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Physical activity after an acquired brain injury (ABI)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
1997
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After an acquired brain injury (ABI), it is important to stay active. This pamphlet gives tips for how to be more active. It explains the types of physical activity and explains how to know your limits.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams
Alternate Title
Exercise after an acquired brain injury (ABI)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Brain Injuries
Exercise Therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Brain--Wounds and injuries--Exercise therapy
Abstract
After an acquired brain injury (ABI), it is important to stay active. This pamphlet gives tips for how to be more active. It explains the types of physical activity and explains how to know your limits.
Notes
Previous title: Physical activity after acquired brain injury (ABI)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams
Pamphlet Number
1997
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Meals on wheels : Middleton, Annapolis Royal, Clementsport

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital. Food Services, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Annapolis Community Health Centre. Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
2156
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This pamphlet explains what Meals on Wheels does, benefits, when meals are delivered, meal costs, and more.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital. Food Services
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Annapolis Community Health Centre. Food Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Food
Subjects (LCSH)
Food
Specialty
Food and Nutrition
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what Meals on Wheels does, benefits, when meals are delivered, meal costs, and more.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital and Annapolis Community Health Centre Food Services
Pamphlet Number
2156
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Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
4025
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The Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program has a library of education resources that have been created with cancer patients, their families, and the public in mind. You can learn about cancer screening, diagnosis, treatment options, dealing with symptoms, practical supports, life after cancer and much more. Links and QR codes to the patient education pamphlet library and the video library are provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms
Patient Education as Topic
Subjects (LCSH)
Patient education
Cancer
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
The Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program has a library of education resources that have been created with cancer patients, their families, and the public in mind. You can learn about cancer screening, diagnosis, treatment options, dealing with symptoms, practical supports, life after cancer and much more. Links and QR codes to the patient education pamphlet library and the video library are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4025
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eastern Zone. Seniors and Restorative Care. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
2409
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Bed rails help people move and transfer from a bed to a chair. This helps them do more on their own. This pamphlet explains the risks of bed rails and gives information about the Bed Safety Program.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eastern Zone. Seniors and Restorative Care
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Safety
Beds
Subjects (LCSH)
Safety measures
Hospital beds
Specialty
Geriatrics
Abstract
Bed rails help people move and transfer from a bed to a chair. This helps them do more on their own. This pamphlet explains the risks of bed rails and gives information about the Bed Safety Program.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Seniors and Restorative Care – Eastern Zone
Pamphlet Number
2409
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Parathyroidectomy and kidney disease

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nephrology/Dialysis Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0739
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Parathyroidectomy is a surgery that removes your parathyroid glands. Your parathyroid glands are in your neck (usually on the back of the thyroid gland). They help to control your blood calcium and phosporous levels. Hyperparathyroidism is when one or more of the parathyroid glands makes too much parathyroid hormone in your blood. If this happens, you will need a parathyroidectomy. This pamphlet explains what a parathyroidectomy is, the possible complications with this surgery, care after surge…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nephrology/Dialysis Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (11 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Parathyroidectomy
Kidney Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Parathyroidectomy
Kidneys--Diseases
Specialty
Nephrology
Surgery
Abstract
Parathyroidectomy is a surgery that removes your parathyroid glands. Your parathyroid glands are in your neck (usually on the back of the thyroid gland). They help to control your blood calcium and phosporous levels. Hyperparathyroidism is when one or more of the parathyroid glands makes too much parathyroid hormone in your blood. If this happens, you will need a parathyroidectomy. This pamphlet explains what a parathyroidectomy is, the possible complications with this surgery, care after surgery, how to take care of your incision, blood work, medications, and symptoms that need medical attention right away. A medication chart is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nephrology/Dialysis Services
Pamphlet Number
0739
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Recovery after a mild stroke

