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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0005
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Hair loss, known as alopecia (pronounced ‘al-o-peesha’), is a common side effect of cancer treatment. This pamphlet includes information on the amount of hair, why it is being lost, if it will grow back, coping mechanisms for hair loss, and questions to ask your health care team.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (3 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Alopecia
Antineoplastic Agents - adverse effects
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
Subjects (LCSH)
Antineoplastic agents--Side effects
Baldness
Cancer--Chemotherapy--Complications
Specialty
Self Care
Therapeutics
Abstract
Hair loss, known as alopecia (pronounced ‘al-o-peesha’), is a common side effect of cancer treatment. This pamphlet includes information on the amount of hair, why it is being lost, if it will grow back, coping mechanisms for hair loss, and questions to ask your health care team.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
0005
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Copper intrauterine devices (IUDs)

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

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

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

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

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

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2078
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Il peut être bouleversant de perdre la vue. Vous pourriez ressentir de la peur, de la tristesse ou de la frustration – cela est normal. Cette brochure fournit de l’information et les conseils de professionnels de la santé sur l’adaptation à une perte de vision. On y traite des types de perte de vision, des conseils pour s’y adapter (p. ex., rester en sécurité à la maison, utiliser la technologie d’assistance adaptable). On y fournit des exemples de logiciels, d’applications et d’autres moyens à…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Alternate Title
Making the most of your remaining vision
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Vision, low
Vision Disorders
Blindness
Subjects (LCSH)
Low vision
Vision disorders
Blindness
Eye--Diseases
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
Il peut être bouleversant de perdre la vue. Vous pourriez ressentir de la peur, de la tristesse ou de la frustration – cela est normal. Cette brochure fournit de l’information et les conseils de professionnels de la santé sur l’adaptation à une perte de vision. On y traite des types de perte de vision, des conseils pour s’y adapter (p. ex., rester en sécurité à la maison, utiliser la technologie d’assistance adaptable). On y fournit des exemples de logiciels, d’applications et d’autres moyens à utiliser à la maison. Vous y trouverez aussi des renseignements sur les programmes de soutien de l’Institut national canadien pour les aveugles (INCA), des conseils pour votre famille et vos amis et une liste de ressources.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1998, “Making the Most of Your Remaining Vision”. Losing your sight can be upsetting. You may feel scared, sad, or frustrated – this is normal. This pamphlet provides information and advice from health care professionals on adjusting to vision loss. Topics include: types of vision loss, tips for getting used to vision loss (e.g., staying safe at home, using supportive and adaptable technology). Examples of computer software, apps, and things you can use at home are provided. Information on CNIB support programs, tips for your family and friends, and a resource list is also included.
Responsibility
Adapted with permission from: SMARTSIGHT™ - Patient Handout, An American Academy of Ophthalmology Initiative in Vision Rehabilitation: “Making the Most of Remaining Vision” (2017)
Pamphlet Number
2078
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Fausse couche : hôpital régional de Yarmouth

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Women and Children's Health Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2201
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Il n’y a pas de « bonne » façon de se sentir après une fausse couche. Certaines femmes s’en remettent rapidement, tandis que d’autres prennent du temps à récupérer. Certaines réagissent bien sur le coup, mais ont de la peine plus tard. Vous n’êtes pas la seule à vivre cette terrible expérience. Environ une grossesse sur quatre se termine en fausse couche, et nous ne savons pas toujours pourquoi. Ce n’est pas ce que vous avez fait ou n’avez pas fait qui a causé votre fausse couche. Ce dépliant r…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Women and Children's Health Unit
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Abortion, Spontaneous
Hydatidiform Mole
Pregnancy, Ectopic
Subjects (LCSH)
Miscarriage
Molar pregnancy
Ectopic pregnancy
Abstract
Il n’y a pas de « bonne » façon de se sentir après une fausse couche. Certaines femmes s’en remettent rapidement, tandis que d’autres prennent du temps à récupérer. Certaines réagissent bien sur le coup, mais ont de la peine plus tard. Vous n’êtes pas la seule à vivre cette terrible expérience. Environ une grossesse sur quatre se termine en fausse couche, et nous ne savons pas toujours pourquoi. Ce n’est pas ce que vous avez fait ou n’avez pas fait qui a causé votre fausse couche. Ce dépliant répond à quelques questions courantes et explique ce à quoi on peut s’attendre lorsqu’on fait une fausse couche. Il indique les symptômes qui nécessitent un suivi à l’urgence et donne de l’information sur les ressources qui sont disponibles dans la collectivité.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Miscarriage: Yarmouth Regional Hospital" pamphlet 2009. There is no “right” way to feel after a miscarriage. Some women may recover quickly, while others take a long time. Some may cope well at the time, but find the pain of their loss hits them later. You are not alone in this terrible experience. About 1 in 4 pregnancies ends in miscarriage, and we don’t always know why. Nothing you did or didn’t do is likely to have caused the miscarriage. This pamphlet answers some common questions you may have and describes what to expect if you experience pregnancy loss. A list of symptoms that need followup at the nearest Emergency Department is listed. A list of local resources are provided if you wish to seek extra support in your community.
Responsibility
adapted with permission from: “Your Miscarriage,” The Miscarriage Association, UK ; adapted by: Women and Children’s Health Unit, Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2201
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Traitements de la rétine

