News releases from Health and Wellness issued in the specified time period (Page 30)

Come on Nova Scotia, Check IT! Take the Blood Pressure Challenge

Health and Wellness

Nearly one-third of Nova Scotian adults have hypertension, or high blood pressure. Women have a slightly higher rate, and people with diabetes, have a 70 per cent higher chance of having high blood pressure.

Province Approves District Health Authorities' Business Plans

Health and Wellness

The province has approved the 2012-13 business plans of Nova Scotia's nine district health authorities and IWK in record time.

Province Releases Physician Resource Plan

Health and Wellness

The province is acting to ensure more Nova Scotians have access to doctors and other care providers.

Amendments to Act to Incorporate Nova Scotia Association of Health Organizations

Health and Wellness

Proposed amendments to the Act to Incorporate Nova Scotia Association of Health Organizations will update the legislation to better reflect the services and current practices of the association. The amendments will also allow it to be called Health Association Nova Scotia.

Amendments to Medical Society Act

Health and Wellness

A proposed amendment to the Medical Society Act will legally change the name of the Medical Society of Nova Scotia to Doctors Nova Scotia and ensures physicians continue to be members of the association.

Amendments Adds Clarity to Act

Health and Wellness

The province will clarify and strengthen Nova Scotia's Personal Health Information Act through amendments introduced today, May 3, by Health and Wellness Minister Maureen MacDonald.

Act Supports Efforts to Improve Patient Safety

Health and Wellness

New reporting requirements introduced today, May 3, will help make patient care better and safer for Nova Scotians.

The Gift of Life, When the Telephone Rings, Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, Op-Ed

Health and Wellness

And just then the phone rang, and I heard someone ask, "Do you have a son named Brad Howell?"

Province Recognizes Organ, Tissue Donation Awareness Week

Health and Wellness

The Nova Scotia legislature will be basked in a warm, green glow until Saturday, April 28 to celebrate National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week

Rapport du Comité consultatif de la Stratégie sur la santé mentale et le traitement des dépendances

Health and Wellness

Le gouvernement provincial est heureux d'accepter le rapport du Comité consultatif de la Stratégie sur la santé mentale, publié aujourd'hui 23 avril. Il se servira des recommandations formulées pour élaborer la première Stratégie sur la santé mentale et le traitement des dépendances de la Nouvelle-Écosse.

Mental Health, Addictions Advisory Strategy Committee Releases Report

Health and Wellness

The province welcomes the Mental Health and Addictions Strategy Advisory Committee report released today, April 23, and will use the recommendations to develop Nova Scotia's first mental health and addictions strategy.

Prudence recommandée en ce qui concerne les tiques à pattes noires

Health and Wellness

La température demeure au-dessus de la normale et les Néo-Écossais profitent des régions boisées et des parcs plus tôt cette année, et c'est pourquoi il est important d'être au courant et de se protéger contre les piqûres de tiques à pattes noires qui peuvent causer la maladie de Lyme.

Nova Scotians Cautioned Against Blacklegged Ticks

Health and Wellness

As the weather continues to be unseasonably warm and Nova Scotians are enjoying woods and parks earlier this spring, it is important be aware and protect against bites from blacklegged ticks that can cause Lyme disease.

Le gouvernement présente son rapport sur les consultations tenues sur l'obésité juvénile

Health and Wellness

La Province a fait un pas de plus vers l'élaboration d'un plan pour lutter contre l'obésité juvénile grâce aux commentaires de plus de 1100 personnes, groupes et organismes sur ce qu'il faut faire pour qu'il soit plus facile de grandir en santé en Nouvelle-Écosse.

Province Releases Consultation Report on Childhood Obesity

Health and Wellness

The province is closer to a plan to address childhood obesity after hearing from more than 1,100 people, groups and organizations about how to make it easier to grow up healthy in Nova Scotia.

Province, Capital Health to Conduct Joint Review

Health and Wellness / Justice

The province and Capital District Health Authority will conduct a joint review of circumstances surrounding the release of a patient at East Coast Forensic Hospital on April 16.

East Hants Sportsplex Grand Opening

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (to March 31, 2014) / Health and Wellness

The newly renovated and expanded East Hants Sportsplex will give residents access to high-quality sports and recreation opportunities to help them stay fit and healthy while having fun.

Secure Care Unit To Open In Waterville

Health and Wellness

Youth on remand by the court for a mental health assessment are now being cared for at a new six-bed secure care unit at the Nova Scotia Youth Facility, where they will receive better mental health care, programming and support.

Reporting Infectious Diseases

Health and Wellness

The province is strengthening efforts to identify and monitor infectious diseases.

Nova Scotia the First Province with Certified Electronic Medical Records

Health and Wellness

Nova Scotia is improving security and privacy for thousands of patients whose medical information is stored electronically.