In May 2022, Nova Scotia Health’s Innovation Hub launched a six-month commercialization project, funded by the Coordinated Accessible National (CAN) Health Network, with Virtual Hallway, a Nova Scotian company that enables collaboration of primary care providers directly with specialists to seek advice on patient care.
When Vanessa Nickelo started working on a new provincial heat alert system, she never could have imagined that her contribution to the project would garner national recognition. A rare and notable achievement, she has been selected to receive the Emergency Management Exemplary Service Award for Building Resilient Communities, from Public Safety Canada.
Nova Scotia Health, in partnership with IWK Health and Emergency Health Services (EHS), is providing a primary care pop-up clinic for the public on Saturday, December 10, 2022 at Dartmouth General Hospital from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
As we approach the holidays, we should all take measures to stay healthy so we can gather safely with our loved ones. This is especially important for people in African Nova Scotian and Black communities, says Dr. David Haase, retired physician and infectious diseases specialist.
The opening of a new neuromodulation clinic at Valley Regional Hospital in Kentville was made possible through partnerships with the QEII Foundation and Bell Let’s Talk.
Neuromodulation is a type of technology that acts directly upon nerves. It is the changing or modulation of nerve activity by delivering electrical agents directly to a targeted area.
As part of the new neuromodulation clinic, services such as electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) are services able to be delivered to patients.
Two and half years into the pandemic, our understanding of the Coronavirus is improving, and research is discovering new things that are making life better, like vaccines to prevent severe illness and medications to treat COVID-19 for those who may be at greater risk of becoming very sick.
Nova Scotians have been benefitting from the vaccines for two years now, and people are learning about the benefits and availability of COVID-19 treatments in Nova Scotia. Medications like Paxlovid are not a cure for COVID-19, but those who are eligible may have an easier road to recovery.