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1113
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La lumière est reflétée par des objets et pénètre par la pupille. Elle traverse la lentille et le corps vitré pour atteindre la rétine. Lorsque le cerveau reçoit ce message, la vision s’effectue. Un changement ou des dommages à la rétine peuvent entraîner une perte de vision. La présente publication explique comment savoir si votre rétine est endommagée, quels problèmes peuvent survenir sur la rétine, et quels types de traitements et d’opérations s’offrent à vous. ; This is a French translation…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Alternate Title
Retinal treatments
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Retina
Retinal diseases - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Retina
Retina--Diseases
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
La lumière est reflétée par des objets et pénètre par la pupille. Elle traverse la lentille et le corps vitré pour atteindre la rétine. Lorsque le cerveau reçoit ce message, la vision s’effectue. Un changement ou des dommages à la rétine peuvent entraîner une perte de vision. La présente publication explique comment savoir si votre rétine est endommagée, quels problèmes peuvent survenir sur la rétine, et quels types de traitements et d’opérations s’offrent à vous.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet, 0461, "Retinal Treatments". Light is reflected from objects and enters the pupil. It passes through the lens and vitreous onto the retina. The retina changes light into a message which the optic nerve carries to the brain. When the brain receives the message, you have vision. Change or damage to the retina can cause loss of vision. This pamphlet explains how to tell if your retina is damaged, what problems can happen to the retina, and types of treatments and surgery.
Notes
previous title: Renseignements sur la rétine et traitements
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
1113
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Glaucoma management

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0140
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Your eyes are filled with a fluid made by the ciliary body. This fluid flows through the pupil, in front of the lens, and then out through a drain called the trabecular meshwork. Glaucoma is a disease where increased pressure in the eye damages the optic nerve. It usually happens when the trabecular meshwork (drain) does not work and fluid cannot drain from the eye. Fluid buildup in the front part of the eye increases pressure in your eye, damaging the optic nerve. This damage may at first caus…
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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 (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Glaucoma
Subjects (LCSH)
Glaucoma
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
Your eyes are filled with a fluid made by the ciliary body. This fluid flows through the pupil, in front of the lens, and then out through a drain called the trabecular meshwork. Glaucoma is a disease where increased pressure in the eye damages the optic nerve. It usually happens when the trabecular meshwork (drain) does not work and fluid cannot drain from the eye. Fluid buildup in the front part of the eye increases pressure in your eye, damaging the optic nerve. This damage may at first cause loss of side vision. If left untreated, it may cause loss of central vision. Acute and chronic glaucoma are defined. The various tests used to diagnose glaucoma are described. Treatment can be medication, laser, or surgery. We have also provided instructions on how to use eye drops. The French version of this pamphlet 1910, "Gestion du glaucome", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0140
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Selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) for glaucoma

