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Abdominal pain

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Capital Health (N.S.). Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Capital Health , 2014.
Pamphlet Number
0119
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Abdominal pain can be caused by many things such as ulcers, appendicitis, gallbladder disease, kidney stones, or bladder infections. Most of the time this kind of pain is caused by gas, constipation, indigestion, or other causes that are not life-threatening. This pamphlet provides instructions for when the doctor’s examination and test results suggest there is nothing seriously wrong. Symptoms that need immediate medical attention are given.
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Corporate Author
Capital Health (N.S.). Emergency Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Capital Health
Date of Publication
2014
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Abdominal Pain - prevention & control
Other Subjects
Abdominal pain
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
Abdominal pain can be caused by many things such as ulcers, appendicitis, gallbladder disease, kidney stones, or bladder infections. Most of the time this kind of pain is caused by gas, constipation, indigestion, or other causes that are not life-threatening. This pamphlet provides instructions for when the doctor’s examination and test results suggest there is nothing seriously wrong. Symptoms that need immediate medical attention are given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
0119

Addictions community-based services : Central Zone (Halifax, Eastern Shore, and West Hants)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions. Central Zone (Halifax, Eastern Shore, and West Hants). Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2017.
Pamphlet Number
1753
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Addiction community-based services are available for people who are having problems with reducing or stopping their use of alcohol, tobacco, drugs and/or gambling, and their families. This pamphlet describes the community- based services that are available, including individual treatment, group treatment, skill based workshops and two week treatment programs. Womens' only programming for people who identify as women is also available. Information on how to access the programs and other communit…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions. Central Zone (Halifax, Eastern Shore, and West Hants)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2017
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Behavior, Addictive - therapy
Community health services
Other Subjects
Behavior therapy
Community health services
Compulsive behavior
Specialty
Psychiatry
Abstract
Addiction community-based services are available for people who are having problems with reducing or stopping their use of alcohol, tobacco, drugs and/or gambling, and their families. This pamphlet describes the community- based services that are available, including individual treatment, group treatment, skill based workshops and two week treatment programs. Womens' only programming for people who identify as women is also available. Information on how to access the programs and other community-based services is provided.
Responsibility
Mental Health and Addictions
Pamphlet Number
1753
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. General Surgery Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0168
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The appendix is a small tube-like organ that is attached to your intestine (bowel). An inflamed or infected appendix is called appendicitis. If not treated, the inflamed or infected appendix can burst and cause a serious infection in the lining of the abdomen (peritonitis). This pamphlet explains what will happen to you after surgery and how you can take part in your care. Topics are: controlling discomfort, care of your incision, healthy eating, activity (returning to work, driving, sex), and …
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. General Surgery Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Appendectomy
Appendicitis
Appendix - surgery
Other Subjects
Appendectomy
Appendicitis
Appendix (Anatomy)--Surgery
Abstract
The appendix is a small tube-like organ that is attached to your intestine (bowel). An inflamed or infected appendix is called appendicitis. If not treated, the inflamed or infected appendix can burst and cause a serious infection in the lining of the abdomen (peritonitis). This pamphlet explains what will happen to you after surgery and how you can take part in your care. Topics are: controlling discomfort, care of your incision, healthy eating, activity (returning to work, driving, sex), and follow-up care. Symptoms that require immediate medical attention are noted.
Responsibility
Reviewed by: Division of General Surgery
Pamphlet Number
0168

Fall prevention checklist

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. NSHA Provincial Falls Prevention Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2016.
Pamphlet Number
1649
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Ask a family member or friend to help you work through this list and check off all the ways you can make your home safe and help prevent falls.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. NSHA Provincial Falls Prevention Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2016
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Accidental Falls - prevention & control
Other Subjects
Falls (Accidents) in old age--Prevention
Specialty
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Abstract
Ask a family member or friend to help you work through this list and check off all the ways you can make your home safe and help prevent falls.
Responsibility
NSHA Provincial Falls Prevention Program
Pamphlet Number
1649

