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How anxiety and your mood may change in pregnancy and after birth

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Western Zone. Perinatal Mental Health Initiative, Nova Scotia Perinatal Mental Health Alliance and affiliates. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2336
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This pamphlet gives information on common issues, like sleep troubles and intrusive thoughts (strange thoughts or mental images that seem to pop into your head and cause stress), anxiety and mood disorders, and postpartum psychosis (rare). Topics include what to do if you had a mental disorder before you became pregnant, what Baby Blues are and how to get ready for them, and what to do if you still feel overwhelmed, irritable, stressed, or sad after 2 to 4 weeks. Information on how to get help …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Western Zone. Perinatal Mental Health Initiative
Nova Scotia Perinatal Mental Health Alliance and affiliates
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (16 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pregnant Women - psychology
Anxiety
Mood Disorders - diagnosis
Postnatal Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Pregnancy--Psychological aspects
Anxiety
Mental health
Postnatal care
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
This pamphlet gives information on common issues, like sleep troubles and intrusive thoughts (strange thoughts or mental images that seem to pop into your head and cause stress), anxiety and mood disorders, and postpartum psychosis (rare). Topics include what to do if you had a mental disorder before you became pregnant, what Baby Blues are and how to get ready for them, and what to do if you still feel overwhelmed, irritable, stressed, or sad after 2 to 4 weeks. Information on how to get help with your mood or anxiety, and what to do if you have thoughts of self-harm or suicide is given. A list of resources is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Perinatal Mental Health Initiative, Western Zone, in collaboration with Nova Scotia Perinatal Mental Health Alliance and affiliates; Adapted from: Bussey, L., & Williams, A. (2022). Primary care perinatal mental health toolkit. Dalhousie Departments of Psychiatry & Family Medicine. http://rcp.nshealth.ca/sites/default/files/Primary%20Care%20Perinatal%20Mental%20Health%20Toolkit_2022.pdf and Perinatal Services BC. (2014). Best practices guidelines for mental health disorders in the perinatal period http://www.perinatalservicesbc.ca/Documents/Guidelines-Standards/Maternal/MentalHealthDisordersGuideline.pdf
Pamphlet Number
2336
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Bipolar disorder

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0761
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People with bipolar disorder have periods when their mood is very high or very low. These episodes may last for several days, weeks, or months. In between these episodes, the person’s mood may be normal. The period of very high mood and other symptoms is called mania. The period of very low mood and other symptoms is called depression. This pamphlet explains what causes bipolar disorder, what the symptoms of mania and depression are, how bipolar disorder is treated, and where you can get help.
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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 ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Bipolar Disorder
Mental Disorders
Subjects (LCSH)
Manic-depressive illness
Mental illness
Specialty
Psychiatry
Abstract
People with bipolar disorder have periods when their mood is very high or very low. These episodes may last for several days, weeks, or months. In between these episodes, the person’s mood may be normal. The period of very high mood and other symptoms is called mania. The period of very low mood and other symptoms is called depression. This pamphlet explains what causes bipolar disorder, what the symptoms of mania and depression are, how bipolar disorder is treated, and where you can get help.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Mental Health and Addictions Program
Pamphlet Number
0761
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5-Aminosalicylate (5-ASA) for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Collaborative IBD Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1483
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5-aminosalicylate (5-ASA) is a medication often used to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It helps to controll active ulcerative colitis, or Crohn’s colitis and keep mild to moderate ulcerative colitis in remission (period of recovery). Topics include: what does 5-ASA do, which 5-ASA you should take, how to take 5-ASA, what other medications you can take, and how 5-ASA will help. The pamphlet also describes side effects and how long you will need to take 5-ASA.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Collaborative IBD Program
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)
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases - drug therapy
Crohn Disease - drug therapy
Colitis - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Inflammatory bowel diseases
Crohn's disease
Colitis
Abstract
5-aminosalicylate (5-ASA) is a medication often used to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It helps to controll active ulcerative colitis, or Crohn’s colitis and keep mild to moderate ulcerative colitis in remission (period of recovery). Topics include: what does 5-ASA do, which 5-ASA you should take, how to take 5-ASA, what other medications you can take, and how 5-ASA will help. The pamphlet also describes side effects and how long you will need to take 5-ASA.
Notes
Previous title: 5-Aminosalicylate (5-ASA)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Collaborative IBD Program
Pamphlet Number
1483
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Waiting for your liver transplant

