PAHO, laboratories set guidelines to identify, confirm Zika Virus
- Feb 28, 2016 - 1:45:11 PM
Puerto Rico (PAHO/WHO) — The Pan American Health Organization/World
Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and the Arbovirus Laboratory Network
(RELDA) have agreed on new guidelines to improve lab confirmation of
suspected Zika cases, even as more accurate tests are developed.
"With dengue and chikungunya circulating in the region, diagnosing Zika
is a great challenge," said Maria Guadalupe Guzman, head of the
Department of Virology of the Institute of Tropical Medicine Pedro Kouri
of Cuba and president of the lab network. A new algorithm for lab
detection of Zika virus will contribute to more accurate diagnosis and
more efficient surveillance, she added.
PAHO Director to brief ministers of health on microcephaly / Zika in the Americas
- Feb 2, 2016 - 6:03:20 PM
(PAHO/WHO) – The Director of the Pan American Health Organization/World
Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, will brief
ministers of health from nearly a dozen Latin American countries this
week on the current state of the Zika virus outbreak, and the cases of
microcephaly—unusually small head size in newborns--and other
complications that are suspected of being linked to Zika virus
The high-level briefing follows the declaration this
past Monday of a Public Health Emergency of International Concern by
WHO’s Director-General, due to clusters of microcephaly that have been
reported in areas of Zika...
Speak to a physician at Jupiter Medical Center
- Dec 21, 2015 - 11:01:09 AM
Jupiter Medical Center’s Foshay Cancer Center and Jupiter
Medical Specialists, LLC, are proud to introduce the newest member of
our world class oncology team at Jupiter Medical Center, Anthony E.
, Board Certified in Radiation Oncology.
Dr. Addesa has over 18 years of radiation oncology experience, with an
impressive academic background. Dr. Addesa received his undergraduate
degree from Brandeis University Magna Cum Laude; his medical degree from
Drexel University/Hahnemann School of Medicine in Philadelphia;
completed his medical internship at the University of Miami School of
Medicine/Jackson Memorial Hospital Department of Internal Medicine and
his residency at the University of Miami School of Medicine/Sylvester
Comprehensive Cancer Center where he served as Chief Resident...
Bahamas' First Cochlear Implant Surgery Deemed a Success
- Dec 18, 2015 - 1:34:51 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Three years
ago, Wesley Paul suddenly went deaf. He had just no residual hearing in his
left ear and minimal hearing in his right, and he was no longer able to
communicate, continue to work in the financial sector or participate in one of
his favourite hobbies – singing.
remains unclear what led to his hearing loss, Wesley recalls having an earache
in August, 2012. He took over the counter medication and never got medical
attention, instead he compensated for the deficiency by relying on his left ear
for listening and receiving information.
"The Fountain of Youth" How to Slow Down the Aging Process
- Oct 29, 2015 - 6:11:08 PM
The food that we consume makes a huge difference in how we
age and how we feel about ourselves…so why not help ourselves to some
Here are a few foods you should definitely have on your
Colorful Fruits and Vegetables
such as deep red tomatoes, blueberries and carrots, have antioxidants that
help stop unstable molecules from damaging healthy cells.
are best for smoothing fine facial lines. These blue
wonders contain more antioxidants than almost any other food, giving your skin
extra protection against skin-damaging radicals that result from sun exposure,
emotional stress, and even over exercising...
Kittitian mother thanks Health City for son's free heart surgery
- Oct 29, 2015 - 1:39:40 AM
ISLANDS - A relieved mother from St. Kitts and Nevis
is grateful for the doctors and staff of Health City Cayman Islands and
its partners following the successful cardiac treatment of her son.
Shellon McCalmon thanked the Caribbean hospital
"for the hospitality you have offered to us. For your patience and time in making me, and my son most of all, safe and well."
patient, 12 year-old Phesaun McCalmon, was treated for an Atrial Septal
Defect (ASD), a "hole" in the wall....
