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Reading food labels for a low iodine diet

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Metabolism and Endocrinology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1955
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This pamphlet explains how to get ready for a radioiodine scan or treatment by following a low iodine diet. It is important to follow a low iodine diet so that your thyroid cells will not have much iodine in them. Then, when you are given iodine for your radioiodine scan or treatment, it will go straight to your thyroid cells. Knowing which foods have iodine in them and how to read food labels to find sources of iodine can help you to follow a low iodine diet. This pamphlet explains how a radio…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Metabolism and Endocrinology
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
iodine
Food Labeling
Subjects (LCSH)
Iodine
Food--Labeling
Abstract
This pamphlet explains how to get ready for a radioiodine scan or treatment by following a low iodine diet. It is important to follow a low iodine diet so that your thyroid cells will not have much iodine in them. Then, when you are given iodine for your radioiodine scan or treatment, it will go straight to your thyroid cells. Knowing which foods have iodine in them and how to read food labels to find sources of iodine can help you to follow a low iodine diet. This pamphlet explains how a radioiodine scan is done, how radioiodine treatment is done, how to read a food label, and what foods and ingredients you should avoid. Websites for further info are also given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Department of Metabolism and Endocrinology
Pamphlet Number
1955
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Taking your medicines when you are sick: a guide for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. NSHA Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1340
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This pamphlet lists medications to avoid when you are sick while managing chronic kidney disease. The pamphlet includes instructions for what to do if you are throwing up or have diarrhea, what to do if you are diabetic, as well as what to do if you are unsure whether to take a certain medication. It also gives a page for writing a sick day plan.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. NSHA Renal Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Kidney Diseases - drug therapy
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Chronic renal failure
Kidneys--Diseases
Abstract
This pamphlet lists medications to avoid when you are sick while managing chronic kidney disease. The pamphlet includes instructions for what to do if you are throwing up or have diarrhea, what to do if you are diabetic, as well as what to do if you are unsure whether to take a certain medication. It also gives a page for writing a sick day plan.
Notes
Previous title: Taking your Medicines when you are Ill - A Guide for Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSHA Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1340
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Enhancing your recovery after cardiac surgery : steps you can take to get better sooner

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Maritime Heart Center. ERAS Team. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1968
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After cardiac surgery, there are lots of things you can do to speed up your recovery such as: being as fit as possible before your surgery, lowering the stress of surgery on your body, and getting up and moving soon after your surgery. This pamphlet explains how to do these things. Topics include: eating well, staying active, doing your exercises, practicing post-surgery restrictions, getting ready for surgery, steps to help your recovery while in hospital, and what to expect after you leave th…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Maritime Heart Center. ERAS Team
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (22 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular Diseases - surgery
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiovascular system--Surgery
Postoperative care
Abstract
After cardiac surgery, there are lots of things you can do to speed up your recovery such as: being as fit as possible before your surgery, lowering the stress of surgery on your body, and getting up and moving soon after your surgery. This pamphlet explains how to do these things. Topics include: eating well, staying active, doing your exercises, practicing post-surgery restrictions, getting ready for surgery, steps to help your recovery while in hospital, and what to expect after you leave the hospital. A diary is given to help you keep track of your recovery goals. A feedback form is also listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: ERAS Team
Pamphlet Number
1968
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0112
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Depo-Provera is an injectable (given by needle) form of hormones similar to the natural progesterone made by your ovaries each month. It is used to prevent pregnancy. This pamphlet explains how Depo-Provera works, how well it works, how to get it, when it starts working, pros and cons, who should not take it, and certain things to remember when taking it. Depo-Provera will not protect you against sexually transmitted infections (STIs). A list of resources is provided if you have any questions. …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Medroxyprogesterone Acetate
Contraception - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Medroxyprogesterone
Contraception
Abstract