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Stroke Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1455
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A stroke happens when there is a loss of blood flow to the brain. This causes brain cells to die. Your symptoms after a stroke will depend on where your brain was damaged and the size of the damaged area. The blood supply to the brain can be cut off in 2 ways. When a blood clot forms on or in the wall of a blood vessel and stops blood from getting to part of the brain, it is called an ischemic stroke (or brain infarct). When a blood vessel bursts, causing bleeding in and/or around the brain, it…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Stroke Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (14 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Ischemic Attack, Transient
Stroke - rehabilitation
Subjects (LCSH)
Cerebrovascular disease
Transient ischemic attack
Specialty
Nervous System
Abstract
A stroke happens when there is a loss of blood flow to the brain. This causes brain cells to die. Your symptoms after a stroke will depend on where your brain was damaged and the size of the damaged area. The blood supply to the brain can be cut off in 2 ways. When a blood clot forms on or in the wall of a blood vessel and stops blood from getting to part of the brain, it is called an ischemic stroke (or brain infarct). When a blood vessel bursts, causing bleeding in and/or around the brain, it is called a hemorrhagic stroke (or brain hemorrhage). This pamphlet explains some of the common symptoms after a mild stroke, and answers questions like how long your symptoms will last, when you can drive again, what your chance is of having another stroke, and what you can do to prevent another stroke. The Heart and Stroke Foundation's website is included for more information.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Stroke Program
Pamphlet Number
1455
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Lanthanum (Fosrenol) and chronic kidney disease (CKD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1466
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Lanthanum (LAN-tha-num) is a medication used to lower the amount of phosphorus (a mineral that builds strong bones and teeth) in your blood. Lanthanum binds (attaches) to the phosphorus in the foods you eat and stops your body from taking it in. A person with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is less able to remove phosphorus from their body. When there is too much phosphorus in your blood, it pushes calcium out of your bones. This makes your bones weaker. Hemodialysis can remove some of the extra …
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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)
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic - drug therapy
Renal Dialysis
Lanthanum
Subjects (LCSH)
Chronic renal failure
Kidneys--Diseases--Treatment
Hemodialysis
Abstract
Lanthanum (LAN-tha-num) is a medication used to lower the amount of phosphorus (a mineral that builds strong bones and teeth) in your blood. Lanthanum binds (attaches) to the phosphorus in the foods you eat and stops your body from taking it in. A person with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is less able to remove phosphorus from their body. When there is too much phosphorus in your blood, it pushes calcium out of your bones. This makes your bones weaker. Hemodialysis can remove some of the extra phosphorus, but you may need a medication like lanthanam to remove more. Fosrenol® is the brand name for lanthanum. This pamphlet explains how to take lanthanum, possible side effects, and how to store this medication.
Notes
Previous title: Fosrenol (Lanthanum) and hemodialysis
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1466
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Sevelamer (Renagel) and chronic kidney disease (CKD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1464
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Sevelamer (se-VEL-a-mer) is a medication that lowers the amount of phosphorus (a mineral that builds strong bones and teeth) in your blood. Sevelamer binds (attaches) to the phosphorus in the foods you eat and stops your body from taking it in. A person with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is less able to remove phosphorus from their body. When there is too much phosphorus in your blood, it pushes calcium out of your bones. This makes your bones weaker. Hemodialysis can remove some of the extra ph…
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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)
Sevelamer
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic - drug therapy
Renal Dialysis
Subjects (LCSH)
Hemodialysis
Chronic renal failure
Kidneys--Diseases--Treatment
Abstract
Sevelamer (se-VEL-a-mer) is a medication that lowers the amount of phosphorus (a mineral that builds strong bones and teeth) in your blood. Sevelamer binds (attaches) to the phosphorus in the foods you eat and stops your body from taking it in. A person with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is less able to remove phosphorus from their body. When there is too much phosphorus in your blood, it pushes calcium out of your bones. This makes your bones weaker. Hemodialysis can remove some of the extra phosphorus, but you may need a medication like sevelamer to remove more. Renagel® is one brand name for sevelamer. This pamphlet explains how to take sevelamer, possible side effects, and how to store this medication.
Notes
Previous title: Renagel (Sevelamer) and Hemodialysis
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1464
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Erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA) therapy and chronic kidney disease (CKD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1493
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Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) are a group of medications that help take the place of a hormone called erythropoietin (EPO). People with chronic kidney disease (CKD) may not have enough EPO coming from their kidneys to tell their body to make more red blood cells. This pamphlet explains how to take and store this medication, and lists possible side effects.
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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)
Renal insufficiency, chronic - complications
Anemia - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Chronic renal failure--Complications
Renal anemia
Abstract
Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) are a group of medications that help take the place of a hormone called erythropoietin (EPO). People with chronic kidney disease (CKD) may not have enough EPO coming from their kidneys to tell their body to make more red blood cells. This pamphlet explains how to take and store this medication, and lists possible side effects.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1493
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Managing pain after surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Pain Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0453
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This pamphlet explains why you may have pain after surgery, why it is important to control your pain, what your health care team will do to help control your pain, what you can do to keep it under control, kinds of pain medication you will get in the hospital, side effects of pain medications, and more. The French version of this pamphlet 1339, "Gestion de la douleur après une opération", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Pain Service
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (11 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pain Management
Subjects (LCSH)
Pain--Treatment
Abstract
This pamphlet explains why you may have pain after surgery, why it is important to control your pain, what your health care team will do to help control your pain, what you can do to keep it under control, kinds of pain medication you will get in the hospital, side effects of pain medications, and more. The French version of this pamphlet 1339, "Gestion de la douleur après une opération", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acute Pain Service, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0453
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Gestion de la douleur après une opération

