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

South Shore Region Receives Recreation Funding

Health and Wellness

Improving the community swimming pool in Lunenburg is one of nine projects on the South Shore receiving grants totalling $216,300 to help Nova Scotians stay fit and have fun.

New Water Park Gets Central Region Recreation Funding

Health and Wellness

Children and families will soon be cooling off, staying fit and having fun at a new splash pad at the Kinsmen Park in Lower Sackville.

Province to Fund Gender Reassignment Surgery

Health and Wellness

Transgender Nova Scotians will soon have gender reassignment surgery funded by the province. Government committed today, June 12, that the surgery will be covered by MSI.

Community Grants Available for Mental Health and Addictions

Health and Wellness

Organizations dedicated to supporting people living with mental illness and addictions can now apply for additional funds through the province's community grant program.

Le temps chaud peut entraîner une prolifération d'algues

Environment / Health and Wellness

Alors que la température augmente à l'échelle de la province, on demande aux Néo-Écossais de surveiller la prolifération d'algues bleues dans les lacs et les rivières.

Warm Temperatures May Cause Algae Blooms

Environment / Health and Wellness

As temperatures rise across the province, Nova Scotians should keep an eye out for blue-green algae blooms in lakes and rivers.

Personal Health Information Act To Be Proclaimed Tomorrow

Health and Wellness

Nova Scotians' personal health information will be better protected starting Saturday, June 1, when the Personal Health Information Act comes into effect.

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.