Mental health challenges have materialized or worsened for many since the onset of COVID-19. Feelings of anxiety, loneliness and uncertainty have attributed to a shift in our baseline mental state. Throughout the pandemic, the accelerated adoption of virtual care is one solution that has been instrumental in supporting people in need.
“It felt like the little mosquito in my mind was just getting a bit louder,” said Jade Nauss who sportively refers to her generalized anxiety disorder as “Tito,” inspired by the character “The Anxiety Mosquito,” representing anxiety in humans in the hit animated show “Big Mouth.” Nauss lives in Halifax and enjoys hanging out with friends, snuggling with her cats, relaxing with Netflix and trying new local ciders at patios on the weekends.
Over 250,000 brain tumors are diagnosed across the globe each year. Although aggressive treatment options are available like surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, they can be dependent on the size and location of the tumor, and there is usually still only limited time estimate given to the patient to live.
Inspired by his Ph.D. supervisor who was diagnosed with a brain tumor, Dr. Jeremy Brown was determined to create a better and more precise way to treat these tumors. And that determination led to the creation of a tiny device that could prove to be a game changer in how cancer is treated.
For all Nova Scotians, having access to a family practice team is important for their health and well-being. Some communities in Nova Scotia have a high number of people on the Need a Family Practice Registry, Middleton, NS is one of those communities. A Primary Care Clinic is an option to provide access to primary care to those who do not have a family physician or nurse practitioner.