"Overcoming Pain" Foods that help with Pain and Inflammation
- Oct 23, 2015 - 2:43:40 AM
Are you constantly suffering from pain and inflammation? More than a
third of the US population suffers from chronic pain effects, and while
taking medication can reduce pain temporarily, it can also become
addictive and produce harmful side effects. Let today be the day that
you transition to a more natural pain-relieving solution by consuming
Sage is an anti-inflammatory herd that
has been shown in research to boost memory. It has also been used in
poultry dishes for centuries and contains flavonoids that help reduce
Jupiter Medical Center Specializes in Oncology
- Oct 18, 2015 - 5:00:15 PM
, we provide expert health care that’s worth going the extra
mile. Located in beautiful Palm Beach County, FL. Jupiter Medical Center
provides advanced medicine with a boutique, concierge experience. Most
importantly, we have a comprehensive Global Medicine Program providing top-tier
services to patients from
around the globe, including all of our Caribbean neighbors.
Oncology requires both precision and dedication. Our
experienced team of board-certified and fellowship-trained physicians ensures
the highest quality of treatment. Jupiter Medical Center’s oncology program
provides patients with options that match those offered in many of the nation’s
top academic medical centers.
"Feed Your Brain:" Foods That Help Heal the Brain
- Oct 15, 2015 - 6:28:29 PM
Your brain is a hungry little organ. It needs lots of nutrition to keep
it running smoothly, but not the bottled kind. You can increase the
chances of maintaining a healthy brain well into your old age, by
including these ‘super foods’ in your diet!
definitely a dominant fruit when it comes to maintaining your health.
Researchers have found that blueberries help protect the brain from
oxidative stress and reduce the chance of acquiring conditions such as
Alzheimer’s disease and/or dementia...
PAHO/WHO assists The Bahamas to cope with health impact of Hurricane Joaquin
- Oct 9, 2015 - 12:31:43 PM
Nassau, October 7th, 2015 – The Pan American Health Organization/World
Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) responded with health and government
officials in The Bahamas to assess the impact of Hurricane Joaquin and
strengthen the country’s relief efforts.
Hurricane Joaquin caused widespread damage, significantly impacting
electricity supply, communication infrastructure, health facilities,
roadways, airports, harbours/ports and potable water for over 14,000
residents on Crooked Island...
"Happy Feet" Foods that help arthritis and inflammation
- Oct 8, 2015 - 10:02:25 PM
When you have arthritis, your body is in an inflammatory state. While
there is no one cause of arthritis, some potential causes may include:
injury, abnormal metabolism, inheritance, infections and an over-active
Although there is no diet cure for arthritis
either, certain foods have been shown to fight inflammation, strengthen
bones and boost the immune system. Adding the following foods to your
diet may help ease the symptoms of your arthritis.
If you are
suffering specifically from Rheumatoid Arthritis, it is time to fuel up
on fish. Certain types of fish such as salmon, tuna, mackerel and
Top-tier Orthopedic Program at Jupiter Medical Center
- Oct 8, 2015 - 12:37:23 PM
Contemplating whether or not to travel for orthopedic surgery? Choose a
medical center that provides world-class care while making you forget
you ever left home. Regain your mobility in the tropical destination of
Palm Beach County, Florida, surrounded by views of beautiful beaches,
palm trees and golf courses. Jupiter Medical Center
has a renowned
orthopedics team that is highly specialized in joint replacement,
revision, spinal procedures and limb lengthening. We are also recognized
by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as being in the top
2.2% of hospitals in the United States for quality outcomes related to
elective hip and knee procedures...
Indian doctors a blessing to the Caribbean, says envoy
- Oct 7, 2015 - 9:09:07 PM
NEW DELHI, India (
October 7, 2015
- Having spent nine years in New Delhi, the Dominican Republic's
Ambassador to India has endorsed the expertise of Indian medical
practitioners who are dispensing high quality medical care and saving
lives in the Caribbean and around the globe.
