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Croup (diphtérie laryngienne)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2191
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Ce dépliant explique ce qu'est le croup (la diphtérie laryngienne), comment il se propage, quels sont ses symptômes et ce qu'il faut surveiller si votre enfant a le virus. On y trouve une liste des symptômes pour lesquels vous devez emmener votre enfant au service des urgences ; This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 2128, "Croup".This pamphlet explains what croup is, how it is spread, what symptoms it causes and what to watch for if your child has the virus. A list of sy…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Emergency Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (2 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Croup
Communicable Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Croup
Communicable diseases--Transmission
Microorganisms
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Ce dépliant explique ce qu'est le croup (la diphtérie laryngienne), comment il se propage, quels sont ses symptômes et ce qu'il faut surveiller si votre enfant a le virus. On y trouve une liste des symptômes pour lesquels vous devez emmener votre enfant au service des urgences
This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 2128, "Croup".This pamphlet explains what croup is, how it is spread, what symptoms it causes and what to watch for if your child has the virus. A list of symptoms that require you to take your child to the Emergency Department is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services, Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2191
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DASH : Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1158
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Hypertension (high blood pressure) causes your heart to work harder. This can harm your arteries and vital organs. High blood pressure can cause heart disease, kidney disease, and stroke. If you have high blood pressure, eating healthy, balanced meals and lowering your sodium (salt) intake can help. Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension are: high in low fat dairy products, abundant (high) in fruits and vegetables, restricted in sodium (salt), and heart healthy (low in total fat, saturated fat…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services
Alternate Title
The DASH Diet: Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (14 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hypertension - diet therapy
Blood Pressure
Subjects (LCSH)
Hypertension
Blood pressure
Salt-free diet
Abstract
Hypertension (high blood pressure) causes your heart to work harder. This can harm your arteries and vital organs. High blood pressure can cause heart disease, kidney disease, and stroke. If you have high blood pressure, eating healthy, balanced meals and lowering your sodium (salt) intake can help. Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension are: high in low fat dairy products, abundant (high) in fruits and vegetables, restricted in sodium (salt), and heart healthy (low in total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, and trans fat). Best choices and foods to avoid are listed. How to read a food label is provided. Recommended daily serving sizes and additional resources are included.
Notes
Previous title: The DASH Diet: Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
1158
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Décollement postérieur du vitré (DPV)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2162
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Le décollement postérieur du vitré (DPV) est un problème oculaire fréquent pouvant entraîner l’apparition de corps flottants (points ou taches) et d’éclairs. Le DPV se produit lorsque le gel qui se trouve à l’arrière de l’œil commence avec l’âge à rétrécir et devient liquide. Ce gel, appelé humeur vitrée, est normalement attaché à la membrane de l’œil, c’est-à-dire à la rétine. Lorsque l’humeur vitrée rétrécit, elle peut se détacher à certains endroits de la rétine. Ce dépliant présente les cau…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Alternate Title
Posterior vitreous detachment (PVD)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Vitreous Detachment
Subjects (LCSH)
Vitreous humor
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
Le décollement postérieur du vitré (DPV) est un problème oculaire fréquent pouvant entraîner l’apparition de corps flottants (points ou taches) et d’éclairs. Le DPV se produit lorsque le gel qui se trouve à l’arrière de l’œil commence avec l’âge à rétrécir et devient liquide. Ce gel, appelé humeur vitrée, est normalement attaché à la membrane de l’œil, c’est-à-dire à la rétine. Lorsque l’humeur vitrée rétrécit, elle peut se détacher à certains endroits de la rétine. Ce dépliant présente les causes du DPV, ses symptômes ainsi que sa détection.
