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High blood pressure (hypertension)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Hypertension Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0715
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Your heart pumps blood around your body through blood vessels called arteries. Blood pressure is the force of blood on the walls of your arteries as it moves. This pamphlet explains what high blood pressure is, how it is is measured, and treatment.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Hypertension Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hypertension
Blood pressure
Subjects (LCSH)
Hypertension
Blood pressure
Abstract
Your heart pumps blood around your body through blood vessels called arteries. Blood pressure is the force of blood on the walls of your arteries as it moves. This pamphlet explains what high blood pressure is, how it is is measured, and treatment.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Hypertension Clinic, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0715
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Gynecology-Oncology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0417
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A vulvectomy is surgery to remove part of the vulva. The vulva is the fatty folds around the openings to your vagina and bladder. The two types of surgery for the vulva are outlined. What to expect before and after surgery are discussed. Topics in this pamphlet also include breathing, pain, activity, food, blood clots, swelling, care of your incision(s), care at home, sex, and resources. Symptoms that need medical attention right away are listed.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Gynecology-Oncology
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Vulva - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Vulvectomy
Abstract
A vulvectomy is surgery to remove part of the vulva. The vulva is the fatty folds around the openings to your vagina and bladder. The two types of surgery for the vulva are outlined. What to expect before and after surgery are discussed. Topics in this pamphlet also include breathing, pain, activity, food, blood clots, swelling, care of your incision(s), care at home, sex, and resources. Symptoms that need medical attention right away are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Division of Gynecologic Oncology
Pamphlet Number
0417
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Lichen sclerosus

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Colposcopy Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1529
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Lichen sclerosus is a life-long condition that creates patchy white areas of the skin. It may affect any part of the body, but it most often involves the skin of the vulva (opening to the vagina) and around the anus. This pamphlet explains the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, follow-up care, and contact information for the Colposcopy Clinic.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Colposcopy Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus
Skin Diseases, Papulosquamous
Subjects (LCSH)
Vulva--Diseases
Skin--Diseases
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
Lichen sclerosus is a life-long condition that creates patchy white areas of the skin. It may affect any part of the body, but it most often involves the skin of the vulva (opening to the vagina) and around the anus. This pamphlet explains the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, follow-up care, and contact information for the Colposcopy Clinic.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Colposcopy Clinic
Pamphlet Number
1529
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Need help filling your belly or cupboards? Yarmouth food supports

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital Diabetes Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2035
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This pamphlet lists food and transportation supports in Yarmouth. Services are listed in the following categories: I need groceries; I need a meal; I need help with buying food; and I need help with getting around. Contact information and a brief description of each service is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital Diabetes Centre
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Food
Transportation
Subjects (LCSH)
Food
Transportation
Specialty
Food and Nutrition
Abstract
This pamphlet lists food and transportation supports in Yarmouth. Services are listed in the following categories: I need groceries; I need a meal; I need help with buying food; and I need help with getting around. Contact information and a brief description of each service is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Yarmouth Regional Hospital Diabetes Centre
Pamphlet Number
2035
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After your epidural

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Acute Pain Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2265
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This pamphlet explains what to watch for at home after having an epidural (medication in the space around your spine) for pain relief. For 30 days (1 month) after your epidural is taken out, there is a small risk that you may develop an infection. This is very rare. A list of symptoms that require you to visit to an Emergency Department is given.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Acute Pain Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pain Management
Analgesia, Epidural
Subjects (LCSH)
Pain--Treatment
Analgesics
Specialty
Pain Management
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what to watch for at home after having an epidural (medication in the space around your spine) for pain relief. For 30 days (1 month) after your epidural is taken out, there is a small risk that you may develop an infection. This is very rare. A list of symptoms that require you to visit to an Emergency Department is given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acute Pain Services
Pamphlet Number
2265
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Sclerotherapy discharge instructions - Dr. MacKean