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Pain Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1339
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Cette brochure explique les raisons pour lesquelles vous pourriez avoir de la douleur après une opération. On y traite de l’importance de la gestion de la douleur, de ce que votre équipe de soins fera pour gérer votre douleur et de ce que vous pouvez faire pour avoir moins mal. De plus, la brochure traite, entre autres, des types de médicaments contre la douleur (analgésiques) administrés à l’hôpital et de leurs effets secondaires. ; This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0453, "M…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Pain Service
Alternate Title
Managing pain after surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (14 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pain Management
Subjects (LCSH)
Pain--Treatment
Abstract
Cette brochure explique les raisons pour lesquelles vous pourriez avoir de la douleur après une opération. On y traite de l’importance de la gestion de la douleur, de ce que votre équipe de soins fera pour gérer votre douleur et de ce que vous pouvez faire pour avoir moins mal. De plus, la brochure traite, entre autres, des types de médicaments contre la douleur (analgésiques) administrés à l’hôpital et de leurs effets secondaires.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0453, "Managing Pain After Surgery". This pamphlet explains why you may have pain after surgery, why it is important to control your pain, what your health care team will do to help control your pain, what you can do to keep it under control, kinds of pain medication you will get in the hospital, side effects of pain medications, and more.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acute Pain Service, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1339
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Hospitalist Medicine Unit (HMU) : Halifax Infirmary

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Halifax Infirmary. Hospitalist Medicine Unit, Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Halifax Infirmary. Unit 8.4. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1803
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This pamphlet explains what to expect on the Hospitalist Medicine Unit (HMU) at the Halifax Infirmary. Topics include your health care team, what will happen when you arrive on the HMU, what to expect during your stay, Home First and discharge planning, and resources for more information.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Halifax Infirmary. Hospitalist Medicine Unit
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Halifax Infirmary. Unit 8.4
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospital Units
Inpatients
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospital wards
Specialty
Nursing Units
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what to expect on the Hospitalist Medicine Unit (HMU) at the Halifax Infirmary. Topics include your health care team, what will happen when you arrive on the HMU, what to expect during your stay, Home First and discharge planning, and resources for more information.
Notes
Previous title: Welcome to the Hospitalist Medicine Unit (HMU)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Hospitalist Medicine Unit, 8.4, Halifax Infirmary, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1803
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Taking your medications when you are sick after a kidney transplant