Why we screen for antibiotic-resistant organisms (AROs)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2017.
Pamphlet Number
1765
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Bacteria sometimes develop the ability to no longer be destroyed by antibiotics. When this happens, the bacteria (organisms) are called “resistant” to antibiotics, and known as antibiotic-resistant organisms (AROs). This pamphlet explains how AROs are spread, screening for AROs and why we screen for AROs. The French version of this pamphlet 1859, "Pourquoi faisons-nous le dépistage des organismes antibiorésistants (OA)", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control
Alternate Title
Why we screen for antibiotic resistant organisms (AROs)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2017
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Drug Resistance, Bacterial
Other Subjects
Drug resistance in microorganisms
Specialty
Infectious diseases
Abstract
Bacteria sometimes develop the ability to no longer be destroyed by antibiotics. When this happens, the bacteria (organisms) are called “resistant” to antibiotics, and known as antibiotic-resistant organisms (AROs). This pamphlet explains how AROs are spread, screening for AROs and why we screen for AROs. The French version of this pamphlet 1859, "Pourquoi faisons-nous le dépistage des organismes antibiorésistants (OA)", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control, NSHA
Pamphlet Number
1765
Capital Health (N.S.). Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Capital Health , 2014.
Pamphlet Number
0692
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Bowel function is defined. Some common causes of constipation are provided. Tips to avoid constipation are given. Symptoms that require immediate medical attention are provided.
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Corporate Author
Capital Health (N.S.). Emergency Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Capital Health
Date of Publication
2014
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Constipation - prevention & control
Other Subjects
Constipation
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
Bowel function is defined. Some common causes of constipation are provided. Tips to avoid constipation are given. Symptoms that require immediate medical attention are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
0692

Brugada syndrome

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Inherited Heart Disease Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2017.
Pamphlet Number
1773
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Brugada syndrome is a rare inherited heart condition associated with an ECG pattern called a Brugada sign. The pamphlet provides the causes, symptoms, diagnostic tests, treatments and some general activity guidelines. Websites for further information are also listed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Inherited Heart Disease Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2017
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Brugada Syndrome
Heart Defects, Congenital
Other Subjects
Brugada syndrome
Congenital heart disease
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
Brugada syndrome is a rare inherited heart condition associated with an ECG pattern called a Brugada sign. The pamphlet provides the causes, symptoms, diagnostic tests, treatments and some general activity guidelines. Websites for further information are also listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Inherited Heart Disease Clinic, QEII, Halifax
Pamphlet Number
1773

Brushing and flossing

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Public Health. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1865
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Brushing your teeth prevents tooth decay by removing the plaque that forms on your teeth each day. Plaque is a thin, hard-to-see layer of germs that covers the teeth and gums. This pamphlet describes when to brush your teeth and when to floss, general brushing and flossing advice, and how to help children brush and floss. The French version of this pamphlet 1879, "Brosse à dents et fil dentaire," is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Public Health
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (2 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Toothbrushing
Other Subjects
Mouth--Care and hygiene
Abstract
Brushing your teeth prevents tooth decay by removing the plaque that forms on your teeth each day. Plaque is a thin, hard-to-see layer of germs that covers the teeth and gums. This pamphlet describes when to brush your teeth and when to floss, general brushing and flossing advice, and how to help children brush and floss. The French version of this pamphlet 1879, "Brosse à dents et fil dentaire," is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Public Health
Pamphlet Number
1865

Calcium channel blockers

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pharmacy Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0295
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Calcium channel blockers are used to treat chest pain and to control high blood pressure. A list of brand names is given. This pamphlet explains how to take calcium channel blockers, drugs and foods to avoid, warnings, possible side effects, and symptoms that you should mention to your doctor, nurse practitioner, or pharmacist.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pharmacy Department
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Calcium Channel Blockers
Chest Pain
Hypertension
Other Subjects
Calcium--Antagonists
Chest pain
Hypertension
Abstract
Calcium channel blockers are used to treat chest pain and to control high blood pressure. A list of brand names is given. This pamphlet explains how to take calcium channel blockers, drugs and foods to avoid, warnings, possible side effects, and symptoms that you should mention to your doctor, nurse practitioner, or pharmacist.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Department
Pamphlet Number
0295

Capsule endoscopy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Endoscopy Unit Staff. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1300
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Capsule endoscopy is an exam of the digestive tract that involves swallowing a capsule containing a camera and light. How to prepare for the test, as well as what to expect during and after the test are reviewed. Common risks of the test are also provided. The French version of this pamphlet 1854, "Endoscopie par capsule", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Endoscopy Unit Staff
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Capsule Endoscopes
Diagnostic Techniques, Digestive System
Postoperative Care
Preoperative Care
Other Subjects
Capsule endoscopy
Digestive organs--Diseases--Diagnosis
Postoperative care
Preoperative care
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Abstract
Capsule endoscopy is an exam of the digestive tract that involves swallowing a capsule containing a camera and light. How to prepare for the test, as well as what to expect during and after the test are reviewed. Common risks of the test are also provided. The French version of this pamphlet 1854, "Endoscopie par capsule", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Endoscopy Unit Staff, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1300

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