Researchers at NSHA and Dalhousie University are global leaders in defining the concept of frailty. They’ve developed tools for quantifying frailty that are now used in Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States, China and other parts of the world.
The Bethune Ballroom at the QEII's VG site was overflowing on February 26, 2018 as more than 100 community members and NSHA staff gathered for a celebration of African Heritage Month. The focus of the event was in keeping with this year's African Heritage Month theme: Educate, Unite, Celebrate Community.
Nova Scotians who are prescribed take-home cancer drugs can benefit from a new fund to reduce out-of-pocket expenses. The fund means patients will pay no more than four per cent of their net family income for these drugs.
Today, the Aberdeen Health Foundation manages an endowment in excess of $40 million. With careful stewardship, the endowment provides $1to $1.5 million annually for enhancements to health care in Pictou County.
Lily feels alone. Raising a young grandchild in rural Nova Scotia, she doesn’t feel she belongs among young parents, nor among her peers, who have shifted their focus to leisure and travel in their retirement. Lily also lives with post-traumatic stress disorder, which is challenging and isolating both in its symptoms and its stigma.
Partout dans la province, les hôpitaux connaissent actuellement une augmentation de l’achalandage aux services d’urgence et des demandes d’hospitalisation. Un certain nombre de facteurs expliquent cette situation, notamment les maladies pseudogrippales et les blessures causées par des pertes d’équilibre ou des chutes sur des surfaces glissantes.