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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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72-hour stool collection for fecal fat: eating plan : South Shore Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1981
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Your primary health care provider (family doctor or nurse practitioner) has ordered a test to check your stool (poop) for fat. You should eat 100 to 150 grams of fat each day for this test. Follow this plan for 6 days: 3 days before you collect your stool and 3 days during collection. Choose foods listed in this pamphlet. The pamphlet lists the number of grams of fat in a variety of foods and includes a sample menu. Drop-off site locations for samples are included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diet - Guideline
Dietary Fats - metabolism
Feces
Specimen Handling
Subjects (LCSH)
Fat
Feces--Collection and preservation
Diet
Diagnostic specimens
Abstract
Your primary health care provider (family doctor or nurse practitioner) has ordered a test to check your stool (poop) for fat. You should eat 100 to 150 grams of fat each day for this test. Follow this plan for 6 days: 3 days before you collect your stool and 3 days during collection. Choose foods listed in this pamphlet. The pamphlet lists the number of grams of fat in a variety of foods and includes a sample menu. Drop-off site locations for samples are included.
Notes
Previous title: Stool 72-hour fecal fat collection : diet instructions : South Shore Regional Hospital
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, South Shore Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
1981
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Adrenal insufficiency

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Halifax Neuropituitary Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0232
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Adrenal insufficiency happens when your adrenal glands do not make enough hormones. Your body needs the right amount of cortisol and aldosterone hormones in order to live. Adrenal insufficiency may be permanent or temporary. Topics include: causes, symptoms, treatment, medication, why you should wear a MedicAlert, and special dosage instructions for stressful times.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Halifax Neuropituitary Program
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)
Adrenal Insufficiency
Subjects (LCSH)
Adrenal glands--Diseases
Abstract
Adrenal insufficiency happens when your adrenal glands do not make enough hormones. Your body needs the right amount of cortisol and aldosterone hormones in order to live. Adrenal insufficiency may be permanent or temporary. Topics include: causes, symptoms, treatment, medication, why you should wear a MedicAlert, and special dosage instructions for stressful times.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Halifax Neuropituitary Program, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0232
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Advance care planning : making your personal and medical wishes known

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. The INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program™, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Legal Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1942
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Advance care planning, or personal care planning, is the process of reflecting on what is important to you, to help you plan for your future medical and personal care. This pamphlet gives information about advance care planning, personal directives (PDs), delegates, what will happen if you do not have a PD, where to keep your completed PD and who should have a copy of it, when you should update your PD, and some treatments you should consider when making a PD. Information about Medical Assistan…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. The INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program™
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Legal Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (19 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Advance Care Planning
Subjects (LCSH)
Lungs--Diseases, Obstructive
Advance directives (Medical care)
Specialty
Respiratory System
Abstract
Advance care planning, or personal care planning, is the process of reflecting on what is important to you, to help you plan for your future medical and personal care. This pamphlet gives information about advance care planning, personal directives (PDs), delegates, what will happen if you do not have a PD, where to keep your completed PD and who should have a copy of it, when you should update your PD, and some treatments you should consider when making a PD. Information about Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) is included. A list of resources, as well as information and tools available to help you, are provided. A blank Nova Scotia Health Authority Personal Directive form is included.
The French version of this pamphlet 2180, "Planification préalable des soins - Faire connaître vos souhaits personnels et médicaux," is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: The INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program™; Reviewed by: Legal Services, Nova Scotia Health
Pamphlet Number
1942
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Advanced liver disease : changes in your quality of life

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Multi Organ Transplant Program. Psychology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2286
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Being diagnosed with advanced liver disease can be confusing and scary. You will need to make changes in your life and think about difficult treatment options. You and your loved ones may have many emotions during this time. For example, you may feel scared, upset, or anxious. This is normal. This pamphlet explains what quality of life is. It lists common physical, social, mental, and emotional changes that can happen when you have advanced liver disease, as well as common worries you may have.…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Multi Organ Transplant Program. Psychology
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)
Liver Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Liver--Diseases
Specialty
Digestive System
Abstract
Being diagnosed with advanced liver disease can be confusing and scary. You will need to make changes in your life and think about difficult treatment options. You and your loved ones may have many emotions during this time. For example, you may feel scared, upset, or anxious. This is normal. This pamphlet explains what quality of life is. It lists common physical, social, mental, and emotional changes that can happen when you have advanced liver disease, as well as common worries you may have. The pamphlet explains why and when you should get help, how to get help, what other supports are available, and what to do if you need mental health help right away.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Psychology, Multi Organ Transplant Program
Pamphlet Number
2286
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After a liver transplant : changes in your mental health

