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We need to change how we talk about addiction – here’s how

Pop culture often portrays drug addiction as a personal moral failure rather than a medical illness. News stories use words like “epidemic” and “crisis” to describe – and sensationalize – opioid statistics. People who use opioids are inappropriately labelled “addicts” […]

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8 Ways Family Doctors are Different from Other Health-Care Providers

When there’s something strange going on with your health, who’re you gonna call? Your family doctor! But for more than 100,000 Nova Scotians, that’s not an option. At least 54,000 people across the province are looking for a family doctor […]

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Why Medical Students Aren’t Choosing Family Medicine

Doctors in Nova Scotia aren’t getting any younger. More than half of all physicians practising in the province are over the age of 50. According to the province’s Physician Resource Plan, Nova Scotia needs to recruit 1,000 physicians over the […]