Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) and the IWK Health Centre are currently in the process of contacting patients about a potential but very low risk of infection related to heart surgeries that have been completed in this province over the past four years.
Recently, you may have heard about issues with a device commonly used in open heart surgeries in Canada, the US and Europe. This device, which is used to heat and cool blood during surgery, has been linked to a rare infection caused by a type of bacteria called Mycobacterium Chimaera.
A thought-provoking education campaign called Weed Myths launched Monday by the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia and Nova Scotia Early Psychosis Program aims to shed much-needed light on misconceptions surrounding marijuana use.
As of Nov. 1, 2016, Nova Scotians who do not have access to a family practice, such as a family doctor or nurse practitioner, can call 811 Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., or visit needafamilypractice.ca to be added to a provincial wait list.
Ask, listen, talk – and help save lives.
That was the theme of the 2016 Canadian Patient Safety Week, which ran Oct. 24 through Oct. 28 across the country, including throughout Nova Scotia Health Authority.