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Minor Procedures. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0206
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Your varicose veins have been injected with a special medication during a treatment called sclerotherapy. This medication causes a blockage in your varicose veins. This forces the blood to go around the blockage and travel through nearby healthier veins, increasing blood flow in your legs. This pamphlet gives specific directions to prevent blood clots from forming in your healthy veins. Mild side effects and a list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention are provided.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Minor Procedures
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)
Sclerotherapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Sclerotherapy
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
Your varicose veins have been injected with a special medication during a treatment called sclerotherapy. This medication causes a blockage in your varicose veins. This forces the blood to go around the blockage and travel through nearby healthier veins, increasing blood flow in your legs. This pamphlet gives specific directions to prevent blood clots from forming in your healthy veins. Mild side effects and a list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Minor Procedures & G. MacKean MD, QEII, Halifax
Pamphlet Number
0206
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Subdural hematoma

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Neurosurgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1156
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The brain is protected by a tough outer covering called the dura. Around the dura, there are many blood vessels that supply blood to the brain. If a blood vessel (usually a vein) is torn below the dura, blood collects between the dura and the brain. This is called a subdural hematoma. This pamphlet explains the different types of subdural hematomas, causes, symptoms, possible tests, treatment, surgery, what will happen after surgery, special situations, possible complications, discharge plannin…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Neurosurgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hematoma, Subdural
Subjects (LCSH)
Subdural hematoma
Specialty
Nervous System
Abstract
The brain is protected by a tough outer covering called the dura. Around the dura, there are many blood vessels that supply blood to the brain. If a blood vessel (usually a vein) is torn below the dura, blood collects between the dura and the brain. This is called a subdural hematoma. This pamphlet explains the different types of subdural hematomas, causes, symptoms, possible tests, treatment, surgery, what will happen after surgery, special situations, possible complications, discharge planning, and how you will know if the subdural hematoma comes back.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Neurosurgery, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1156
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Vulvar skin care tips

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Colposcopy Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1513
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The vulva (area around the vagina) can be very sensitive. If you have itching or irritation in this area, using certain soaps and creams can make it worse. This pamphlet gives ideas to help with symptoms and prevent further discomfort. Topics include what you can do to feel better, controlling discomfort, and appointments and questions. Contact information for the Colposcopy Clinic is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Colposcopy Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Vulvar Diseases
Feminine Hygiene Products
Vaginal Creams, Foams, and Jellies
Subjects (LCSH)
Vulva--Diseases
Feminine hygiene products
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
The vulva (area around the vagina) can be very sensitive. If you have itching or irritation in this area, using certain soaps and creams can make it worse. This pamphlet gives ideas to help with symptoms and prevent further discomfort. Topics include what you can do to feel better, controlling discomfort, and appointments and questions. Contact information for the Colposcopy Clinic is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Colposcopy Clinic
Pamphlet Number
1513
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Thyroid eye disease

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1840
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Thyroid eye disease (also known as Graves’ eye disease) may happen when you have a problem with your thyroid gland. Graves’ eye disease can affect the skin, fat and muscles around your eyeball. It can cause redness and swelling within your eye socket. This pamphlet explains how thyroid eye disease is diagnosed, what the treatment is, and what you can do to help. The French version of this pamphlet 1919, "Ophtalmopathie thyroïdienne", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Eye Diseases
Thyroid Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Eye--Diseases
Thyroid gland--Diseases
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
Thyroid eye disease (also known as Graves’ eye disease) may happen when you have a problem with your thyroid gland. Graves’ eye disease can affect the skin, fat and muscles around your eyeball. It can cause redness and swelling within your eye socket. This pamphlet explains how thyroid eye disease is diagnosed, what the treatment is, and what you can do to help. The French version of this pamphlet 1919, "Ophtalmopathie thyroïdienne", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
1840
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Attention after an acquired brain injury (ABI)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2066
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Attention (focusing on things around you) helps you to do your daily activities and tasks. It is an important part of thinking. Problems with attention are very common after an ABI. This pamphlet explains different ways you may experience attention problems, things that can make attention problems worse, and tips for coping wiht attention problems. A list of resources is also provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Attention
Brain Injuries - psychology
Subjects (LCSH)
Attention
Brain--Wounds and injuries--Complications
Abstract
Attention (focusing on things around you) helps you to do your daily activities and tasks. It is an important part of thinking. Problems with attention are very common after an ABI. This pamphlet explains different ways you may experience attention problems, things that can make attention problems worse, and tips for coping wiht attention problems. A list of resources is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams
Pamphlet Number
2066
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Epidural blood patch