This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1761, "Posterior Vitreous Detachment (PVD)". Posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) is a common eye condition that can cause floaters (dots or spots) and flashes of light in your vision. PVD happens when a gel at the back of the eye starts to shrink with age and becomes liquid. This gel, called the vitreous humor, is normally attached to the ‘film’ of the eye, called the retina. When the vitreous humor shrinks and pulls away from the retina, it can detach itself (come apart from) from the retina in some places. This pamphlet explains what causes PVD, the symptoms of PVD, and how PVD is diagnosed and treated.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Images by: Dr. Darrell Lewis
Pamphlet Number
2162
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Delirium after cardiac surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiac Surgery (7.1). Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1480
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Delirium is not the same as dementia. This pamphlet describes delirium after cardiac surgery, the causes, symptoms, and how family members can help. Recovery may take days to months. The French version of this pamphlet 2107, "Delirium après une chirurgie cardiaque", is also available.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiac Surgery (7.1)
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)
Delirium
Cardiovascular Diseases - complications
Subjects (LCSH)
Delirium
Heart--Surgery--Complications
Abstract
Delirium is not the same as dementia. This pamphlet describes delirium after cardiac surgery, the causes, symptoms, and how family members can help. Recovery may take days to months. The French version of this pamphlet 2107, "Delirium après une chirurgie cardiaque", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiac Surgery (7.1)
Pamphlet Number
1480
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Delirium après une chirurgie cardiaque

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiac Surgery (7.1). Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2107
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Le delirium et la démence ne sont pas la même chose. La brochure décrit le delirium (état confusionnel aigu) après une chirurgie cardiaque, les causes, les symptômes et l’aide que peut apporter la famille. Le rétablissement peut prendre de quelques jours à quelques mois. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "Delirium After Cardiac Surgery" pamphlet 1480. Delirium is not the same as dementia. This pamphlet describes delirium after cardiac surgery, the causes, symptoms, and how family membe…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiac Surgery (7.1)
Alternate Title
Delirium after cardiac surgery
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)
Delirium
Cardiovascular Diseases - complications
Subjects (LCSH)
Delirium
Heart--Surgery--Complications
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
Le delirium et la démence ne sont pas la même chose. La brochure décrit le delirium (état confusionnel aigu) après une chirurgie cardiaque, les causes, les symptômes et l’aide que peut apporter la famille. Le rétablissement peut prendre de quelques jours à quelques mois.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Delirium After Cardiac Surgery" pamphlet 1480. Delirium is not the same as dementia. This pamphlet describes delirium after cardiac surgery, the causes, symptoms, and how family members can help. Recovery may take days to months.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiac Surgery (7.1)
Pamphlet Number
2107
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0766
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Depression is a treatable brain illness that can cause feeling sad or low most of the day, having little energy, loss of interest in your usual activities, trouble sleeping or sleeping all the time, eating a lot more or a lot less, and poor concentration. This pamphlet explains what causes depression, how it is treated, and where you can get help.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document [2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Depression
Subjects (LCSH)
Depression, Mental
Abstract
Depression is a treatable brain illness that can cause feeling sad or low most of the day, having little energy, loss of interest in your usual activities, trouble sleeping or sleeping all the time, eating a lot more or a lot less, and poor concentration. This pamphlet explains what causes depression, how it is treated, and where you can get help.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Mental Health and Addictions Program
Pamphlet Number
0766
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La dégénérescence maculaire

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1678
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La rétine est une membrane fine et délicate à l’arrière de l’œil. Elle transforme la lumière en images. La macula est la partie centrale et toute petite de la rétine. Elle vous donne la vision centrale nécessaire pour faire des choses comme lire, regarder la télé et voir les visages. Il existe deux formes de dégénérescence maculaire liée à l’âge (DMLA) : la forme sèche et la forme humide. Dans le cas de la dégénérescence maculaire sèche, les changements se produisent lentement, durant des mois …
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre
Alternate Title
Macular degeneration
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)
Macular Degeneration
Subjects (LCSH)
Retinal degeneration
