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Over-the-counter medications and chronic kidney disease (CKD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1636
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If you have chronic kidney disease (CKD), you need to know which over-the-counter medications are your best choices and which you should not take. This pamphlet lists over-the-counter medications you may need for a cough or cold, fever or pain, allergies, an upset stomach (indigestion, burning pain) or heartburn, nausea (feeling sick to your stomach) or vomiting (throwing up), diarrhea (loose, watery poop), and constipation, as well as multivitamins, and creams and ointments. Information on why…
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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 (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Nonprescription Drugs
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Drugs, Nonprescription
Chronic renal failure
Abstract
If you have chronic kidney disease (CKD), you need to know which over-the-counter medications are your best choices and which you should not take. This pamphlet lists over-the-counter medications you may need for a cough or cold, fever or pain, allergies, an upset stomach (indigestion, burning pain) or heartburn, nausea (feeling sick to your stomach) or vomiting (throwing up), diarrhea (loose, watery poop), and constipation, as well as multivitamins, and creams and ointments. Information on why you should not take any herbal or natural health products is included.
Notes
Previous title: Over-the-counter medications & chronic kidney disease
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Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1636
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Perseveration 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 , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2174
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Signs of perseveration include repeating or continuing an action, word, or movement. Sometimes this can be the continuation of a feeling or idea. For example, you may get “stuck” brushing your teeth, or bring up the same thing over and over. Perseveration can often affect daily activities and relationships. This pamphlet explains what you can do to help with perseveration and strategies that can help. A list of resources is also included.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Brain Injuries - psychology
Subjects (LCSH)
Brain--Wounds and injuries--Complications
Abstract
Signs of perseveration include repeating or continuing an action, word, or movement. Sometimes this can be the continuation of a feeling or idea. For example, you may get “stuck” brushing your teeth, or bring up the same thing over and over. Perseveration can often affect daily activities and relationships. This pamphlet explains what you can do to help with perseveration and strategies that can help. A list of resources is also included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams
Pamphlet Number
2174
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Geriatric Ambulatory Care Clinic

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Geriatric Ambulatory Care Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1617
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The Geriatric Ambulatory Care/Memory Disability Clinic sees mostly seniors (65 and over) with health problems related to frailty or dementia. Topics include: location, what to bring, what to expect, and contact info if you have questions.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Geriatric Ambulatory Care Clinic
Alternate Title
Memory Disability Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Dementia
Memory Disorders
Subjects (LCSH)
Dementia
Memory disorders in old age
Abstract
The Geriatric Ambulatory Care/Memory Disability Clinic sees mostly seniors (65 and over) with health problems related to frailty or dementia. Topics include: location, what to bring, what to expect, and contact info if you have questions.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Geriatric Ambulatory Care Clinic
Pamphlet Number
1617
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Strabismus repair

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
0025
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Strabismus is a disorder when both eyes do not line up in the same direction. This means that they don’t look at the same object at the same time. This pamphlet explains what to expect after surgery (adjustable suture, dressing, medication, double vision). It also goes over how to apply eye ointment and followup care. The French version of this pamphlet 1715, "Correction du strabisme", is also available.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Strabismus - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Strabismus--Surgery
Abstract
Strabismus is a disorder when both eyes do not line up in the same direction. This means that they don’t look at the same object at the same time. This pamphlet explains what to expect after surgery (adjustable suture, dressing, medication, double vision). It also goes over how to apply eye ointment and followup care. The French version of this pamphlet 1715, "Correction du strabisme", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0025
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Shoulder strengthening exercises with weights

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Physiotherapy. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1427
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The following exercises are designed to strengthen your shoulder using resistance with weights. Your physiotherapist will show you which exercises to do and how to do them correctly. When doing each exercise, remember to do the movement smoothly and not hold your breath. It is normal to experience muscle soreness after doing exercises. This should get better over time. Exercises are outlined step-by-step along with images.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Physiotherapy
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (12 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Exercise Therapy
Shoulder
Subjects (LCSH)
Shoulder exercises
Physical therapy
Exercise therapy
Abstract
The following exercises are designed to strengthen your shoulder using resistance with weights. Your physiotherapist will show you which exercises to do and how to do them correctly. When doing each exercise, remember to do the movement smoothly and not hold your breath. It is normal to experience muscle soreness after doing exercises. This should get better over time. Exercises are outlined step-by-step along with images.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Physiotherapy
Pamphlet Number
1427
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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cobequid Community Health Centre. Respiratory Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1233
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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.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cobequid Community Health Centre. Respiratory Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Subjects (LCSH)
Lungs--Diseases
Lungs--Diseases, Obstructive
Abstract
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.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Respiratory Services, Cobequid Community Health Centre
Pamphlet Number
1233
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Shoulder strengthening exercises with tubing