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Multi-Organ Transplant Program. Psychology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2297
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This pamphlet explains how having a liver transplant may affect your mental health. Topics include: When will my life be back to normal? Are my feelings normal? When should I get help? How do I get help? If you need mental health help right away, important phone numbers are listed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Multi-Organ Transplant Program. Psychology
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)
Liver Transplantation - rehabilitation
Liver Transplantation - psychology
Subjects (LCSH)
Liver--Transplantation
Specialty
Digestive System
Abstract
This pamphlet explains how having a liver transplant may affect your mental health. Topics include: When will my life be back to normal? Are my feelings normal? When should I get help? How do I get help? If you need mental health help right away, important phone numbers are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Psychology, Multi-Organ Transplant Program
Pamphlet Number
2297
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After orthopedic day surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Same Day Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1599
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This pamphlet will answer some of your questions about your care at home after orthopedic day surgery. Topics include: how you will feel, things you can do to help yourself, what you can eat, pain, driving, returning to work, having sex again, and activity instructions. Specific instructions are given for patients with sleep apnea and patients who use CPAP machines. It offers a checklist of activities and specific instructions for dressing care and stitches or staples. Instructions for bleeding…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Same Day Surgery
Alternate Title
After orthopaedic day surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Postoperative Care
Orthopedic Procedures
Subjects (LCSH)
Postoperative care
Orthopedic surgery
Abstract
This pamphlet will answer some of your questions about your care at home after orthopedic day surgery. Topics include: how you will feel, things you can do to help yourself, what you can eat, pain, driving, returning to work, having sex again, and activity instructions. Specific instructions are given for patients with sleep apnea and patients who use CPAP machines. It offers a checklist of activities and specific instructions for dressing care and stitches or staples. Instructions for bleeding and things you should watch out for (including a list of symptoms that need medical attention right away) are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Same Day Surgery
Pamphlet Number
1599
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After rectal surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. General Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0577
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This pamphlet explains what to expect after rectal surgery. Topics include how to care for your incision (cut), how to control your pain after surgery, what you should eat and drink after surgery, what you can do to prevent constipation (not being able to poop), when you can go back to your usual activities, and follow-up. A list of symptoms that need medical attention is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. General 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)
Rectum - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Rectum--Surgery
Specialty
Digestive System
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what to expect after rectal surgery. Topics include how to care for your incision (cut), how to control your pain after surgery, what you should eat and drink after surgery, what you can do to prevent constipation (not being able to poop), when you can go back to your usual activities, and follow-up. A list of symptoms that need medical attention is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: General Surgery
Pamphlet Number
0577
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Aliments riches en potassium

