News releases from Health and Wellness issued in the specified time period (Page 8)

Lower Seniors' Pharmacare Co-pays Begin April 1

Health and Wellness

Changes to the Seniors’ Pharmacare program mean Nova Scotians enrolled in the program will soon pay less each time they pick up a prescription.

Commitment to Mental Health Support, Op-ed

Health and Wellness

Mental health and addictions is an important topic. It affects our family and friends in many meaningful ways.

Grants Process Enhances Transparency, External Review

Health and Wellness

The province is asking for interested community groups to apply for mental health and addictions funding under a new, more transparent and accountable grants process.

January is Alzheimer's Awareness Month

Health and Wellness

January 2016 has been proclaimed Alzheimer's Awareness Month in Nova Scotia.

Eligible Nova Scotians Reminded About Insulin Pump Program

Health and Wellness

Before he joined the Nova Scotia Insulin Pump Program, 21-year-old Brian Griffin couldn't leave home without thinking of everything he needed to bring with him.

Interruption du système téléphonique

Emergency Management Office / Health and Wellness

Une interruption du système téléphonique de Bell Aliant a un impact sur le service à l'échelle de la province.

Telephone System Disruption

Emergency Management Office / Health and Wellness

A disruption in the Bell Aliant telephone system is impacting service across the province.

Province Marks HIV-AIDS Awareness Week and World AIDS Day

Health and Wellness

People who are living with, or who have died from HIV-AIDS are being honoured as part of HIV-AIDS Awareness Week and World AIDS Day on Tuesday, Dec. 1.

Tentative Agreement Reached With Medical Residents

Health and Wellness

A tentative agreement was reached Wednesday, Nov. 18, between the employers and the association representing the province's medical residents.

New Legislation Will Modernize Paramedicine Profession

Health and Wellness

Government is increasing public safety by making paramedics a self-regulating profession.

On rappelle aux gens de se faire vacciner contre la grippe avant les Fêtes

Health and Wellness

Les gens se rassembleront bientôt pour célébrer les Fêtes et le virus de la grippe se répandra rapidement, alors on rappelle aux Néo-Écossais de se faire vacciner contre la grippe et de prendre d’autres précautions pour éviter de contracter et de propager la maladie.

Nova Scotians Reminded to Get Flu Shot Before Holidays

Health and Wellness

As people come together to celebrate the holiday season the flu spreads quickly so Nova Scotians are reminded to get their flu shots now and take other precautions to avoid getting sick and spreading the disease.

Government Helps Support New Playground for YWCA Spryfield

Health and Wellness

Children at the YWCA Spryfield Early Learning and Child Care Centre will soon enjoy a new playground thanks to an investment by the province.

Acquired Brain Injury Group Announced

Health and Wellness

Government is moving forward on its commitment to help brain injury survivors with the formation of the Acquired Brain Injury Advisory Group.

Improving the Health of Nova Scotians, Op-ed

Health and Wellness

For the first time, the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness has published a snapshot of our province's health and how we compare to Canadians.

Paramedics Recognized for Exemplary Service

Health and Wellness

Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant presented the Emergency Medical Services Exemplary Services Medal to 14 Nova Scotia paramedics during a ceremony at Government House on Thursday, Oct. 29.

Province Puts Total Care First in Shelburne

Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine today, Oct. 26, discussed issues related to Roseway Emergency Department in Shelburne and overall health care in Shelburne County during a presentation with Janet Knox, president and CEO of the Nova Scotia Health Authority.

Your Local Library, A Community Health Resource, Op-ed

Health and Wellness

Visiting your local public library can help you improve your health and well-being.

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

Health and Wellness

On encourage les Néo-Écossais à se faire vacciner contre la grippe dès que possible.

Nova Scotians Encouraged to Get Flu Shot Early

Health and Wellness

Nova Scotians are encouraged to get a flu shot as soon as possible.