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Low fibre nutrition guidelines

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams38174
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0626
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Fibre is the part of a plant that your body cannot digest. It is found in whole grain bread and cereal products, nuts, seeds, legumes, fruits, and vegetables. By choosing a low fibre eating plan, you will have smaller and fewer bowel movements (poops). This pamphlet includes lists of "Best choices" and "Foods to avoid".
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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
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Dietary Fiber
Diet - Guideline
Subjects (LCSH)
Fiber in human nutrition
Diet therapy
Specialty
Nutrition and food
Abstract
Fibre is the part of a plant that your body cannot digest. It is found in whole grain bread and cereal products, nuts, seeds, legumes, fruits, and vegetables. By choosing a low fibre eating plan, you will have smaller and fewer bowel movements (poops). This pamphlet includes lists of "Best choices" and "Foods to avoid".
Notes
Previous title: Low fibre diet
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
0626
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How anxiety and your mood may change in pregnancy and after birth

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Western Zone. Perinatal Mental Health Initiative, Nova Scotia Perinatal Mental Health Alliance and affiliates. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2336
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This pamphlet gives information on common issues, like sleep troubles and intrusive thoughts (strange thoughts or mental images that seem to pop into your head and cause stress), anxiety and mood disorders, and postpartum psychosis (rare). Topics include what to do if you had a mental disorder before you became pregnant, what Baby Blues are and how to get ready for them, and what to do if you still feel overwhelmed, irritable, stressed, or sad after 2 to 4 weeks. Information on how to get help …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Western Zone. Perinatal Mental Health Initiative
Nova Scotia Perinatal Mental Health Alliance and affiliates
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (16 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pregnant Women - psychology
Anxiety
Mood Disorders - diagnosis
Postnatal Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Pregnancy--Psychological aspects
Anxiety
Mental health
Postnatal care
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
This pamphlet gives information on common issues, like sleep troubles and intrusive thoughts (strange thoughts or mental images that seem to pop into your head and cause stress), anxiety and mood disorders, and postpartum psychosis (rare). Topics include what to do if you had a mental disorder before you became pregnant, what Baby Blues are and how to get ready for them, and what to do if you still feel overwhelmed, irritable, stressed, or sad after 2 to 4 weeks. Information on how to get help with your mood or anxiety, and what to do if you have thoughts of self-harm or suicide is given. A list of resources is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Perinatal Mental Health Initiative, Western Zone, in collaboration with Nova Scotia Perinatal Mental Health Alliance and affiliates; Adapted from: Bussey, L., & Williams, A. (2022). Primary care perinatal mental health toolkit. Dalhousie Departments of Psychiatry & Family Medicine. http://rcp.nshealth.ca/sites/default/files/Primary%20Care%20Perinatal%20Mental%20Health%20Toolkit_2022.pdf and Perinatal Services BC. (2014). Best practices guidelines for mental health disorders in the perinatal period http://www.perinatalservicesbc.ca/Documents/Guidelines-Standards/Maternal/MentalHealthDisordersGuideline.pdf
Pamphlet Number
2336
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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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How to do lymphatic self-massage on your face, head and neck

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Radiation Oncology Site Team. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
4045
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This pamphlet is for patients who were treated for head and neck cancer with surgery to remove a tumour(s) or lymph nodes, or with radiation therapy. The pamphlet explains what your lymphatic system is, what lymphatic self-massage is and why it is important, and how to do lymphatic self-massage step-by-step. Information on signs of infection and what to do if you think you have an infection is included.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Radiation Oncology 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 (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms
Lymphedema
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Complications
Lymphedema
Lymphatics--Massage
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
This pamphlet is for patients who were treated for head and neck cancer with surgery to remove a tumour(s) or lymph nodes, or with radiation therapy. The pamphlet explains what your lymphatic system is, what lymphatic self-massage is and why it is important, and how to do lymphatic self-massage step-by-step. Information on signs of infection and what to do if you think you have an infection is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSH Radiation Oncology Site Team
Pamphlet Number
4045
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Notice of discharge from Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Cancer Centre Operations Committee. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
4046
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This pamphlet explains what will happen when you are discharged from the Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program. Information about what to do if you do not have a primary care provider is given. A list of resources is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Cancer Centre Operations Committee
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)
Neoplasms
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what will happen when you are discharged from the Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program. Information about what to do if you do not have a primary care provider is given. A list of resources is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by:QEII Cancer Centre Operations Committee
Pamphlet Number
4046
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Systemic therapy : patient video series

