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I have diabetes - now what?

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams36515
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diabetes Management Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1398
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Everyone feels differently when they find out they have diabetes. It is normal to feel a number of emotions. Topics include: coping with change, coping with stress, ways to relax (e.g., deep breathing, progressive relaxation, neck stretches). Symptoms of depression and what to do if you think you need help for depression. A list of resources is provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2074, "J’ai le diabète : qu’arrive-t-il maintenant?", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diabetes Management Centre
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)
Diabetes Mellitus - psychology
Subjects (LCSH)
Diabetes--Psychological aspects
Abstract
Everyone feels differently when they find out they have diabetes. It is normal to feel a number of emotions. Topics include: coping with change, coping with stress, ways to relax (e.g., deep breathing, progressive relaxation, neck stretches). Symptoms of depression and what to do if you think you need help for depression. A list of resources is provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2074, "J’ai le diabète : qu’arrive-t-il maintenant?", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Thinking it through
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diabetes Management Centre
Pamphlet Number
1398
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Questions you may have about your surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Patient Relations, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Quality and System Performance. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1667
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It is important to ask any questions you have when you meet with your health care team or any hospital staff. This guide includes some common questions about having surgery. Question topics include: understanding your surgery, getting ready for your surgery, what to expect during and right after your surgery, and what to expect as you recover. Write down your questions, and bring a pen or pencil to make notes when you meet with your surgeon. The French version of this pamphlet 1677, "Questions …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Patient Relations
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Quality and System Performance
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)
General Surgery
Preoperative Care
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Surgery
Preoperative care
Postoperative care
Specialty
Surgery
Abstract
It is important to ask any questions you have when you meet with your health care team or any hospital staff. This guide includes some common questions about having surgery. Question topics include: understanding your surgery, getting ready for your surgery, what to expect during and right after your surgery, and what to expect as you recover. Write down your questions, and bring a pen or pencil to make notes when you meet with your surgeon. The French version of this pamphlet 1677, "Questions que vous pourriez vous poser au sujet de votre opération", is also available. The Arabic version of this pamphlet, 2281, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Patient Relations, Quality and System Performance
Pamphlet Number
1667
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[Questions you may have about your surgery]

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Patient Relations, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Quality & System Performance. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2281
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This is an Arabic translation of pamphlet 1667. This guide includes some common questions about having surgery. Question topics include: understanding your surgery, getting ready for your surgery, understanding what to expect during and right after surgery, and what to expect from the recovery process. We hope these questions will help you think about your own questions about your surgery. Please use the spaces in this guide to make notes about your own questions. The French version of this pam…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Patient Relations
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Quality & System Performance
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
Arabic
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
General Surgery
Preoperative Care
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Surgery
Preoperative care
Postoperative care
Specialty
Surgery
Abstract
This is an Arabic translation of pamphlet 1667. This guide includes some common questions about having surgery. Question topics include: understanding your surgery, getting ready for your surgery, understanding what to expect during and right after surgery, and what to expect from the recovery process. We hope these questions will help you think about your own questions about your surgery. Please use the spaces in this guide to make notes about your own questions. The French version of this pamphlet 1677, "Questions que vous pourriez vous poser au sujet de votre opération", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Patient Relations; Quality & System Performance
Pamphlet Number
2281
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Using medications safely when you have kidney disease

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2357
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People with kidney disease often take many medications. These medications can help with your kidney disease and other medical conditions (like high blood pressure [hypertension] or diabetes). It is important to take your medications regularly and as told by your health care provider. This pamphlet explains what you need to know about your medications and non-prescription medications, how you can make sure your medications are OK for your level of kidney function, and what will happen if a medic…
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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
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Medications
Kidney Diseases - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Drugs
Kidney disease
Specialty
Medications
Nephrology
Abstract
People with kidney disease often take many medications. These medications can help with your kidney disease and other medical conditions (like high blood pressure [hypertension] or diabetes). It is important to take your medications regularly and as told by your health care provider. This pamphlet explains what you need to know about your medications and non-prescription medications, how you can make sure your medications are OK for your level of kidney function, and what will happen if a medication is not safe for your level of kidney function. Information about what to do if you have questions is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
2357
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Does my child or adolescent have an eating disorder?