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2023
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An epidural blood patch is a procedure to treat headaches caused by low pressure in the fluid around the spine and brain. Your own blood can seal a leak in the spine the same way a bicycle inner tube can be patched. This can happen because of a spinal fluid leak after a spinal procedure. In rare cases it may happen spontaneously (for no apparent reason). This pamphlet explains what is done during an epidural blood patch. Topics include: what to expect after the procedure, what to do after going…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency 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)
Blood Patch, Epidural
Subjects (LCSH)
Spine--Puncture--Complications
Abstract
An epidural blood patch is a procedure to treat headaches caused by low pressure in the fluid around the spine and brain. Your own blood can seal a leak in the spine the same way a bicycle inner tube can be patched. This can happen because of a spinal fluid leak after a spinal procedure. In rare cases it may happen spontaneously (for no apparent reason). This pamphlet explains what is done during an epidural blood patch. Topics include: what to expect after the procedure, what to do after going home, and what to watch for after going home.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
2023
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Lumbar puncture : Halifax Infirmary

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Halifax Infirmary. Minor Procedures. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0422
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This test is sometimes called a spinal tap. There is a space around your spinal cord that is filled with fluid. In a lumbar puncture, a small amount of fluid is taken from this space. The cells in the fluid are studied under a microscope in a lab to check for any problems. This pamphlet explains what a lumbar puncture is, how long it takes, how the test is done, and what will happen after the test. A list of symptoms that require medical attention is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Halifax Infirmary. Minor Procedures
Alternate Title
Spinal tap
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Spinal Puncture
Nervous System Diseases - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Spine--Puncture
Nervous system--Diseases--Diagnosis
Specialty
Nervous System
Abstract
This test is sometimes called a spinal tap. There is a space around your spinal cord that is filled with fluid. In a lumbar puncture, a small amount of fluid is taken from this space. The cells in the fluid are studied under a microscope in a lab to check for any problems. This pamphlet explains what a lumbar puncture is, how long it takes, how the test is done, and what will happen after the test. A list of symptoms that require medical attention is included.
Notes
Previous title: Lumbar Puncture (LP)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Minor Procedures, HI
Pamphlet Number
0422
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. General Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0168
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Your surgeon has arranged for you to have your appendix removed. This surgery is called an appendectomy. This pamphlet gives information about what will happen to you after surgery and how you can take part in your care. This pamphlet explains what your appendix is, what will happen after your surgery, where your incisions will be, when you can shower/bathe, and if you can eat and get up and move around after surgery. The pamphlet also explains when you can go home, drive, return to work, and h…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. General Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Appendectomy
Appendix - surgery
Appendicitis
Subjects (LCSH)
Appendectomy
Appendix (Anatomy)--Surgery
Appendicitis
Specialty
Digestive System
Abstract
Your surgeon has arranged for you to have your appendix removed. This surgery is called an appendectomy. This pamphlet gives information about what will happen to you after surgery and how you can take part in your care. This pamphlet explains what your appendix is, what will happen after your surgery, where your incisions will be, when you can shower/bathe, and if you can eat and get up and move around after surgery. The pamphlet also explains when you can go home, drive, return to work, and have sex. A list of symptoms that need medical attention right away is provided. The French version of this pamphlet 1895, "Appendicectomie", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: General Surgery, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0168
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Where can I get the equipment I will need after surgery or illness?

