News releases from Health and Wellness issued in the specified time period (Page 22)

Peer Support Program Marks Mental Health, Addictions Strategy Anniversary

Health and Wellness

The province is marking the anniversary of its mental health and addictions strategy, by launching a new Peer Support Program to help people living with mental illness move from hospital back into their community.

Better Dental Coverage Starts for Nova Scotia Children

Health and Wellness

Starting today, May 30, Nova Scotia children age 13 and younger have coverage for dental care.

Patient Safety Indicators Now Publicly Reported Online

Health and Wellness

New public reporting on patient safety indicators posted online beginning today, May 29, will lead to better patient care.

Pharmacists to Give Flu Shots

Health and Wellness

Starting this fall, many Nova Scotians will be able to get free flu shots at their local pharmacies. Regulation changes effective today, May 28, give pharmacists the authority to give the vaccination.

Province Responding to Youth Mental Health, Addictions

Health and Wellness

The province is reaching out to parents, community groups and young people themselves to help teens struggling with alcohol, drugs and depression.

Healthy Blood Pressure, Healthy Heart Beat, Op-ed

Health and Wellness

It is quicker than waiting in line for your morning cup of coffee, easier than learning how to ride a bike, and it could save your life.

Amendments to Protect Vulnerable Seniors from Financial Abuse

Health and Wellness

Vulnerable seniors and their families will have greater protection from financial abuse in Nova Scotia because of amendments introduced today, May 2.

Prudence recommandée en ce qui concerne les tiques à pattes noires

Health and Wellness

Alors que les Néo-Écossais profitent des forêts et des parcs ce printemps, il est important de prendre des précautions pour éviter de se faire piquer par les tiques à pattes noires, qui sont susceptibles de propager la maladie de Lyme.

Nova Scotians Cautioned Against Blacklegged Ticks

Health and Wellness

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Nova Scotians Cautioned Against Blacklegged Ticks -----------------------------------------------------------------As Nova Scotians enjoy the woods and parks this spring, they are reminded to take precautions against bites from blacklegged ticks that can cause Lyme disease.

Province Modernizes Medical Imaging Legislation

Health and Wellness

More medical imaging professionals in Nova Scotia will be regulated by a professional body with legislation introduced today, May 1, that will more clearly define accountability, and provide added protection for patients.

Court Decision Confirms Strength of Tobacco Legislation

Health and Wellness

A provincial court ruled today, May 1, in favour of Nova Scotia's tobacco legislation in the court case between the province and Maders Tobacco Shop.

Province Takes Action to Better Protect Nova Scotians in Care

Community Services / Health and Wellness

The province is clarifying and strengthening legislation so families with loved ones living in provincial care facilities can have more peace of mind.

Province Encourages Organ, Tissue Donation

Health and Wellness

Nova Scotians are encouraged to register to donate as part of National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week from April 22-27.

Families, Children Benefit from Expansion of Newborn Screening Program

Health and Wellness

Newborn babies in Nova Scotia will soon receive better protection from harmful conditions such as sickle-cell disease and cystic fibrosis thanks to expanded screening services.

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.

Province Supports Antigonish County Rowing Facility

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

The province is helping an Antigonish County rowing centre become the only facility east of Montreal capable of hosting national and international rowing events.

New Generator at IWK to Ensure Quality Health Care

Health and Wellness

Women, children and families will continue to receive excellent, uninterrupted care at the IWK Health Centre thanks to a new provincial investment in an emergency power generator.

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.