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Physiotherapy. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1428
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The exercises in this pamphlet are designed to strengthen your shoulder using resistance with tubing. Your physiotherapist will show you which exercises to do and how to do them correctly. When doing each exercise, remember to do the movement smoothly and do not hold your breath. It is normal to experience muscle soreness after doing exercises. This should get better over time. Exercises are outlined step-by-step along with images.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Physiotherapy
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (12 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Exercise Therapy
Shoulder
Subjects (LCSH)
Shoulder exercises
Physical therapy
Exercise therapy
Abstract
The exercises in this pamphlet are designed to strengthen your shoulder using resistance with tubing. Your physiotherapist will show you which exercises to do and how to do them correctly. When doing each exercise, remember to do the movement smoothly and do not hold your breath. It is normal to experience muscle soreness after doing exercises. This should get better over time. Exercises are outlined step-by-step along with images.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Physiotherapy
Pamphlet Number
1428
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Methadone for opioid use disorder

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Pharmacy Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2259
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Methadone is a medication used to treat opioid use disorder. It is long-acting, which means it is slowly released in the body over a long time. This pamphlet explains how to take this medication, how fast methadone starts to work, how your health care team will find the right dose for you, and how long you will need to take methadone. Information about interactions with other medications and possible side effects is included.
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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)
Methadone
Subjects (LCSH)
Methadone hydrochloride
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
Methadone is a medication used to treat opioid use disorder. It is long-acting, which means it is slowly released in the body over a long time. This pamphlet explains how to take this medication, how fast methadone starts to work, how your health care team will find the right dose for you, and how long you will need to take methadone. Information about interactions with other medications and possible side effects is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Services, Aberdeen Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2259
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1543
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Gallstones start as small pieces and can get bigger over time. They can cause problems if they block the tubes that bile needs to travel through. This pamphlet explains what causes gallstones, symptoms of gallstones, what to do if you have a gallbladder attack, and how gallstones are diagnosed and treated. Diet tips, information about surgery and ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography), and the possible risks of gallstones are also provided. A list of symptoms that require immedia…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Gallstones - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Gallstones
Abstract
Gallstones start as small pieces and can get bigger over time. They can cause problems if they block the tubes that bile needs to travel through. This pamphlet explains what causes gallstones, symptoms of gallstones, what to do if you have a gallbladder attack, and how gallstones are diagnosed and treated. Diet tips, information about surgery and ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography), and the possible risks of gallstones are also provided. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention are listed. The French version of this pamphlet 2087, "Calculs biliaires", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
1543
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Having a FibroScan®

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Division of Digestive Care and Endoscopy. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1570
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A FibroScan® is a scan of your liver to measure how stiff your liver is. It is a painless test which involves a probe being passed over the top right area of your abdomen (tummy). It is similar to an ultrasound scan. Info is included on what to expect before, during, and after your fibroscan. The French version of this pamphlet 2199, "Passer un FibroScan®", is also available.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Division of Digestive Care and Endoscopy
Alternate Title
Having a fibroscan
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)
Diagnostic Imaging
Liver
Subjects (LCSH)
Diagnostic imaging
Liver--Diseases
Abstract
A FibroScan® is a scan of your liver to measure how stiff your liver is. It is a painless test which involves a probe being passed over the top right area of your abdomen (tummy). It is similar to an ultrasound scan. Info is included on what to expect before, during, and after your fibroscan. The French version of this pamphlet 2199, "Passer un FibroScan®", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Kevork Peltekian, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
1570
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Plantar fasciitis exercises

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Roseway Hospital. Rehabilitation Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1668
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Plantar fasciitis is inflammation (swelling, redness) of the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is a long band of fibers that goes from your toes to your heel. It helps support the arch of your foot and absorbs shock. Plantar fasciitis is caused by repeated tears in the plantar fascia. Over time, these small tears cause inflammation (swelling). Topics include: what increases your risk, prevention, heel spurs, and physiotherapy exercises (with images) to increase flexibility and decrease heel pa…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Roseway Hospital. Rehabilitation Services
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)
Plantar, Fasciitis - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Fasciae (Anatomy)--Inflammation
Specialty
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Abstract
Plantar fasciitis is inflammation (swelling, redness) of the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is a long band of fibers that goes from your toes to your heel. It helps support the arch of your foot and absorbs shock. Plantar fasciitis is caused by repeated tears in the plantar fascia. Over time, these small tears cause inflammation (swelling). Topics include: what increases your risk, prevention, heel spurs, and physiotherapy exercises (with images) to increase flexibility and decrease heel pain.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Rehabilitation Services, Roseway Hospital
Pamphlet Number
1668
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Pulmonary Artery Hypertension (PAH) Program : Halifax Infirmary, QE II