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0333
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Your eyes are filled with a fluid made by the ciliary body. This fluid flows through the pupil, in front of the lens, and then out through a drain called the trabecular meshwork. Glaucoma is a disease where increased pressure in the eye damages the optic nerve. It usually happens when the trabecular meshwork (drain) does not work and fluid cannot drain from the eye. Fluid buildup in the front part of the eye increases pressure in your eye, damaging the optic nerve. This damage may at first caus…
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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 (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Glaucoma - surgery
Trabeculectomy
Subjects (LCSH)
Glaucoma--Surgery
Eye--Surgery
Abstract
Your eyes are filled with a fluid made by the ciliary body. This fluid flows through the pupil, in front of the lens, and then out through a drain called the trabecular meshwork. Glaucoma is a disease where increased pressure in the eye damages the optic nerve. It usually happens when the trabecular meshwork (drain) does not work and fluid cannot drain from the eye. Fluid buildup in the front part of the eye increases pressure in your eye, damaging the optic nerve. This damage may at first cause loss of side vision. If left untreated, it may cause loss of central vision. SLT is used to treat chronic open angle glaucoma by helping to control the pressure inside your eye. A laser (highly focused beam of light) is focused on the drains to help the fluid move more freely. The pamphlet describes getting ready for treatment, how the treatment is done, care after laser treatment, and possible risks. The French version of this pamphlet 1912, "Trabéculoplastie sélective au laser (TSL) pour le glaucome", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Laser trabeculoplasty for glaucoma
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0333
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Endoscopic sinus surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Otolaryngology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0512
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The sinuses are cavities (spaces) in the bones of the face and head. They have a lining that makes mucus. They can get inflamed (red and swollen) for many reasons. This can lead to nasal blockage (blocked nose), loss of smell, and sometimes pain. Surgery may be needed if medical treatment does not help the problem. This pamphlet explains what endoscopic sinus surgery is, how to get ready for surgery, what will happen after surgery, and care at home. A list of symptoms requiring immediate medic…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Otolaryngology
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Endoscopy
Sinusitis - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Endoscopy
Sinusitis--Surgery
Specialty
Otorhinolaryngology
Abstract
The sinuses are cavities (spaces) in the bones of the face and head. They have a lining that makes mucus. They can get inflamed (red and swollen) for many reasons. This can lead to nasal blockage (blocked nose), loss of smell, and sometimes pain. Surgery may be needed if medical treatment does not help the problem. This pamphlet explains what endoscopic sinus surgery is, how to get ready for surgery, what will happen after surgery, and care at home. A list of symptoms requiring immediate medical attention is provided.
Notes
Previous title: Functional endoscopic sinus surgery
Responsibility
Prepared by: Otolaryngology
Pamphlet Number
0512
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Blood components, products, and alternatives

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Perioperative Blood Management Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1202
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A blood transfusion is when you receive donated blood. If you have had blood loss from trauma or surgery, or because of certain medical problems, you may need a blood transfusion. This pamphlet explains the blood components (parts), products, and alternatives that you may receive as part of a blood transfusion. A description, how it is given, benefits, and possible side effects of each product are given.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Perioperative Blood Management Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (18 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Transfusion
Blood
Plasma
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood--Transfusion
Blood products
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
A blood transfusion is when you receive donated blood. If you have had blood loss from trauma or surgery, or because of certain medical problems, you may need a blood transfusion. This pamphlet explains the blood components (parts), products, and alternatives that you may receive as part of a blood transfusion. A description, how it is given, benefits, and possible side effects of each product are given.
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Prepared by: Perioperative Blood Management Program
Pamphlet Number
1202
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Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1885
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Pulmonary (lung) rehabilitation (PR) combines exercise, education, and support to help you improve your overall health and well-being. The PR Program may be right for you if you have a chronic (ongoing) lung disease (like COPD, lung fibrosis, or lung transplant). The PR Program may help with symptoms like shortness of breath or loss of strength that make it harder for you to do daily activities. This pamphlet explains the benefits of PR, what the PR program involves, and how to get started. A l…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
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)
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Subjects (LCSH)
Lungs--Diseases, Obstructive
Specialty
Respiratory System
Abstract
Pulmonary (lung) rehabilitation (PR) combines exercise, education, and support to help you improve your overall health and well-being. The PR Program may be right for you if you have a chronic (ongoing) lung disease (like COPD, lung fibrosis, or lung transplant). The PR Program may help with symptoms like shortness of breath or loss of strength that make it harder for you to do daily activities. This pamphlet explains the benefits of PR, what the PR program involves, and how to get started. A list of PR Programs across Nova Scotia is provided.
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Prepared by: Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
Pamphlet Number
1885
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Ablation de l’oeil