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Kidney Transplant Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1805
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This pamphlet lists medications you should not take if you get very sick with diarrhea (loose, watery poop), or you are vomiting (throwing up). These medications keep your blood pressure down, and protect your kidneys and heart. They can also harm you if you do not have enough fluids in your body. Diarrhea and vomiting can make you dehydrated (not have enough fluids in your body). Information about what to do if you have not taken your medication(s) for more than 1 day (24 hours) and/or cannot …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Kidney Transplant Clinic
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)
Kidney transplantation
Medications
Subjects (LCSH)
Kidneys--Transplantation
Drugs
Specialty
Nephrology
Medications
Abstract
This pamphlet lists medications you should not take if you get very sick with diarrhea (loose, watery poop), or you are vomiting (throwing up). These medications keep your blood pressure down, and protect your kidneys and heart. They can also harm you if you do not have enough fluids in your body. Diarrhea and vomiting can make you dehydrated (not have enough fluids in your body). Information about what to do if you have not taken your medication(s) for more than 1 day (24 hours) and/or cannot keep fluids down without vomiting is included.
Notes
Previous title: Taking your medications when you are ill after a kidney transplant : a guide for patients with a kidney transplant
Responsibility
Prepared by: Kidney Transplant Clinic, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1805
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Want to learn more about COPD and Advance Care Planning?

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. The INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program™. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1757
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This pamphlet provides information about free COPD and Advance Care Planning education sessions. Contact information is provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. The INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program™
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Advance Care Planning
Subjects (LCSH)
Lungs--Diseases, Obstructive
Advance directives (Medical care)
Abstract
This pamphlet provides information about free COPD and Advance Care Planning education sessions. Contact information is provided.
Notes
Previous title: Would you like to learn more about COPD? Would you like to learn more about Advance Care Planning?
Pamphlet Number
1757
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Palliative Care Volunteer Services : Centennial Building, QE II

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Volunteer Services, Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Palliative Care and Bereavement, Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Social Work. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1864
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This pamphlet lists services provided by Palliative Care volunteers (like therapy dog visits, photography, grief resources, cookie time, the breakfast club, and more). Other supports on 7A include a social worker, music therapy, spiritual care, and a bereavement program.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Volunteer Services
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Palliative Care and Bereavement
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Social Work
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Palliative Care
Patient Comfort
Volunteers
Subjects (LCSH)
Volunteers
Palliative treatment
Specialty
Palliative Care
Abstract
This pamphlet lists services provided by Palliative Care volunteers (like therapy dog visits, photography, grief resources, cookie time, the breakfast club, and more). Other supports on 7A include a social worker, music therapy, spiritual care, and a bereavement program.
Notes
Previous title: Palliative Care Volunteer Services
Responsibility
Prepared by: Volunteer Services, Palliative Care and Bereavement, Social Work
Pamphlet Number
1864
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Heart healthy eating guide

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1887
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Heart healthy eating means having a balance of nutritious whole foods in your meals. Healthy eating can help lower your risk of heart disease by improving your cholesterol levels, lowering your blood pressure, managing your body weight, and controlling your blood glucose (sugar). This pamphlet explains what you can do to eat heart healthy, including tips to help limit sodium (salt), sugar, and fat, and eat more fibre, fruits, and vegetables. Information on how to read a food label is given. A l…
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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 (14 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Heart Diseases - diet therapy
Heart Diseases - prevention & control
Diet, Fat-Restricted
Diet, Sodium-Restricted
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart--Diseases--Diet therapy
Heart--Diseases--Prevention
Salt-free diet
Low-fat diet
Low-fat foods
Abstract
Heart healthy eating means having a balance of nutritious whole foods in your meals. Healthy eating can help lower your risk of heart disease by improving your cholesterol levels, lowering your blood pressure, managing your body weight, and controlling your blood glucose (sugar). This pamphlet explains what you can do to eat heart healthy, including tips to help limit sodium (salt), sugar, and fat, and eat more fibre, fruits, and vegetables. Information on how to read a food label is given. A list of resources is included. The French version of this pamphlet 1953, "Guide alimentaire pour un coeur en santé", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
1887
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Intimacy in long-term care