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Multi-Organ Transplant Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0601
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This pamphlet explains what to expect while waiting for your liver transplant. Topics include your transplant assessment, team support, planning for costs, common tests, assessment results, waiting period, and research. Information about getting ready for the day a liver is donated, getting "the call", and what to expect before, during, and after surgery is provided. The French version of this pamphlet 1123, "Dans l’attente d’une greffe de foie," is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Multi-Organ Transplant Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (15 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Liver Transplantation
Subjects (LCSH)
Liver--Transplantation
Specialty
Digestive System
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what to expect while waiting for your liver transplant. Topics include your transplant assessment, team support, planning for costs, common tests, assessment results, waiting period, and research. Information about getting ready for the day a liver is donated, getting "the call", and what to expect before, during, and after surgery is provided. The French version of this pamphlet 1123, "Dans l’attente d’une greffe de foie," is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Multi-Organ Transplant Program, QE II
Pamphlet Number
0601
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After pregnancy loss

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2288
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After pregnancy loss, you may experience grief and many other emotions. You may have questions about the reason for your loss. This is normal. Often, health care providers do not know exactly why pregnancy loss happens. This pamphlet includes basic information about pregnancy loss such as: types of pregnancy loss, pain and bleeding, when to expect your next period, a list of symptoms to watch for, tiredness, when to expect your breasts to go back to normal, going back to work, follow-up appoint…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services
Alternate Title
After miscarriage
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Abortion, Spontaneous
Hydatidiform Mole
Pregnancy, Ectopic
Subjects (LCSH)
Miscarriage
Molar pregnancy
Ectopic pregnancy
Abstract
After pregnancy loss, you may experience grief and many other emotions. You may have questions about the reason for your loss. This is normal. Often, health care providers do not know exactly why pregnancy loss happens. This pamphlet includes basic information about pregnancy loss such as: types of pregnancy loss, pain and bleeding, when to expect your next period, a list of symptoms to watch for, tiredness, when to expect your breasts to go back to normal, going back to work, follow-up appointments, and remembering your baby. Information about how long to wait before trying again, how to get ready for your next pregnancy, and what to do if you are scared of having another pregnancy loss are discussed. Common feelings you and your partner may have are provided. A list of local resources are provided if you wish to seek extra support in your community.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services, adapted from PL-0918 with permission of IWK Health, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
2288
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Dans l’attente d’une greffe de foie

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Multi-Organ Transplant Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1123
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Cette brochure explique ce à quoi vous attendre pendant que vous patientez pour votre greffe de foie. Les sujets abordés comprennent l'évaluation de votre transplantation, le soutien de l'équipe, la planification des coûts, les tests courants, les résultats de l'évaluation, la période d'attente et la recherche. On y trouve de l'information sur la préparation au jour du don d'un foie, sur l'appel et sur ce à quoi vous attendre avant, pendant et après l'opération. ; This pamphlet is a French tran…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Multi-Organ Transplant Program
Alternate Title
[Waiting for your liver transplant]
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (15 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Liver Transplantation
Subjects (LCSH)
Liver--Transplantation
Specialty
Digestive System
Abstract
Cette brochure explique ce à quoi vous attendre pendant que vous patientez pour votre greffe de foie. Les sujets abordés comprennent l'évaluation de votre transplantation, le soutien de l'équipe, la planification des coûts, les tests courants, les résultats de l'évaluation, la période d'attente et la recherche. On y trouve de l'information sur la préparation au jour du don d'un foie, sur l'appel et sur ce à quoi vous attendre avant, pendant et après l'opération.
This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0601, "Waiting for Your Liver Transplant". This pamphlet explains what to expect while waiting for your liver transplant. Topics include your transplant assessment, team support, planning for costs, common tests, assessment results, waiting period, and research. Information about getting ready for the day a liver is donated, getting "the call", and what to expect before, during, and after surgery is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Multi-Organ Transplant Program, QE II
Pamphlet Number
1123
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Vaginal dilation information for patients receiving treatment for cancer of the endometrium

