Lily feels alone. Raising a young grandchild in rural Nova Scotia, she doesn’t feel she belongs among young parents, nor among her peers, who have shifted their focus to leisure and travel in their retirement. Lily also lives with post-traumatic stress disorder, which is challenging and isolating both in its symptoms and its stigma.
Partout dans la province, les hôpitaux connaissent actuellement une augmentation de l’achalandage aux services d’urgence et des demandes d’hospitalisation. Un certain nombre de facteurs expliquent cette situation, notamment les maladies pseudogrippales et les blessures causées par des pertes d’équilibre ou des chutes sur des surfaces glissantes.
Researchers at NSHA are pioneering ways to improve atrial fibrillation (AF) patients’ health and quality of life, partnering with Halifax-based Kinduct Technologies to develop and pilot a virtual clinic to follow patients with AF.
Nova Scotia Health Authority is adding two new, full-time permanent midwifery positions – one for the South Shore and one for the Antigonish area. This will bring the service to three positions in each area.
Beginning Monday Feb. 5, 2018, women in Nova Scotia will have the option to self-refer for abortion services.
Women who are considering an abortion will be able to call a toll free number, 1-833-352-0719.
Dr. Michael Vallis and colleagues at NSHA’s Behaviour Change Institute have been exploring how clinicians can most effectively motivate patients to change their health behaviors for more than a decade.