When Catherine Sears needed a new knee she was grateful to be supported by the Optimal Hip and Knee Clinic team in Membertou. Nova Scotia Health Authority’s hip and knee action plan is enhancing and expanding orthopedic assessment clinics like this one. Watch Catherine’s story to learn more about the benefits to patients and visit www.nshealth.ca/hip-and-knee to learn more about our multi-year plan.
It’s Monday morning, and Katie Meisner already has two, growing “to do” lists to keep her week on track. The physician recruitment consultant for NSHA’s central zone (Halifax Regional Municipality, Eastern Shore and West Hants areas) will wear many hats this week, including physician liaison, chauffeur, and real estate agent – and she knows there is a lot at stake.
Community health partners in Eastern Zone are welcoming nursing mothers to participate in a world breastfeeding challenge and they’re hoping the public will attend to support the events, which kick off World Breastfeeding Week, Sept. 29- Oct. 7.
Communities across Nova Scotia are creating interesting and innovative initiatives to improve health and well-being – no big budget needed.
Significant changes don’t have to happen in hospitals and clinics; they can result from resourceful grassroots projects that tackle the social and economic challenges that undermine health.
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.