Cardiovascular Risk Factor Clinic

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The Cardiovascular Risk Factor Clinic is intended to help motivate and assist individuals and families to take responsibility for their own health through motivating self directed action plans to reach personal health goals.
The clinic provides information, counseling, exercise/ education based rehabilitation programs, and links clients with other resources and services available within South Shore Health and the community. 

Patients Receive:

Numbers to Know Wellness Clinic

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Offered at various times throughout the year within Cumberland County.  Volunteer registered nurses and lab techs check individuals’ blood pressure, blood glucose, HbA1C, BMI and waist circumference and meet with each participant to review and discuss the results.

Anaesthesiologist: Truro

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Ophthalmologist: Sydney

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Psychiatrist: Yarmouth

Calling Nova Scotia home means ocean views, active living and welcoming communities. Practicing here means working with passionate colleagues, providing world class care, and helping people be healthy and stay healthy, for generations. The Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and collaborative community-based programs across the province.

Teaching Eating & Activity Management

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TEAM is a fun, active program where kids and their families learn about and experience healthier options for eating and being active. There are education sessions as well as opportunity for group activities and one on one follow up. The program consists of the following components:
A fun family program (it’s free)

Heart Health Clinic

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The Heart Health clinic is a service offered to people who are 18 years of age and older who have risk factors for heart disease or stroke such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, and /or family history of vascular disease. It is for people who have angina, heart attack, open heart surgery or stroke. Also it is for people who have heart failure or cardiomyopathy.

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.

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