Depo-Provera is an injectable (given by needle) form of hormones similar to the natural progesterone made by your ovaries each month. It is used to prevent pregnancy. This pamphlet explains how Depo-Provera works, how well it works, how to get it, when it starts working, pros and cons, who should not take it, and certain things to remember when taking it. Depo-Provera will not protect you against sexually transmitted infections (STIs). A list of resources is provided if you have any questions. The French version of this pamphlet 2016, "Depo-Provera", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic
Pamphlet Number
0112
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Birth control pills

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0171
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Birth control pills work to prevent pregnancy by stopping you from ovulating, thickening the mucus made by your cervix, and changing the lining of your uterus. This pamphlet explains how well the pill works, when it starts working, pros and cons, how to take it, what can change how well it works, instructions for missed pills, and possible side effects (as well as serious ones to be aware of). The pill is not prescribed to women over 35 who smoke due to the risks involved. The pill will not pro…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic
Alternate Title
The pill
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Ovulation Inhibition
Contraception - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Oral contraceptives
Contraception
Abstract
Birth control pills work to prevent pregnancy by stopping you from ovulating, thickening the mucus made by your cervix, and changing the lining of your uterus. This pamphlet explains how well the pill works, when it starts working, pros and cons, how to take it, what can change how well it works, instructions for missed pills, and possible side effects (as well as serious ones to be aware of). The pill is not prescribed to women over 35 who smoke due to the risks involved. The pill will not protect you against sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The French version of this pamphlet 2027, "La pilule contraceptive", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic
Pamphlet Number
0171
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Birth control patch

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0255
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The birth control patch is a patch that you place on your skin once a week. It has 2 hormones, estrogen and progesterone, which are absorbed (taken in) through the skin. It is used to prevent pregnancy. This pamphlet explains how the patch works, how well it works, pros and cons, possible side effects (as well as serious ones to be aware of), who should not use it, how to use it, and where to put it on your body. Instructions for what to do if you forget to start or change a patch, or if it fal…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Transdermal Patch
Ovulation Inhibition
Contraception - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Transdermal medication
Contraception
Abstract
The birth control patch is a patch that you place on your skin once a week. It has 2 hormones, estrogen and progesterone, which are absorbed (taken in) through the skin. It is used to prevent pregnancy. This pamphlet explains how the patch works, how well it works, pros and cons, possible side effects (as well as serious ones to be aware of), who should not use it, how to use it, and where to put it on your body. Instructions for what to do if you forget to start or change a patch, or if it falls off (partly or completely) is given. A list of what can make it less effective is provided. The patch is not prescribed to women over 35 who smoke due to the risks involved. The patch will not protect you against sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The French version of this pamphlet 2026, "Le timbre contraceptif", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic
Pamphlet Number
0255
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Imagerie par résonance magnétique (IRM)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1960
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IRM est l’abréviation d’imagerie par résonance magnétique. L’appareil d’IRM utilise un puissant aimant, des ondes radioélectriques et un ordinateur. Il n’utilise pas de radiation ou de rayons X. L’appareil d’IRM prend des images détaillées qui permettent de voir les tissus de votre corps qui sont en santé et ceux qui ne le sont pas. Ces images aident votre médecin à diagnostiquer différents problèmes de santé. L’IRM n’est pas douloureuse. La présente ressource explique la durée de l’IRM, la faç…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diagnostic Imaging
Alternate Title
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Radiology
Subjects (LCSH)
Magnetic resonance imaging
Abstract
IRM est l’abréviation d’imagerie par résonance magnétique. L’appareil d’IRM utilise un puissant aimant, des ondes radioélectriques et un ordinateur. Il n’utilise pas de radiation ou de rayons X. L’appareil d’IRM prend des images détaillées qui permettent de voir les tissus de votre corps qui sont en santé et ceux qui ne le sont pas. Ces images aident votre médecin à diagnostiquer différents problèmes de santé. L’IRM n’est pas douloureuse. La présente ressource explique la durée de l’IRM, la façon de s’y préparer, quoi apporter et ce qui se passe pendant et après l’IRM. Des directives particulières sont fournies pour les enfants et les femmes enceintes. On y fournit aussi une liste des particularités dont il faut informer le technologue (comme si vous avez un stimulateur cardiaque, un défibrillateur interne, des agrafes pour anévrisme, etc.)
