News releases from Health and Wellness issued in the specified time period (Page 16)

Seniors Should be Cautious with Personal Alert System Vendors

Health and Wellness / Service Nova Scotia

Government is asking seniors to exercise caution if approached at home by private companies selling personal alert systems.

Le temps chaud peut entraîner une prolifération d'algues

Environment / Health and Wellness

Les températures plus chaudes signifient que les Néo-Écossais doivent surveiller la prolifération d'algues bleues dans les lacs et les rivières.

Warm Temperatures May Cause Algae Blooms

Health and Wellness / Environment

Warmer weather means Nova Scotians should watch for blue-green algae blooms in lakes and rivers.

Province Thanks Health Board Members for Service, Announces Administrator

Health and Wellness

Nova Scotia is continuing the transition to one provincial health authority, appointing an administrator to lead the province's nine district health authorities, beginning July 1.

Report on Health System Tour Released

Health and Wellness

Government will continue focusing on quality care and patient safety, and accessibility to services so Nova Scotians can get the care they need, when they need it.

Provincial Health System Transition Team Continues Work

Health and Wellness

Senior leaders within Nova Scotia's health-care system are coming together to continue designing a new health authority for the province.

Paramedics Recognized for Decades of Experience

Health and Wellness

Fifty paramedics, each with 20 or more years of experience, received long-service awards today, May 27, from Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine.

Expansion du programme ÉcolesPlus et ajout de nouveaux cliniciens en santé mentale

Health and Wellness / Education and Early Childhood Development

Les élèves et les familles de la Nouvelle-Écosse auront un meilleur accès à des services et à des programmes après les heures de classe grâce à une expansion sur plusieurs années du programme ÉcolesPlus et grâce à la présence de plus de cliniciens en santé mentale dans les écoles.

Students, Families to Benefit from SchoolsPlus Expansion, New Mental Health Clinicians

Education and Early Childhood Development / Health and Wellness

Students and families in communities throughout Nova Scotia will have greater access to services and after-school programs with a multi-year expansion of SchoolsPlus and more mental health clinicians in schools.

Funding for Hospital Equipment Upgrades

Health and Wellness

Government is investing nearly $7.5 million in equipment upgrades to ensure hospitals are well-equipped to provide the best care for Nova Scotians.

Blood Pressure, Come on Nova Scotia ... Check it!, Op-ed

Health and Wellness

Only half of adults with high blood pressure know they have it.

Dementia Strategy Advisory Committee Members Named

Health and Wellness

Members of an advisory committee have been chosen to help develop the province's first comprehensive strategy for people with dementia and their families.

Two Major Hospitals to Expand, Modernize

Premier's Office / Health and Wellness

The government is improving and expanding two major hospitals for thousands of patients and their families.

Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day on Saturday, May 10

Health and Wellness

Government is encouraging Nova Scotians to participate in the second annual National Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day, Saturday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Strategy to Improve Palliative Care for Nova Scotians

Health and Wellness

Nova Scotians want more choices about how they are cared for as they approach the end of their lives. A new strategy, released by government today, May 6, sets direction to improve palliative care in the province.

Sensibilisation accrue envers la maladie de Lyme

Health and Wellness

Mai est le Mois de la sensibilisation à la maladie de Lyme en Nouvelle-Écosse.

Province Raising Awareness About Lyme Disease

Health and Wellness

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month in Nova Scotia.

More Funding, Greater Transparency for Surgery Patients

Health and Wellness

Patients waiting for orthopedic surgery received good news today, April 28, as Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine announced an investment to help reduce orthopedic wait times.

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

Health and Wellness

To look at me, you'd never know that just over a year and a half ago I was fighting for my life, battling cystic fibrosis. That's when I was at my worst, wondering how much time I had left. But then I received a phone call that led to my second chance at life. A double-lung transplant on Dec. 13, 2012.

Province Announces Transition Lead to Reorganize District Health Authorities

Health and Wellness

The government has chosen a senior health administrator to lead detailed planning as Nova Scotia consolidates its 10 health authorities into two.