News releases from Health and Wellness issued in the specified time period (Page 29)

Back to the Beaches for Nova Scotia Lifeguards

Health and Wellness

Surf's up on some of the province's most popular beaches beginning Saturday, June 30, when lifeguards will hit the sand to keep Nova Scotians safe.

Be Active and Safe, Protect Your Noggin

Health and Wellness

The province is investing $200,000 to provide helmets to children and youth in need to help them protect their noggins and play safe.

Youth Show What They Are Doing When Not Smoking

Health and Wellness

Teens in Nova Scotia are singing, dancing, being active and creating art, instead of smoking.

Les jeunes montrent ce qu'ils font lorsqu'ils ne fument pas

Health and Wellness

Les adolescents de la Nouvelle-Écosse chantent, dansent, sont actifs et créent des œuvres d'art plutôt que de fumer.

Les ministères provinciaux et territoriaux publient un rapport sur la réduction du sodium

Health and Wellness

Les ministères de la Santé de partout au Canada visent à aider les Canadiens à réduire leur consommation de sodium.

Provincial, Territorial Health Ministries Issue Sodium Reduction Report

Health and Wellness

Health departments across the country are working to help Canadians shake their sodium habit.

Province Releases Thrive!, Plan for Healthier Nova Scotia

Premier's Office / Health and Wellness

Note: A social media version of this release with hi-res, downloadable photos and audio clips is available at . More photos, audio and video clips will be added later today.

Étude des habitudes alimentaires et de l'activité physique des jeunes

Health and Wellness

Une étude effectuée auprès de plus de 1 500 élèves contribuera à mieux informer le gouvernement sur la façon d'aborder l'augmentation du taux d'obésité et de maladies chroniques évitables chez les jeunes.

Study Reveals Youth Physical Activity and Eating Habits

Health and Wellness

A study of more than 1,500 students will better inform government on addressing the rise in obesity and preventable chronic disease among youth.

Le temps chaud peut entraîner une prolifération d'algues

Environment / Health and Wellness

On demande aux Néo-Écossais d'être attentifs à la prolifération d'algues bleues qui peut se produire dans les rivières et les lacs de la province en période de temps chaud.

Warm Temperatures May Cause Algae Blooms

Environment / Health and Wellness

Nova Scotians should be mindful of blue-green algae blooms that may appear in rivers and lakes across the province during warm weather.

Pictou County Seniors Benefit from Replacement Nursing Homes

Health and Wellness

Seniors in Pictou County will receive long-term care in more home-like surroundings with the opening of two new replacement nursing homes in Trenton and Pictou.

Paramedics Honoured for Years of Service

Health and Wellness

The province presented 47 Emergency Health Services paramedics long service awards today, May 22.

Province Adds New Stroke-treatment Drug to Pharmacare

Health and Wellness

Nova Scotians being treated for abnormal heart rhythm caused by blood flow will have access to a new stroke-prevention drug under the provincial Pharmacare program.

Province, Capital Health Report Progress

Health and Wellness / Justice

Provincial officials are reporting progress on a joint review of the circumstances in the release of a patient at East Coast Forensic Hospital.

Province Releases Mental Health and Addictions Strategy

Health and Wellness

More children and youth will be able to get help for mental health concerns in schools, and more Nova Scotians will get treatment for drug addictions as a result of the province's first mental health and addictions strategy.

Province Reducing Ambulance Fees

Health and Wellness

Beginning July 1, Nova Scotians living in licensed long-term care facilities or with reduced mobility will benefit from a reduction in ambulance fees announced today, May 14, by Health and Wellness Minister Maureen MacDonald.

Come on Nova Scotia, Check IT! Take the Blood Pressure Challenge

Health and Wellness

Nearly one-third of Nova Scotian adults have hypertension, or high blood pressure. Women have a slightly higher rate, and people with diabetes, have a 70 per cent higher chance of having high blood pressure.

Province Approves District Health Authorities' Business Plans

Health and Wellness

The province has approved the 2012-13 business plans of Nova Scotia's nine district health authorities and IWK in record time.

Province Releases Physician Resource Plan

Health and Wellness

The province is acting to ensure more Nova Scotians have access to doctors and other care providers.