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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 , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2306
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This guide explains what to do if you think your child or adolescent (teen) may have an eating disorder. Your support is very important in helping your child or adolescent. A list of resources is included.
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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
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Feeding and Eating Disorders - prevention & control
Child
Adolescent
Subjects (LCSH)
Eating disorders--Treatment
Children
Teenagers
Abstract
This guide explains what to do if you think your child or adolescent (teen) may have an eating disorder. Your support is very important in helping your child or adolescent. A list of resources is included.
Responsibility
Nova Scotia Eating Disorder Provincial Service, Nova Scotia Health & IWK Health
Pamphlet Number
2306
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[I have diabetes and I can have a healthy baby! Pregnancy information for individuals with type 1 or type 2 diabetes]

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. The Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2371
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This is an Arabic translation of the English pamphlet 2301. Pregnancy information for people with diabetes (type 1 or type 2) are given. Topics include: will your baby be healthy, what to do if you are already pregnant, how to keep you and your baby healthy during pregnancy, your health care team, healthy blood glucose targets when planning pregnancy, how to get ready for pregnancy, and what to do if you do not want to have a baby right now. Possible risks to you and the baby are listed. Inform…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. The Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
Arabic
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([9] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pregnancy in Diabetics
Blood Glucose
Subjects (LCSH)
Diabetes in pregnancy
Blood glucose
Abstract
This is an Arabic translation of the English pamphlet 2301. Pregnancy information for people with diabetes (type 1 or type 2) are given. Topics include: will your baby be healthy, what to do if you are already pregnant, how to keep you and your baby healthy during pregnancy, your health care team, healthy blood glucose targets when planning pregnancy, how to get ready for pregnancy, and what to do if you do not want to have a baby right now. Possible risks to you and the baby are listed. Information on what to expect during pregnancy is listed. Information on whether you can breast/chestfeed your baby is also provided. The English version of this pamphlet 2301, "I have diabetes and I can have a healthy baby! Pregnancy information for individuals with type 1 or type 2 diabetes", is also available. The French version of this pamphlet 2340, "J’ai le diabète. Puis-je avoir un bébé en santé? Information sur la grossesse pour les personnes atteintes de diabète de type 1 ou de type 2", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: The Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia
Pamphlet Number
2371
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I have diabetes and I can have a healthy baby! Pregnancy information for individuals with type 1 or type 2 diabetes

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams38181
Nova Scotia Health Authority. The Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2301
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Pregnancy information for people with diabetes (type 1 or type 2) are given. Topics include: will your baby be healthy, what to do if you are already pregnant, how to keep you and your baby healthy during pregnancy, your health care team, healthy blood glucose targets when planning pregnancy, how to get ready for pregnancy, and what to do if you do not want to have a baby right now. Possible risks to you and the baby are listed. Information on what to expect during pregnancy is listed. Informat…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. The Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia
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)
Pregnancy in Diabetics
Blood Glucose
Subjects (LCSH)
Diabetes in pregnancy
Blood glucose
Abstract
Pregnancy information for people with diabetes (type 1 or type 2) are given. Topics include: will your baby be healthy, what to do if you are already pregnant, how to keep you and your baby healthy during pregnancy, your health care team, healthy blood glucose targets when planning pregnancy, how to get ready for pregnancy, and what to do if you do not want to have a baby right now. Possible risks to you and the baby are listed. Information on what to expect during pregnancy is listed. Information on whether you can breast/chestfeed your baby is also provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2340, "J’ai le diabète. Puis-je avoir un bébé en santé? Information sur la grossesse pour les personnes atteintes de diabète de type 1 ou de type 2", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: The Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia
Pamphlet Number
2301
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Can I have a diagnostic imaging test while I am pregnant?

