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Government of Nova Scotia News Releases - Health (To Jan. 11)

Press releases from the Government of Nova Scotia. Distributed by Communications Nova Scotia.


Faster Heart Attack Treatment Offered in Guysborough, Antigonish Strait Health Authority


Heart attack patients who call 911 will receive faster treatment through new training by paramedics in the Guysborough Antigonish Strait Health Authority.

Province Commits to More Accountability on Physician Academic Funding


The province released an independent review of the processes for paying physicians through academic funding plans, today, Dec. 21.

Standards Will Ensure Quality Emergency Care


Nova Scotia should adopt standards to raise the quality and consistency of emergency care in every region of the province, says the province's emergency care advisor.

New Human Organ and Tissue Donation Act Introduced


More Nova Scotians who want to be organ and tissue donors will have their wishes honoured and Nova Scotians on waiting lists for those donation may get transplants sooner, with a bill introduced today, Nov. 30.

Ambulance Operations Receive Top Honours


Nova Scotians receive exceptional emergency care from paramedics, nurses and others working as part of the province's ambulance system, according to a national accreditation agency.

Province Provides Additional Support to Seniors and Caregivers


Seniors are getting more support to remain in their own homes and communities as part of government's plan to provide better health care.

Nova Scotians to Pay Less for Drugs


Nova Scotians covered by the Pharmacare programs and taxpayers will pay less for the generic form of Lipitor as a result of government's plan to get fair drug prices.

Personal Health Information Legislation Introduced


Nova Scotians' personal health information will be better protected with a Personal Health Information Act introduced today, Nov. 9.

Province Hosts First Atlantic Mental Health Summit


Health representatives from the Atlantic provinces gathered in Halifax this week for the first Atlantic Mental Health Summit.

World Stroke Day


NOTE: The following is an op-ed piece by Neala Gill, Cardiovascular Health Nova Scotia. Friday, Oct. 29 is World Stroke Day. It is an opportunity to encourage Nova Scotians to learn more about the signs of a stroke, and what you can do to reduce your risk.