Communities across Nova Scotia are creating interesting and innovative initiatives to improve health and well-being – no big budget needed.
Significant changes don’t have to happen in hospitals and clinics; they can result from resourceful grassroots projects that tackle the social and economic challenges that undermine health.
The emergency department at the Glace Bay Hospital will be closed Thursday, Sept. 27 at 4 p.m. until Friday, Sept. 28 at 7 a.m. It will also be closed Friday, Sept. 28 at 4 p.m. until Monday, Oct. 1 at 7 a.m.
It may seem like science fiction to take a person’s cells—from almost any tissue—and turn them into stem cells and then engineer those stem cells into neurons. But this is exactly what researchers at the Salk Institute in California are up to—and NSHA psychiatrist Dr. Martin Alda is working with them, in his quest to better understand and treat bipolar disorder.