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
1103
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Pulmonary hypertension causes high blood pressure (hypertension) in the blood vessels that connect your heart and lungs (pulmonary arteries). PAH is pulmonary hypertension that is caused by a progressive (gets worse over time) disease. This pamphlet explains what causes PAH, why you have been referred to the PAH Program, how the PAH Program will help you, and how PAH is treated.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Program
Alternate Title
PAH Program
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)
Familial Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
Cardiovascular Diseases - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Pulmonary hypertension
Cardiovascular system--Diseases--Diagnosis
Abstract
Pulmonary hypertension causes high blood pressure (hypertension) in the blood vessels that connect your heart and lungs (pulmonary arteries). PAH is pulmonary hypertension that is caused by a progressive (gets worse over time) disease. This pamphlet explains what causes PAH, why you have been referred to the PAH Program, how the PAH Program will help you, and how PAH is treated.
Notes
previous title: Pulmonary Artery Hypertension (PAH) Program
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Program
Pamphlet Number
1103
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Preventing blood clots while in the hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Performance Excellence. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1542
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This pamphlet will explain what blood clots are and why they happen. It also explains what your health care team will do to help prevent a blood clot from happening to you, as well as how you can tell if you might have a blood clot. Finally, it will go over what you can do to help prevent yourself from getting a blood clot. The French version of this pamphlet 1545, "Prévenir la formation de caillots de sang lors d’une hospitalisation", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Performance Excellence
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)
Venous Thrombosis - prevention & control
Pulmonary Embolism - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Thrombophlebitis
Abstract
This pamphlet will explain what blood clots are and why they happen. It also explains what your health care team will do to help prevent a blood clot from happening to you, as well as how you can tell if you might have a blood clot. Finally, it will go over what you can do to help prevent yourself from getting a blood clot. The French version of this pamphlet 1545, "Prévenir la formation de caillots de sang lors d’une hospitalisation", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Performance Excellence
Pamphlet Number
1542
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Radiation therapy : what to expect when treatments are finished

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
4066
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This pamphlet explains what to expect when you come to the end of your radiation treatments. Topics include when your side effects will go away, how you should expect to feel over the coming weeks, and if you will need to make changes to your lifestyle. Questions you may want to ask your Health Care Team are included.
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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 ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Aftercare
Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Self Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Patients
Cancer--Radiotherapy
Self-care, Health
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what to expect when you come to the end of your radiation treatments. Topics include when your side effects will go away, how you should expect to feel over the coming weeks, and if you will need to make changes to your lifestyle. Questions you may want to ask your Health Care Team are included.
Notes
Previous title: Radiation therapy : what to expect once the treatments are finished
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4066
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Buprenorphine for opioid use disorder

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Pharmacy Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2267
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Buprenorphine is a medication used to treat opioid use disorder. It is long-acting, which means it is slowly released in the body over a longer time. This pamphlet explains how to take this medication, how fast buprenorphine starts to work, how your health care team will find the right dose for you, and how long you will need to take buprenorphine. Information on whether buprenorphine interacts with any other medications and possible side effects is included.
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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 ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Buprenorphine
Opioid-Related Disorders - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Buprenorphine
Opioid abuse
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
Buprenorphine is a medication used to treat opioid use disorder. It is long-acting, which means it is slowly released in the body over a longer time. This pamphlet explains how to take this medication, how fast buprenorphine starts to work, how your health care team will find the right dose for you, and how long you will need to take buprenorphine. Information on whether buprenorphine interacts with any other medications and possible side effects is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Services, Aberdeen Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2267
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Eating Disorder Inpatient Program

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Eating Disorder Provincial Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2304
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The Eating Disorder Inpatient Program is a voluntary inpatient program for people over the age of 17 who have an eating disorder. This pamphlet gives information about who the Eating Disorder Inpatient Program is for and where it is located, your health care team, what will happen on your first day, and what treatment you will have. Information about passes, visitors, and how your support person(s) can help with your recovery is also included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Eating Disorder Provincial Service
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)
Feeding and Eating Disorders - prevention & control
Inpatients
Subjects (LCSH)
Eating disorders--Treatment
Abstract
The Eating Disorder Inpatient Program is a voluntary inpatient program for people over the age of 17 who have an eating disorder. This pamphlet gives information about who the Eating Disorder Inpatient Program is for and where it is located, your health care team, what will happen on your first day, and what treatment you will have. Information about passes, visitors, and how your support person(s) can help with your recovery is also included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Eating Disorder Provincial Service
Pamphlet Number
2304
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Birth control pills