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0456, “Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)”. MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. An MRI machine uses a powerful magnet, radio waves, and a computer. It does not use radiation or X-rays. The MRI machine takes detailed images that show healthy and unhealthy tissues in your body. These images will help your doctor diagnose various conditions. An MRI is painless. This pamphlet explains how long an MRI takes, how to get ready, what to bring, and what will happen during and after the MRI. It gives special guidelines for children and pregnant patients. A list of special considerations to tell your technologist about (such as if you have a pacemaker or implanted difibrillator, aneurysm clips, etc.) is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Department of Diagnostic Imaging
Pamphlet Number
1960
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Surveillance de la glycémie chez les nouveau-nés

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Maternal Child Provincial Policy Working Group. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1966
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Le glucose est un type de sucre. Il est la plus importante source d’énergie de votre bébé. La présente ressource répond aux questions fréquemment posées sur la surveillance de la glycémie (taux de glucose dans le sang) chez les bébés. Elle explique quels bébés ont besoin de cette surveillance et la façon dont les vérifications sont effectuées. Les taux normaux de glucose dans le sang sont précisés. Vous trouverez aussi de l’information sur la prévention et le traitement des faibles taux de gluc…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Maternal Child Provincial Policy Working Group
Alternate Title
Checking blood glucose of newborn babies
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neonatal Screening
Blood Glucose
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood sugar
Newborn infants--Nutrition
Abstract
Le glucose est un type de sucre. Il est la plus importante source d’énergie de votre bébé. La présente ressource répond aux questions fréquemment posées sur la surveillance de la glycémie (taux de glucose dans le sang) chez les bébés. Elle explique quels bébés ont besoin de cette surveillance et la façon dont les vérifications sont effectuées. Les taux normaux de glucose dans le sang sont précisés. Vous trouverez aussi de l’information sur la prévention et le traitement des faibles taux de glucose dans le sang.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1934, “Checking Blood Glucose of Newborn Babies”. Glucose is a type of sugar. It is your baby's most important source of energy. This pamphlet answers frequently asked questions you may have about your baby's blood glucose checks. It explains which babies need these checks and how checks are done. Normal blood glucose levels are listed. This pamphlet also gives information on preventing and treating low blood glucose levels.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Maternal Child Provincial Policy Working Group
Pamphlet Number
1966
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1105
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Un examen par ultrasons est un examen sans douleur et sans danger utilisé pour voir les organes à l’intérieur du corps. On parle aussi de sonogramme. Un examen par ultrasons utilise des ondes sonores à haute fréquence qui sont inaudibles. La façon de se préparer à un tel examen varie selon l’organe ou la partie du corps à examiner. Le texte porte sur la façon dont fonctionnent les ultrasons, la préparation à l’examen, l’endroit où il aura lieu, qui fera passer l’examen ainsi que le déroulement …
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diagnostic Imaging
Alternate Title
Diagnostic ultrasound
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diagnostic Tests, Routine
Ultrasonography
Subjects (LCSH)
Diagnostic ultrasonic imaging
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Abstract
Un examen par ultrasons est un examen sans douleur et sans danger utilisé pour voir les organes à l’intérieur du corps. On parle aussi de sonogramme. Un examen par ultrasons utilise des ondes sonores à haute fréquence qui sont inaudibles. La façon de se préparer à un tel examen varie selon l’organe ou la partie du corps à examiner. Le texte porte sur la façon dont fonctionnent les ultrasons, la préparation à l’examen, l’endroit où il aura lieu, qui fera passer l’examen ainsi que le déroulement et la durée de l’examen.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0068 “Diagnostic Ultrasound". An ultrasound is a safe, painless test used to view the organs inside your body. It is also called a sonogram. An ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves that cannot be heard. The preparation for this test depends on which organ or area of your body is to be studied. Topics include: how an ultrasound works, how to get ready for the test, where it is done, who will do the test, what will happen, and how long it will take.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging
Pamphlet Number
1105
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Kidney Health Clinic : Yarmouth kidney care services