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams38149
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eastern Zone. Diagnostic Imaging QI Committee. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2317
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Diagnostic imaging tests take pictures of the inside of your body. These tests include X-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans, nuclear medicine scans, ultrasounds, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Topics include: why you may need to have a test, whether you can have a different test that does not use radiation, how much radiation is safe during pregnancy, who will do your test, asking questions, what to do if you refuse to have the test, and what to do if you find out you are pregnant afte…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eastern Zone. Diagnostic Imaging QI Committee
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)
Diagnostic Imaging - adverse effects
Pregnancy--radiation effects
Subjects (LCSH)
Pregnant women--Radiography
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Abstract
Diagnostic imaging tests take pictures of the inside of your body. These tests include X-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans, nuclear medicine scans, ultrasounds, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Topics include: why you may need to have a test, whether you can have a different test that does not use radiation, how much radiation is safe during pregnancy, who will do your test, asking questions, what to do if you refuse to have the test, and what to do if you find out you are pregnant after a test.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging QI Committee, Eastern Zone
Pamphlet Number
2317
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How to support your child or adolescent with eating when they have an eating disorder

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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 , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2318
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When a person has an eating disorder, they have trouble choosing foods that will help them live a good life. An eating disorder needs to be treated as soon as possible. Not having enough nutrition can cause serious medical problems. Parents play an important role in their child or adolescent’s (teen’s) recovery. This pamphlet explains how parents can help their child or adolescent during meals.
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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
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Feeding and Eating Disorders - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Eating disorders--Treatment
Abstract
When a person has an eating disorder, they have trouble choosing foods that will help them live a good life. An eating disorder needs to be treated as soon as possible. Not having enough nutrition can cause serious medical problems. Parents play an important role in their child or adolescent’s (teen’s) recovery. This pamphlet explains how parents can help their child or adolescent during meals.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Eating Disorder Provincial Service, Nova Scotia Health & IWK Health
Pamphlet Number
2318
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Sexual health after spinal cord injury

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Neurology, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2302
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After spinal cord injury (SCI), you may have a lot of questions about your sexual health. Your rehabilitation (rehab) team is available to talk with you about any questions or concerns you may have. This pamphlet answers common questions, like whether you can still have sex, whether you will be able to have an erection or have vaginal lubrication (vagina becomes slippery to get ready for sex), whether you can still have an orgasm, how to manage bladder and/or bowel issues during sex, whether yo…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Neurology
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program
Alternate Title
Sexual health after a spinal cord injury (SCI)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Sexual Health
Spinal cord injuries
Subjects (LCSH)
Sexual health
Spinal cord--Wounds and injuries--Patients
Specialty
Nervous System
Abstract
After spinal cord injury (SCI), you may have a lot of questions about your sexual health. Your rehabilitation (rehab) team is available to talk with you about any questions or concerns you may have. This pamphlet answers common questions, like whether you can still have sex, whether you will be able to have an erection or have vaginal lubrication (vagina becomes slippery to get ready for sex), whether you can still have an orgasm, how to manage bladder and/or bowel issues during sex, whether you are still able to have children, and how to talk about sex and intimacy with your partner. A list of online resources, as well as resources in Nova Scotia, are included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Neurology and Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program
Pamphlet Number
2302
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Venofer® iron sucrose injection

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Ambulatory Care (ABC). Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1876
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If you do not have enough iron in your blood, your red blood cells will not have enough hemoglobin. Hemoglobin carries oxygen throughout your body. When you do not have enough hemoglobin, your body may have trouble getting enough oxygen. This may cause you to feel tired or short of breath. This is called anemia. Iron sucrose (Venofer®) is an injectable (given by a needle in your arm) form of iron that helps your body make hemoglobin. This pamphlet explains how to take Venofer®, possible side ef…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Ambulatory Care (ABC)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Iron - therapeutic use
Anemia - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Iron
Anemia
Abstract
If you do not have enough iron in your blood, your red blood cells will not have enough hemoglobin. Hemoglobin carries oxygen throughout your body. When you do not have enough hemoglobin, your body may have trouble getting enough oxygen. This may cause you to feel tired or short of breath. This is called anemia. Iron sucrose (Venofer®) is an injectable (given by a needle in your arm) form of iron that helps your body make hemoglobin. This pamphlet explains how to take Venofer®, possible side effects, and signs of an allergic reaction.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Ambulatory Care (ABC), Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
1876
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The 'flu shot' : information for cancer patients, survivors and family members