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Rehabilitation Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1517
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After your surgery or illness, you may need equipment to help you get around. For example, you may need a walker or a raised toilet seat. Try to get any equipment you will need before you go in to the hospital. This pamphlet explains how to buy, rent, or borrow equipment in Nova Scotia and across Canada.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Rehabilitation Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Self-Help Devices
Orthotic Devices
Rehabilitation
Occupational Therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Orthopedic apparatus
Physical therapy services
Occupational therapy services
Rehabilitation
Specialty
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Abstract
After your surgery or illness, you may need equipment to help you get around. For example, you may need a walker or a raised toilet seat. Try to get any equipment you will need before you go in to the hospital. This pamphlet explains how to buy, rent, or borrow equipment in Nova Scotia and across Canada.
Notes
Previous title: Where can I get the equipment I will need following surgery or illness?
Responsibility
Prepared by: Rehabilitation Services
Pamphlet Number
1517
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
0094
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Tears are made by the lacrimal gland and other tear glands around the eyes. They drain through each punctum into the lacrimal sac, and then into the nose. The puncta are 2 small openings at the nose end of each eyelid. Small silicone (rubber) plugs can be placed into one or both puncta. The plugs block the openings, letting more moisture stay on your eyes to help with dry eyes. If the plugs have openings, they help your tears to drain better. This pamphlet explains what will happen when the pun…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Lacrimal Apparatus--surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Lacrimal apparatus--Surgery
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
Tears are made by the lacrimal gland and other tear glands around the eyes. They drain through each punctum into the lacrimal sac, and then into the nose. The puncta are 2 small openings at the nose end of each eyelid. Small silicone (rubber) plugs can be placed into one or both puncta. The plugs block the openings, letting more moisture stay on your eyes to help with dry eyes. If the plugs have openings, they help your tears to drain better. This pamphlet explains what will happen when the punctum plug(s) is put in and after the plug(s) is put in. Contact info for the VG pharmacy is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0094
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Prevnar 13 (pneumococcal conjugate vaccine) and kidney disease

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1889
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Prevnar® 13 is a vaccine that protects against infections caused by the 13 most common types of Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. Infections commonly caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae include pneumonia (an infection in the lungs, also called a chest infection), meningitis (an infection of the lining around the brain), bacteremia (an infection of the blood and organs), sinusitis (a sinus infection), and otitis media (a middle ear infection). This pamphlet explains what Prevnar® 13 is, what Str…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Heptavalent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Kidney Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Kidneys--Diseases
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
Prevnar® 13 is a vaccine that protects against infections caused by the 13 most common types of Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. Infections commonly caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae include pneumonia (an infection in the lungs, also called a chest infection), meningitis (an infection of the lining around the brain), bacteremia (an infection of the blood and organs), sinusitis (a sinus infection), and otitis media (a middle ear infection). This pamphlet explains what Prevnar® 13 is, what Streptococcus pneumoniae is, why you need to get vaccinated, the possible side effects of the vaccine, who should not get the vaccine, and when you should get it.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1889
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Pneumovax 23 (pneumococcal vaccine polyvalent) and kidney disease

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1890
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Pneumovax® 23 is a vaccine that protects against infections caused by the 23 most common types of Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. Infections commonly caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae include pneumonia (an infection in the lungs, also called a chest infection), meningitis (an infection of the lining around the brain), bacteremia (an infection of the blood and organs), sinusitis (a sinus infection), and otitis media (a middle ear infection). This pamphlet explains what Pneumovax® 23 is, what…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pneumococcal Vaccines
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Kidney Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Pneumococcal vaccine
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Kidneys--Diseases
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
Pneumovax® 23 is a vaccine that protects against infections caused by the 23 most common types of Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. Infections commonly caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae include pneumonia (an infection in the lungs, also called a chest infection), meningitis (an infection of the lining around the brain), bacteremia (an infection of the blood and organs), sinusitis (a sinus infection), and otitis media (a middle ear infection). This pamphlet explains what Pneumovax® 23 is, what Streptococcus pneumoniae is, why you need to get vaccinated, the possible side effects of the vaccine, who should not get the vaccine, and when you should get it.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1890
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Ophtalmopathie thyroïdienne

