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Archive for November, 2010

There is a local yoga centre in Fall River, the Fall River Yoga Centre.  Yoga is a great way to relax and help control stress in our busy lives.

Fall River Yoga Centre
1397 Fall River Road
Fall River, N.S.
B2T 1E5

Telephone: 902-576-YOGA (9642)
Email: fallriveryoga@gmail.com

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Soapopular Alcohol Free Handwash

Another unique and interesting product we carry is Soapopular alcohol free handwash.  Not having alcohol makes this handwash less irritating than alcohol-based handwashes.  Another nice thing about Soapopular is that when you are done putting it on your hands, your hands quickly dry and have no residue left over.

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Nova Scotia Department of Health

The website for the Nova Scotia Department of Health can be found here.

The Nova Scotia Department of Health, the district health authorities and the IWK have a shared mission to work together to empower individuals, families, partners, and communities to promote, improve and maintain the health of Nova Scotians through a proactive and sustainable health care system.

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Emergency Preparedness

If you are looking for a good review of how to be ready for an emergency, have a look at the government website for the Public Health Agency of Canada.

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Laura Line Skin Care Products

We carry a variety of Laura Line Skin Care Products for our patients.  We brought these in at the request of many patients who have envirnomental sensitivities.  Their website is here and please feel free to come in and ask us with any questions you may have.

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The government of Nova Scotia has numerous programs available to help with the costs of prescription medications.  Prograns include the seniors plan, family pharmacare, cancer assistance, diabetes assistance, and community services.  Visit the website here.

Nova Scotia provides assistance to eligible residents through various programs to help pay for prescribed medications and supplies listed in the Nova Scotia Formulary.

If you have any questions about the program, feel free to contact us at the Fall River Guardian.  Our phone number is (902) 861-2020.

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Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia

Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia has a website here.  Read about the organization below:

This web site has been developed by the Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia (DCPNS) as means of informing health care professionals about the services and resources offered by this Department of Health (provincial) program. Feel free to browse through our annual report, read the most recent issues of our newsletter, review the resources available from this program (professional and patient), gain a sense of upcoming events, or take a look at some of Nova Scotia’s provincial statistics.

Persons with diabetes are welcome to view all aspects of this web site, but may find the information located under “Resources–Patient” and “Links” to be of greatest interest. If looking for information on a specific Diabetes Centre (days of operation, how to contact, etc.), please go to the map of Nova Scotia located under “Diabetes Centres” and select the site in which you are most interested.

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Many patients in Nova Scotia are unable to find a family physician.  The Nova Scotia government has a website in place where you can search for a physician in your area.  Unfortunately many of the physicians on the site are already full but it never hurts to know where to go to ask.

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Dr. John Ross, provincial advisor on emergency care, makes 26 recommendations in his report: The Patient Journey Through Emergency Care in Nova Scotia: A Prescription for New Medicine.

The recommendations focus on improvements that can be made in:

  • Smaller hospitals
  • Larger hospitals
  • Funding and emergency care standards
  • Emergency Health Services (EHS)
  • Care for seniors
  • Care for people with mental illness

Download the report here.

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The Nova Scotia Department of Health Promotion and Protection website can be found here.

The Department of Health Promotion and Protection was created in 2006 in response to the independent review of Public Health in Nova Scotia. HPP brings together Nova Scotia Health Promotion, the Public Health branch of the Department of Health, and the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health. Together they form a government department dedicated to promoting and protecting health and preventing illness and injury. Nova Scotia is transforming its Public Health system to address the complex health challenges of the 21st century.

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