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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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After pregnancy loss

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2288
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After pregnancy loss, you may experience grief and many other emotions. You may have questions about the reason for your loss. This is normal. Often, health care providers do not know exactly why pregnancy loss happens. This pamphlet includes basic information about pregnancy loss such as: types of pregnancy loss, pain and bleeding, when to expect your next period, a list of symptoms to watch for, tiredness, when to expect your breasts to go back to normal, going back to work, follow-up appoint…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services
Alternate Title
After miscarriage
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)
Abortion, Spontaneous
Hydatidiform Mole
Pregnancy, Ectopic
Subjects (LCSH)
Miscarriage
Molar pregnancy
Ectopic pregnancy
Abstract
After pregnancy loss, you may experience grief and many other emotions. You may have questions about the reason for your loss. This is normal. Often, health care providers do not know exactly why pregnancy loss happens. This pamphlet includes basic information about pregnancy loss such as: types of pregnancy loss, pain and bleeding, when to expect your next period, a list of symptoms to watch for, tiredness, when to expect your breasts to go back to normal, going back to work, follow-up appointments, and remembering your baby. Information about how long to wait before trying again, how to get ready for your next pregnancy, and what to do if you are scared of having another pregnancy loss are discussed. Common feelings you and your partner may have are provided. A list of local resources are provided if you wish to seek extra support in your community.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services, adapted from PL-0918 with permission of IWK Health, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
2288
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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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After pregnancy loss : Eastern Zone

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eastern Zone. Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
2386
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After pregnancy loss, you may experience grief and many other emotions. You may have questions about the reason for your loss. This is common. Often, health care providers do not know exactly why pregnancy loss happens. This pamphlet gives basic information about pregnancy loss. You may need a different treatment (like medication and/or surgery) depending on your type of loss.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eastern Zone. Emergency Services
Alternate Title
After miscarriage : Eastern Zone
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Abortion, Spontaneous
Hydatidiform Mole
Pregnancy, Ectopic
Subjects (LCSH)
Miscarriage
Molar pregnancy
Ectopic pregnancy
Abstract
After pregnancy loss, you may experience grief and many other emotions. You may have questions about the reason for your loss. This is common. Often, health care providers do not know exactly why pregnancy loss happens. This pamphlet gives basic information about pregnancy loss. You may need a different treatment (like medication and/or surgery) depending on your type of loss.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eastern Zone Emergency Services
Adapted from: PL-0918 with permission of IWK Health Centre
Pamphlet Number
2386
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After limb loss (amputation) : Valley Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Valley Regional Hospital. Rehabilitation Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2367
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This guide will help you understand what will happen before and after your surgery, how you may feel, how to care for your amputation, and how to adapt your lifestyle to this change.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Valley Regional Hospital. Rehabilitation Services
Alternate Title
Limb loss : VRH
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (23 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Amputation - rehabilitation
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Amputation
Postoperative care
Specialty
Muscoskeletal System
Abstract
This guide will help you understand what will happen before and after your surgery, how you may feel, how to care for your amputation, and how to adapt your lifestyle to this change.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Rehabilitation Services, Valley Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2367
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Treatment after early pregnancy loss : Eastern Zone

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eastern Zone. Interprofessional Practice and Learning. Clinical Nurse Educators. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
2387
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After early pregnancy loss, you may wait for the tissue to pass on its own (expectant management), take medication called misoprostol (medical management), or be scheduled for a surgery called a dilation and curettage (D and C). This pamphlet explains what will happen with each of the 3 options. Possible complications, discharge instructions, and what to do in an emergency are listed. A list of local resources is given.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eastern Zone. Interprofessional Practice and Learning. Clinical Nurse Educators
Alternate Title
Treatment after miscarriage
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Abortion, Spontaneous - therapy
Hydatidiform Mole
Pregnancy, Ectopic
Subjects (LCSH)
Miscarriage
Molar pregnancy
Ectopic pregnancy
Abstract
After early pregnancy loss, you may wait for the tissue to pass on its own (expectant management), take medication called misoprostol (medical management), or be scheduled for a surgery called a dilation and curettage (D and C). This pamphlet explains what will happen with each of the 3 options. Possible complications, discharge instructions, and what to do in an emergency are listed. A list of local resources is given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: IPPL CNEs in collaboration with the Women and Children’s Health Program and the Emergency Department
Adapted from: PL-0757 with permission of IWK Health Centre
Pamphlet Number
2387
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Life is a journey : grieving the loss of a loved one

