Soccer player Eduardo Sanchez will be able to keep his eyes on the ball after stopping by the Eye Care Centre at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax earlier this month. The 25-year-old Dartmouth resident popped by the ophthalmology department at the Victoria General site May 12 to take part in Opening Eyes, an international program that provides free eye assessments, prescription eyewear, sunglasses and sports goggles to Special Olympics participants.
The installation schedule for the new MRI at Cape Breton Regional Hospital has been extended. It is now estimated that the install project will finish near the end of June, with full service planned for later in July. It was earlier estimated that the work would be completed by late spring.
The last thing a person wants to do when dealing with critical illness is to get up and about, but new evidence suggests that this small intervention saves lives. Nova Scotia Health Authority’s Intensive Care Units at the QEII have been keeping critical care patients moving since 2014, when they began an early mobilization program pilot.
One of the key indicators of where a physician will choose to practise is where they train. This is why, in Nova Scotia, a province like many others in Canada experiencing a need for doctors, programs like the Dalhousie Medical School’s Rural Medicine Week is so important.
This past April, 14 community members who had not previously met came together with a common purpose - to learn how to do research, and to dream up a community based research question that they would tackle as a team.
The three Community Health Boards (CHBs) in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) - Central Cape Breton County, East Cape Breton County and Northside the Lakes CHBs - are asking the public to share their thoughts on what issues and challenges affect the overall health of their communities either through an online survey or through community meetings that begin this week.
An event to showcase how the arts can be used to enhance patient care and well-being will be held later this month. The Art of Medicine takes place Monday, May 28 at the New Dawn Center for Social Innovation in Sydney. It runs from 7-9 p.m. and is organized by the Cape Breton Cancer Centre.