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
La rétine est une membrane fine et délicate à l’arrière de l’œil. Elle transforme la lumière en images. La macula est la partie centrale et toute petite de la rétine. Elle vous donne la vision centrale nécessaire pour faire des choses comme lire, regarder la télé et voir les visages. Il existe deux formes de dégénérescence maculaire liée à l’âge (DMLA) : la forme sèche et la forme humide. Dans le cas de la dégénérescence maculaire sèche, les changements se produisent lentement, durant des mois ou des années. Il n'y a aucun traitement pour la DMLA de forme sèche. Dans le cas de la forme humide (dite aussi exsudative) de la DMLA, les changements se produisent souvent de façon rapide. Il est possible de traiter cette forme de DMLA. Sujets abordés : causes, traitement, injections, risques, sensation provoquée par les injections, suites des injections, précautions particulières à prendre après les injections et choses à faire pour aider votre situation. On y trouve aussi une liste de symptômes exigeant l’attention de votre spécialiste des yeux.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet, 0460, "Macular Degeneration". The retina is a very thin delicate tissue at the back of the eye that turns light into images. The macula is the very small central area of your retina. It gives you the central vision needed to do things like reading, watching TV, and seeing faces. There are 2 types of age-related macular degeneration (AMD): dry and wet. With dry AMD, changes happen slowly over months or years. There is no treatment for dry AMD. With wet (also called ‘exudative’) AMD, changes often happen quickly. It is possible to treat wet AMD. Topics include: causes, treatment, risks, what the injection feels like, what to expect after the injection, special precautions after an injection, and things you can do to help your condition. A list of symptoms requiring attention by your eye doctor is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
1678
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Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) : Inherited Heart Disease Clinic

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Inherited Heart Disease Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0629
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In dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), the heart muscle becomes weak. This makes it harder for the heart to pump blood out to the body. This causes the bottom chambers to dilate (stretch). A weak heart can also cause fluid to build up in your lungs (causing shortness of breath), ankles, or belly (causing swelling). DCM may also change your heart's electrical activity. This can cause fast heart rhythms. The pamphlet gives the causes of DCM, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. Further resources also gi…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Inherited Heart Disease Clinic
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)
Cardiovascular disorders
Cardiomyopathy
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart--Hypertrophy
Myocardium--Diseases
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
In dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), the heart muscle becomes weak. This makes it harder for the heart to pump blood out to the body. This causes the bottom chambers to dilate (stretch). A weak heart can also cause fluid to build up in your lungs (causing shortness of breath), ankles, or belly (causing swelling). DCM may also change your heart's electrical activity. This can cause fast heart rhythms. The pamphlet gives the causes of DCM, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. Further resources also given.
Notes
Previous title: Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) : Inherited Heart Disease (IHD) Clinic
Responsibility
Prepared by: Inherited Heart Disease Clinic, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0629
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Early Psychosis Intervention Nova Scotia (EPINS). Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2294
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Psychosis is a serious medical condition that affects the brain. This pamphlet explains what causes psychosis, signs, treatment, what to expect, and what you can do to help a loved one. A list of common terms is included. Early Psychosis Intervention Services contact information is listed. Additional resources are also provided.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Early Psychosis Intervention Nova Scotia (EPINS)
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)
Psychotic Disorders
Schizophrenia
Subjects (LCSH)
Schizoaffective disorders
Schizophrenia
Specialty
Psychiatry
Abstract
Psychosis is a serious medical condition that affects the brain. This pamphlet explains what causes psychosis, signs, treatment, what to expect, and what you can do to help a loved one. A list of common terms is included. Early Psychosis Intervention Services contact information is listed. Additional resources are also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Early Psychosis Intervention Nova Scotia (EPINS)
Pamphlet Number
2294
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Ectopic pregnancy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1561
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An ectopic pregnancy (also called a tubal pregnancy) is a pregnancy that happens outside of the uterus, usually in the fallopian tubes. This is a possible medical emergency and can lead to death if not treated. Symptoms, causes, risk factors, treatment, possible complications, and ways to lower your risk factors are provided. The French version of this pamphlet 1963, "Grossesse ectopique", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services
