It’s Monday morning, and Katie Meisner already has two, growing “to do” lists to keep her week on track. The physician recruitment consultant for NSHA’s central zone (Halifax Regional Municipality, Eastern Shore and West Hants areas) will wear many hats this week, including physician liaison, chauffeur, and real estate agent – and she knows there is a lot at stake.
Community health partners in Eastern Zone are welcoming nursing mothers to participate in a world breastfeeding challenge and they’re hoping the public will attend to support the events, which kick off World Breastfeeding Week, Sept. 29- Oct. 7.
Communities across Nova Scotia are creating interesting and innovative initiatives to improve health and well-being – no big budget needed.
Significant changes don’t have to happen in hospitals and clinics; they can result from resourceful grassroots projects that tackle the social and economic challenges that undermine health.
It may seem like science fiction to take a person’s cells—from almost any tissue—and turn them into stem cells and then engineer those stem cells into neurons. But this is exactly what researchers at the Salk Institute in California are up to—and NSHA psychiatrist Dr. Martin Alda is working with them, in his quest to better understand and treat bipolar disorder.
While visiting their son in British Columbia, Louise Lalonde’s husband, Claude, had a heart attack. He received the care he needed there, but once they returned home to West Pubnico, they found out their family doctor had moved away.
After a two year hiatus, the Cape Breton Cancer Symposium has returned. The theme of this year’s symposium is Breast Cancer: “When Evidence Meets the Patient”. It will be held on Friday, Sept. 28 at the Highland Arts Theatre, 40 Bentinck in Sydney. The symposium is taking a different approach this year as it follows breast cancer survivor Stacey Brygidyr-Rogers through her journey as a patient and what health care providers can learn from it.