student’s first day of medical school is a milestone on their journey to becoming a health professional – and one that can leave a lasting impact that may influence their choice in practice specialization later on when selecting a residency or further training. Over 80 physicians participate each year in the Shadow A Doctor Day in the Halifax area, where first-year medical students are starting their studies at Dalhousie University.
Nova Scotia Health Authority’s (NSHA) Cancer Care team understands the Canada-wide shortage of the breast cancer drug, Tamoxifen, is very concerning for patients who are taking it – either as a cancer treatment or as a preventative measure to keep the cancer from returning. Please be assured that this drug is still available in Nova Scotia.
A hallway at Yarmouth Regional Hospital is being transformed into a gallery where patients, visitors and staff may discover and enjoy original works by local artists. The gallery project is called Du Coeur – From the Heart and is a collaboration between the Yarmouth Art Society, Yarmouth Craft Guild, Conseil des Arts de la Baie, Conseil des Arts de Par en Bas, the Yarmouth Hospital Auxiliary and Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA).
Remembrance Day is a time to recognize the many ways in which our veterans have contributed to the lives we lead and the freedoms we enjoy. It is a time to remember, a time to honour, and a time to hope for peace.
“Everyone deserves healthy food, but an alarming number of people living in the Digby area find it hard to put fresh vegetables and fruit on their table,” said Jennifer Lamrock, a health promoter with Public Health in Digby County. So in 2018, Fresh Food Box was born.
Using the first voice perspective as a way to reduce stigma and increase knowledge is the focus of this year’s Living with Mental Illness and Addiction conference. This year’s conference will be held on Thursday, Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in two locations: the Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion in Sydney and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 59, 75 St. Ninian’s Street in Antigonish. While the conference will primarily take place in Sydney, two portions of the conference will take place in Antigonish, and will be live streamed to the audience in Sydney.