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams38188
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program, Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program Education Team. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
4051
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The NSH Cancer Care Program wants you to have the information you need to take care of yourself throughout your treatment. This pamphlet includes a QR code to access narrated videos related to systemic therapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and oral anti-cancer treatments. A link to other videos for cancer patients and their families is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program Education 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)
Neoplasms - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Chemotherapy
Cancer--Immunotherapy
Cancer--Treatment
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
The NSH Cancer Care Program wants you to have the information you need to take care of yourself throughout your treatment. This pamphlet includes a QR code to access narrated videos related to systemic therapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and oral anti-cancer treatments. A link to other videos for cancer patients and their families is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program; Approved by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program Education Team
Pamphlet Number
4051
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What is patch testing?

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Dermatology Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2348
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Patch testing is a way to check if you are allergic to something that comes in contact with your skin. This pamphlet outlines the steps involved. Guidelines, instructions for certain days are listed. Contact information is provided in case you have questions.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Dermatology 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)
Hypersensitivity - diagnosis
Skin care
Subjects (LCSH)
Allergy--Diagnosis
Skin--Care and hygiene
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
Patch testing is a way to check if you are allergic to something that comes in contact with your skin. This pamphlet outlines the steps involved. Guidelines, instructions for certain days are listed. Contact information is provided in case you have questions.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Dermatology Clinic, QEII
Pamphlet Number
2348
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[Making health care decisions for someone else : acting as a substitute decision-maker (SDM)]

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Ethics. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2349
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This is an Arabic translation of the English pamphlet 2327. Sometimes a patient is not able to make decisions about their own health care. This may be because they are very sick or have been seriously injured. When this happens, another person is asked to make health care decisions for them. This person is called a substitute decision-maker. This pamphlet explains what to expect when you are asked to act as a substitute-decision-maker. A list of definitions is also provided. ; The French versio…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Ethics
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
Arabic
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Advance Care Planning
Subjects (LCSH)
Advance directives (Medical care)
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
This is an Arabic translation of the English pamphlet 2327. Sometimes a patient is not able to make decisions about their own health care. This may be because they are very sick or have been seriously injured. When this happens, another person is asked to make health care decisions for them. This person is called a substitute decision-maker. This pamphlet explains what to expect when you are asked to act as a substitute-decision-maker. A list of definitions is also provided.
The French version of this pamphlet 2359, is also available.
The Simplified Chinese version of this pamphlet 2350, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Ethics Nova Scotia Health
Pamphlet Number
2349
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[Making health care decisions for someone else : acting as a substitute decision-maker (SDM)]

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams38196
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Ethics. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2350
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This is a Simplified Chinese translation of the English pamphlet 2327. Sometimes a patient is not able to make decisions about their own health care. This may be because they are very sick or have been seriously injured. When this happens, another person is asked to make health care decisions for them. This person is called a substitute decision-maker. This pamphlet explains what to expect when you are asked to act as a substitute-decision-maker. A list of definitions is also provided. ; The Fr…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Ethics
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
Simplified Chinese
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Advance Care Planning
Subjects (LCSH)
Advance directives (Medical care)
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
This is a Simplified Chinese translation of the English pamphlet 2327. Sometimes a patient is not able to make decisions about their own health care. This may be because they are very sick or have been seriously injured. When this happens, another person is asked to make health care decisions for them. This person is called a substitute decision-maker. This pamphlet explains what to expect when you are asked to act as a substitute-decision-maker. A list of definitions is also provided.
The French version of this pamphlet 2359, "Prendre des décisions concernant les soins de santé d’une personne : Agir à titre de mandataire spécial (MS)", is also available.
The Arabic version of this pamphlet 2349 is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Ethics Nova Scotia Health
Pamphlet Number
2350
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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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Prendre des décisions concernant les soins de santé d’une personne : Agir à titre de mandataire spécial (MS)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Ethics, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Legal Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2359
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Il arrive qu’un patient ne puisse pas prendre de décisions en lien avec ses propres soins de santé, parce qu’il est très malade ou gravement blessé. Dans une telle situation, on demande à une autre personne de prendre ces décisions pour lui. On utilise alors le terme mandataire spécial. Cette brochure explique à quoi s'attendre lorsqu'on vous demande d'agir à titre de mandataire spécial. Une liste de définitions est également fournie. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamph…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Ethics
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Legal Services
Alternate Title
Making health care decisions for someone else: acting as a substitute decision-maker (SDM)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Advance Care Planning
Subjects (LCSH)
Advance directives (Medical care)
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
Il arrive qu’un patient ne puisse pas prendre de décisions en lien avec ses propres soins de santé, parce qu’il est très malade ou gravement blessé. Dans une telle situation, on demande à une autre personne de prendre ces décisions pour lui. On utilise alors le terme mandataire spécial. Cette brochure explique à quoi s'attendre lorsqu'on vous demande d'agir à titre de mandataire spécial. Une liste de définitions est également fournie.
This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 2327, "Making Health Care Decisions for Someone Else: Acting as a Substitute Decision Maker (SDM)". Sometimes a patient is not able to make decisions about their own health care. This may be because they are very sick or have been seriously injured. When this happens, another person is asked to make health care decisions for them. This person is called a substitute decision-maker. This pamphlet explains what to expect when you are asked to act as a substitute-decision-maker. A list of definitions is also provided.
The Arabic version of this pamphlet 2349, is also available.
The Simplified Chinese version of this pamphlet 2350, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Ethics Nova Scotia Health
Approved by: Legal Services
Pamphlet Number
2359
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Radiation therapy : what you need to know about your appointments

