Public Lecture Complementary and Alternative Therapies

first_imgA lecture to help Nova Scotians understand the benefits and challenges of including natural products as part of cancer treatment and care will be hosted by Cancer Care Nova Scotia on Tuesday, Nov. 18. The lecture, to be held in Halifax and by video conference at 16 sites across the province, will be presented by Debbie Saulnier, oncology pharmacist, Queen Elizabeth II Cancer Care Program. It is part of the Cancer Answers lecture series, designed to provide Nova Scotians with quality cancer information. “Often, patients hear conflicting information about the value of natural products and potential benefits in fighting cancer,” said Theresa Marie Underhill, chief operating officer, Cancer Care Nova Scotia. “Ms. Saulnier has a great deal of expertise in this area and will provide participants with information to guide them in making informed decisions about their use of natural products in combination with traditional cancer treatments.” The lecture will be held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Royal Bank Lecture Theatre of the Halifax Infirmary, 1796 Summer St. Video conference sites are: Dartmouth General Hospital, Dartmouth; Hants Community Hospital, Windsor; St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish; Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston; St. Anne Community and Nursing Care Centre, Arichat; Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville; Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Middleton; Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro; Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital, Tatamagouche; Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow; Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Amherst; South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater; Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney; Victoria County Memorial Hospital, Baddeck; and Yarmouth Regional Hospital, Yarmouth. Cancer Care Nova Scotia is a program of the Department of Health, created to reduce the burden of cancer on individuals, families and the health care system through prevention, screening, education and research.last_img read more

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Truck topples into Princes Street Canal

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMinibus, taxi collide on Mandela Avenue – bus ends up in trenchJanuary 8, 2017In “Local News”One year jail for man who stole pigMarch 4, 2014In “Crime”Car ends up in trench, after colliding with minibusSeptember 8, 2013In “Local News” The driver of a heavy-duty truck was extremely lucky to emerge unscathed after his vehicle toppled into the Princes Street Canal on Sunday afternoon, breaking a pipeline and leaving scores without water.According to residents, the driver swerved to avoid an oncoming car and ended up in the trench near 17-17 Princes Street around 12:00hrs, partly as a result of the degraded road shoulder.They say the road shoulder was almost non-existent after desilting and other drainage works were done in the area.The truck was pulled from the trench later that afternoon. read more

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