News releases from Health and Wellness issued in the specified time period (Page 17)

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.

Amendment Clarifies Dental Legislation

Health and Wellness

The province introduced legislation today, April 17, to modernize the Dental Act and ensure dentists will be able to better collaborate with other health professionals.

Doors Open at New Family Health Centre in Bridgewater

Health and Wellness

A new health centre in Bridgewater will make it easier for people in the area to get the care they need.

All on Same Page for People with Diabetes, Op-ed

Health and Wellness

Recently, the Canadian Diabetes Association asked me to sign the Diabetes Charter for Canada. The aim is to make our country a place where people with diabetes live to their full potential.

Nova Scotians to Pay Less for More Common Generic Drugs

Health and Wellness

Thousands of Nova Scotians, including seniors, now pay significantly less for four more common generic drugs.

Les membres des familles des militaires bénéficient immédiatement du régime de soins de santé de la Nouvelle-Écosse

Health and Wellness

Les membres des familles des militaires des Forces armées canadiennes ont maintenant accès à la couverture médicale dès leur premier jour en Nouvelle-Écosse lorsqu'ils déménagent d’une autre province ou d'un autre territoire.

Family Members of Military Have Immediate Health Coverage in Nova Scotia

Health and Wellness

Family members of Canadian Armed Forces personnel now have access to medical coverage on their first day in Nova Scotia, when re-locating from another province or territory.

Publicly Funded Sex Reassignment Surgery Available April 1

Health and Wellness

Starting today, April 1, the government will cover eight types of sex reassignment surgeries for Nova Scotians who intend to begin that process.

Government Seeks Input from Care Recipients, Caregivers

Health and Wellness

The province wants to hear from Nova Scotians who use continuing care services or care for a friend or family member.

Kingston In Final Vote For Competition

Health and Wellness

It’s now down to two, and Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine is encouraging Nova Scotians to vote often in the Kraft Hockeyville competition.

Know Risks, Help Prevent Kidney Disease, Op-Ed

Health and Wellness

Kidney disease affects one in 10 Canadians. Most people living with it don't even know they have it.

Nova Scotians Encouraged to Vote in Hockeyville Competition

Health and Wellness

A dozen community arenas in Nova Scotia are vying for the 2014 Kraft Hockeyville competition, and Nova Scotians are encouraged to begin voting Saturday, March 8.

Health is Everyone's Responsibility, Op-Ed

Health and Wellness

Recently, I've made some strong statements about the need for Nova Scotians to take better care of their own health. I'd like to take this opportunity to emphasize my point, which is simply this: everyone is responsible for good health in this province.

Government's Role in Addressing Prescription Drug Abuse, Op-Ed

Health and Wellness

Far too many deaths have happened from abusing prescription drugs.