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2181
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Tous les fruits et légumes contiennent du potassium. Ce dépliant fournit une liste d'aliments à forte teneur en potassium. Si vous avez un taux de potassium élevé dans le sang, vous devez éviter ces aliments. Si vous avez un faible taux de potassium dans le sang, vous devriez choisir un plus grand nombre de ces aliments chaque jour. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "Foods High in Potassium" pamphlet 0610. All fruits and vegetables have potassium. This pamphlet provides a list of foods…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services
Alternate Title
Foods high in potassium
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Potassium Deficiency
Potassium, Dietary
Subjects (LCSH)
High-potassium diet
Potassium deficiency diseases
Specialty
Food and Nutrition
Abstract
Tous les fruits et légumes contiennent du potassium. Ce dépliant fournit une liste d'aliments à forte teneur en potassium. Si vous avez un taux de potassium élevé dans le sang, vous devez éviter ces aliments. Si vous avez un faible taux de potassium dans le sang, vous devriez choisir un plus grand nombre de ces aliments chaque jour.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Foods High in Potassium" pamphlet 0610. All fruits and vegetables have potassium. This pamphlet provides a list of foods that are high in potassium. If you have high blood potassium levels, you should avoid these foods. If you have low blood potassium levels, you should choose more of these foods daily.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
2181
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1954
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Spending time with animals is good for our mental health and happiness. Any dog allowed to visit should be on a leash until it reaches your room. This pamphlet gives Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) guidelines for patients that have a service dog, therapy dog, or a personal pet.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pets
Patients - psychology
Patient Comfort
Subjects (LCSH)
Service dogs
Psychiatric service dogs
Guide dogs
Abstract
Spending time with animals is good for our mental health and happiness. Any dog allowed to visit should be on a leash until it reaches your room. This pamphlet gives Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) guidelines for patients that have a service dog, therapy dog, or a personal pet.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1954
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Aripiprazole (Abilify, Abilify Maintena)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pharmacy Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1627
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Aripiprazole is most often used to treat psychosis. It is also used to treat mania and sometimes depression. This pamphlet explains how to take aripiprazole, how it helps, how quickly it will work, how long you should take it, and possible side effects. A list of symptoms that need medical attention is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. 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)
Aripiprazole
Subjects (LCSH)
Antipsychotic drugs
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
Aripiprazole is most often used to treat psychosis. It is also used to treat mania and sometimes depression. This pamphlet explains how to take aripiprazole, how it helps, how quickly it will work, how long you should take it, and possible side effects. A list of symptoms that need medical attention is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Services
Pamphlet Number
1627
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pharmacy Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0071
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The pamphlet explains what Aspirin® is used for and how to take it. Other topics covered in the pamphlet are: who should not take this medication, how to store this medication, what to do if you miss a dose, and medications and foods to avoid. Symptoms that would need to be checked in the Emergency Department are also listed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pharmacy Department
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Aspirin
Subjects (LCSH)
Aspirin
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
The pamphlet explains what Aspirin® is used for and how to take it. Other topics covered in the pamphlet are: who should not take this medication, how to store this medication, what to do if you miss a dose, and medications and foods to avoid. Symptoms that would need to be checked in the Emergency Department are also listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Department
Pamphlet Number
0071
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Birth Control Implant

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. ROSE Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2361
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A birth control implant is a plastic rod. It is 4 cm long and 2 mm wide. The implant goes under your skin on the inside of your upper arm between your armpit and your elbow. This pamphlet explains how the implant is put in, how the implant works and how well it works, when the implant will start working, and what will happen when the implant is removed. Benefits and side effects of the implant, things that can change how well the implant works, and if the implant will protect you from sexually …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. ROSE Clinic
Alternate Title
BCI
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)
Contraception - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Contraception
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
A birth control implant is a plastic rod. It is 4 cm long and 2 mm wide. The implant goes under your skin on the inside of your upper arm between your armpit and your elbow. This pamphlet explains how the implant is put in, how the implant works and how well it works, when the implant will start working, and what will happen when the implant is removed. Benefits and side effects of the implant, things that can change how well the implant works, and if the implant will protect you from sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is explained. A list of situations in which you should not get the implant is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: ROSE Clinic, QE II
Pamphlet Number
2361
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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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Bowel preparation for chronic kidney disease before colonoscopy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pharmacy Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1475
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This pamphlet describes how to get ready for a colonoscopy if you have chronic kidney disease. Steps to prepare solutions on the day before your colonoscopy are listed. The day before your procedure and on the day of the test you should drink only clear liquids, and a suggested list is included. Remember not to eat any food or drink milk, or other liquids that are not clear, on the day before your colonoscopy or on the day of the test.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pharmacy Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cathartics
Colonoscopy
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic
Subjects (LCSH)
Laxatives
Colonoscopy
Chronic renal failure
Specialty
Medications
Nephrology
Abstract
This pamphlet describes how to get ready for a colonoscopy if you have chronic kidney disease. Steps to prepare solutions on the day before your colonoscopy are listed. The day before your procedure and on the day of the test you should drink only clear liquids, and a suggested list is included. Remember not to eat any food or drink milk, or other liquids that are not clear, on the day before your colonoscopy or on the day of the test.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSHA Renal Program Educators and Pharmacists
Pamphlet Number
1475
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Brugada syndrome : Inherited Heart Disease Clinic