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital, Kidney Health Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1991
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The Kidney Health Clinic is for patients diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). CKD means having kidney damage or a lower level of kidney function for 3 months or more. The goal of the Kidney Clinic is to stop or slow down the progression of kidney disease. This pamphlet lists the team members you will meet at the clinic and what to expect when you come to the clinic. Contact information is also provided.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital, Kidney Health Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Kidney Diseases - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Kidneys--Diseases--Treatment
Abstract
The Kidney Health Clinic is for patients diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). CKD means having kidney damage or a lower level of kidney function for 3 months or more. The goal of the Kidney Clinic is to stop or slow down the progression of kidney disease. This pamphlet lists the team members you will meet at the clinic and what to expect when you come to the clinic. Contact information is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Kidney Health Clinic, Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
1991
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Questions about using cannabis in the hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Staff. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2000
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NSHA facilities are smoke-free, vape-free, and scent-free. Because NSHA is smoke-free, vape-free, and scent-free, only cannabis oil or capsules can be used in the hospital. This pamphlet provides information about using cannabis while in the hospital, as well as why it is important to tell your health care providers if you are using cannabis for any reason. The French version of this pamphlet 2077, "Questions sur l’utilisation du cannabis à l’hôpital", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Staff
Alternate Title
Questions about using marijuana in the hospital
Questions about using marihuana in the hospital
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cannabis
Medical Marijuana
Subjects (LCSH)
Cannabis
Marijuana--Therapeutic use
Abstract
NSHA facilities are smoke-free, vape-free, and scent-free. Because NSHA is smoke-free, vape-free, and scent-free, only cannabis oil or capsules can be used in the hospital. This pamphlet provides information about using cannabis while in the hospital, as well as why it is important to tell your health care providers if you are using cannabis for any reason. The French version of this pamphlet 2077, "Questions sur l’utilisation du cannabis à l’hôpital", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSHA staff
Pamphlet Number
2000
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Copper intrauterine devices (IUDs)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0014
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A copper intrauterine device (IUD) is a small device made of flexible plastic with copper that is placed inside the uterus by a primary health care provider (family doctor or nurse practitioner). It is used to prevent pregnancy. This pamphlet explains how a copper IUD works, the pros and cons of a copper IUD, what will happen when the IUD is inserted, movement or loss of the IUD, and IUD removal. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention is also provided. The French version of…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Intrauterine Devices
Contraception - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Intrauterine contraceptives
Birth control
Abstract
A copper intrauterine device (IUD) is a small device made of flexible plastic with copper that is placed inside the uterus by a primary health care provider (family doctor or nurse practitioner). It is used to prevent pregnancy. This pamphlet explains how a copper IUD works, the pros and cons of a copper IUD, what will happen when the IUD is inserted, movement or loss of the IUD, and IUD removal. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention is also provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2021, "Dispositif intra-utérin en cuivre (DIU)", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic
Pamphlet Number
0014
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Hormonal (levonorgestrel) intrauterine devices (IUDs)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2006
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A hormonal intrauterine device (IUD) is a small device made of flexible plastic with a hormone called levonorgestrel that is placed inside the uterus by a primary health care provider (family doctor or nurse practitioner). It is used to prevent pregnancy. This pamphlet explains how a hormonal IUD works, the pros and cons of a hormonal IUD, what will happen when the IUD is inserted, movement or loss of the IUD, and IUD removal. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention is also …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Intrauterine Devices
Contraception - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Intrauterine contraceptives
Contraception
Abstract