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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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Making the most of your remaining vision

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams36575
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1998
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Losing your sight can be upsetting. You may feel scared, sad, or frustrated – this is normal. This pamphlet gives 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 (like staying safe at home, and using supportive and adaptable technology), and how vision loss affects your loved ones. Examples of computer software, apps, and things you can use at home are provided. Information on CNIB suppo…
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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 (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Vision, low
Vision Disorders
Blindness
Subjects (LCSH)
Low vision
Vision disorders
Blindness
Eye--Diseases
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
Losing your sight can be upsetting. You may feel scared, sad, or frustrated – this is normal. This pamphlet gives 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 (like staying safe at home, and using supportive and adaptable technology), and how vision loss affects your loved ones. Examples of computer software, apps, and things you can use at home are provided. Information on CNIB support programs and a list of resources is included. The French version of this pamphlet 2078, "Utiliser de façon optimale la vision qu’il vous reste", is also available.
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
1998
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0515
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Endophthalmitis is a type of severe (very bad) eye infection. It can lead to permanent vision loss in the infected eye. The amount of vision loss will depend on what caused the infection and how much damage the infection does to the eye. This pamphlet explains the possible treatments for endophthalmitis, and gives information about follow-up and pain.
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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 (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Endophthalmitis
Eye Infections
Subjects (LCSH)
Eye--Infections
Eye--Diseases
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
Endophthalmitis is a type of severe (very bad) eye infection. It can lead to permanent vision loss in the infected eye. The amount of vision loss will depend on what caused the infection and how much damage the infection does to the eye. This pamphlet explains the possible treatments for endophthalmitis, and gives information about follow-up and pain.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0515
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Miscarriage : 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 , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2009
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There is no right way to feel after a miscarriage. Some people 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. About 1 in 4 pregnancies ends in miscarriage, and we do not always know why. Nothing you did or did not 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 sympt…
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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
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
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
There is no right way to feel after a miscarriage. Some people 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. About 1 in 4 pregnancies ends in miscarriage, and we do not always know why. Nothing you did or did not 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 follow-up at the Emergency Department is listed. A list of local resources is provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2201, "Fausse couche : Hôpital régional de Yarmouth", is also available.
Responsibility
dapted with permission from: “Your Miscarriage,” The Miscarriage Association, UK ; adapted by: Women and Children’s Health Unit, Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2009
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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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Utiliser de façon optimale la vision qu’il vous reste

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams36683
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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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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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 (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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After limb oss (amputation) : Halifax Infirmary

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Vascular Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1193
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This guide explains levels of limb amputation, who is on your health care team, what will happen before surgery, and what to expect after surgery.
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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
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (22 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Amputation - rehabilitation
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Amputation
Postoperative care
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
This guide explains levels of limb amputation, who is on your health care team, what will happen before surgery, and what to expect after surgery.
Notes
Previous title: Limb loss (amputation) post-operative care
Responsibility
Prepared by: Vascular Surgery
Pamphlet Number
1193
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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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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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Corporate Author
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.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Perioperative Blood Management Program
Pamphlet Number
1202
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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.
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Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
1910
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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.
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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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Endoscopic sinus surgery

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams34459
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.
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Previous title: Functional endoscopic sinus surgery
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Prepared by: Otolaryngology
Pamphlet Number
0512
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