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Harbourview Lodge. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1939
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Sexual health is a person’s physical, emotional, mental and social wellbeing in relation to sexuality. The team at Harbourview Lodge supports elders’ decisions to have intimate relationships. We promote a respectful and non-judgmental environment. This pamphlet explains why expressing sexuality is an important part of the aging process. A phone number is included for more information.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Harbourview Lodge
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Sexual Behavior
Aged
Homes for the aged
Subjects (LCSH)
Older people--Sexual behavior
Old age homes
Abstract
Sexual health is a person’s physical, emotional, mental and social wellbeing in relation to sexuality. The team at Harbourview Lodge supports elders’ decisions to have intimate relationships. We promote a respectful and non-judgmental environment. This pamphlet explains why expressing sexuality is an important part of the aging process. A phone number is included for more information.
Notes
Previous title: Intimacy in long term care
Responsibility
Prepared by: Harbourview Lodge
Pamphlet Number
1939
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Eye infections in newborns caused by gonorrhea and chlamydia

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Women and Children’s Provincial Policy Working Group. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2050
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Gonorrhea (“gah-nuh-REE-uh”) and chlamydia (“kluh-MID-ee-uh”) are common sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Gonorrhea and chlamydia are caused by bacteria. The bacteria can be passed from an infected pregnant person to their baby during birth. Gonorrhea and chlamydia can both cause eye infections in newborns. Newborn eye infections caused by gonorrhea and chlamydia are rare, but they are serious. They must be treated quickly to avoid long-term complications. This pamphlet explains how you …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Women and Children’s Provincial Policy Working Group
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)
Ophthalmia Neonatorum - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Conjunctivitis, Infantile
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
Gonorrhea (“gah-nuh-REE-uh”) and chlamydia (“kluh-MID-ee-uh”) are common sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Gonorrhea and chlamydia are caused by bacteria. The bacteria can be passed from an infected pregnant person to their baby during birth. Gonorrhea and chlamydia can both cause eye infections in newborns. Newborn eye infections caused by gonorrhea and chlamydia are rare, but they are serious. They must be treated quickly to avoid long-term complications. This pamphlet explains how you can prevent your newborn from getting an eye infection caused by gonorrhea or chlamydia, how to know if your baby has an eye infection, and what to do if you think your newborn may have an eye infection. Resources for more information are included.
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Prepared by: Women and Children’s Provincial Policy Working Group
Pamphlet Number
2050
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The Highly Sensitized Patient Program (HSP) for kidney transplant patients

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Multi-Organ Transplant Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2132
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A highly sensitized patient has a high amount of antibodies. This makes them more likely to reject an organ after transplant. This pamphlet explains how to know if you are highly sensitized, and how the Highly Sensitized Patient Program works.
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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
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Kidney transplantation
Subjects (LCSH)
Kidneys--Transplantation
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
A highly sensitized patient has a high amount of antibodies. This makes them more likely to reject an organ after transplant. This pamphlet explains how to know if you are highly sensitized, and how the Highly Sensitized Patient Program works.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Multi-Organ Transplant Program
Pamphlet Number
2132
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Medicine coverage

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
4028
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There are two types of medications that you may need during your cancer care: drugs to treat your cancer and drugs to support your cancer care and deal with side effects. You may be worried about how much you will have to pay for cancer medications. This pamphlet explains what support is available if you don't have an insurance plan, how to find out if your insurance plan or Nova Scotia Pharmacare plan will cover your medications, what you can do if your medications are not covered, and whether…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Alternate Title
Medication coverage
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Care Costs
Insurance, Health
Insurance, Pharmaceutical Services
Subjects (LCSH)
Health insurance
Medical care, Cost of
Pharmaceutical services insurance
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
There are two types of medications that you may need during your cancer care: drugs to treat your cancer and drugs to support your cancer care and deal with side effects. You may be worried about how much you will have to pay for cancer medications. This pamphlet explains what support is available if you don't have an insurance plan, how to find out if your insurance plan or Nova Scotia Pharmacare plan will cover your medications, what you can do if your medications are not covered, and whether the Canadian Cancer Society helps with drug costs. Contact information for more support is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4028
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