A hormonal intrauterine device (IUD) is a small device made of flexible plastic with a hormone called levonorgestrel that is placed inside the uterus by a primary health care provider (family doctor or nurse practitioner). It is used to prevent pregnancy. This pamphlet explains how a hormonal IUD works, the pros and cons of a hormonal IUD, what will happen when the IUD is inserted, movement or loss of the IUD, and IUD removal. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention is also provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2019, "Dispositif hormonal intra-utérin (avec lévonorgestrel) (DIU)", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic
Pamphlet Number
2006
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Surrogacy arrangements : frequently asked questions

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Maternal Child Provincial Policy Working Group. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2008
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This handout covers common questions about surrogacy arrangements during your hospital stay for labour and delivery. Information includes how the surrogate birth mother can get ready for labour and delivery, what will happen after the baby is born, what forms will need to be signed after the baby's birth, who will make decisions for the baby, and how the baby will be registered. Information about what will happen after the forms are completed is also included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Maternal Child Provincial Policy Working Group
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Surrogate Mothers
Parents
Subjects (LCSH)
Surrogate mothers
Parents
Abstract
This handout covers common questions about surrogacy arrangements during your hospital stay for labour and delivery. Information includes how the surrogate birth mother can get ready for labour and delivery, what will happen after the baby is born, what forms will need to be signed after the baby's birth, who will make decisions for the baby, and how the baby will be registered. Information about what will happen after the forms are completed is also included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Maternal Child Provincial Policy Working Group
Pamphlet Number
2008
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Managing surgical pain with nerve blocks

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Pain Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1377
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A nerve block sends local anesthetic (numbing medicine) through a small needle to a spot near your nerves. In this guide, you will learn about: why nerve blocks are used, when they are given, how they are done, how well they work, how they will help you after surgery, side effects, how long it will take, why you will be awake while it is given, activities to avoid after, and symptoms that require immediate medical attention. The French version of this pamphlet 2103, "Anesthésie par bloc nerveux…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Pain Service
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Nerve Block
Pain Management
Subjects (LCSH)
Nerve block
Pain--Treatment
Abstract
A nerve block sends local anesthetic (numbing medicine) through a small needle to a spot near your nerves. In this guide, you will learn about: why nerve blocks are used, when they are given, how they are done, how well they work, how they will help you after surgery, side effects, how long it will take, why you will be awake while it is given, activities to avoid after, and symptoms that require immediate medical attention. The French version of this pamphlet 2103, "Anesthésie par bloc nerveux pour supprimer la douleur pendant l’opération", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acute Pain Service
Pamphlet Number
1377
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Stillbirth : Yarmouth Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Women and Children's Health Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2010
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A stillbirth is when a baby dies after the 20th week of pregnancy, during pregnancy, labour, or birth. There is no way to predict that this will happen. In Nova Scotia, there are about 6 stillbirths each month. You are not alone. This pamphlet answers some common questions you may have and suggests ways to help you cope with your loss. A list of books about stillbirth and losing a child is given. If you wish to seek support in your community, contact information for a local support group is als…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Women and Children's Health Unit
Alternate Title
Pregnancy loss
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (2 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Stillbirth
Subjects (LCSH)
Stillbirth
Abstract
A stillbirth is when a baby dies after the 20th week of pregnancy, during pregnancy, labour, or birth. There is no way to predict that this will happen. In Nova Scotia, there are about 6 stillbirths each month. You are not alone. This pamphlet answers some common questions you may have and suggests ways to help you cope with your loss. A list of books about stillbirth and losing a child is given. If you wish to seek support in your community, contact information for a local support group is also listed.
