Following recent provincial changes to the COVID-19 response/protocol, Nova Scotia Health’s Eastern Zone is reminding people how they can test for COVID-19 on Cape Breton Island and in Antigonish and Guysborough counties.
Last week, first year medical students fanned out across the province for Rural Week. This is a program for first year Dalhousie medical students to expose them early in their career to the realities of rural practice. If we can ignite the fire for comprehensive rural medicine early, we can help sustain this important service in our communities. Each year in May, the medical students spend a week experiencing living, working, practicing in rural communities across Nova Scotia.
A new thoracic clinic that opened last fall at the Cape Breton Cancer Centre is focused on improving outcomes for lung and related cancer patients through shorter wait times, faster diagnosis, and treatment options closer to home.