Nova Scotia has a natural affinity for fiddleheads. The tasty greens – the young, furled fronds of the ostrich fern that grows wild along our rivers, streams and marshes - are abundant throughout our province in early spring when they are readily available in grocery stores and markets. Delicate in taste and packed with nutrients, they are a traditional seasonal treat that has been enjoyed by generations of Nova Scotians. They also bear a strong resemblance to the carved head of a fiddle, one of Nova Scotia’s beloved traditional musical instruments.
For the past nine years, Addiction and Mental Health services have teamed up with several community partners in the Amherst area to hold the Minds in Motion Walk as part of Mental Health Awareness Week.
Work by Nova Scotia Health Authority clinicians to develop a pair of web-based applications that improve efficiency and patient safety in the use of medications has been recognized as a National LEADing practice by Canada Health Infoway and Accreditation Canada.
If you are expecting to find a quiet sewing circle at the North Preston Seniors' Club, the burst of colour and energy that hit you when you walk through the doors is enough stop you in your tracks. The conversation is nothing short of boisterous as a dozen or so sets of nimble fingers dance across fabric and wool. Among them is an honorary member: nurse practitioner Carolyn Mitchell.
Nova Scotia Health Authority’s plan to complete surgeries that were postponed due to sterilizer malfunction at the QEII Health Sciences Centre will see most of the surgeries completed at the QEII, and the bulk of them completed this summer.
Since late 2013, music therapist Tom Curry has provided individual and group-based music therapy services at St. Martha’s Regional in Antigonish, arranged through the Arts Health Antigonish (AHA!) community collaboration.
At an awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 5th, the Human Resources Team from the former Cumberland Health Authority was pleased to receive a 2015 Mainstay Award in recognition of its outstanding return to work program. As the provincial 2015 “Employer Return to Work Champion”, the team was recognized for its program that was introduced in early 2014.
Some fidgeted, others held hands with friends, some lay down, and some just smiled all the way through. This was the scene at Acadia University during student vaccination clinics for serotype B meningococcal meningitis.
Nestled just off the service tunnel below the QEII Health Science Centre’s Dickson Building is a place of hope. Take a journey inside the maritimes only hyperbaric chamber with cancer survivor Janice Maclean as she experiences an unexpected way to heal her body and mind.
This year, hundreds of Nova Scotians like Chris will require wound care after surgery, due to an injury or because they have one-time or ongoing wounds caused by other problems like heart disease, diabetes, or poor mobility.