Skip header and navigation

Narrow By

36 records – page 1 of 2.

Acamprosate for alcohol use disorder

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37562
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Pharmacy Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2268
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Acamprosate is a medication used to help manage alcohol dependence. It works best for people who would like to stop drinking alcohol fully, not just drink less. This pamphlet explains how to take this medication, whether acamprosate interacts with other medications, what will happen if you drink alcohol while taking acamprosate, how long you will need to take acamprosate, possible side effects, and how much acamprosate costs.
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Pharmacy Services
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)
Acamprosate
Alcohol-Related Disorders - therapy
Alcoholism - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Acamprosate
Alcoholism--Treatment
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
Acamprosate is a medication used to help manage alcohol dependence. It works best for people who would like to stop drinking alcohol fully, not just drink less. This pamphlet explains how to take this medication, whether acamprosate interacts with other medications, what will happen if you drink alcohol while taking acamprosate, how long you will need to take acamprosate, possible side effects, and how much acamprosate costs.
Notes
Previous title: Acamprosate for alcohol dependence
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Services, Aberdeen Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2268
Less detail

Benzodiazepines for alcohol withdrawal

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37554
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Pharmacy Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2262
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Benzodiazepines are a group of medications that work as sedatives. They are commonly called “benzos”. Diazepam and lorazepam are 2 benzodiazepines used to manage all stages of alcohol withdrawal. This pamphlet explains how to take this medication, how benzodiazepines help, how your prescriber will decide which benzodiazepine is right for you, how much medication you will need, and possible side effects.
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Pharmacy Services
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)
Benzodiazepines
Alcohol-Related Disorders - therapy
Alcoholism - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Benzodiazepines
Alcoholism--Treatment
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
Benzodiazepines are a group of medications that work as sedatives. They are commonly called “benzos”. Diazepam and lorazepam are 2 benzodiazepines used to manage all stages of alcohol withdrawal. This pamphlet explains how to take this medication, how benzodiazepines help, how your prescriber will decide which benzodiazepine is right for you, how much medication you will need, and possible side effects.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Services, Aberdeen Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2262
Less detail

Bone density scan

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams35412
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1497
Available Online
View Pamphlet
A bone scan measures how much calcium and other types of minerals are in an area of your bone. The scan may help your health care provider determine your future fracture risk and measure your response to treatment. It is important to be aware of specific conditions that may interfere with the scan (such as other tests you had done recently, whether you think you may be pregnant, etc.). This pamphlet outlines how the scan is done, how to get ready, and what to do during the test.
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Diagnostic Imaging
Alternate Title
Bone mineral density test
BMD test
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Absorptiometry, Photon
Bone and Bones - radiography
Subjects (LCSH)
Bone densitometry
Abstract
A bone scan measures how much calcium and other types of minerals are in an area of your bone. The scan may help your health care provider determine your future fracture risk and measure your response to treatment. It is important to be aware of specific conditions that may interfere with the scan (such as other tests you had done recently, whether you think you may be pregnant, etc.). This pamphlet outlines how the scan is done, how to get ready, and what to do during the test.
Notes
Previous title: Bone mineral density test / bone density scan
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging
Pamphlet Number
1497
Less detail

