News releases from Health and Wellness issued in the specified time period (Page 20)

Boys and Girls Clubs Focus on Healthy Living

Health and Wellness

Boys and Girls Clubs across Nova Scotia are getting support to help young people make healthy eating and physical activity part of their daily lives.

New Clinic Will Help South Shore Residents

Health and Wellness

Residents in the Municipality of the District of Chester and surrounding area, including Martin's River, Blandford Peninsula and New Ross, will have better access to primary health-care services with a new, modern health clinic planned for the community.

Water Testing Continues at Bayswater Beach

Environment / Health and Wellness

Inspectors looking into high bacteria at Bayswater Beach in Lunenburg County are making progress but the beach will remain closed until water testing shows it is safe for swimming.

Residency Program Boosts Family Medicine for South West Health

Health and Wellness

Nova Scotians will have access to more family doctors with a new family medicine training site in South West Health. The site will create five more family medicine residency training spots at Dalhousie medical school.

Inspectors to Look into Bacteria at Bayswater Beach

Environment / Health and Wellness

ENVIRONMENT/HEALTH/WELLNESS—Inspectors to Look into Bacteria at Bayswater Beach

Lumsden Pond Beach Re-opened

Health and Wellness / Environment

The beach in Lumsden Pond Provincial Park near Wolfville has been re-opened after a two-week closure because of a blue-green algae bloom.

Better Dental Care for Young Nova Scotians

Health and Wellness

The province is expanding dental coverage to include Nova Scotians 17 or younger over the next four years, the most extensive coverage in the province's history.

Bayswater Beach in Lunenburg County Closed to Swimmers

Health and Wellness

The Department of Health and Wellness has closed Bayswater Beach in Lunenburg County to swimming because of high levels of bacteria.

Musquodoboit Valley Residents Receiving Better Care Sooner at Seventh CEC

Health and Wellness

Nova Scotians living in the Musquodoboit Valley area are benefiting from same-day or next-day medical appointments and stable access to emergency care with the province's newest collaborative emergency centre at the Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital.

New Organization to Support School Breakfast Programs

Health and Wellness

When school starts this fall, a new charitable organization will help Nova Scotia children get a good breakfast so they can focus on learning.

Province Supports Healthy Living, Wilderness Adventure

Natural Resources (to July 2018) / Health and Wellness

Families will soon have better opportunities and be active outdoors by hiking trails and canoeing rivers as part of the province's new Portage and Hiking Trail Fund, announced today, Aug. 2, by Finance Minister Maureen MacDonald.

Lumsden Pond Beach Closed Due to Blue-Green Algae Bloom

Environment / Health and Wellness

Residents and visitors in the Black River area, near Wolfville, are advised that the beach in Lumsden Pond Provincial Park is closed until further notice because of a possible blue-green algae bloom. The rest of the park remains open.

Province Improving Dental Care for Children

Health and Wellness

The province is teaming with the IWK Health Centre to more than double the number of Nova Scotia children who receive dental surgery each year, acting Health and Wellness Minister Leonard Preyra announced today, July 30.

Children Learn Swimming Survival Skills

Health and Wellness

Young Nova Scotians are learning basic swimming skills for surviving an unexpected fall into deep water.

Bayswater Beach in Lunenburg County Reopens

Health and Wellness

The Department of Health and Wellness has reopened Bayswater Beach in Lunenburg County after receiving results of water samples that meet the recreational water guideline.

Bayswater Beach in Lunenburg County Closed to Swimmers

Health and Wellness

The Department of Health and Wellness has closed Bayswater Beach in Lunenburg County to swimming because of high levels of bacteria.

New CT Scanner for QEII Health Sciences Centre

Health and Wellness

A new multi-detector CT scanner for the QEII Health Sciences Centre will ensure patients from all over Nova Scotia receive better care sooner.

Help for Nova Scotians to Stop Smoking

Health and Wellness

Nova Scotians will breathe easier as government continues to support community-based and in-hospital smoking cessation programs across the province.

Ecology Action Centre Helps Nova Scotians Get Moving

Health and Wellness

The province is giving Nova Scotians more opportunities to walk, run, bike and rollerblade in their communities.

Medical Equipment Upgrades to Improve Health-care Safety, Efficiency

Health and Wellness

New drug dispensing cabinets will bring medication closer to patients, providing a safer and more efficient health-care system.