Cancer clinics in Yarmouth, New Glasgow suspended due to doctor availability

Doctors who serve travelling cancer clinics in Yarmouth, N.S., and New Glasgow have stopped making the trips from Halifax due to workloads they say are no longer manageable. Dr. Drew Bethune, medical director of the Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program, said...

Pharmacists press federal parties to address persistent drug shortages

Pharmacists in Canada want to hear more from the federal leaders about what they plan to do to address drug shortages. The Canadian Pharmacists Association said there have been 178 drug shortages reported since the federal election was called last month....

Nova Scotia’s evaluation inconclusive on whether telehealth service worth its cost

Nova Scotians who use 811 are generally happy with the service, but a consultant's report about the provincially-funded health advice line and website was unable to conclude whether it's worth the money. In its 90-page report, Davis Pier Consulting repeatedly...

Nova Scotian with ALS getting medically assisted death, donating organs

From a hospital bed set up in his kitchen in his Lunenburg, N.S., home, 71-year-old Dr. Brian Davis is excited about his future, even though it includes his imminent death. On Thursday, the former dentist and Lunenburg town councillor will be...

New cavity prevention treatment coming to 129 Nova Scotia schools

The Nova Scotia Health Authority is changing how it protects students' teeth in some elementary schools, reducing the need for a large team of parent volunteers. It all hinges on a switch to a tooth varnish dental hygienists apply with...

N.S. affordable prescription drug program expanding

A Nova Scotia prescription drug program for people without health plans is expanding. Genrus United is a membership-based buying group headquartered in Bible Hill, N.S. CEO Paul Graham said the program makes prescription drugs more affordable for people who have to...

Doctor disciplined for failing to order CT scan for man later diagnosed with cancer

A family doctor in Halifax has been disciplined for failing to order a vital test for a long-time patient who was later diagnosed with cancer after tumours were found on his kidney, spine and lungs. Dr. Donald Fay was reprimanded by the...

Doctor acquitted in case involving 50,000 opioid pills allowed to practise again

A Tantallon, N.S., family doctor acquitted of fraud in a case related to 50,000 opioid pills has been given the tentative green light by the province's physician regulator to begin practising again. Dr. Sarah Jones faces certain conditions and must...

David Benedict needed an ambulance. It never came.

Karla Dehmel and David Benedict waited for the ambulance to arrive. Benedict was at Soldiers Memorial Hospital in Middleton, N.S., the evening of Aug. 9, his second trip there in as many days. He and his wife knew something wasn't...

Lung transplant cost almost ended her life, now she’s home with new lungs

Natalie Jarvis lifts up her grandson, Kolby, and places him on a swing. It's a simple moment, but one that was impossible a few months ago. "It's the small things that I want to enjoy," said Jarvis. "I just want...
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