Breast reduction surgery for the patients of Dr. Morris : Halifax Infirmary

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37625
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Halifax Infirmary. Plastic Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0604
Available Online
View Pamphlet
During breast reduction surgery, a plastic surgeon will remove breast tissue. This will reshape the breasts and make them smaller. This pamphlet explains why breast reduction surgery is done, whether this surgery will help with your pain, things to consider before having this surgery, and whether breast reduction surgery is covered by the provincial health care program (MSI). Information is also given on what will happen during your first visit with the plastic surgeon, how breast reduction sur…
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Halifax Infirmary. Plastic Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (21 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Breast - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Breast--Surgery
Specialty
Breast Disease
Abstract
During breast reduction surgery, a plastic surgeon will remove breast tissue. This will reshape the breasts and make them smaller. This pamphlet explains why breast reduction surgery is done, whether this surgery will help with your pain, things to consider before having this surgery, and whether breast reduction surgery is covered by the provincial health care program (MSI). Information is also given on what will happen during your first visit with the plastic surgeon, how breast reduction surgery is done, how much tissue is removed, and whether you will have scars. The pamphlet also explains the risks of this surgery, how to get ready, things you will need, and what will happen on the day of your surgery, after surgery, and during your recovery. A list of symptoms that require medical care right away is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Dr. Morris, Plastic Surgery, Halifax Infirmary
Pamphlet Number
0604
Less detail
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0571
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Your body needs calcium for strong bones and teeth, normal blood clotting, and for your muscles, nerves, and heart to work well. Topics include: osteoporosis, how much calcium you need, and how much calcium is too much. Excellent, good, and fair food sources of calcium are listed. Tips for how to get more calcium from food are provided. Information for people with lactose intolerance is given. Information on how to get more vitamin D is provided. A list of resources for more information is incl…
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (12 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Calcium
Subjects (LCSH)
Calcium
Specialty
Food and Nutrition
Abstract
Your body needs calcium for strong bones and teeth, normal blood clotting, and for your muscles, nerves, and heart to work well. Topics include: osteoporosis, how much calcium you need, and how much calcium is too much. Excellent, good, and fair food sources of calcium are listed. Tips for how to get more calcium from food are provided. Information for people with lactose intolerance is given. Information on how to get more vitamin D is provided. A list of resources for more information is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
0571
Less detail

Can I have a diagnostic imaging test while I am pregnant?

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams38149
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eastern Zone. Diagnostic Imaging QI Committee. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2317
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Diagnostic imaging tests take pictures of the inside of your body. These tests include X-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans, nuclear medicine scans, ultrasounds, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Topics include: why you may need to have a test, whether you can have a different test that does not use radiation, how much radiation is safe during pregnancy, who will do your test, asking questions, what to do if you refuse to have the test, and what to do if you find out you are pregnant afte…
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eastern Zone. Diagnostic Imaging QI Committee
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diagnostic Imaging - adverse effects
Pregnancy--radiation effects
Subjects (LCSH)
Pregnant women--Radiography
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Abstract
Diagnostic imaging tests take pictures of the inside of your body. These tests include X-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans, nuclear medicine scans, ultrasounds, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Topics include: why you may need to have a test, whether you can have a different test that does not use radiation, how much radiation is safe during pregnancy, who will do your test, asking questions, what to do if you refuse to have the test, and what to do if you find out you are pregnant after a test.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging QI Committee, Eastern Zone
Pamphlet Number
2317
Less detail

Cannabinoïdes pour le traitement de la douleur

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams35847
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pain Management Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1792
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Les cannabinoïdes sont un groupe de médicaments parfois appelés « analgésiques à la marijuana » (antidouleurs) ou « cannabioïdes synthétiques » (artificiels). Ce dépliant explique pourquoi on vous a prescrit un cannabinoïde, la quantité et la façon de prendre ce médicament, les effets secondaires et la manière de rester en sécurité lorsque vous prenez ce médicament. Vous y trouverez également de l'information sur la conservation de ce médicament et sur ce qu'il faut faire en cas d'oubli d'une d…
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pain Management Unit
Alternate Title
Cannabinoids for managing pain
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cannabinoids
Analgesics
Pain Management
Subjects (LCSH)
Cannabinoids
Analgesics
Pain--Treatment
Abstract
Les cannabinoïdes sont un groupe de médicaments parfois appelés « analgésiques à la marijuana » (antidouleurs) ou « cannabioïdes synthétiques » (artificiels). Ce dépliant explique pourquoi on vous a prescrit un cannabinoïde, la quantité et la façon de prendre ce médicament, les effets secondaires et la manière de rester en sécurité lorsque vous prenez ce médicament. Vous y trouverez également de l'information sur la conservation de ce médicament et sur ce qu'il faut faire en cas d'oubli d'une dose.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Cannabinoid Analgesics for Pain Management" pamphlet 1350. Cannabinoids are a group of medications that are sometimes called ‘marijuana analgesics (painkillers)’ or ‘synthetic (artificial) cannabinoids’. This pamphlet explains why you have been prescribed a cannabinoid, how much of this medication to take and how to take it, side effects, and how to stay safe when taking this medication. Information on what to do if you miss a dose and how to store this medication is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pain Management Unit
Pamphlet Number
1792
Less detail

