News releases from Health and Wellness (Page 50)

Changes Strengthen Community Access Policies for Patients

Health and Wellness

The province has made changes to the way patients at the East Coast Forensic Hospital are granted access to the community after the tragic death of respected activist Raymond Taavel a year ago today, but there is still work to be done.

Arenas Protect Nova Scotia Families with Helmet Policies

Health and Wellness

Nova Scotia families will be safer when skating now that more arenas are voluntarily adopting helmet policies for all on-ice activities.

The Gift of Health, Sight or Life, Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, Op-Ed

Health and Wellness

My son Adam was a talented athlete and artist whose enthusiasm and love of life inspired me.

Public to Help Redesign Services for Independent Living

Health and Wellness / Community Services

Government is asking the public and stakeholders to help redesign residential and related services for seniors and persons with disabilities.

Province Reminds Nova Scotians to Practice Safer Sex

Health and Wellness

Concerns about sexually transmitted infections in the Maritime provinces serve as a reminder to Nova Scotians of the importance of safer sex.

Thrive! Program Helps Rural Youth be More Physically Active

Health and Wellness

Youth can be more physically active after school through new community-based programs in Prospect, Hubbards, Sheet Harbour and the Musquodoboit Valley.

Nova Scotians to Pay Less for Common Generic Drugs

Health and Wellness

Starting April 1, thousands of Nova Scotians, including seniors, will pay significantly less for six common generic drugs.

Province Supports Mi'kmaq Crisis Line

Aboriginal Affairs / Health and Wellness

Aboriginal Nova Scotians will continue to have access to critical mental health services and support with provincial funding to maintain the Mi'kmaq Crisis Line in Eskasoni.

P.E.I Adopts Nova Scotia Health-care Models

Health and Wellness

Nova Scotia's approach to better health care is being adopted by another province, Prince Edward Island announced today, March 19.

Thrive! Program Helps Rural Youth be Physically Active

Health and Wellness

Youth can be more physically active after school through new community-based programs in Argyle, Barrington, Mahone Bay, Shelburne, South Queens and Yarmouth.

Additional Grants Help With Mental Health, Addictions

Health and Wellness

More Nova Scotians living with mental illness and addictions will get help from a number of community organizations receiving new provincial grants.

Thrive! Grants Support 23 Healthy Eating Projects in Publicly Funded Places

Premier's Office / Health and Wellness

Nova Scotians will have more opportunities to eat healthy food in publicly funded places.

Grants to Help With Mental Health, Addictions

Health and Wellness

Nova Scotians living with mental illness and addictions will get help from a number of community organizations receiving new provincial grants.

Health Authorities Business Planning Protects Patient Services

Health and Wellness

The province, district health authorities and the IWK are working on business plans that ensure patient care is protected while keeping health-care spending in check.

Kidneys for Life, Are You at Risk?, op-ed

Health and Wellness

In most cases, kidney disease is preventable. The key is early detection.

Musquodoboit Harbour Residents Getting Better Care Sooner at New CEC

Health and Wellness

Nova Scotians living in the Musquodoboit Harbour area are already seeing the benefits of same-day or next-day medical appointments and 24/7 access to emergency care at the collaborative emergency centre at the Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital.

Access to Mental Health Services now Available Provincewide

Health and Wellness

All Nova Scotians with mental health concerns now have 24/7 access to mental health crisis intervention, with the expansion of the Mental Health Crisis Line.

New Clinic Will Ensure Better Care for Bridgewater Families

Health and Wellness

Bridgewater-area families are one step closer to having better care sooner from family doctors and other health-care providers.

Nova Scotians to Get Knee, Hip Replacement Surgeries

Health and Wellness

More than 350 patients who waited more than a year for orthopaedic surgery now have an opportunity to receive the treatment they need in the coming weeks.

Talbot House Successful Bidder to Run Recovery House

Health and Wellness

Recovery services will be available as early as April to people in Cape Breton, the province announced today, Feb. 6.