Alternate Title
Tubal pregnancy
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)
Pregnancy, Ectopic
Subjects (LCSH)
Ectopic pregnancy
Abstract
An ectopic pregnancy (also called a tubal pregnancy) is a pregnancy that happens outside of the uterus, usually in the fallopian tubes. This is a possible medical emergency and can lead to death if not treated. Symptoms, causes, risk factors, treatment, possible complications, and ways to lower your risk factors are provided. The French version of this pamphlet 1963, "Grossesse ectopique", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Beverly Clarke, RN, Emergency Services ; Reviewed by: Heather Peddle-Bolivar, CNE, Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
1561
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Falls prevention in the hospital : Digby General Hospital, Roseway Hospital, Yarmouth Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth, Digy & Roseway Hospitals. Rehabilitation Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1974
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Falls are one of the most common causes of injury.This pamphlet includes info about who is at a higher risk of falling, what to do before coming to the hospital and while you are at the hospital, as well as falls prevention tips for visiting the hospital.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth, Digy & Roseway Hospitals. Rehabilitation Services
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)
Patient Safety
Accident Prevention
Accidental Falls - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospitals--Safety measures
Accidents--Prevention
Patients--Safety measures
Falls (Accidents)
Specialty
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Abstract
Falls are one of the most common causes of injury.This pamphlet includes info about who is at a higher risk of falling, what to do before coming to the hospital and while you are at the hospital, as well as falls prevention tips for visiting the hospital.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Rehabilitation Services, Yarmouth, Digby & Roseway
Pamphlet Number
1974
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Family-based treatment for eating disorders in children and adolescents

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Eating Disorder Provincial Service, IWK Health Authority. Nova Scotia Eating Disorder Provincial Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2325
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Family-based treatment (FBT) is an outpatient treatment for eating disorders (like anorexia nervosa [AN] and bulimia nervosa) in children and adolescents (teenagers). FBT focuses on supporting parents and/or guardians in stopping their child or adolescent’s disordered eating and helping them eat in a more healthy way. This pamphlet explains what causes eating disorders, how parents and other family members can help, who will be on your child or adolescent’s treatment team, and how FBT works. A …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Eating Disorder Provincial Service
IWK Health Authority. Nova Scotia Eating Disorder Provincial Service
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (12 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Feeding and Eating Disorders - prevention & control
Family Therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Eating disorders--Treatment
Family psychotherapy
Abstract
Family-based treatment (FBT) is an outpatient treatment for eating disorders (like anorexia nervosa [AN] and bulimia nervosa) in children and adolescents (teenagers). FBT focuses on supporting parents and/or guardians in stopping their child or adolescent’s disordered eating and helping them eat in a more healthy way. This pamphlet explains what causes eating disorders, how parents and other family members can help, who will be on your child or adolescent’s treatment team, and how FBT works. A list of resources is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Eating Disorder Provincial Service, Nova Scotia Health & IWK Health; Adapted from: IWK Eating Disorder Specific Care Clinic Family Based Treatment
Pamphlet Number
2325
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Fatigue 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
2065
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Fatigue (feeling very tired) is common after an ABI. You may feel fatigued by physical activity, cognitive (thinking) tasks, or just everyday activities. If you have problems with mood, speech, concentration, memory, vision, balance, or coordination, fatigue can make them worse. This pamphlet explains what causes fatigue after an ABI, different ways you may experience fatigue, things that can make fatigue worse, and tips for coping wiht fatigue. 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)
Fatigue
Brain Injuries - psychology
Subjects (LCSH)
Fatigue
Brain--Wounds and injuries--Complications
Abstract
Fatigue (feeling very tired) is common after an ABI. You may feel fatigued by physical activity, cognitive (thinking) tasks, or just everyday activities. If you have problems with mood, speech, concentration, memory, vision, balance, or coordination, fatigue can make them worse. This pamphlet explains what causes fatigue after an ABI, different ways you may experience fatigue, things that can make fatigue worse, and tips for coping wiht fatigue. A list of resources is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams
Pamphlet Number