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Prepared by: Women and Children’s Health Unit, Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2010
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Preventing and managing constipation in chronic kidney disease (not for dialysis patients)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Kidney Health Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2011
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This pamphlet provides tips on preventing and managing constipation in chronic kidney disease. This pamphlet is not for dialysis patients. Information includes best choices for high-fibre foods, recommended fibre supplements, and stool softeners and laxatives. The Bristol Stool Chart is also included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Kidney Health Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Kidney Diseases
Constipation - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Kidney disease
Constipation
Abstract
This pamphlet provides tips on preventing and managing constipation in chronic kidney disease. This pamphlet is not for dialysis patients. Information includes best choices for high-fibre foods, recommended fibre supplements, and stool softeners and laxatives. The Bristol Stool Chart is also included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Kidney Health Services, Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2011
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Non-surgical (percutaneous) peritoneal dialysis catheter insertion

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. NSHA Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2015
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This pamphlet reviews important instructions about how to get ready for your procedure and what to do on the day of your procedure. If you do not follow these instructions, your procedure may be cancelled. Info on how to keep your bowels regular are also included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. NSHA Renal Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Peritoneal Dialysis
Kidney Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Peritoneal access
Peritoneal dialysis
Abstract
This pamphlet reviews important instructions about how to get ready for your procedure and what to do on the day of your procedure. If you do not follow these instructions, your procedure may be cancelled. Info on how to keep your bowels regular are also included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSHA Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
2015
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Dispositif hormonal intra-utérin (avec lévonorgestrel)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2019
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Un dispositif hormonal intra-utérin (DIU avec lévonorgestrel) est un petit dispositif composé d’une matière plastique souple et d’une hormone appelée lévonorgestrel, qui est inséré dans l’utérus par un fournisseur de soins de santé primaires (médecin de famille ou infirmière praticienne). Il sert à prévenir les grossesses. Le dépliant explique comment fonctionne le DIU avec lévonorgestrel, quels sont ses avantages et ses inconvénients et ce qui se passe quand il est inséré dans l’utérus, de mêm…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic
Alternate Title
Hormonal (levonorgestrel) intrauterine devices (IUDs)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Intrauterine Devices
Contraception - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Intrauterine contraceptives
Contraception
Abstract
Un dispositif hormonal intra-utérin (DIU avec lévonorgestrel) est un petit dispositif composé d’une matière plastique souple et d’une hormone appelée lévonorgestrel, qui est inséré dans l’utérus par un fournisseur de soins de santé primaires (médecin de famille ou infirmière praticienne). Il sert à prévenir les grossesses. Le dépliant explique comment fonctionne le DIU avec lévonorgestrel, quels sont ses avantages et ses inconvénients et ce qui se passe quand il est inséré dans l’utérus, de même que le déplacement, la perte et le retrait du DIU avec lévonorgestrel. Le dépliant liste aussi les symptômes qui requièrent immédiatement des soins médicaux.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 2006, "Hormonal (levonorgestrel) Intrauterine Devices (IUDs)". A hormonal intrauterine device (IUD) is a small device made of flexible plastic with a hormone called levonorgestrel that is placed inside the uterus by a primary health care provider (family doctor or nurse practitioner). It is used to prevent pregnancy. This pamphlet explains how a hormonal IUD works, the pros and cons of a hormonal IUD, what will happen when the IUD is inserted, movement or loss of the IUD, and IUD removal. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic
Pamphlet Number
2019
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Dispositif intra-utérin en cuivre (DIU)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2021
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Un dispositif intra-utérin en cuivre (DIU) est un petit dispositif composé de cuivre et d’une matière plastique souple qui est inséré dans l’utérus par un fournisseur de soins de santé primaires (médecin de famille ou infirmière praticienne). Il sert à prévenir les grossesses. Le dépliant explique comment fonctionne le DIU en cuivre, quels sont ses avantages et ses inconvénients et ce qui se passe quand il est inséré dans l’utérus, de même que le déplacement, la perte et le retrait du DIU. Le …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic
Alternate Title
Copper intrauterine devices (IUDs)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Intrauterine Devices
Contraception - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Intrauterine contraceptives
Contraception
Abstract
Un dispositif intra-utérin en cuivre (DIU) est un petit dispositif composé de cuivre et d’une matière plastique souple qui est inséré dans l’utérus par un fournisseur de soins de santé primaires (médecin de famille ou infirmière praticienne). Il sert à prévenir les grossesses. Le dépliant explique comment fonctionne le DIU en cuivre, quels sont ses avantages et ses inconvénients et ce qui se passe quand il est inséré dans l’utérus, de même que le déplacement, la perte et le retrait du DIU. Le dépliant liste aussi les symptômes qui requièrent immédiatement des soins médicaux.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0014, "Copper Intrauterine Devices (IUDs)". A copper intrauterine device (IUD) is a small device made of flexible plastic with copper that is placed inside the uterus by a primary health care provider (family doctor or nurse practitioner). It is used to prevent pregnancy. This pamphlet explains how a copper IUD works, the pros and cons of a copper IUD, what will happen when the IUD is inserted, movement or loss of the IUD, and IUD removal. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic
Pamphlet Number
2021
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