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Alcohol and drug use 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 , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2022
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An acquired brain injury (ABI) causes you to lose brain cells. This means that the brain cells you have left need to work harder to do the same kinds of activities you did before your injury. Using alcohol and recreational drugs affects how your brain works. If you have an ABI, using alcohol and drugs can have a serious effect on you and your recovery. This pamphlet explains how alcohol and drug use will affect you after an ABI and lists resources for getting help.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Alcohol drinking - adverse effects
Street drugs - adverse effects
Brain Injuries - psychology
Subjects (LCSH)
Alcohol use
Drug use
Brain--Wounds and injuries--Complications
Abstract
An acquired brain injury (ABI) causes you to lose brain cells. This means that the brain cells you have left need to work harder to do the same kinds of activities you did before your injury. Using alcohol and recreational drugs affects how your brain works. If you have an ABI, using alcohol and drugs can have a serious effect on you and your recovery. This pamphlet explains how alcohol and drug use will affect you after an ABI and lists resources for getting help.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams
Pamphlet Number
2022
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Avant de faire le test du VIH

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. HIV Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2165
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VIH signifie virus de l’immunodéficience humaine. Contrairement à d’autres virus, le corps ne peut pas se débarrasser du VIH. Le SIDA (syndrome d’immunodéficience acquise) survient lorsque le VIH détruit le système immunitaire, ce qui entraîne des infections et des cancers graves et potentiellement mortels. Le test de dépistage détecte uniquement le VIH, pas le SIDA. Ce dépliant explique ce qui suit : mode de propagation du VIH, avantages et inconvénients du test de dépistage, procédure du test…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. HIV Clinic
Alternate Title
Before your HIV test
Before your human immunodeficiency virus test
Before your AIDS test
Before your acquired immunodeficiency syndrome test
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
HIV
Subjects (LCSH)
HIV infections
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
VIH signifie virus de l’immunodéficience humaine. Contrairement à d’autres virus, le corps ne peut pas se débarrasser du VIH. Le SIDA (syndrome d’immunodéficience acquise) survient lorsque le VIH détruit le système immunitaire, ce qui entraîne des infections et des cancers graves et potentiellement mortels. Le test de dépistage détecte uniquement le VIH, pas le SIDA. Ce dépliant explique ce qui suit : mode de propagation du VIH, avantages et inconvénients du test de dépistage, procédure du test, fiabilité du test, délai d’obtention du résultat du test et façon de communiquer le résultat, résultat négatif, positif et indéterminé, ainsi que personnes ayant accès aux résultats de votre test.
This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 2122, "Before Your HIV Test". HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. Unlike some other viruses, the human body cannot get rid of HIV. This means that once you have HIV, you will have it for life. AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) happens when HIV destroys your immune system, leading to serious and life-threatening infections and cancers. An HIV test only checks for HIV. It does not test for AIDS. This pamphlet explains how HIV is spread, the pros and cons of being tested for HIV, how an HIV test is done, and whether the test is accurate. Info is also provided on how you will get your test result and how long it will take, and what negative, positive, and indeterminate test results mean. Info on who has access to your test results is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: HIV Clinic Staff
Pamphlet Number
2165
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Azathioprine and Mercaptopurine Therapy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Collaborative Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1079
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This pamphlet will help you decide if azathioprine (Imuran®) or mercaptopurine therapy is right for you. The pamphlet explains what azathioprine (AZA) and mercaptopurine (6-MP) are, how well they work, as well as serious and less serious side-effects. The pamphlet also includes a list of what you can do to lower the chances of side-effects.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Collaborative Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.): digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Immunosuppressive Agents
Azathioprine
Mercaptopurine
Subjects (LCSH)
Immunosuppressive agents
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
This pamphlet will help you decide if azathioprine (Imuran®) or mercaptopurine therapy is right for you. The pamphlet explains what azathioprine (AZA) and mercaptopurine (6-MP) are, how well they work, as well as serious and less serious side-effects. The pamphlet also includes a list of what you can do to lower the chances of side-effects.
Notes
Previous title: Azathioprine (Imuran) therapy
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Collaborative Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program
Pamphlet Number
1079
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Before your HIV test