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Nova Scotia Health. Central Zone. Radiation Therapy. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
4057
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This pamphlet should answer most questions you may have about your radiation therapy appointments and help you plan for your treatments.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Central Zone. Radiation Therapy
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)
Radiation
Neoplasms
Subjects (LCSH)
Radiation
Cancer
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
This pamphlet should answer most questions you may have about your radiation therapy appointments and help you plan for your treatments.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSH Central Zone Radiation Therapy Team
Pamphlet Number
4057
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Driving after vision loss

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2368
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Your vision must meet certain standards for you to have a driver’s licence in Nova Scotia. This explains the tests that may be used to see if it is still safe for you to drive is given.
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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
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Vision, low
Vision Disorders
Blindness
Subjects (LCSH)
Low vision
Vision disorders
Blindness
Eye--Diseases
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
Your vision must meet certain standards for you to have a driver’s licence in Nova Scotia. This explains the tests that may be used to see if it is still safe for you to drive is given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
2368
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Nova Scotia Eating Disorder Provincial Service

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Eating Disorder Provincial Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2381
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The Nova Scotia Eating Disorder Provincial Service (NSEDPS) treats people of all ages who have an eating disorder (like anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder, avoidant restrictive food intake disorder, and other eating disorders) and live in Nova Scotia. This pamphlet explains what an eating disorder is and how to access the NSEDPS. It gives information for children and adolescents, as well as adults. This pamphlet is also available as IWK Health Centre Patient Learning numbe…
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Nova Scotia 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 (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Anorexia Nervosa
Bulimia Nervosa
Subjects (LCSH)
Eating disorders--Treatment
Abstract
The Nova Scotia Eating Disorder Provincial Service (NSEDPS) treats people of all ages who have an eating disorder (like anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder, avoidant restrictive food intake disorder, and other eating disorders) and live in Nova Scotia. This pamphlet explains what an eating disorder is and how to access the NSEDPS. It gives information for children and adolescents, as well as adults. This pamphlet is also available as IWK Health Centre Patient Learning number PL-1332.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Eating Disorder Provincial Service
Pamphlet Number
2381
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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 versio…
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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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Getting ready for eye surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0134
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This pamphlet explains how to get ready for eye surgery. Topics include where to go, cancelling your surgery, and getting ready (what you can eat and drink, medications, and what to do if you have diabetes). Information about scents, valuables, and what to bring to the hospital is included. What to expect if you are having a local anesthetic or a general anesthetic is given. A map of the QE II Health Sciences Centre is included. The French version of this pamphlet 2014, "Préparation en vue d’un…
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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
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (7 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Eye - surgery
Preoperative care
Subjects (LCSH)
Eye--Surgery
Preoperative care
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
This pamphlet explains how to get ready for eye surgery. Topics include where to go, cancelling your surgery, and getting ready (what you can eat and drink, medications, and what to do if you have diabetes). Information about scents, valuables, and what to bring to the hospital is included. What to expect if you are having a local anesthetic or a general anesthetic is given. A map of the QE II Health Sciences Centre is included. The French version of this pamphlet 2014, "Préparation en vue d’une opération de l’œil", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0134
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Your kidney transplant

