News releases from Health and Wellness issued in the specified time period (Page 21)

Highland Region Receives Recreation Funding

Health and Wellness

Improving a multi-use trail in St. Mary's, Guysborough Co. is one of four projects in the Highland region receiving grants totalling $205,000 to help Nova Scotians stay fit and have fun.

Fundy Region Receives Recreation Funding

Health and Wellness

Improving a local park in Bible Hill is one of six projects in the Fundy region receiving grants totalling nearly $238,000 to help Nova Scotians stay fit and have fun.

Seven Trails Get Central Region Recreation Funding

Health and Wellness

Improvements and extensions to multi-use trails in the Central Region means hikers, bikers and walkers will have more opportunities to stay fit and have fun.

Northumberland Unit Veterans to Receive Home-cooked Meals

Health and Wellness

Veterans living at the Sutherland Harris Memorial Hospital in Pictou will once again have home-cooked meals.

Valley Region Receives Recreation Funding

Health and Wellness

Improvements to the Glooscap District Arena in Canning is one of 10 projects in the Valley region receiving grants totalling $270,000 to help Nova Scotians stay fit and have fun.

New Skateboard Park Gets Central Region Recreation Funding

Health and Wellness

Young people will soon be doing flips and tricks, staying fit and having fun at a new skateboard park in Hubbards.

La région de la Côte-Sud reçoit du financement pour des installations de loisirs

Health and Wellness

La mise à niveau de la piscine communautaire de Lunenburg est l'un de neuf projets de la région de la Côte-Sud qui reçoivent des subventions, d'un total de 216 300 $, afin d'aider les Néo-Écossais à rester en forme et à s'amuser.

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.