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. HIV Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2122
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HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. Unlike some other viruses, the human body cannot get rid of HIV. This means that once you have HIV, you will have it for life. AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) happens when HIV destroys your immune system, leading to serious and life-threatening infections and cancers. An HIV test only checks for HIV. It does not test for AIDS. This pamphlet explains how HIV is spread, the pros and cons of being tested for HIV, how an HIV test is done, and w…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. HIV Clinic
Alternate Title
Before your human immunodeficiency virus test
Before your AIDS test
Before your acquired immunodeficiency syndrome test
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)
HIV
Subjects (LCSH)
HIV infections
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. Unlike some other viruses, the human body cannot get rid of HIV. This means that once you have HIV, you will have it for life. AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) happens when HIV destroys your immune system, leading to serious and life-threatening infections and cancers. An HIV test only checks for HIV. It does not test for AIDS. This pamphlet explains how HIV is spread, the pros and cons of being tested for HIV, how an HIV test is done, and whether the test is accurate. Info is also provided on how you will get your test result and how long it will take, and what negative, positive, and indeterminate test results mean. Info on who has access to your test results is included. The French version of this pamphlet 2165, "Avant de faire le test du VIH," is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: HIV Clinic Staff
Pamphlet Number
2122
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Birth control patch

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0255
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The birth control patch is a patch that you place on your skin once a week. It has 2 hormones, estrogen and progesterone, which are absorbed (taken in) through the skin. It is used to prevent pregnancy. This pamphlet explains how the patch works, how well it works, pros and cons, possible side effects (as well as serious ones to be aware of), who should not use it, how to use it, and where to put it on your body. Instructions for what to do if you forget to start or change a patch, or if it fal…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic
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)
Transdermal Patch
Ovulation Inhibition
Contraception - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Transdermal medication
Contraception
Abstract
The birth control patch is a patch that you place on your skin once a week. It has 2 hormones, estrogen and progesterone, which are absorbed (taken in) through the skin. It is used to prevent pregnancy. This pamphlet explains how the patch works, how well it works, pros and cons, possible side effects (as well as serious ones to be aware of), who should not use it, how to use it, and where to put it on your body. Instructions for what to do if you forget to start or change a patch, or if it falls off (partly or completely) is given. A list of what can make it less effective is provided. The patch is not prescribed to women over 35 who smoke due to the risks involved. The patch will not protect you against sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The French version of this pamphlet 2026, "Le timbre contraceptif", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic
Pamphlet Number
0255
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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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Corporate Author
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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Care after your melanoma surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Plastic Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2308
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Melanoma is a type of skin cancer. It causes the cells in your skin that make pigment (called melanocytes) to grow out of control. Melanoma is a serious disease that can cause death. If it is caught early, melanoma is curable. Topics include: how to check for melanoma, diagnosis, and treatment. What to expect before, during, and after surgery is explained. Possible problems you may have and specific instructions are given. Resources are listed to help you find more information about melanoma su…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. 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 (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Melanoma
Surgery, Plastic
Subjects (LCSH)
Melanoma
Surgery, Plastic
Abstract
Melanoma is a type of skin cancer. It causes the cells in your skin that make pigment (called melanocytes) to grow out of control. Melanoma is a serious disease that can cause death. If it is caught early, melanoma is curable. Topics include: how to check for melanoma, diagnosis, and treatment. What to expect before, during, and after surgery is explained. Possible problems you may have and specific instructions are given. Resources are listed to help you find more information about melanoma surgery.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Plastic Surgery Clinic, QEII
Pamphlet Number
2308
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Central diabetes insipidus

