Preventative medicine doesn't have all the popular culture symbols associated with medicine in hospitals. But the work done by public health is addressing root causes of poor health in a population plays an equally important role in making Nova Scotians healthier.
The holidays bring people together for times of joy. But along with the celebrations comes increased spread of flu, colds and stomach illnesses. Handwashing is a simple and effective first step to stay healthy.
The following update is shared with the public, patients and NSHA staff and physicians to keep people informed of the ongoing repairs and renovations at the QEII Health Sciences Centre, VG Site, following a major flooding in September 2015.
The Cape Breton Cancer Center is offering a free supportive care program focusing on traditional Chinese healing exercises. Tai Chi and Qi Gong are gentle movement exercises emphasizing the integration of mind, body, and breathing. This “moving form of meditation” has a wide range of physical and mental health benefits and is suitable for all abilities, even wheelchair bound.