News releases from Health and Wellness issued in the specified time period (Page 14)

Nova Scotians Encouraged to Get Flu Shot

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Nova Scotians are encouraged to get a flu shot early in the season.

Health-care Mediator Appointed

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Government has appointed British Columbia mediator James Dorsey to help determine the future labour relations structure for unionized staff at the province's hospitals and clinics.

Province to Sign Information Sharing Agreement

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Nova Scotia signed an agreement today, Oct. 8, allowing provinces, territories and the federal government to share public health information to help prevent or limit illness.

Cystic Fibrosis Drug Funded Through Pharmacare

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Government has reached an agreement with the manufacturer of Kalydeco, a cystic fibrosis drug used to help manage a rare form of the disease, and has included it in Pharmacare programs.

Health Authorities Act Lays Foundation for Unified Health-care System

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Government passed the Health Authorities Act today, Oct. 3, that sets the groundwork to consolidate 10 district health authorities into two.

Minister Names Inflammatory Arthritis Working Group

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Government has appointed a working group of patients, advocates and experts to make recommendations to improve supports and services for people living with inflammatory arthritis.

Legislation Moves Nova Scotia From 10 District Health Authorities to Two

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Nova Scotia is moving toward a unified health-care system that will focus on patients, improve public accountability and ensure prompt collective bargaining.

Province Proclaims Act for Tobacco Litigation

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The Tobacco Damages and Health-care Costs Recovery Act was proclaimed today, Sept. 26. It allows the province to sue tobacco manufacturers for unlawful activities that increased smoking.

Government Seeks Input for Dementia Strategy

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Nova Scotians most affected by dementia will help shape the province's first strategy that targets the illness.

Nova Scotians Attend Thrive! Summit

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About 400 Nova Scotians are attending the first Thrive! Summit today, Sept. 22 and Tuesday, Sept. 23, to help create healthier communities across the province.

Expert Panel to Advise Government on Autism Wait List

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Government has asked a group of experts to advise how best to ensure that children diagnosed with autism get the treatment they need at the right time.

Government Announces CEO Designate for New Health Authority

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Nova Scotia's new provincial health authority is going to be led by Janet Knox, a registered nurse and senior health executive with leadership experience in Nova Scotia, Canada and overseas.

Online Prenatal and Parenting Program Launched

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Nova Scotia Welcome to Parenting was launched today, Sept. 16, to provide prenatal education and parenting support through baby's first year.

Government Signs New Agreement with Pharmacists

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Government has signed a new tariff agreement with the Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Sets Principles, Zones, Vision for New Health Authority, Op-Ed

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The following is an op-ed from Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine.

Equipment Funding is Best Value for Patients, Op-Ed

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There has been some questions about how the Cape Breton District Health Authority purchased a new CT scanner for the Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. I would like to explain how the purchase worked, and why we believe it's the best way to ensure residents of Inverness County get the CT scans they need quickly, through our public medicare system, and close to home.

Fin de la surveillance des plages pour la saison

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Remarque : À la fin du communiqué se trouve la liste des plages où des sauveteurs seront présents jusqu'au lundi 1er septembre et pendant certaines fins de semaine en septembre.

Lifeguard Service Ending for the Season

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Lifeguard supervision is ending for the season at many beaches around the province this weekend.

Government Publishes Information on Serious Reportable Events

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Government is now publishing the number of serious reportable events that take place in hospitals.

Government Approves Funding for Inverness CT Scanner

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Soon, patients in Inverness will be able to get CT scans close to home.