News releases from Health and Wellness issued in the specified time period (Page 13)

Quinze ambulanciers paramédicaux reconnus pour leur service exemplaire

Health and Wellness

Quinze ambulanciers paramédicaux de la Nouvelle-Écosse ont reçu la Médaille pour services distingués aujourd'hui, le vendredi 7 novembre, pour leur dévouement à aider les Néo-Écossais au moment où ils en ont le plus besoin.

Fifteen Paramedics Recognized for Exemplary Service

Health and Wellness

Fifteen Nova Scotia paramedics were awarded the Exemplary Services Medal today, Friday, Nov. 7, for their hard work helping Nova Scotians when they are most in need.

Government to Consult on Flavoured Tobacco, E-cigarette Juice

Health and Wellness

Government will consult with Nova Scotians on whether certain flavours should be exempt from a ban on flavoured tobacco and e-cigarette juice.

Community Grants Help Not-for-Profit Groups Across Province

Health and Wellness

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

Province Helps Build Healthy, Sustainable Communities

Economic and Rural Development and Tourism (to April 2015) / Health and Wellness

Annapolis Royal's downtown area will get a visitor-friendly update as part of a $63,000 investment announced today, Nov. 1, by Premier Stephen McNeil.

Physical Activity Opportunities Expand in Cape Breton

Health and Wellness

Up to 30 more children from Eskasoni are getting an opportunity to play football this season as part of a provincial investment in physical activity.

Executive Structure Announced for New Provincial Health Authority

Health and Wellness

A streamlined executive team to lead Nova Scotia's new health authority, beginning April 1, was announced today, Oct. 31.

Nurse Practitioners Able to Prescribe Monitored Drugs

Health and Wellness

Starting Nov. 1, nurse practitioners in Nova Scotia can register with the Nova Scotia Prescription Monitoring Program, allowing them to prescribe monitored drugs to patients who need them.

Amendments to Tobacco Legislation Introduced

Health and Wellness

Government introduced amendments today, Oct. 24, to regulate e-cigarettes, waterpipes and flavoured tobacco under the province's tobacco legislation.

On encourage les Néo-Écossais à se faire vacciner contre la grippe

Health and Wellness

On encourage les Néo-Écossais à se faire vacciner contre la grippe dès le début de la saison grippale.

Nova Scotians Encouraged to Get Flu Shot

Health and Wellness

Nova Scotians are encouraged to get a flu shot early in the season.

Health-care Mediator Appointed

Health and Wellness

Government has appointed British Columbia mediator James Dorsey to help determine the future labour relations structure for unionized staff at the province's hospitals and clinics.

Province to Sign Information Sharing Agreement

Health and Wellness

Nova Scotia signed an agreement today, Oct. 8, allowing provinces, territories and the federal government to share public health information to help prevent or limit illness.

Cystic Fibrosis Drug Funded Through Pharmacare

Health and Wellness

Government has reached an agreement with the manufacturer of Kalydeco, a cystic fibrosis drug used to help manage a rare form of the disease, and has included it in Pharmacare programs.

Health Authorities Act Lays Foundation for Unified Health-care System

Health and Wellness

Government passed the Health Authorities Act today, Oct. 3, that sets the groundwork to consolidate 10 district health authorities into two.

Minister Names Inflammatory Arthritis Working Group

Health and Wellness

Government has appointed a working group of patients, advocates and experts to make recommendations to improve supports and services for people living with inflammatory arthritis.

Legislation Moves Nova Scotia From 10 District Health Authorities to Two

Health and Wellness

Nova Scotia is moving toward a unified health-care system that will focus on patients, improve public accountability and ensure prompt collective bargaining.

Province Proclaims Act for Tobacco Litigation

Health and Wellness

The Tobacco Damages and Health-care Costs Recovery Act was proclaimed today, Sept. 26. It allows the province to sue tobacco manufacturers for unlawful activities that increased smoking.

Government Seeks Input for Dementia Strategy

Health and Wellness

Nova Scotians most affected by dementia will help shape the province's first strategy that targets the illness.

Nova Scotians Attend Thrive! Summit

Health and Wellness

About 400 Nova Scotians are attending the first Thrive! Summit today, Sept. 22 and Tuesday, Sept. 23, to help create healthier communities across the province.