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Endocrinology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1096
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Central diabetes insipidus (diabetes insipidus or DI) is a rare disorder of water balance. DI can easily cause dehydration (not having enough fluids). This is a serious risk for people with DI and can be dangerous. If you have DI, drink a lot of fluids so that you do not become dehydrated. This pamphlet explains the causes and symptoms of DI, and how DI is diagnosed and treated. Information about the provincial funding program for DI medication is given.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Endocrinology
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diabetes Insipidus
Subjects (LCSH)
Diabetes
Specialty
Endocrine System
Abstract
Central diabetes insipidus (diabetes insipidus or DI) is a rare disorder of water balance. DI can easily cause dehydration (not having enough fluids). This is a serious risk for people with DI and can be dangerous. If you have DI, drink a lot of fluids so that you do not become dehydrated. This pamphlet explains the causes and symptoms of DI, and how DI is diagnosed and treated. Information about the provincial funding program for DI medication is given.
Responsibility
Prepared by Endocrinology
Pamphlet Number
1096
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Early Psychosis Intervention Nova Scotia (EPINS). Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2294
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Psychosis is a serious medical condition that affects the brain. This pamphlet explains what causes psychosis, signs, treatment, what to expect, and what you can do to help a loved one. A list of common terms is included. Early Psychosis Intervention Services contact information is listed. Additional resources are also provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Early Psychosis Intervention Nova Scotia (EPINS)
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)
Psychotic Disorders
Schizophrenia
Subjects (LCSH)
Schizoaffective disorders
Schizophrenia
Specialty
Psychiatry
Abstract
Psychosis is a serious medical condition that affects the brain. This pamphlet explains what causes psychosis, signs, treatment, what to expect, and what you can do to help a loved one. A list of common terms is included. Early Psychosis Intervention Services contact information is listed. Additional resources are also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Early Psychosis Intervention Nova Scotia (EPINS)
Pamphlet Number
2294
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Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for inpatients

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions. Neuromodulation Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1317
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Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a treatment that uses a small electrical current to stimulate the brain and cause a mild seizure (twitching of your toes and jaw muscle). ECT is most often used to treat serious depression. This pamphlet explains how ECT works, as well as the possible side effects. Topics include: how to get ready and what will happen during the treatment. A space to write down any questions is also provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions. Neuromodulation Department
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)
Electroconvulsive Therapy
Depression - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Electroconvulsive therapy
Depression, Mental
Abstract
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a treatment that uses a small electrical current to stimulate the brain and cause a mild seizure (twitching of your toes and jaw muscle). ECT is most often used to treat serious depression. This pamphlet explains how ECT works, as well as the possible side effects. Topics include: how to get ready and what will happen during the treatment. A space to write down any questions is also provided.
Notes
Previous title: Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Inpatient Guide
Responsibility
Prepared by: Neuromodulation Department of the Mental Health and Addictions Program
Pamphlet Number
1317
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Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for inpatients : Valley Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Valley Regional Hospital. Neuromodulation Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2292
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Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a treatment that uses a small electrical current to stimulate the brain and cause a mild seizure (twitching of your toes and jaw muscle). ECT is most often used to treat serious depression. This pamphlet explains how ECT works, as well as the possible side effects. Topics include: how to get ready and what will happen during the treatment. A space to write down any questions is also provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Valley Regional Hospital. Neuromodulation Department
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Electroconvulsive Therapy
Depression - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Electroconvulsive therapy
Depression, Mental
Abstract
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a treatment that uses a small electrical current to stimulate the brain and cause a mild seizure (twitching of your toes and jaw muscle). ECT is most often used to treat serious depression. This pamphlet explains how ECT works, as well as the possible side effects. Topics include: how to get ready and what will happen during the treatment. A space to write down any questions is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Neuromodulation Department, Valley Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2292
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Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for outpatients

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions. Neuromodulation Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1316
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Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a treatment that uses a small electrical current to stimulate the brain and cause a mild seizure (twitching of your toes and jaw muscle). ECT is most often used to treat serious depression. This pamphlet explains how ECT works, as well as the possible side effects. Topics include: where to go, how to get ready, and what will happen during the treatment. Contact information is also provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions. Neuromodulation Department
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (16 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Electroconvulsive Therapy
Depression - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Electroconvulsive therapy
Depression, Mental
Abstract
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a treatment that uses a small electrical current to stimulate the brain and cause a mild seizure (twitching of your toes and jaw muscle). ECT is most often used to treat serious depression. This pamphlet explains how ECT works, as well as the possible side effects. Topics include: where to go, how to get ready, and what will happen during the treatment. Contact information is also provided.
Notes
Previous title: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) outpatient guide
Responsibility
Prepared by: Neuromodulation Department of the Mental Health and Addictions Program
Pamphlet Number
1316
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Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for outpatients : Colchester East Hants Health Centre