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0031
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Patients currently on treatment for cancer should have the flu shot with an inactive (not live) vaccine. They should not have live vaccines, like the nasal spray flu vaccine. This pamphlet explains whether the flu shot will protect you from getting the flu, when flu season is, when you should have the flu shot, and what else you can do to protect yourself. It also gives a list of flu symptoms and explains what to do if you have symptoms. Websites for more information are listed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Influenza Vaccines
Neoplasms - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Patients
Influenza vaccines
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
Patients currently on treatment for cancer should have the flu shot with an inactive (not live) vaccine. They should not have live vaccines, like the nasal spray flu vaccine. This pamphlet explains whether the flu shot will protect you from getting the flu, when flu season is, when you should have the flu shot, and what else you can do to protect yourself. It also gives a list of flu symptoms and explains what to do if you have symptoms. Websites for more information are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
0031
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Foods high in potassium

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
0610
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All fruits and vegetables have potassium. This pamphlet provides a list of foods that are high in potassium. If you have high blood potassium levels, you should avoid these foods. If you have low blood potassium levels, you should choose more of these foods daily. The French version of this pamphlet 2181, "Aliments riches en potassium," is also available.
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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
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Potassium Deficiency
Potassium, Dietary
Subjects (LCSH)
High-potassium diet
Potassium deficiency diseases
Specialty
Food and nutrition
Abstract
All fruits and vegetables have potassium. This pamphlet provides a list of foods that are high in potassium. If you have high blood potassium levels, you should avoid these foods. If you have low blood potassium levels, you should choose more of these foods daily. The French version of this pamphlet 2181, "Aliments riches en potassium," is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
0610
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Living with your pacemaker

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Health. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0019
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A pacemaker is used to prevent your heart from beating too slowly. It can also be used to make your heart beat faster to suit your activity. You will need to have surgery to have the device placed in your body. This pamphlet explains how your heart beats, what happens if you have problems with your heartbeat, what a pacemaker is, how the procedure is done, what will happen after your procedure, and your care at home. A list of symptoms that require you to call 911 is included. The French versi…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Health
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)
Pacemaker, artificial
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiac pacemakers
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
A pacemaker is used to prevent your heart from beating too slowly. It can also be used to make your heart beat faster to suit your activity. You will need to have surgery to have the device placed in your body. This pamphlet explains how your heart beats, what happens if you have problems with your heartbeat, what a pacemaker is, how the procedure is done, what will happen after your procedure, and your care at home. A list of symptoms that require you to call 911 is included. The French version of this pamphlet 1944, "Vivre avec un stimulateur cardiaque (pacemaker)", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Heart Health
Pamphlet Number
0019
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Tips to prevent relapse

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0745
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Relapse means that the symptoms you had before being treated have come back or gotten worse. It can also mean you are not able to do as many of your everyday activities. Relapse is common for people who have a mental illness or a substance use disorder. It is even more common for people who have both. This pamphlet explains what you can do to prevent relapse. Information about common triggers and early warning signs of relapse is provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Mental illness
Recurrence
Subjects (LCSH)
Mental illness
Relapse
Abstract
Relapse means that the symptoms you had before being treated have come back or gotten worse. It can also mean you are not able to do as many of your everyday activities. Relapse is common for people who have a mental illness or a substance use disorder. It is even more common for people who have both. This pamphlet explains what you can do to prevent relapse. Information about common triggers and early warning signs of relapse is provided.
Notes
Previous title: Tips to identify and prevent a potential relapse
Responsibility
Prepared by: Mental Health and Addictions Program
Pamphlet Number
0745
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Retinal acuity meter (RAM)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1392
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The retina is the lining at the back of your eye. Your retina must be healthy for you to see well. The Retinal Acuity Meter (RAM) is a test used to measure how much vision you have in your retina. The test shows how much vision is possible even if you have blurred vision. For example, the RAM can show how much vision you will have after a cataract is removed. This pamphlet explains getting ready for the test, how the RAM is done, and what to expect after the test. The French version of this pa…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. 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 (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Ophthalmology
Retina
Subjects (LCSH)
Ophthalmology
Retina
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
The retina is the lining at the back of your eye. Your retina must be healthy for you to see well. The Retinal Acuity Meter (RAM) is a test used to measure how much vision you have in your retina. The test shows how much vision is possible even if you have blurred vision. For example, the RAM can show how much vision you will have after a cataract is removed. This pamphlet explains getting ready for the test, how the RAM is done, and what to expect after the test. The French version of this pamphlet 1918, "Mesure de l’acuité visuelle au moyen du RAM (Retinal Acuity Meter)", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
1392
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COVID-19 vaccine and cancer : third doses

