This medicine is used to treat discomfort, pain, and/or swelling. Local anesthetic will be injected with the corticosteroid. Tips for handling discomfort at the injection site are given. Some safety points about the use of ice and heat are also provided.
MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. An MRI machine uses a powerful magnet, radio waves, and a computer. It does not use radiation or X-rays. The MRI machine takes detailed images that show healthy and unhealthy tissues in your body. These images will help your doctor diagnose various conditions. An MRI is painless. This pamphlet explains how long an MRI takes, how to get ready, what to bring, and what will happen during and after the MRI. It gives special guidelines for children and pre…
Manger sainement après votre transplantation peut vous aider à vous sentir mieux en plus de vous donner de l'énergie. Quelques exemples de choses à faire incluent manger moins de gras, manger plus de fibres, consommer moins de sel et maintenir un poids santé. Des conseils sont offerts pour vous aider à manger plus sainement. Une alimentation saine peut diminuer vos risques de maladie du cœur en agissant sur des facteurs tels que le poids, le cholestérol, l'hypertension et le diabète. ; This is …
This pamphlet provides information on breast reconstruction for Dr. Morris's patients. This pamphlet reviews what breast reconstruction is, why someone might choose to have this surgery, what type of breast reconstruction might be best for you, as well as breast reconstruction using your body's own tissues. This pamphlet includes a summary of the effects of surgery and discusses getting back to normal after surgery. It also includes questions to ask your plastic surgeon, medical words you may w…
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive (gets worse over time) lung disorder most commonly caused by smoking. COPD can be chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or a combination of both. This pamphlet identifies persons at risk for COPD, the signs and symptoms to watch for, and how it is diagnosed and managed.
This pamphlet is a guide for at home after brain tumour (tumor) surgery. It provides guidance on the following topics: activity, driving, incision care, diet, hair washing, alcohol, and medicine.Things to watch for that need medical help right away are listed. The pamphlet also includes information about recovery and contact info for the Halifax Brain Tumour (Tumor) Support Group.
LEEP is used to treat abnormal cells on your cervix, the lower part of the uterus. A special wire called a “loop” is used to send a small electrical current to the area and remove the abnormal cells. This brochure explains how LEEP is done, how long the treatment lasts, how to prepare for the procedure, what to expect after, if you need follow-up care, what risks may be involved, and when you should call the clinic. Contact information is provided.
This program is for individuals diagnosed with chronic lung disease, particularly COPD (emphysema and/or chronic bronchitis), but also those with moderate to severe asthma and pulmonary fibrosis. This pamphlet talks about the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program, including its primary goal for patients, benefits to the individual, program duration, program components, referrals, and physician responsibilities.
This program is for people who have been told by their family health care provider that they have COPD (emphysema and/or chronic bronchitis), pulmonary fibrosis, and/or asthma. This pamphlet explains what the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program is, its purpose and benefits, what is involved, education sessions, and how to get started.
Asthma is a condition where the airways (breathing passages) of the lungs are inflamed (irritated, reddened, and swollen). This pamphlet explains how asthma is diagnosed, the goal of asthma management, asthma education sessions, asthma treatment, and how to access asthma education provided by Respiratory Services at Cobequid Community Health Centre.
This pamphlet describes what to expect after general surgery at the Dartmouth General Hospital. Topics described in the pamphlet include: followup visits (when to call your surgeon), wound care, showering, limits on physical activity (such as driving, lifting, and sexual activity), and controlling pain. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention is also provided.
This pamphlet shows how to do different types of leg exercises. These exercises will help with strengthening leg muscles, moving leg joints and preventing joint stiffness, and improving blood supply to the legs. A physiotherapist will work with you on which of these exercises to do and how to do them.
An ectopic pregnancy is when a fertilized egg implants outside the uterus, most often in the fallopian tube. As the fertilized egg grows, it stretches the fallopian tube until it could eventually rupture (break open). This pamphlet explains the frequency of ectopic pregnancies, the reasons for testing for an ectopic pregnancy, symptoms to watch for when waiting for blood test results, and how your test results will be delivered. A contact number is provided if you have any questions.
This 1 page sheet outlines instructions for applying steroid ointment to your vulva to treat your particular skin condition. A diagram is provided to show you exactly where to apply the ointment. Tips to remember and special instructions are given.
A sealant is a clear or shaded plastic that a dentist, dental hygienist, or dental assistant puts on the chewing surfaces of back teeth (molars). This is where most decay happens. This pamphlet explains how sealants help, the best time to get them, how long they last, whether sealants are covered by MSI, an explanation of cavities, and contact information for the MSI Children's Oral Health Program. The French version of this pamphlet 1880, "Protégez vos dents grâce à la résine de scellement," i…
La résine de scellement est une matière plastique transparente ou teintée que les dentistes, les hygiénistes ou les assistants dentaires appliquent sur la surface de contact des molaires, c'est-à-dire là où les caries apparaissent le plus souvent. Dans cette brochure, vous trouverez des renseignements sur le fonctionnement de la résine de scellement, le moment où elle devrait être appliquée, combien de temps elle dure, la couverture par le MSI et les caries, ainsi que les coordonnées du program…
The chemicals used in scented products can make some people sick, especially those with fragrance sensitivities, asthma, allergies, and other medical conditions. Unfortunately, there is no exact definition for scent-free, fragrance-free, or unscented. Products labelled as ‘unscented’ may actually contain ingredients that are used to mask or hide the smell of other ingredients. This pamphlet gives a list of types of products that contain scents. Step-by-step instructions for removing residue and…
Glucose is a type of sugar. It is your baby's most important source of energy. This pamphlet answers frequently asked questions you may have about your baby's blood glucose checks. It explains which babies need these checks and how checks are done. Normal blood glucose levels are listed. This pamphlet also gives information on preventing and treating low blood glucose levels.
A carotid endarterectomy is surgery to clean plaque (fat deposits) out of one of your carotid arteries. The carotid arteries are arteries in your neck that bring blood to the arteries in your brain, neck, and face. This pamphlet reviews what causes arteries to narrow, what to expect during surgery, and care after surgery. Ways to slow or stop the fatty buildup in your arteries are also offered.
Heparin bladder instillation is a treatment to help with interstitial cystitis (also known as painful bladder syndrome). This pamphlet explains how this treatment is done, how to get ready for your appointment, what happens during your appointment, and possible risks. Tips to ease discomfort are provided. How to spot if you have an infection and what to do are listed.