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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

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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Corporate Author
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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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
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pharmacy Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0252
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Digoxin is a medication used to treat heart failure and certain types of irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias). Toloxin® is the brand name of digoxin. This pamphlet explains how to take digoxin, 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)
Atrial Fibrillation
Digoxin
Heart Failure
Other Subjects
Atrial fibrillation
Digoxin
Heart failure
Abstract
Digoxin is a medication used to treat heart failure and certain types of irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias). Toloxin® is the brand name of digoxin. This pamphlet explains how to take digoxin, 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
0252

Stages of frailty

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Frailty Strategy Staff. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1644
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Frailty begins when the health issues a person experiences over their lifetime start to have an effect on their overall health or their independence with doing everyday activities. A table with frailty levels and the behaviours associated with each level are outlined.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Frailty Strategy Staff
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)
Frail Elderly
Other Subjects
Frail elderly
Abstract
Frailty begins when the health issues a person experiences over their lifetime start to have an effect on their overall health or their independence with doing everyday activities. A table with frailty levels and the behaviours associated with each level are outlined.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Frailty Strategy staff
Pamphlet Number
1644

Understanding frailty

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Frailty Strategy Staff. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1645
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Frailty is a life stage. It begins when the health issues a person experiences over their lifetime start to have an effect on their overall health or their independence with doing everyday activities. Frailty may be observed as changes with memory/thinking, difficulties getting around, or increased medical problems. Topics include: frailty and age, supporting persons experiencing frailty, why it is important for you and your family to know about frailty, and why it is important that your health…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Frailty Strategy Staff
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)
Frail Elderly
Other Subjects
Frail elderly
Abstract
Frailty is a life stage. It begins when the health issues a person experiences over their lifetime start to have an effect on their overall health or their independence with doing everyday activities. Frailty may be observed as changes with memory/thinking, difficulties getting around, or increased medical problems. Topics include: frailty and age, supporting persons experiencing frailty, why it is important for you and your family to know about frailty, and why it is important that your health care providers know about frailty. Identifying frailty and what that involves is also outlined. Information is provided for how to find out more about the Frailty Strategy in Nova Scotia.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Frailty Strategy staff
Pamphlet Number
1645

Gastroscopy : VG site

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0040
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A gastroscopy is an exam of the esophagus (throat), stomach, and duodenum (the first part of the small bowel). We have described getting ready for the test, how it is done, care after the test, and possible complications. If sedation is given, you must not do certain activities for 24 hours after the test. The French version of this pamphlet 1504, "Gastroscopie", is also available. The Arabic version of this pamphlet, 1477, is also available.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit
Alternate Title
Gastroscopy : Victoria General site
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Gastrointestinal Diseases - diagnosis
Gastroscopy
Other Subjects
Gastrointestinal system--Diseases--Diagnosis
Gastroscopy
Abstract
A gastroscopy is an exam of the esophagus (throat), stomach, and duodenum (the first part of the small bowel). We have described getting ready for the test, how it is done, care after the test, and possible complications. If sedation is given, you must not do certain activities for 24 hours after the test. The French version of this pamphlet 1504, "Gastroscopie", is also available. The Arabic version of this pamphlet, 1477, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: GI Unit, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0040

Social connections

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Frailty Strategy Staff. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1637
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How we spend our time and who we spend our time with plays an important role in our health. Staying socially connected can lower your risk for certain issues. Factors that affect feeling social connection are outlined. Benefits of staying connected are given as well as ideas for what you can do to stay socially connected in your community.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Frailty Strategy Staff
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Frail Elderly
Social Isolation
Other Subjects
Frail elderly
Social isolation
Abstract
How we spend our time and who we spend our time with plays an important role in our health. Staying socially connected can lower your risk for certain issues. Factors that affect feeling social connection are outlined. Benefits of staying connected are given as well as ideas for what you can do to stay socially connected in your community.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Frailty Strategy staff
Pamphlet Number
1637

Venofer® iron sucrose injection

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital, Ambulatory Care (ABC). Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1876
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If your body is not getting enough oxygen because you don’t have enough iron, you may feel tired or short of breath. This is called anemia. Iron sucrose (Venofer®) is an injectable form of iron that helps your body make hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is found in your red blood cells. When there is not enough iron, red blood cells don’t have enough hemoglobin to carry oxygen throughout your body. This pamphlet explains how to take Venofer®, side effects, and signs of an allergic reaction.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital, Ambulatory Care (ABC)
Alternate Title
Venofer iron sucrose injection
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Anemia - drug therapy
Iron - therapeutic use
Other Subjects
Anemia
Iron
Abstract
If your body is not getting enough oxygen because you don’t have enough iron, you may feel tired or short of breath. This is called anemia. Iron sucrose (Venofer®) is an injectable form of iron that helps your body make hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is found in your red blood cells. When there is not enough iron, red blood cells don’t have enough hemoglobin to carry oxygen throughout your body. This pamphlet explains how to take Venofer®, side effects, and signs of an allergic reaction.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Yarmouth Regional Hospital, Ambulatory Care (ABC) staff
Pamphlet Number
1876

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