Frank Hans Dannenberg Castellanos, Dean of Diplomatic Corps in the
Indian capital, asserted the Caribbean is well-placed to benefit from
the talented nurses, doctors, administrators and medical teams who are
sharing their expertise across the region. While most are in private
practice or in hospitals and clinics, many are caring for patients at
Health City Cayman Islands on Grand Cayman, one of only two Joint
Commission International (JCI)-accredited hospitals in the Caribbean
4 Foods that will help you Avoid a Stroke
- Sep 28, 2015 - 10:02:50 AM
as a “brain attack” and can happen to anyone, anywhere at any time. It occurs
when blood flow to an area of the brain is cut off. When this occurs, brain cells
are deprived of oxygen and begin to die.
Studies have shown that eating more
whole grains, fruits, vegetables and fish, can lower the risk of
stroke. Here are four fantastic foods
you should start with:
good for your heart, but for your brain as well. This is because they are rich
in the B vitamin Folate, also known as Folic Acid...
Health City Cayman Islands opens Neurosurgery services
- Sep 18, 2015 - 1:09:10 AM
Health City Cayman Islands is expanding its services to include a
wide-range of neuro-spinal procedures, overseen by a team of certified
neuro-spinal surgeons. The services will include the treatment of
various conditions of the brain, such as brain tumours and aneurysms as
well as back and neck problems
Dr Komal Prasad, Consultant
Neurosurgeon and Spinal Surgeon, said there was a common misconception
that neurosurgeons only perform brain surgery, however they are the only
physicians who treat the entire spine as well, including the spinal
Health City Cayman Islands celebrates 100 successful orthopaedic surgeries
- Sep 15, 2015 - 11:00:43 AM
The Orthopaedic department at Health City Cayman
Islands has proudly reached the landmark of over 100 surgeries since it
opened its doors just over a year ago.
Dr Alwin Almeida, Senior Consultant Orthopaedic
Surgeon said the first surgery was undertaken on 5th June 2014 and
involved a shoulder arthroscopic surgery.
“Since then we have had a wide range of cases from
hip replacements, arthroscopic biopsy to multi-ligament reconstructions,
and it is a proud moment for us to have achieved this milestone,” he
Suicide Fast Becoming ‘Significant’ Public Health Challenge Globally
- Sep 11, 2015 - 1:00:13 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Suicide is fast becoming perhaps the most
significant public health challenge facing global countries as more
persons are dying from suicide on an annual basis than from homicides
and wars combined.
Addressing the Opening Session of a one-day
Suicide Prevention Symposium, September 10, held as part of the
observance of World Suicide Prevention Day, Mrs. Hanna Gray, the Acting
Managing Director of the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA), said global
statistics further show that more persons die from suicides than those
lost to motor vehicle crashes in a number of countries...
Men's Health: Foods for a Healthy Prostate
- Sep 3, 2015 - 2:32:07 PM
Did you know that fifty percent of men over the age of 60 suffer from an enlarged prostate?
there is a diet that is rich in vitamins and minerals that can keep
your prostate healthy and lower the risk of acquiring an enlarged
prostate. Making healthy and nutritious food choices is the best way to
lower both your weight and your risk.
Sesame Seeds are known to be rich in zinc, which is a mineral that is essential to the health of the prostate...
"Mind over Matter" - Getting Rid of Toxic Thoughts
- Aug 27, 2015 - 10:14:01 PM
Repressed emotions can affect our mental energy and hope, which in turn
can lead to health problems, such as high blood pressure or digestive
disorders. With that being said, it is extremely important to recognize
the impact that our emotions have on others, our bodies and even our
As we increase our awareness, it becomes easier to
recognize our emotional triggers, feelings and attitudes towards our
experiences, which will allow us to adjust our thoughts and responses.
your comfort foods is a great way to fight off emotional stress as
well. When stressful events occur, it causes our cortisol levels to rise...
Having A Healthy Sex Life: Tips to Help Build Stamina and Romance
- Aug 20, 2015 - 9:28:37 PM
Your sexual well being goes hand in hand with your overall mental,
physical and emotional health. Therefore, the same exact habits you
incorporate for a healthy body can also help shape up your sex life.
activity is the most important healthy behavior that can improve your
sexual functioning. Sexual arousal is dependent upon good blood flow,
which means that aerobic exercise is essential. Exercising also offers
an array of other health benefits, from eliminating heart disease,
osteoporosis and even some forms of cancer. Also, don’t forget to
include strength training...