2065
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1543
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Gallstones start as small pieces and can get bigger over time. They can cause problems if they block the tubes that bile needs to travel through. This pamphlet explains what causes gallstones, symptoms of gallstones, what to do if you have a gallbladder attack, and how gallstones are diagnosed and treated. Diet tips, information about surgery and ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography), and the possible risks of gallstones are also provided. A list of symptoms that require immedia…
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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 (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Gallstones - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Gallstones
Abstract
Gallstones start as small pieces and can get bigger over time. They can cause problems if they block the tubes that bile needs to travel through. This pamphlet explains what causes gallstones, symptoms of gallstones, what to do if you have a gallbladder attack, and how gallstones are diagnosed and treated. Diet tips, information about surgery and ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography), and the possible risks of gallstones are also provided. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention are listed. The French version of this pamphlet 2087, "Calculs biliaires", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
1543
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Grossesse ectopique

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1963
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Une grossesse ectopique (aussi appelée grossesse extra-utérine) est une grossesse qui se produit à l’extérieur de l’utérus, habituellement dans les trompes de Fallope. Il peut s’agir d’une urgence médicale pouvant entraîner la mort si elle n’est pas traitée. La présente ressource traite des symptômes, des causes, des facteurs de risque et des façons de les réduire, du traitement et des complications possibles. ; This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1561, “Ectopic Pregnancy”. An …
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services
Alternate Title
Ectopic pregnancy
Tubal pregnancy
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pregnancy, Ectopic
Subjects (LCSH)
Ectopic pregnancy
Abstract
Une grossesse ectopique (aussi appelée grossesse extra-utérine) est une grossesse qui se produit à l’extérieur de l’utérus, habituellement dans les trompes de Fallope. Il peut s’agir d’une urgence médicale pouvant entraîner la mort si elle n’est pas traitée. La présente ressource traite des symptômes, des causes, des facteurs de risque et des façons de les réduire, du traitement et des complications possibles.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1561, “Ectopic Pregnancy”. An ectopic pregnancy (also called a tubal pregnancy) is a pregnancy that happens outside of the uterus, usually in the fallopian tubes. This is a possible medical emergency and can lead to death if not treated. Symptoms, causes, risk factors, treatment, possible complications, and ways to lower your risk factors are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Beverly Clarke, RN, Emergency Services ; Reviewed by: Heather Peddle-Bolivar, CNE, Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
1963
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Guillain-Barré syndrome

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Neurology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0713
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Guillain-Barré Syndrome (“ghee-yan bar-ray”) is an illness of the nervous system. It can cause mild weakness to severe (very bad) paralysis (not being able to move). Topics include: causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, what to expect if you are in the hospital, and rehabilitation. A resource section is also provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Neurology
Alternate Title
Acute idiopathic polyneuritis
Landry-Guillain-Barré syndrome
Landry's paralysis
Polyradiculoneuritis
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Guillain-Barre Syndrome
Subjects (LCSH)
Guillain-Barré syndrome
Abstract
Guillain-Barré Syndrome (“ghee-yan bar-ray”) is an illness of the nervous system. It can cause mild weakness to severe (very bad) paralysis (not being able to move). Topics include: causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, what to expect if you are in the hospital, and rehabilitation. A resource section is also provided.
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Prepared by: Neurology Nursing Staff
Pamphlet Number
0713
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Hemosiderin staining

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eastern Memorial Hospital. Foot Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2352
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This pamphlet explains what hemosiderin staining is and its causes. A list of what makes some people at a higher risk for hemosiderin staining is given. Treatment is also explained.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eastern Memorial Hospital. Foot Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pigments, Biological
Leg
Dermatitis
Subjects (LCSH)
Skin--Inflammation
Pigments
Leg
Specialty
Muscoskeletal System
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what hemosiderin staining is and its causes. A list of what makes some people at a higher risk for hemosiderin staining is given. Treatment is also explained.
