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The Aberdeen Hospital was named first hospital within Nova Scotia Health to be awarded “Baby-Friendly” designation by Breastfeeding Committee for Canada. It is one of only three hospitals in Atlantic Canada to receive this designation. “It is known that the work involved in achieving designation results in improved health outcomes for both mothers and also […]

As Nova Scotians and the rest of the world grappled with the swift and dramatic effects of COVID-19, everyone quickly realized who the essential workers and frontline heroes were. They kept grocery stores, gas stations, and pharmacies open, transported supplies, and provided vital services to those in need. Among those heavily relied upon have been […]

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NEW GLASGOW – In 2019 during a visit on PEI, Cathy Boswell slipped and took a tumble with severe consequences. She was advised to see her doctor and set up orthopedic and physiotherapy treatments when she returned to Nova Scotia. Once home however, in pain and extreme discomfort, she decided it was best to go […]

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Now is not the time to neglect your health. That is the message local family doctors are sending to patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Simran Ohson, a family doctor at the Pictou West Collaborative Practice in the Sutherland-Harris Memorial Hospital, said with empty waiting rooms in doctors’ offices, he believes there is a misconception […]