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Colchester East Hants Health Centre. Perioperative Services, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Colchester East Hants Health Centre. Mental Health Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2295
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Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a treatment that uses a small electrical current to stimulate the brain and cause a mild seizure (twitching of your toes and jaw muscle). ECT is most often used to treat serious depression. This pamphlet explains how ECT works, as well as the possible side effects. Topics include how to get ready, where to go, and what will happen during the treatment.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Colchester East Hants Health Centre. Perioperative Services
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Colchester East Hants Health Centre. Mental Health Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Electroconvulsive Therapy
Depression - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Electroconvulsive therapy
Depression, Mental
Abstract
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a treatment that uses a small electrical current to stimulate the brain and cause a mild seizure (twitching of your toes and jaw muscle). ECT is most often used to treat serious depression. This pamphlet explains how ECT works, as well as the possible side effects. Topics include how to get ready, where to go, and what will happen during the treatment.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Perioperative and Mental Health Services, CEHHC
Pamphlet Number
2295
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Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for outpatients : Valley Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Valley Regional Hospital. Neuromodulation Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2293
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Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a treatment that uses a small electrical current to stimulate the brain and cause a mild seizure (twitching of your toes and jaw muscle). ECT is most often used to treat serious depression. This pamphlet explains how ECT works, as well as the possible side effects. Topics include: where to go, how to get ready, and what will happen during the treatment.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Valley Regional Hospital. Neuromodulation Department
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)
Electroconvulsive Therapy
Depression - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Electroconvulsive therapy
Depression, Mental
Abstract
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a treatment that uses a small electrical current to stimulate the brain and cause a mild seizure (twitching of your toes and jaw muscle). ECT is most often used to treat serious depression. This pamphlet explains how ECT works, as well as the possible side effects. Topics include: where to go, how to get ready, and what will happen during the treatment.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Neuromodulation Department, Valley Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2293
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Eye infections in newborns caused by gonorrhea and chlamydia

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Women and Children’s Provincial Policy Working Group. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2050
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Gonorrhea (“gah-nuh-REE-uh”) and chlamydia (“kluh-MID-ee-uh”) are common sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Gonorrhea and chlamydia are caused by bacteria. The bacteria can be passed from an infected pregnant person to their baby during birth. Gonorrhea and chlamydia can both cause eye infections in newborns. Newborn eye infections caused by gonorrhea and chlamydia are rare, but they are serious. They must be treated quickly to avoid long-term complications. This pamphlet explains how you …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Women and Children’s Provincial Policy Working Group
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Ophthalmia Neonatorum - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Conjunctivitis, Infantile
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
Gonorrhea (“gah-nuh-REE-uh”) and chlamydia (“kluh-MID-ee-uh”) are common sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Gonorrhea and chlamydia are caused by bacteria. The bacteria can be passed from an infected pregnant person to their baby during birth. Gonorrhea and chlamydia can both cause eye infections in newborns. Newborn eye infections caused by gonorrhea and chlamydia are rare, but they are serious. They must be treated quickly to avoid long-term complications. This pamphlet explains how you can prevent your newborn from getting an eye infection caused by gonorrhea or chlamydia, how to know if your baby has an eye infection, and what to do if you think your newborn may have an eye infection. Resources for more information are included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Women and Children’s Provincial Policy Working Group
Pamphlet Number
2050
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Getting enough iron during pregnancy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. OBS Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2330
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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…
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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
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Hepatitis B vaccine and kidney disease