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Prepared by: Foot Clinic, Eastern Memorial Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2352
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High phosphorus foods to limit or avoid

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37464
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0549
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Phosphorus and calcium are minerals found in your body. When your kidneys are working well, they stay in good balance. This is good for your bones. When your kidneys do not work well, phosphorus levels in your blood go up. This pamphlet explains what causes high phosphorus, the symptoms of high phosphorus, and how to control phosphorus. Examples of high phosphorus foods and drinks to limit and avoid are listed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services
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)
Phosphorus, Dietary
Subjects (LCSH)
Food--Phosphorus content
Specialty
Food and Nutrition
Abstract
Phosphorus and calcium are minerals found in your body. When your kidneys are working well, they stay in good balance. This is good for your bones. When your kidneys do not work well, phosphorus levels in your blood go up. This pamphlet explains what causes high phosphorus, the symptoms of high phosphorus, and how to control phosphorus. Examples of high phosphorus foods and drinks to limit and avoid are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
0549
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Hormone therapy for prostate cancer

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37500
Nova Scotia Health Authority. GU Cancer Site Team. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
4010
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The prostate is a gland that makes seminal fluid. Prostate cancer is a disease where cancer cells start to grow in the prostate gland. These cancer cells grow into a tumor and can spread to other parts of the body such as the bones and lymph nodes. This pamphlet explains what causes prostate cancer, what hormones are, what testosterone does, how hormone therapy works for prostate cancer, how long you will be on hormone therapy, and side effects. A list of resources for further information is pr…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. GU Cancer Site Team
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Prostatic Neoplasms
Hormones
Subjects (LCSH)
Prostate--Cancer--Treatment
Specialty
Cancer Care
Urogenital System
Abstract
The prostate is a gland that makes seminal fluid. Prostate cancer is a disease where cancer cells start to grow in the prostate gland. These cancer cells grow into a tumor and can spread to other parts of the body such as the bones and lymph nodes. This pamphlet explains what causes prostate cancer, what hormones are, what testosterone does, how hormone therapy works for prostate cancer, how long you will be on hormone therapy, and side effects. A list of resources for further information is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: GU Cancer Site Team; Approved by: Nova Scotia Cancer Patient Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
4010
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Légumineuses faciles d’emploi : préparer des lentilles, des haricots et des pois secs

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams36687
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2081
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Les légumineuses comprennent les haricots, les pois secs, les lentilles et les pois chiches. Elles sont une bonne source de minéraux, de vitamines, de fibres et de protéines. Les légumineuses sont bon marché et faciles à préparer. Cette brochure propose quelques recettes à base de légumineuses, ainsi que des conseils pour réduire les gaz (flatulences) causés par la consommation de légumineuses. Une liste de sites Web est fournie pour obtenir plus d’information et des recettes. ; This is a Frenc…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services
Alternate Title
User-friendly pulses : preparing dried beans, peas & lentils
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (14 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Phaseolus
Fabaceae
Peas
Plant Proteins, Dietary
Subjects (LCSH)
Beans
Legumes
Peas
Plant proteins as food
Abstract
Les légumineuses comprennent les haricots, les pois secs, les lentilles et les pois chiches. Elles sont une bonne source de minéraux, de vitamines, de fibres et de protéines. Les légumineuses sont bon marché et faciles à préparer. Cette brochure propose quelques recettes à base de légumineuses, ainsi que des conseils pour réduire les gaz (flatulences) causés par la consommation de légumineuses. Une liste de sites Web est fournie pour obtenir plus d’information et des recettes.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0565, “User-Friendly Pulses: Preparing Dried Beans, Peas & Lentils”. Pulses are beans, dried peas, lentils, and chickpeas. They are a good source of minerals, vitamins, fibre and protein. Pulses are easy on the budget and easy to prepare. This pamphlet includes several recipes using pulses, as well as tips on reducing gas caused by eating pulses. A list of websites is provided for more information and recipes.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition & Food Services
Pamphlet Number
2081
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