronique de la rétine, pourront bientôt profiter d'un traitement financé par le gouvernement pour prévenir et corriger cette condition.

Province to Fund Lucentis Treatment

Health (To Jan. 11)

Nova Scotians suffering from Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), a chronic retina disease, will soon have public funding for treatments to prevent and reverse the disease.

Province Celebrates Family Doctor Week

Health (To Jan. 11)

Nova Scotians are encouraged to acknowledge the special contributions family physicians make to health as part of Family Doctor Week this week.

Eight Companies Submit Proposals for Province's Request for Lower Drug Price

Health (To Jan. 11)

Nova Scotians are another step closer to getting fair drug prices.