Cannabinoids for managing pain

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams35259
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pain Management Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1350
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Cannabinoids are a group of medications that are sometimes called ‘marijuana analgesics (painkillers)’ or ‘synthetic (artificial) cannabinoids’. This pamphlet explains why you have been prescribed a cannabinoid, how much of this medication to take and how to take it, side effects, and how to stay safe when taking this medication. Information on what to do if you miss a dose and how to store this medication is included. The French version of this pamphlet 1792, "Cannabinoïdes pour le traitement …
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pain Management Unit
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cannabinoids
Analgesics
Pain Management
Subjects (LCSH)
Cannabinoids
Analgesics
Pain--Treatment
Specialty
Pain Management
Abstract
Cannabinoids are a group of medications that are sometimes called ‘marijuana analgesics (painkillers)’ or ‘synthetic (artificial) cannabinoids’. This pamphlet explains why you have been prescribed a cannabinoid, how much of this medication to take and how to take it, side effects, and how to stay safe when taking this medication. Information on what to do if you miss a dose and how to store this medication is included. The French version of this pamphlet 1792, "Cannabinoïdes pour le traitement de la douleur", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Cannabinoid analgesics for pain management
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pain Management Unit
Pamphlet Number
1350
Less detail

Cinacalcet (Sensipar) for secondary hyperparathyroidism in chronic kidney disease (CKD)

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams35371
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1465
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Secondary hyperparathyroidism is a condition that can be caused by chronic kidney disease (CKD). It happens when your kidneys cannot filter out waste products the right way. This leads to too much parathyroid hormone in your blood. Cinacalcet (sin-a-KAL-cet) is a medication that lowers the amount of parathyroid hormone in your blood. This will help to balance the amount of calcium and phosphorous in your blood. Sensipar® is the brand name for cinacalcet. This pamphlet explains how to take cinac…
Available Online
View Pamphlet
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)
Cinacalcet
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic - drug therapy
Hyperparathyroidism, Secondary - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Chronic renal failure
Hyperparathyroidism
Kidneys--Diseases--Treatment
Abstract
Secondary hyperparathyroidism is a condition that can be caused by chronic kidney disease (CKD). It happens when your kidneys cannot filter out waste products the right way. This leads to too much parathyroid hormone in your blood. Cinacalcet (sin-a-KAL-cet) is a medication that lowers the amount of parathyroid hormone in your blood. This will help to balance the amount of calcium and phosphorous in your blood. Sensipar® is the brand name for cinacalcet. This pamphlet explains how to take cinacalcet, possible side effects, and how to store this medication.
Notes
Previous title: Sensipar (Cinacalcet) to treat secondary hyperparathyroidism in chronic kidney disease
Previous title: Cinacalcet (Sensipar) to treat secondary hyperparathyroidism in chronic kidney disease (CKD)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1465
Less detail
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0515
Available Online
View Pamphlet
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.
Available Online
View Pamphlet
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 (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
Less detail
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0543
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Flax is a gluten-free grain with a mild nutty flavour. Flax has many health benefits. This pamphlet explains the health benefits of flax, what forms flax comes in, how to use flax, how much to use, and how to store it. Nutrient information for the different types of flax and recipes are provided. Websites for further information are included.
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Flax
Subjects (LCSH)
Flax
Specialty
Food and Nutrition
Abstract
Flax is a gluten-free grain with a mild nutty flavour. Flax has many health benefits. This pamphlet explains the health benefits of flax, what forms flax comes in, how to use flax, how much to use, and how to store it. Nutrient information for the different types of flax and recipes are provided. Websites for further information are included.
Responsibility
Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
0543
Less detail

