Rapid Access TIA (Transient Ischemic Attack) and Stroke Secondary Prevention Clinic

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This program may vary by location

South Shore Regioanl Hospital

The Rapid Access  Transient ischemic attack (TIA) and Stroke Secondary Prevention Clinic provides rapid assessment by a Nurse Practitioner (NP) of patients who have experienced transient stroke-like symptoms who present to the emergency department or in the primary health care setting.

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.

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. Each session is typically 1-2 hours long.
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation may help you to:
  • Reduce your symptoms of shortness of breath and feeling tired.
  • More easily do daily activities, such as taking a shower and cooking.
  • Improve your muscle strength and flexibility.

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

BRIDGEWATER & AREA FAMILY HEALTH CLINIC CARDIAC REHABILITATION PROGRAM

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. 

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