Asthma is inflammation (irritation, reddening, and swelling) of the airways (breathing passages) in the lungs. This makes it hard for air to flow in and out of the lungs. This pamphlet explains how asthma is diagnosed and managed. It covers what you will learn in asthma education sessions. The French version of this pamphlet 2106, "Asthme", is also available.
L'asthme est une maladie dans laquelle les voies respiratoires des poumons sont enflammées (irritées, rougies et gonflées). La brochure explique le diagnostic de l’asthme, l’objectif de la gestion de l’asthme, les séances d’éducation sur l’asthme des Services de soins respiratoires du Centre de santé communautaire Cobequid et la façon d’y avoir accès. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "Asthma" pamphlet 1454. Asthma is a condition where the airways (breathing passages) of the lungs are …
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive (gets worse over time) lung disorder. It is most commonly caused by smoking. COPD can be chronic (ongoing) bronchitis, emphysema, or a combination of both. This pamphlet identifies persons at risk for COPD, the signs and symptoms to watch for, and how it is diagnosed and managed.
A virtual colonoscopy (VC) is a test used to check the inside lining of the colon for growths called polyps. It is also called a computerized tomography (CT) colonography or CTC. This pamphlet explains how to get ready for a CT VC, including instructions to make sure your bowel is properly cleaned for the test, and what will happen during the test.
The Medical Surgical Day Clinic (MSDC) is for patients that need followup care after a visit to the Emergency Department at Cobequid Community Health Centre (CCHC). This pamphlet gives specific instructions for what to expect if you are having certain procedures done (e.g., CT scans, ultrasounds, etc.). Instructions for getting ready for certain procedures are given. If you are not able to keep your appointment, please call 902-869-6510.
This pamphlet lists a variety of walk-in clinics located in the Halifax area. Addresses and phone numbers for each facility are listed. A list of common illnesses and injuries for which you would normally visit your family doctor is also given.