News releases from Health and Wellness issued in the specified time period (Page 16)

Paramedics Recognized for Decades of Experience

Health and Wellness

Fifty paramedics, each with 20 or more years of experience, received long-service awards today, May 27, from Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine.

Expansion du programme ÉcolesPlus et ajout de nouveaux cliniciens en santé mentale

Health and Wellness / Education and Early Childhood Development

Les élèves et les familles de la Nouvelle-Écosse auront un meilleur accès à des services et à des programmes après les heures de classe grâce à une expansion sur plusieurs années du programme ÉcolesPlus et grâce à la présence de plus de cliniciens en santé mentale dans les écoles.

Students, Families to Benefit from SchoolsPlus Expansion, New Mental Health Clinicians

Education and Early Childhood Development / Health and Wellness

Students and families in communities throughout Nova Scotia will have greater access to services and after-school programs with a multi-year expansion of SchoolsPlus and more mental health clinicians in schools.

Funding for Hospital Equipment Upgrades

Health and Wellness

Government is investing nearly $7.5 million in equipment upgrades to ensure hospitals are well-equipped to provide the best care for Nova Scotians.

Blood Pressure, Come on Nova Scotia ... Check it!, Op-ed

Health and Wellness

Only half of adults with high blood pressure know they have it.

Dementia Strategy Advisory Committee Members Named

Health and Wellness

Members of an advisory committee have been chosen to help develop the province's first comprehensive strategy for people with dementia and their families.

Two Major Hospitals to Expand, Modernize

Premier's Office / Health and Wellness

The government is improving and expanding two major hospitals for thousands of patients and their families.

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.