Food sources of magnesium

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams35167
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
0128
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Magnesium is a mineral found in your body. Your body needs magnesium to keep bones, muscles, nervous system and immune system healthy. Magnesium can also help keep your blood sugar and blood pressure under control. How much magnesium needed each day is provided along with a list of foods high in this mineral.
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Magnesium Deficiency - diet therapy
Kidney Diseases - diet therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Magnesium deficiency diseases
Kidneys--Diseases--Nutritional aspects
Abstract
Magnesium is a mineral found in your body. Your body needs magnesium to keep bones, muscles, nervous system and immune system healthy. Magnesium can also help keep your blood sugar and blood pressure under control. How much magnesium needed each day is provided along with a list of foods high in this mineral.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
0128
Less detail

Getting enough iron during pregnancy

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams38168
Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. OBS Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2330
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Iron helps your blood carry oxygen through your body. When your iron levels are too low, you can develop a condition called iron deficiency anemia. This can lead to serious health issues. A person who is pregnant needs more iron to support the growth of their baby. During pregnancy, you need about one third (1/3) more iron. This pamphlet explains how much iron you need each day, how you can make sure you get enough iron, and how you will know if you are getting enough iron. Space is included fo…
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. OBS Clinic
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)
Iron, Dietary
Pregnancy
Subjects (LCSH)
Iron in human nutrition
Pregnancy
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
Iron helps your blood carry oxygen through your body. When your iron levels are too low, you can develop a condition called iron deficiency anemia. This can lead to serious health issues. A person who is pregnant needs more iron to support the growth of their baby. During pregnancy, you need about one third (1/3) more iron. This pamphlet explains how much iron you need each day, how you can make sure you get enough iron, and how you will know if you are getting enough iron. Space is included for your health care team to record your hemoglobin and ferritin levels. Instructions on how to take elemental iron are given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: OBS Clinic, South Shore Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2330
Less detail

High sodium foods to limit or avoid

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37550
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0550
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Eating too much sodium (salt) can lead to high blood pressure, kidney disease, and liver and heart problems. If you have heart, kidney, or liver disease, following a low sodium meal plan can help you manage your condition and feel better. This pamphlet explains how to control sodium intake. Foods to limit or avoid are listed. Information about portion size, how to read a nutrition label, and how to plan meals is included. A list of resources is provided. How to locate nutrition counselling in y…
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (12 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Heart Diseases - diet therapy
Sodium restricted diet
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart--Diseases--Diet therapy
Salt-free diet
Specialty
Food and Nutrition
Abstract
Eating too much sodium (salt) can lead to high blood pressure, kidney disease, and liver and heart problems. If you have heart, kidney, or liver disease, following a low sodium meal plan can help you manage your condition and feel better. This pamphlet explains how to control sodium intake. Foods to limit or avoid are listed. Information about portion size, how to read a nutrition label, and how to plan meals is included. A list of resources is provided. How to locate nutrition counselling in your area is included.
Notes
Previous title: High Sodium Foods to Avoid
Responsibility
Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
0550
Less detail

How to thicken liquids

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams35033
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
0562
Available Online
View Pamphlet
For many people with swallowing problems, it can be safer to drink thick liquids. This pamphlet lists the thickness level that is right for you. It also includes examples of commercial thickening products and drinks, and explains how to use a commercial thickener. Other thickening ideas and tips, and information on how much liquid you need each day is included.
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and 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 (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Deglutition Disorders - diet therapy
Pneumonia, Aspiration - prevention and control
Pneumonia, Aspiration - diet therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Deglutition disorders
Asphyxia
Aspiration pneumonia
Specialty
Food and Nutrition
Abstract
For many people with swallowing problems, it can be safer to drink thick liquids. This pamphlet lists the thickness level that is right for you. It also includes examples of commercial thickening products and drinks, and explains how to use a commercial thickener. Other thickening ideas and tips, and information on how much liquid you need each day is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
0562
Less detail