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
4009
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As a person living with cancer, you may have questions about whether you will need a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. All vaccinations should only be considered after careful assessment of the risks and benefits. This pamphlet explains whether you will need a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine if you have had 2 doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Talk to your cancer care team if you have questions about the vaccine, boosters, and your unique situation.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program
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 ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
COVID-19 Vaccines
Neoplasms
Subjects (LCSH)
COVID-19 (Disease)
Vaccines
Cancer
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
As a person living with cancer, you may have questions about whether you will need a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. All vaccinations should only be considered after careful assessment of the risks and benefits. This pamphlet explains whether you will need a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine if you have had 2 doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Talk to your cancer care team if you have questions about the vaccine, boosters, and your unique situation.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program; Approved by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Patient Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
4009
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Peripheral arterial disease (PAD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Vascular Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1215
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Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is when fatty materials called plaque build up in the arteries that supply blood to the brain, organs, and limbs (arms and legs). Over time, the plaque can narrow your arteries. This can lower or stop blood flow. Blocked blood flow can cause leg pain, gangrene (dead body tissue), or amputation (removal) of the foot or leg. If you have PAD, you have a higher chance of having a heart attack or stroke. This pamphlet explains what PAD is, how to find out if you hav…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Vascular Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Subjects (LCSH)
Peripheral vascular diseases
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is when fatty materials called plaque build up in the arteries that supply blood to the brain, organs, and limbs (arms and legs). Over time, the plaque can narrow your arteries. This can lower or stop blood flow. Blocked blood flow can cause leg pain, gangrene (dead body tissue), or amputation (removal) of the foot or leg. If you have PAD, you have a higher chance of having a heart attack or stroke. This pamphlet explains what PAD is, how to find out if you have PAD, what problems PAD can cause, and how PAD is treated. Information about when to call your doctor or nurse is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Vascular Surgery, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1215
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A guide for patients being investigated for lung cancer

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Thoracic Cancer Site Team. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
4044
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This pamphlet explains what to do if you are being investigated for lung cancer. If you have new symptoms or if the symptoms you have get worse while you are waiting to have tests or get your results, do not wait until your next appointment. This pamphlet explains when to call your family doctor/nurse practitioner or 811, and when to call 911 or go to the Emergency Department. Information about how to provide patient and family feedback is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Thoracic Cancer Site Team
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)
Lung Neoplasms - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Lungs--Cancer--Diagnosis
Specialty
Cancer Care
Respiratory System
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what to do if you are being investigated for lung cancer. If you have new symptoms or if the symptoms you have get worse while you are waiting to have tests or get your results, do not wait until your next appointment. This pamphlet explains when to call your family doctor/nurse practitioner or 811, and when to call 911 or go to the Emergency Department. Information about how to provide patient and family feedback is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Thoracic Cancer Site Team, Nova Scotia Health
Pamphlet Number
4044
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Alcohol and drug use 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 , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2022
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An acquired brain injury (ABI) causes you to lose brain cells. This means that the brain cells you have left need to work harder to do the same kinds of activities you did before your injury. Using alcohol and recreational drugs affects how your brain works. If you have an ABI, using alcohol and drugs can have a serious effect on you and your recovery. This pamphlet explains how alcohol and drug use will affect you after an ABI and lists resources for getting help.
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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
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Alcohol drinking - adverse effects
Street drugs - adverse effects
Brain Injuries - psychology
Subjects (LCSH)
Alcohol use
Drug use
Brain--Wounds and injuries--Complications
Abstract
An acquired brain injury (ABI) causes you to lose brain cells. This means that the brain cells you have left need to work harder to do the same kinds of activities you did before your injury. Using alcohol and recreational drugs affects how your brain works. If you have an ABI, using alcohol and drugs can have a serious effect on you and your recovery. This pamphlet explains how alcohol and drug use will affect you after an ABI and lists resources for getting help.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams
Pamphlet Number
2022
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