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0171
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Birth control pills work to prevent pregnancy by stopping you from ovulating, thickening the mucus made by your cervix, and changing the lining of your uterus. This pamphlet explains how well the pill works, when it starts working, pros and cons, how to take it, what can change how well it works, instructions for missed pills, and possible side effects (as well as serious ones to be aware of). The pill is not prescribed to women over 35 who smoke due to the risks involved. The pill will not pro…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic
Alternate Title
The pill
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Ovulation Inhibition
Contraception - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Oral contraceptives
Contraception
Abstract
Birth control pills work to prevent pregnancy by stopping you from ovulating, thickening the mucus made by your cervix, and changing the lining of your uterus. This pamphlet explains how well the pill works, when it starts working, pros and cons, how to take it, what can change how well it works, instructions for missed pills, and possible side effects (as well as serious ones to be aware of). The pill is not prescribed to women over 35 who smoke due to the risks involved. The pill will not protect you against sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The French version of this pamphlet 2027, "La pilule contraceptive", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic
Pamphlet Number
0171
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Testing for esophageal varices (portal hypertension)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Department of Hepatology, QEII site. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1458
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Cirrhosis is a type of liver disease. Over time, it scars the liver. Varices are blood vessels that have expanded (gotten bigger). Varices usually happen in the esophagus and stomach. The esophagus is the swallowing tube that connects your mouth and stomach. Esophageal varices are a common problem in advanced cirrhosis.This pamphlet explains how varices are diagnosed, how to get ready for the test, what will happen during and after the test, how the test is done, and possible complications of t…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Department of Hepatology, QEII site
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Liver Cirrhosis
Esophageal and Gastric Varices
Subjects (LCSH)
Liver--Cirrhosis
Esophageal varices
Specialty
Gastrointestinal System
Abstract
Cirrhosis is a type of liver disease. Over time, it scars the liver. Varices are blood vessels that have expanded (gotten bigger). Varices usually happen in the esophagus and stomach. The esophagus is the swallowing tube that connects your mouth and stomach. Esophageal varices are a common problem in advanced cirrhosis.This pamphlet explains how varices are diagnosed, how to get ready for the test, what will happen during and after the test, how the test is done, and possible complications of the test. A list of symptoms that should be reported to 811 is provided.
Responsibility
Department of Hepatology, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1458
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Outpatient withdrawal management

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2312
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This guide has helpful information for you and/or your support person(s) about the Outpatient Withdrawal Management Service and what you can expect during the withdrawal process. This pamphlet describes withdrawal and symptoms. It also explains the benefits and risks in taking part in the program. Common questions are answered such as how long the process will take, what you can do to manage symptoms, things to avoid during treatment, and what will happen after the process is over. Benefits of …
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Corporate Author
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 (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Alcoholism - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Alcoholism--Treatment
Abstract
This guide has helpful information for you and/or your support person(s) about the Outpatient Withdrawal Management Service and what you can expect during the withdrawal process. This pamphlet describes withdrawal and symptoms. It also explains the benefits and risks in taking part in the program. Common questions are answered such as how long the process will take, what you can do to manage symptoms, things to avoid during treatment, and what will happen after the process is over. Benefits of having a support person(s) and how they can help are outlined. Information on who to call for support and how to give feedback on the program is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Outpatient Withdrawal Management Service, Mental Health and Addictions
Pamphlet Number
2312
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Peripheral arterial disease (PAD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Vascular Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1215
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Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is when fatty materials called plaque build up in the arteries that supply blood to the brain, organs, and limbs (arms and legs). Over time, the plaque can narrow your arteries. This can lower or stop blood flow. Blocked blood flow can cause leg pain, gangrene (dead body tissue), or amputation (removal) of the foot or leg. If you have PAD, you have a higher chance of having a heart attack or stroke. This pamphlet explains what PAD is, how to find out if you hav…
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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
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Subjects (LCSH)
Peripheral vascular diseases
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is when fatty materials called plaque build up in the arteries that supply blood to the brain, organs, and limbs (arms and legs). Over time, the plaque can narrow your arteries. This can lower or stop blood flow. Blocked blood flow can cause leg pain, gangrene (dead body tissue), or amputation (removal) of the foot or leg. If you have PAD, you have a higher chance of having a heart attack or stroke. This pamphlet explains what PAD is, how to find out if you have PAD, what problems PAD can cause, and how PAD is treated. Information about when to call your doctor or nurse is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Vascular Surgery, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1215
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