Lanthanum (Fosrenol) and chronic kidney disease (CKD)

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams35370
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1466
Available Online
View Pamphlet
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 …
Available Online
View Pamphlet
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
Less detail

Life after a heart attack

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams34348
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Health Portfolio. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0016
Available Online
View Pamphlet
This pamphlet answers questions you may have after having a heart attack. Lowering your risk factors for heart disease, heart healthy eating, coping with stress, activity, exercises, checking your heart rate, warning signs you are doing too much, medications and how to use nitro spray are covered. Directions for managing chest pain or discomfort at home are given.
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Health Portfolio
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (37 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Myocardial Infarction - prevention & control
Myocardial infarction - rehabilitation
Heart Diseases - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Myocardial infarction
Heart--Diseases--Patients--Rehabilitation
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
This pamphlet answers questions you may have after having a heart attack. Lowering your risk factors for heart disease, heart healthy eating, coping with stress, activity, exercises, checking your heart rate, warning signs you are doing too much, medications and how to use nitro spray are covered. Directions for managing chest pain or discomfort at home are given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Heart Health Portfolio
Pamphlet Number
0016
Less detail
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Pharmacy Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1937
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Lithium is a mood stabilizer. It is most often used in bipolar disorder to prevent or treat mania or depression. This pamphlet explains what symptoms lithium will help with, how your dose of lithium is chosen, possible side effects, and signs of lithium toxicity (too much lithium).
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Pharmacy Services
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)
Lithium - therapeutic use
Bipolar Disorder - drug therapy
Mania - drug therapy
Depression, Bipolar - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Lithium--Therapeutic use
Manic-depressive illness
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
Lithium is a mood stabilizer. It is most often used in bipolar disorder to prevent or treat mania or depression. This pamphlet explains what symptoms lithium will help with, how your dose of lithium is chosen, possible side effects, and signs of lithium toxicity (too much lithium).
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Services, QE II
Pamphlet Number
1937
Less detail

Low lactose eating guide

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37544
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0553
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Lactose is the natural sugar found in milk. Some people have trouble digesting lactose. This is called "lactose intolerance". Lactose content of common milk and milk products is listed. Steps to learn how much milk or milk products your body can handle are listed. Tips that may help your body better able to tolerate milk and milk products are given.
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services
Alternate Title
Low lactose diet
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Lactose Intolerance - diet therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Milk-free diet
Specialty
Food and Nutrition
Gastrointestinal System
Abstract
Lactose is the natural sugar found in milk. Some people have trouble digesting lactose. This is called "lactose intolerance". Lactose content of common milk and milk products is listed. Steps to learn how much milk or milk products your body can handle are listed. Tips that may help your body better able to tolerate milk and milk products are given.
Notes
Previous title: Low Lactose Diet
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
0553
Less detail

Low sodium eating guide : 1500 to 2000 mg a day

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37542
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1161
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Too much sodium (salt) in your diet can lead to high blood pressure, kidney disease, and liver and heart problems. This pamphlet explains how to follow a eat low sodium diet. Foods that are best choices and foods to avoid are listed. A list of resources is provided. Recipes are included.
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (16 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Heart Diseases - diet therapy
Sodium restricted diet
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart--Diseases--Diet therapy
Salt-free diet
Specialty
Food and Nutrition
Abstract
Too much sodium (salt) in your diet can lead to high blood pressure, kidney disease, and liver and heart problems. This pamphlet explains how to follow a eat low sodium diet. Foods that are best choices and foods to avoid are listed. A list of resources is provided. Recipes are included.
Notes
Previous title: Sodium Restricted Diet: 1500-2000 mg/day
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
1161
Less detail

36 records – page 1 of 2.