Thinking about stopping smoking? Some Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) staff in Cape Breton are using Weedless Wednesday (Jan. 24) as an opportunity to remind people that help is available to stop smoking.
As part of work to improve access to blood collection, Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is opening a new clinic at the Community Wellness Centre at 16 Dentith Road in Spryfield. It officially opens up Tuesday.
Nova Scotia Health Authority’s (NSHA) Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program is conducting a review of cancer services in Yarmouth, Digby and Shelburne counties, to determine the feasibility and sustainability of adding radiation therapy services at Yarmouth Regional Hospital.
When individuals need mental health and addictions services and supports, barriers like stigma can often stand in the way.
Les gens qui ont besoin des services de santé mentale et de traitement des dépendances ont souvent des obstacles à surmonter, comme la stigmatization.
Citizens and researchers in Nova Scotia and across Canada are working together to understand how well people are aging, what factors have the greatest influence, and how policies and programs impact people's well-being with age.
As shared in November, mumps cases have been circulating in the Halifax area. The case total to date is 20 and Dr. Trevor Arnason, Medical Officer of Health for Halifax area, says it’s a good reminder for people to make sure they’re immunized.
Hospitals across the province are currently experiencing increased visits to emergency departments and demand for hospitalizations. There are a number of factors contributing to this, including influenza-like illness and injuries due to slips and falls. As a result there may be increased waits in emergency departments and temporary beds may be used to accommodate demand.
Visits are being restricted to the Maternal Child units at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital because of an increase in cases of general respiratory illnesses among patients admitted to the hospital’s pediatric unit including influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).