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams36457
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1897
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Vous et votre médecin avez parlé des raisons pour lesquelles il est nécessaire d’enlever votre œil ou le contenu du globe oculaire. Ce dépliant explique comment prendre soin de vous en toute sécurité. L’énucléation est le terme médical qui désigne le retrait ou l’ablation de l’œil. Le terme médical utilisé pour parler du retrait du contenu du globe oculaire en conservant la couche externe (coque sclérale ou sclère) est éviscération. Les deux interventions entraînent la perte permanente de l’œil…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre
Alternate Title
Eye removal
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)
Eye Enucleation
Eye Evisceration
Subjects (LCSH)
Eye--Enucleation
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
Vous et votre médecin avez parlé des raisons pour lesquelles il est nécessaire d’enlever votre œil ou le contenu du globe oculaire. Ce dépliant explique comment prendre soin de vous en toute sécurité. L’énucléation est le terme médical qui désigne le retrait ou l’ablation de l’œil. Le terme médical utilisé pour parler du retrait du contenu du globe oculaire en conservant la couche externe (coque sclérale ou sclère) est éviscération. Les deux interventions entraînent la perte permanente de l’œil. Ce dépliant explique ce qui se passe avant et après la chirurgie, le port d’une chemise d’hôpital, les médicaments, les soins à la maison ainsi que vos émotions. Vous y trouverez de plus des informations sur les prothèses oculaires (œil artificiel) ainsi qu’une liste des symptômes nécessitant une consultation médicale immédiate.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Eye Removal" pamphlet 0582. Your health care provider has talked with you about why your eye or the contents of your eye must be removed. This pamphlet will help you learn how to safely care for yourself after your procedure. The medical term for eye removal is enucleation. The medical term for removing the contents of the eye and leaving the outer coat (sclera) behind is evisceration. Both procedures mean permanent loss of the eye. This pamphlet explains what will happen before and after your surgery, including wearing a dressing, medication, care at home, and emotions you may have. Information about having a prosthesis (artificial eye) is given. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
1897
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Gestion du glaucome

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams36473
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1910
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Vos yeux sont remplis d'un liquide fabriqué par le corps ciliaire. Ce liquide s'écoule à travers la pupille, devant le cristallin, puis sort par un drain appelé trabéculum. Le glaucome est une maladie dans laquelle une pression accrue dans l'œil endommage le nerf optique. Il survient généralement lorsque le trabéculum (drain) ne fonctionne pas et que le liquide ne peut pas s'écouler de l'œil. L'accumulation de liquide dans la partie avant de l'œil augmente la pression dans l'œil, ce qui endomma…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre
Alternate Title
Glaucoma management
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)
Glaucoma
Subjects (LCSH)
Glaucoma
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
Vos yeux sont remplis d'un liquide fabriqué par le corps ciliaire. Ce liquide s'écoule à travers la pupille, devant le cristallin, puis sort par un drain appelé trabéculum. Le glaucome est une maladie dans laquelle une pression accrue dans l'œil endommage le nerf optique. Il survient généralement lorsque le trabéculum (drain) ne fonctionne pas et que le liquide ne peut pas s'écouler de l'œil. L'accumulation de liquide dans la partie avant de l'œil augmente la pression dans l'œil, ce qui endommage le nerf optique. Ce dommage peut d'abord entraîner une perte de la vision latérale (sur les côtés). Si elle n'est pas traitée, elle peut entraîner une perte de la vision centrale. Le présent dépliant définit le glaucome aigu et le glaucome chronique et décrit les différents examens effectués pour diagnostiquer le glaucome. Les médicaments, le laser et la chirurgie sont des traitements possibles. Des instructions sont aussi fournies pour l’utilisation des gouttes ophtalmiques.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Glaucoma Management" pamphlet 0140. Your eyes are filled with a fluid made by the ciliary body. This fluid flows through the pupil, in front of the lens, and then out through a drain called the trabecular meshwork. Glaucoma is a disease where increased pressure in the eye damages the optic nerve. It usually happens when the trabecular meshwork (drain) does not work and fluid cannot drain from the eye. Fluid buildup in the front part of the eye increases pressure in your eye, damaging the optic nerve. This damage may at first cause loss of side vision. If left untreated, it may cause loss of central vision. Acute and chronic glaucoma are defined. The various tests used to diagnose glaucoma are described. Treatment can be medication, laser, or surgery. We have also provided instructions on how to use eye drops.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
1910
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Trabéculoplastie sélective au laser (TSL) pour le glaucome