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Nova Scotia Health. Multi-Organ Transplant Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0196
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Having a kidney transplant is a treatment for kidney failure. Kidney failure is also known as Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). A healthy kidney from one person (the donor) is placed (transplanted) into another person (the recipient). Treatment is usually very successful. This pamphlet explains what to expect when you have a kidney transplant. Topics include getting on the kidney transplant wait list, what to do while you wait for a kidney transplant, what to expect when you get called for a kidney…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Multi-Organ Transplant Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (68 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Kidney transplantation
Subjects (LCSH)
Kidneys--Transplantation
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
Having a kidney transplant is a treatment for kidney failure. Kidney failure is also known as Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). A healthy kidney from one person (the donor) is placed (transplanted) into another person (the recipient). Treatment is usually very successful. This pamphlet explains what to expect when you have a kidney transplant. Topics include getting on the kidney transplant wait list, what to do while you wait for a kidney transplant, what to expect when you get called for a kidney, your hospital stay, and recovery. Information about staying healthy at home and a list of resources for more information is included. The French version of this pamphlet 1127, "Votre greffe de rein," is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Multi-Organ Transplant Program
Pamphlet Number
0196
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Living with advanced liver disease

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Multi-Organ Transplant Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0225
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It can be confusing and scary to find out that you have advanced liver disease. You have been referred to a Liver Specialist at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre (QEII). A liver transplant is one of many treatments that may be used to treat advanced liver disease. You and the Liver Specialist will decide on the best treatment for you. This pamphlet explains where to go for your appointment, how the liver works, and how to manage your symptoms. A map of the QEII Health Sciences Centr…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Multi-Organ Transplant Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (7 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Liver Diseases - therapy
Liver Diseases - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Liver--Diseases
Specialty
Digestive System
Abstract
It can be confusing and scary to find out that you have advanced liver disease. You have been referred to a Liver Specialist at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre (QEII). A liver transplant is one of many treatments that may be used to treat advanced liver disease. You and the Liver Specialist will decide on the best treatment for you. This pamphlet explains where to go for your appointment, how the liver works, and how to manage your symptoms. A map of the QEII Health Sciences Centre is also included.
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Prepared by: Multi-Organ Transplant Program
Pamphlet Number
0225
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After your stroke

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Stroke Team. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0729
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This pamphlet gives information about the members of your Acute Stroke Team. It will also help you learn what to expect during your stay at the Halifax Infirmary. This pamphlet defines what a stroke is, what a stroke might look like, and what a stroke can cause. Other topics include admission to hospital, rehabilitation, getting back to normal, and your discharge plan. Space at the back of the pamphlet is given to help you write down your questions and to list the tests you have had. The French…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Stroke Team
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (16 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Stroke
Subjects (LCSH)
Cerebrovascular disease
Specialty
Nervous System
Abstract
This pamphlet gives information about the members of your Acute Stroke Team. It will also help you learn what to expect during your stay at the Halifax Infirmary. This pamphlet defines what a stroke is, what a stroke might look like, and what a stroke can cause. Other topics include admission to hospital, rehabilitation, getting back to normal, and your discharge plan. Space at the back of the pamphlet is given to help you write down your questions and to list the tests you have had. The French version of this pamphlet 1787, "Après votre accident vasculaire cérébral (AVC)", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Stroke: the early stages
Responsibility
Prepared by: QEII Stroke Team
Pamphlet Number
0729
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Living with your implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Health. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0241
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An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) finds and corrects dangerous fast heart rates that start in the bottom of your heart. The device is also a pacemaker, which can treat slow heart rates. You will need 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 an ICD is, and what will happen after your procedure. Instructions on follow-up, care at home, and when to call your primary health…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Health
Alternate Title
Living with your ICD
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Defibrillators, Implantable
Subjects (LCSH)
Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) finds and corrects dangerous fast heart rates that start in the bottom of your heart. The device is also a pacemaker, which can treat slow heart rates. You will need 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 an ICD is, and what will happen after your procedure. Instructions on follow-up, care at home, and when to call your primary health care provider or 911 are included. The French version of this pamphlet 1719, "Vivre avec votre défibrillateur cardioverteur implantable (DCI)," is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Heart Health
Pamphlet Number
0241
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