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Inherited Heart Disease Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1773
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Brugada syndrome is a rare disease that can change your heart's electrical activity. With Brugada syndrome, the channels in your heart do not open and close the way they should. This can cause abnormal heart rhythms. These abnormal heart rhythems are dangerous. Your heart may beat so fast that it cannot pump blood out to your body. The abnormal heart rhythms can cause make you collapse (faint). If the rhythm does not stop, it can cause sudden death. The pamphlet provides the causes, symptoms, d…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Inherited Heart Disease 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)
Heart Defects, Congenital
Brugada Syndrome
Subjects (LCSH)
Brugada syndrome
Congenital heart disease
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
Brugada syndrome is a rare disease that can change your heart's electrical activity. With Brugada syndrome, the channels in your heart do not open and close the way they should. This can cause abnormal heart rhythms. These abnormal heart rhythems are dangerous. Your heart may beat so fast that it cannot pump blood out to your body. The abnormal heart rhythms can cause make you collapse (faint). If the rhythm does not stop, it can cause sudden death. The pamphlet provides the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, and activity guidelines. Further resources are also given.
Notes
Previous title: Brugada syndrome : Inherited Heart Disease (IHD) Clinic
Responsibility
Prepared by: Inherited Heart Disease Clinic
Pamphlet Number
1773
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Cervical ripening with dinoprostone vaginal gel (Prostin)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Women and Children's Health. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1772
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Prostin® is a gel. It contains medication called dinoprostone (prostaglandin E2). Dinoprostone PGE2 (or Prostin®) is like a natural substance made by your body. It softens the cervix to get it ready for labour. This pamphlet explains what to expect when you get Prostin®, possible complications of Prostin®, and when you should call or return to the hospital. The French version of this pamphlet 1817, "Maturation cervicale au moyen du gel vaginal de dinoprostone (ProstinMD)", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Women and Children's Health
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)
Cervical Ripening
Dinoprostone
Subjects (LCSH)
Labor (Obstetrics)
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
Prostin® is a gel. It contains medication called dinoprostone (prostaglandin E2). Dinoprostone PGE2 (or Prostin®) is like a natural substance made by your body. It softens the cervix to get it ready for labour. This pamphlet explains what to expect when you get Prostin®, possible complications of Prostin®, and when you should call or return to the hospital. The French version of this pamphlet 1817, "Maturation cervicale au moyen du gel vaginal de dinoprostone (ProstinMD)", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Women and Children's Health Unit
Pamphlet Number
1772
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Cervical Screening Practice Guidelines

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1677
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Guidelines for cervical screening are explained, including who should be screened and how frequently. Those who should be screened more frequently are outlined.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (2 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Cervix uteri--Cancer--Diagnosis
Specialty
Diagnosis
Gynecology
Abstract
Guidelines for cervical screening are explained, including who should be screened and how frequently. Those who should be screened more frequently are outlined.
Notes
Health professional guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Health Authority Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
1677
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pharmacy Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0249
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This pamphlet explains what clopidogrel is used for and how to take it. Other topics covered in the pamphlet are: who should not take this medication, how to store this medication, what to do if you miss a dose, and medications and foods to avoid. Symptoms that would need to be checked in the Emergency Department are listed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pharmacy Department
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)
Anticoagulants
Subjects (LCSH)
Anticoagulants (Medicine)
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what clopidogrel is used for and how to take it. Other topics covered in the pamphlet are: who should not take this medication, how to store this medication, what to do if you miss a dose, and medications and foods to avoid. Symptoms that would need to be checked in the Emergency Department are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Department
Pamphlet Number
0249
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COVID-19 vaccination and cancer FAQ

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37451
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
4000
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As a person living with cancer, or a blood or bone marrow condition, you may have questions about COVID-19 vaccination. This pamphlet explains if the vaccine is safe for people with cancer, how well the vaccine works in people with cancer, when you should get the vaccine, and which vaccine you should get. Possible side effects are listed. Information on who to talk to if you still have questions about the vaccine, and what will happen after you get the vaccine is provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program
Alternate Title
Coronavirus vaccination and cancer FAQ
COVID-19 vaccination and cancer frequently asked questions
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)
COVID-19 Vaccines
Neoplasms - complications
Subjects (LCSH)
COVID-19 (Disease)--Vaccination
Cancer--Complications
Abstract
As a person living with cancer, or a blood or bone marrow condition, you may have questions about COVID-19 vaccination. This pamphlet explains if the vaccine is safe for people with cancer, how well the vaccine works in people with cancer, when you should get the vaccine, and which vaccine you should get. Possible side effects are listed. Information on who to talk to if you still have questions about the vaccine, and what will happen after you get the vaccine is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4000
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