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
4006
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This pamphlet gives information about vaginal dilation for people who are receiving 4 cycles of chemotherapy, pelvic radiation, about a 3-week recovery period, and then 2 more cycles of chemotherapy. Information about when to dilate is given. A link to a teaching video is provided. Contact information for further questions is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program
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)
Endometrial Neoplasms - therapy
Self Care
Vagina
Subjects (LCSH)
Endometrium--Cancer--Treatment
Self-care, Health
Vagina
Abstract
This pamphlet gives information about vaginal dilation for people who are receiving 4 cycles of chemotherapy, pelvic radiation, about a 3-week recovery period, and then 2 more cycles of chemotherapy. Information about when to dilate is given. A link to a teaching video is provided. Contact information for further questions is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4006
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Perioperative Blood Management Service (PBMS)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Perioperative Blood Management Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1396
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Perioperative blood management helps patients before, during, and after planned surgery. Topics include: benefits, anemia, blood components, normal blood counts, blood transfusions, and informed consent. An FAQ (frequently asked questions) section is included. We have described the preoperative period (before surgery) with these topics: donating your own blood, donating blood for a family member or friend, drugs and products that help you during surgery, procedures performed during surgery, art…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Perioperative Blood Management Service
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Transfusion
Blood Donors
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood--Transfusion
Blood donors
Abstract
Perioperative blood management helps patients before, during, and after planned surgery. Topics include: benefits, anemia, blood components, normal blood counts, blood transfusions, and informed consent. An FAQ (frequently asked questions) section is included. We have described the preoperative period (before surgery) with these topics: donating your own blood, donating blood for a family member or friend, drugs and products that help you during surgery, procedures performed during surgery, artificial blood, and refusing a blood transfusion. A resources section is also provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2082, "Service de gestion du sang périopératoire", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Perioperative Blood Management Service
Pamphlet Number
1396
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Heart transplant : a guide for patients and families

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Health Portfolio. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2043
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This guide will help you and your family during the transplant process. This pamphlet describes getting ready for a transplant (e.g., the health care team, referral, workup, how long the process takes, the waiting period, antibodies, advance care planning, powers of attorney), getting ready once a heart becomes available (e.g., testing the donor heart, getting ready for surgery, what your family can expect on the day, during, and after your surgery, what happens during surgery, donor info), and…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Health Portfolio
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (63 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Heart Transplantation
Heart Failure - surgery
Heart Diseases - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart--Transplantation
Heart failure
Heart--Surgery
Heart--Diseases--Treatment
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Surgery
Abstract
This guide will help you and your family during the transplant process. This pamphlet describes getting ready for a transplant (e.g., the health care team, referral, workup, how long the process takes, the waiting period, antibodies, advance care planning, powers of attorney), getting ready once a heart becomes available (e.g., testing the donor heart, getting ready for surgery, what your family can expect on the day, during, and after your surgery, what happens during surgery, donor info), and what to expect after surgery (e.g., discharge instructions, adjusting to life after your transplant, followup schedule, acute rejection, medications, tips for preventing infections, healthy eating, physiotherapy and rehab, exercise guidelines, stretching exercises). A notes section is provided at the end of the guide.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Heart Health Portfolio
Pamphlet Number
2043
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Service de gestion du sang périopératoire

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Perioperative Blood Management Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2082
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La gestion du sang périopératoire aide les patients avant, pendant et après une opération planifiée. Cette brochure traite des avantages, de l’anémie, des composants sanguins, des numérations globulaires normales, des transfusions sanguines et du consentement éclairé. On y trouve aussi une foire aux questions. Les sujets suivants portent sur la période préopératoire (avant l’opération) : don de sang pour vous-même, don de sang pour un membre de la famille ou un proche, médicaments et produits…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Perioperative Blood Management Service
Alternate Title
Perioperative blood management (PBM) service
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (14 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Transfusion
Blood Donors
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood--Transfusion
Blood donors
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
La gestion du sang périopératoire aide les patients avant, pendant et après une opération planifiée. Cette brochure traite des avantages, de l’anémie, des composants sanguins, des numérations globulaires normales, des transfusions sanguines et du consentement éclairé. On y trouve aussi une foire aux questions. Les sujets suivants portent sur la période préopératoire (avant l’opération) : don de sang pour vous-même, don de sang pour un membre de la famille ou un proche, médicaments et produits pouvant vous aider pendant l’opération, interventions effectuées durant l’opération, sang artificiel et refus d’une transfusion sanguine. Une section de la brochure propose des ressources à consulter.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1396, “Perioperative Blood Management (PBM) Service”. Perioperative blood management helps patients before, during, and after planned surgery. Topics include: benefits, anemia, blood components, normal blood counts, blood transfusions, and informed consent. An FAQ (frequently asked questions) section is included. We have described the preoperative period (before surgery) with these topics: donating your own blood, donating blood for a family member or friend, drugs and products that help you during surgery, procedures performed during surgery, artificial blood, and refusing a blood transfusion. A resources section is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Perioperative Blood Management Service
Pamphlet Number
2082
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