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams36475
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1912
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Vos yeux sont remplis d'un liquide fabriqué par le corps ciliaire. Ce liquide s'écoule à travers la pupille, devant le cristallin, puis sort par un drain appelé trabéculum. Le glaucome est une maladie dans laquelle une pression accrue dans l'œil endommage le nerf optique. Il survient généralement lorsque le trabéculum (drain) ne fonctionne pas et que le liquide ne peut pas s'écouler de l'œil. L'accumulation de liquide dans la partie avant de l'œil augmente la pression dans l'œil, ce qui endomma…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre
Alternate Title
Selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) for glaucoma
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Glaucoma - surgery
Trabeculectomy
Subjects (LCSH)
Glaucoma--Surgery
Eye--Surgery
Abstract
Vos yeux sont remplis d'un liquide fabriqué par le corps ciliaire. Ce liquide s'écoule à travers la pupille, devant le cristallin, puis sort par un drain appelé trabéculum. Le glaucome est une maladie dans laquelle une pression accrue dans l'œil endommage le nerf optique. Il survient généralement lorsque le trabéculum (drain) ne fonctionne pas et que le liquide ne peut pas s'écouler de l'œil. L'accumulation de liquide dans la partie avant de l'œil augmente la pression dans l'œil, ce qui endommage le nerf optique. Ce dommage peut d'abord entraîner une perte de la vision latérale (sur les côtés). Si elle n'est pas traitée, elle peut entraîner une perte de la vision centrale. La trabéculoplastie sélective au laser (TSL) est utilisée pour traiter le glaucome chronique à angle ouvert en aidant à contrôler la pression à l'intérieur de votre œil. Un laser (faisceau lumineux très concentré) est dirigé sur les drains pour aider le liquide à circuler plus librement. Dans le présent dépliant, nous vous expliquons comment vous préparer au traitement, comment est effectué le traitement, les soins qui suivent le traitement au laser et les risques possibles.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) for Glaucoma" pamphlet 0333. Your eyes are filled with a fluid made by the ciliary body. This fluid flows through the pupil, in front of the lens, and then out through a drain called the trabecular meshwork. Glaucoma is a disease where increased pressure in the eye damages the optic nerve. It usually happens when the trabecular meshwork (drain) does not work and fluid cannot drain from the eye. Fluid buildup in the front part of the eye increases pressure in your eye, damaging the optic nerve. This damage may at first cause loss of side vision. If left untreated, it may cause loss of central vision. SLT is used to treat chronic open angle glaucoma by helping to control the pressure inside your eye. A laser (highly focused beam of light) is focused on the drains to help the fluid move more freely. The pamphlet describes getting ready for treatment, how the treatment is done, care after laser treatment, and possible risks.
Notes
Previous title: Laser trabeculoplasty for glaucoma
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
1912
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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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Life is a journey : grieving the loss of a loved one

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams35569
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Palliative Care. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0511
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This pamphlet describes how you may feel after the death of a loved one. Topics include physical changes, emotions, what you can do, and grief. Positive ways of coping are given that may help you on your journey. The French version of this pamphlet 1961, "Sur le chemin de la vie", is also available.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Palliative Care
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)
Grief
Death
Subjects (LCSH)
Grief
Grief therapy
Death
Specialty
Palliative Care
Abstract
This pamphlet describes how you may feel after the death of a loved one. Topics include physical changes, emotions, what you can do, and grief. Positive ways of coping are given that may help you on your journey. The French version of this pamphlet 1961, "Sur le chemin de la vie", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Life is a journey
Responsibility
Prepared by: Palliative Care
Pamphlet Number
0511
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Sur le chemin de la vie : faire le deuil d’un être cher

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams36529
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Palliative Care. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1961
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La présente ressource traite de la façon dont vous pourriez vous sentir après la mort d’un proche. On y traite des pensées qui peuvent vous habiter, des sentiments couramment ressentis et des changements physiques que vous pourriez constater. On y présente aussi des stratégies d’adaptation positives pour vous aider dans votre cheminement. ; This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0511, “Life is a Journey”. This pamphlet describes how you may feel after the death of a loved one. Top…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Palliative Care
Alternate Title
Life is a journey : grieving the loss of a loved one
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (14 p.): digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Grief
Death
Subjects (LCSH)
Grief
Grief therapy
Death
Specialty
Palliative Care
Abstract
La présente ressource traite de la façon dont vous pourriez vous sentir après la mort d’un proche. On y traite des pensées qui peuvent vous habiter, des sentiments couramment ressentis et des changements physiques que vous pourriez constater. On y présente aussi des stratégies d’adaptation positives pour vous aider dans votre cheminement.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0511, “Life is a Journey”. This pamphlet describes how you may feel after the death of a loved one. Topics include physical changes, emotions, what you can do, and grief. Positive ways of coping are given that may help you on your journey.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Palliative Care
Pamphlet Number
1961
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