Permalink to A Wedding and a Funeral: One Woman’s Journey to Dying with Dignity

A Wedding and a Funeral: One Woman’s Journey to Dying with Dignity

Nadine Belliveau is helping to plan her only daughter’s wedding next summer, but a shadow hangs over the anticipation and joy of the event. “We’ll have the wedding in my backyard because I’m unable to travel,” says Ms. Belliveau, who […]

Permalink to The Largest Mass Blinding in Canadian History through the Eyes of One Nova Scotia Doctor

The Largest Mass Blinding in Canadian History through the Eyes of One Nova Scotia Doctor

When Dr. George H. Cox arrived in Halifax on the afternoon of the Halifax Explosion, he met a landscape of destruction: swaths of burning homes, streets littered with wrecked vehicles, piles of dead horses and corpses. The New Glasgow doctor […]

Permalink to These Two Questions can save you from Unnecessary and Risky Medical Treatments

These Two Questions can save you from Unnecessary and Risky Medical Treatments

Did you know that some tests and treatments are unnecessary? Some even expose patients to risk. Incorrect or inconclusive results can lead to more needless tests or even surgery. So, how can you ensure this doesn’t happen to you? Talk […]

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Why we’re Celebrating the Family Doctors Nova Scotia does have – and so should you

It’s Family Doctor Week across Canada – a chance to celebrate the work and dedication of these unsung heroes of our health-care system. It’s no secret that Nova Scotia is struggling to attract and retain doctors, and that many people […]

Permalink to Avoid the Burn: Why Tanning at the Gym is Bad for your Health

Avoid the Burn: Why Tanning at the Gym is Bad for your Health

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in Canada, with new cases occurring at almost the same rate as lung, breast, colorectal and prostate cancers combined. Nova Scotians have some of the highest rates of skin cancer in […]