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1919
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L’ophtalmopathie thyroïdienne (maladie de Basedow, maladie de Graves) peut se présenter si vous avez des problèmes de glande thyroïde. L’ophtalmopathie thyroïdienne peut toucher la peau, le gras et les muscles entourant le globe oculaire. Elle peut entraîner de la rougeur et de l’enflure dans l’orbite. Dans le présent dépliant, nous vous expliquons comment elle est diagnostiquée et traitée et ce que vous pouvez faire pour améliorer la situation. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "Thyro…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Alternate Title
Thyroid eye disease
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Thyroid Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Eye--Diseases
Thyroid gland--Diseases
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
L’ophtalmopathie thyroïdienne (maladie de Basedow, maladie de Graves) peut se présenter si vous avez des problèmes de glande thyroïde. L’ophtalmopathie thyroïdienne peut toucher la peau, le gras et les muscles entourant le globe oculaire. Elle peut entraîner de la rougeur et de l’enflure dans l’orbite. Dans le présent dépliant, nous vous expliquons comment elle est diagnostiquée et traitée et ce que vous pouvez faire pour améliorer la situation.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Thyroid Eye Disease" pamphlet 1840. Thyroid eye disease (also known as Graves’ eye disease) may happen when you have a problem with your thyroid gland. Graves’ eye disease can affect the skin, fat and muscles around your eyeball. It can cause redness and swelling within your eye socket. This pamphlet explains how thyroid eye disease is diagnosed, what the treatment is, and what you can do to help.
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Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
1919
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Injection de stéroïde pour l’oeil

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1743
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Un stéroïde peut être injecté dans votre œil ou autour de votre œil pour traiter des troubles qui causent de l’inflammation ou de l’enflure dans l’œil. Les mesures à prendre avant le traitement sont précisées. On explique aussi comment le traitement est fait et les soins à dispenser après le traitement (au moyen de gouttes pour les yeux). Les symptômes exigeant des soins médicaux immédiats sont indiqués. Une carte est aussi fournie. ; A steroid can be injected into or around the eye to treat co…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Alternate Title
Steroid injection for the eye
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Injections, Intraocular
Eye Diseases - drug therapy
Steroids - therapeutic use
Subjects (LCSH)
Eye--Diseases
Abstract
Un stéroïde peut être injecté dans votre œil ou autour de votre œil pour traiter des troubles qui causent de l’inflammation ou de l’enflure dans l’œil. Les mesures à prendre avant le traitement sont précisées. On explique aussi comment le traitement est fait et les soins à dispenser après le traitement (au moyen de gouttes pour les yeux). Les symptômes exigeant des soins médicaux immédiats sont indiqués. Une carte est aussi fournie.
A steroid can be injected into or around the eye to treat conditions that cause inflammation or swelling in your eye. Steps to take before treatment are outlined. An explanation of how the treatment is given and care after treatment (using eye drops) are described. Symptoms that require immediate medical attention are noted. A map is also provided. The French version of this pamphlet 1743, "Injection de stéroïde pour l’oeil", is also available.
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Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
1743
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Recovery after a mild stroke

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Stroke Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1455
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A stroke happens when there is a loss of blood flow to the brain. This causes brain cells to die. Your symptoms after a stroke will depend on where your brain was damaged and the size of the damaged area. The blood supply to the brain can be cut off in 2 ways. When a blood clot forms on or in the wall of a blood vessel and stops blood from getting to part of the brain, it is called an ischemic stroke (or brain infarct). When a blood vessel bursts, causing bleeding in and/or around the brain, it…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Stroke Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (14 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Ischemic Attack, Transient
Stroke - rehabilitation
Subjects (LCSH)
Cerebrovascular disease
Transient ischemic attack
Specialty
Nervous System
Abstract
A stroke happens when there is a loss of blood flow to the brain. This causes brain cells to die. Your symptoms after a stroke will depend on where your brain was damaged and the size of the damaged area. The blood supply to the brain can be cut off in 2 ways. When a blood clot forms on or in the wall of a blood vessel and stops blood from getting to part of the brain, it is called an ischemic stroke (or brain infarct). When a blood vessel bursts, causing bleeding in and/or around the brain, it is called a hemorrhagic stroke (or brain hemorrhage). This pamphlet explains some of the common symptoms after a mild stroke, and answers questions like how long your symptoms will last, when you can drive again, what your chance is of having another stroke, and what you can do to prevent another stroke. The Heart and Stroke Foundation's website is included for more information.
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Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Stroke Program
Pamphlet Number
1455
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