It may seem like science fiction to take a person’s cells—from almost any tissue—and turn them into stem cells and then engineer those stem cells into neurons. But this is exactly what researchers at the Salk Institute in California are up to—and NSHA psychiatrist Dr. Martin Alda is working with them, in his quest to better understand and treat bipolar disorder.
While visiting their son in British Columbia, Louise Lalonde’s husband, Claude, had a heart attack. He received the care he needed there, but once they returned home to West Pubnico, they found out their family doctor had moved away.
After a two year hiatus, the Cape Breton Cancer Symposium has returned. The theme of this year’s symposium is Breast Cancer: “When Evidence Meets the Patient”. It will be held on Friday, Sept. 28 at the Highland Arts Theatre, 40 Bentinck in Sydney. The symposium is taking a different approach this year as it follows breast cancer survivor Stacey Brygidyr-Rogers through her journey as a patient and what health care providers can learn from it.
Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) and the IWK Health Centre (IWK) are pleased to have reached respective collective agreements for the employees represented by the Nova Scotia Council of Unions Administrative Professional bargaining unit.