Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

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Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PR) is provided by a health care team and covered by MSI. PR combines exercise, education, and additional support to improve your overall health and well-being. Programs run for up to three months with sessions twice a week. 
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation may help you to:
  • Reduce your symptoms of shortness of breath and tiredness.
  • More easily do daily activities, such as taking a shower and cooking.
  • Improve your muscle strength and flexibility.
  • Improve your ability to walk and exercise.

International Travel Clinic

The International Travel Clinic offer consultations and vaccines for people traveling outside of Canada. Based on multiple factor including: age, immunization status, pre-existing medical conditions, destination and local conditions it may be advised to receive additional vaccines.

Support for New Parents

Pregnancy is an important time to gain knowledge and skills for a healthy pregnancy, birth and adjustment to parenthood. Public Health offers a number of programs and supports to help Nova Scotians beginning during pregnancy and thoughout parenthood.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

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This program varies by region


Nova Scotia Health Authority, in a proud community partnership with the Lunenburg County YMCA is pleased to offer this 8 week, comprehensive Cardiac Rehabilitation Program. 

Heart Function Clinic

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(This service varies by region.)

This is an outpatient clinic directed by Cardiology and lead by a Nurse (RN/NP) with specialty training in Chronic Heart Failure (CHF).
This clinic offers outpatient education for patients and family caregivers living with CHF. Two referral options are available for patients in this clinic: Referrals must be initiated by a physician or nurse practitioner.

Live and Learn (Cardiovascular Health Educational Class)

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A program for persons with history of stroke, heart attack, TIA (mini-stroke), angina or risk factors for stroke and heart attack. Persons can register for this free 2-hour class offered on the 4th Monday every other month at 1pm. Participants will learn about risk factors, nutiriton and healthy eating, exercise and activity, and what happens to the body during a heart attack or stroke. Available at Yarmouth Regional Hospital, Digby Hospital, Roseway Hospital and the Clare Health Centre via telehealth.

Cardiovascular Clinic

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The cardiovascular clinic (Yarmouth Regional Hospital, Digby Hospital, Roseway Hospital) in South West Health aims to work with people who have experienced stroke, TIA (transient ischemic attack), and myocardial infarction. People can contact the clinic directly or have their family physician refer them. The cardiovascular clinic evolved out of the stroke clinic where all stroke patients discharged in South West Health were automatically referred to the clinic. This clinic has expanded and broadened to a cardiovascular scope. 

Palliative Care

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Palliative care enhances the quality of life of people with a life-limiting illness. It does this by preventing and relieving suffering. 

In addition to helping the patient, palliative care helps a family cope during a family member’s illness and death, and during the grief process.
Palliative care may include:

Family Physician: Dartmouth (Woodlawn Medical Clinic)

Woodlawn Medical Clinic in Dartmouth is seeking locum coverage beginning June 15th through October 31st.  This large group practice of 17 family physicians has several needs for vacation coverage over the summer and fall months.  Opportunities are varied and can include short or long term coverage.  The compensation structure is fee for service arrangement and the clinic uses Accuro EMR system.
Dates: June 15-October 31
Contact: Glenna McLellan, gmclellanmanagerwmc@eastlink.ca, 902-434-1500, ext. 7223