News releases from Health and Wellness issued in the specified time period (Page 18)

Province Invests in Guysborough Memorial Hospital

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The province is helping to make health care more convenient, comfortable and safer in the Guysborough area.

Continuing Care Strategy Review Begins

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The province is beginning its promised review and refocus of the Continuing Care Strategy.

Nova Scotia's First Dementia Strategy Announced

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The government and Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia are co-leading an advisory committee that will guide the development, consultation and implementation of Nova Scotia's first comprehensive plan to care for people with dementia and their families.

Provincial District Health Authority Tour Begins

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Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine will visit district health authorities over the next six weeks to discuss how to improve provincial health services.

Equipment Furthers Quality Health Care

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A machine that diagnoses and treats strokes and aneurysms is being upgraded by government and Capital District Health Authority.

Province Creates Action Team for Physician Recruitment, Retention

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Government is moving forward with a plan to address physician recruitment and retention in Nova Scotia.

Province Approves District Health Authorities' Business Plans

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The province has approved the 2013-14 business plans of Nova Scotia's nine district health authorities and IWK.

Province Working to Update Audit, Appeal Process for Doctors

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Nova Scotia is updating its audit and appeal process for physician billing.

Il y a des vaccins contre la grippe et la recommandation est de se faire vacciner

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Les représentants de la santé publique continuent d’inviter fortement les Néo-Écossais à se faire vacciner contre la grippe.

Vaccine Available, Flu Shots Recommended

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Public health officials continue to urge Nova Scotians to get a flu shot.

Update on Physician Practice Issue

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Public Health officials are calling parents of 27 children who received a flu shot from Dr. William Vitale in the fall of 2013 that may not have been effective.

On rappelle aux Néo-Écossais de se faire vacciner contre la grippe

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C'est la saison de la grippe et on rappelle aux Néo-Écossais, particulièrement les enfants de moins de 5 ans, les jeunes adultes et les adultes d'âge moyen, 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

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It is flu season and Nova Scotians, especially children younger than 5 and young and middle-age adults, are reminded to get a flu shot and take other precautions to avoid getting sick and spreading the disease.

Patients of Halifax Pediatrician May Need Re-vaccination

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Patients of Dr. William Vitale are being notified that some may need to be re-vaccinated to be properly protected against preventable disease.

Government Investing in Health Facilities

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Nova Scotians who need dialysis treatment and other health services will benefit from investments in facilities and projects.

New Policy for Reporting Serious Events

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The province is working with health care partners to enhance patient safety with a new policy that improves and standardizes reporting serious incidents.

Province to Release Report on Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment Act

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The province will consider recommendations to improve the effectiveness and strength of the Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment Act.

Report on Mental Health and Addictions Services Released

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An independent reviewer has released her report on child and adolescent mental health and addictions services in Halifax Regional Municipality.

New Equipment to Improve Health Care

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Patients who need surgery, vital signs monitoring and cancer care will soon benefit from new medical equipment.

Helmet Law Effective at Reducing Head and Brain Injuries, Op-Ed

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Recently, some Nova Scotians have been making the news for their objection to the law requiring them to wear helmets while riding bicycles.