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1425
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The liver is an organ in your body that helps to break down and digest the food you eat, cleans your blood, and fights infection. Hepatitis B is a virus that attacks the liver. “Hepatitis” means swelling of the liver. Hepatitis B can cause serious liver problems, including liver damage, liver failure, and liver cancer. People with kidney disease who may need dialysis or a kidney transplant in the future, have a higher chance of getting Hepatitis B. The best way to prevent Hepatitis B is to get …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hepatitis B - prevention & control
Kidney Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Hepatitis B vaccine
Kidneys--Diseases
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
The liver is an organ in your body that helps to break down and digest the food you eat, cleans your blood, and fights infection. Hepatitis B is a virus that attacks the liver. “Hepatitis” means swelling of the liver. Hepatitis B can cause serious liver problems, including liver damage, liver failure, and liver cancer. People with kidney disease who may need dialysis or a kidney transplant in the future, have a higher chance of getting Hepatitis B. The best way to prevent Hepatitis B is to get vaccinated. This pamphlet explains what the hepatitis B vaccine is, possible side effects, and who should not get the vaccine.
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Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1425
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High blood pressure in pregnancy - South Shore Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. Women and Children's Health Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2285
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High blood pressure in pregnancy (also called gestational hypertension) is a blood pressure (BP) that stays higher than 140/90 (140 over 90). For most people, a normal blood pressure is 140/90 or less. After week 20 of your pregnancy, high blood pressure can be linked to pre-eclampsia. This is a more serious condition that includes high blood pressure and protein in the urine (pee). Because pre-eclampsia can be dangerous to you and your baby, we ask you to monitor your blood pressure and sympto…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. Women and Children's Health 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)
Hypertension
Pregnancy
Subjects (LCSH)
Hypertension
Pregnancy
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
High blood pressure in pregnancy (also called gestational hypertension) is a blood pressure (BP) that stays higher than 140/90 (140 over 90). For most people, a normal blood pressure is 140/90 or less. After week 20 of your pregnancy, high blood pressure can be linked to pre-eclampsia. This is a more serious condition that includes high blood pressure and protein in the urine (pee). Because pre-eclampsia can be dangerous to you and your baby, we ask you to monitor your blood pressure and symptoms. This pamphlet explains the symptoms to watch for if you have high blood pressure, how to check your blood pressure at home, and symptoms that require medical attention right away. Contact information for the OBS Clinic and OBS Unit, and sheets to keep track of your blood pressure are included.
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Prepared by: South Shore Regional Hospital, Women and Children’s Health Program
Pamphlet Number
2285
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How to stay calm when your baby cries

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Maternal and Child Health Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2206
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This pamphlet explains the challenges you may experience when your baby cries. Ways to comfort your baby are provided. As you get to know your baby's behaviours, you will understand your baby's cries and how they prefer to be soothed. Remember: Never shake a baby! Babies have weak necks and heavy heads. Even a few seconds of shaking can cause serious injury like blindness, not being able to walk, brain damage, or death.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Maternal and Child Health Services
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)
Crying
Infant, Newborn - growth & development
Subjects (LCSH)
Crying in infants
Newborn Infants
Abstract
This pamphlet explains the challenges you may experience when your baby cries. Ways to comfort your baby are provided. As you get to know your baby's behaviours, you will understand your baby's cries and how they prefer to be soothed. Remember: Never shake a baby! Babies have weak necks and heavy heads. Even a few seconds of shaking can cause serious injury like blindness, not being able to walk, brain damage, or death.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Maternal and Child Health Services, Aberdeen Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2206
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How to support your child or adolescent with eating when they have an eating disorder

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Eating Disorder Provincial Service, IWK Health Authority. Nova Scotia Eating Disorder Provincial Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2318
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When a person has an eating disorder, they have trouble choosing foods that will help them live a good life. An eating disorder needs to be treated as soon as possible. Not having enough nutrition can cause serious medical problems. Parents play an important role in their child or adolescent’s (teen’s) recovery. This pamphlet explains how parents can help their child or adolescent during meals.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Eating Disorder Provincial Service
IWK 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 (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Feeding and Eating Disorders - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Eating disorders--Treatment
Abstract
When a person has an eating disorder, they have trouble choosing foods that will help them live a good life. An eating disorder needs to be treated as soon as possible. Not having enough nutrition can cause serious medical problems. Parents play an important role in their child or adolescent’s (teen’s) recovery. This pamphlet explains how parents can help their child or adolescent during meals.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Eating Disorder Provincial Service, Nova Scotia Health & IWK Health
Pamphlet Number
2318
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