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...
Jupiter Medical Center – Health Care That’s Worth Going the Extra Mile
- Aug 19, 2015 - 4:04:51 AM
feeling better than being at home, is feeling like you never left. Deciding
where to get your medical care is one of the most important decisions you will
make. Now you can choose world-class care and recovery in a setting that offers
you all the comforts of home—and more—at Jupiter Medical Center, in the tropical
destination of Palm Beach County, Florida. The center’s facilities combine a
luxurious wellness experience with expert care in the renowned specialties of
orthopedics and oncology. When it comes to these specialties, the hospital is
at the forefront of innovation with its cutting-edge CyberKnife® M6™ radiation technology
and advanced orthopedic procedures such as limb lengthening surgery...
Now available in The Bahamas: Dr. Rigo's SPT Wellness Products
- Aug 14, 2015 - 11:50:34 AM
Salud Para Todos / SPT WELLNESS, an innovative health and
wellness company focused on producing and providing preventative and
ameliorating natural supplements is now available in The Bahamas in
Nassau, New Providence.
“We are very excited to now offer our products to the Bahamian public,"
said founder, Dr. José Rigoberto Perez Diaz (Dr. Rigo) a 25 year general
practitioner with a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. Dr Rigo's
medical background and passion for healthcare has led him to create a
line of products that offer unique natural alternatives...
Texas Couple Praise Caribbean Hospital
- Aug 12, 2015 - 4:13:34 PM
- When Wayne Wright needed knee replacement surgery, his wife
wanted him to undergo the operation in an American hospital, but
Wayne did his research and all signs pointed to searching for a
solution overseas, more specifically to Health City Cayman Islands.
Because Wayne's company is self-insured, finding an affordable, high
quality medical facility was a critical element in the
decision-making process. Wayne's company's insurance agency
contacted Companion Global Healthcare, a medical tourism facilitator
that works with 18 hospitals around the world and understands that
healthcare outside the United States is much more affordable than it
is in America...
Bahamas participates in Caribbean-SickKids Paediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Caribbean Project
- Aug 11, 2015 - 12:39:13 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Where children live, plays
a major role in determining their likelihood of surviving cancer.
Countries across the Caribbean tend not have a health-care system that
supports the best possible management of paediatric cancer – from
proactive screening to early diagnosis and fast intervention. This means
some children are not diagnosed until it is too late and those that
are, often have difficulty accessing the treatment needed.
SickKids Foundation of Toronto, Canada is spearheading telemedicine labs
throughout the Caribbean region. The Bahamas Telecommunications Company
(BTC) is an ongoing partner in the initiative through the
Caribbean-SickKids Paediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders (CPCB) Project...
State-of-the-Art Oncology Program at Jupiter Medical Center
- Aug 2, 2015 - 3:48:28 PM
Cancer isn’t a choice. Your treatment is, and choosing world-class
oncology care is worth going the extra mile. At Jupiter Medical Center
we provide advanced medicine with a boutique, concierge experience in
the tropical destination of Palm Beach County, Florida. Our
comprehensive Global Medicine Program provides top-tier, innovative
oncology services to patients from around the globe. Our dedication to
precisely treating cancer hits close to home, so that you can return to
Our experienced team of board-certified and
fellowship-trained physicians ensures the highest quality of care, from
the moment you arrive and throughout your individualized course of
Couple Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Surgery in the Cayman Islands
- Jul 22, 2015 - 5:46:20 AM
CAYMAN ISLANDS - For many married couples, a wedding anniversary is an
opportunity to enjoy a special luxury or a romantic getaway to a
destination far away from the realities of everyday life. Not so for
Janice and Kelly Renegar, who marked their 30thanniversary by choosing
to have surgery at Health City Cayman Islands, a world-class tertiary
care facility in the Caribbean.
Instead of pearls, the
traditional gift for commemorating three decades of wedded bliss, the
North Carolina-based pair decided to give themselves something more
practical and much more personal - the medical attention they needed to
be rid of shoulder and hip aches and pains...
Jupiter Medical Center Introduces Comprehensive Global Medicine Program
- Jul 17, 2015 - 11:06:02 AM
, we provide expert health care that’s worth going the extra
mile. We have a comprehensive
providing top-tier orthopedics and oncology services. Our
experienced team of board-certified and fellowship-trained physicians treats
patients from around the globe. Located in beautiful Palm Beach County, FL,
Jupiter Medical Center provides advanced medicine with a boutique, concierge
In need of orthopedic,
spine or oncology services? That’s our specialty...
Bahamas Primary Healthcare System Gets Major Boost With Recruitment of Latest Family Island Physicians
- Jul 9, 2015 - 3:10:09 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The public, primary healthcare sector of The
Bahamas got a big “shot in the arm” recently with the successful
recruitment of 12 physicians who will be posted to the Family Islands.
healthcare officials were also able to successfully recruit four
Bahamian graduates who were among those recording the highest academic
results from the University of West Indies’ Doctor of Medicine (DM) Post
Graduate Family Medicine Training Programme Examinations that were held
this past June.
British Retiree Thankful for Health City Cayman Islands
- Jun 23, 2015 - 10:53:04 AM
CAYMAN ISLANDS - When Maurice Bloom retired to the Cayman
Islands two and a half years ago from the United Kingdom, he was like
many individuals who take their health for granted until a dramatic
event reveals that all may not be well.
For Mr. Bloom, that moment came recently when he suffered a heart attack and went to Health City Cayman Islands for treatment.
Dr. Ravi Kishore, Chief Interventional Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist at Health City, recalled...
Welcome to Health City Cayman Islands
- Jun 12, 2015 - 6:09:22 AM
an international hospital providing the highest standards in tertiary
care in a state-of-the-art, patient-centred environment. Now imagine
that cost is no longer a barrier to accessing this “Best in Class”
medical care. You no longer have to imagine it. Health City Cayman
Islands is delivering a new model of high quality, affordable
healthcare. At Health City, all patients can receive vital heart and
orthopaedic surgery, pulmonology, endocrinology and other medical
services provided by highly skilled, compassionate medical
Health City Cayman Islands embodies the vision of
world-renowned heart surgeon, humanitarian and healthcare visionary, Dr.
Devi Prasad Shetty. It brings together all of the essential elements...
Gomez Says Strategy of Care for the Elderly and Support for the Caregiver Reduces Hospitalizations
- Jun 9, 2015 - 11:27:33 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - Health Minister the
Hon. Dr. Perry Gomez encouraged caretakers of the elderly and their
family members by stating it is absolutely imperative that we as a
country salute their work and provide for them all that is necessary to
care for the elderly of our society as he addressed hundreds of elderly
patients and their nurses at the Sandilands Geriatric Hospital community
at the 50th Anniversary Celebration held at the facility on Fox Hill
Road, June 1.
Dr. Gomez pointed out during his discussion on
looking after our senior citizens that while the Geriatric Hospital has
limited bed capacity, many older persons in the wider community receive
attention from skilled geriatric professionals through a unique and
proficient service that provides care for the elderly and support for
the caregiver, reducing the need for hospitalizations...
Cayman Island Premier Lauds Health City
- May 26, 2015 - 12:01:51 PM
JCI Accreditation Puts Cayman Islands on the Global Healthcare Map
TOWN, Cayman Islands - The Premier of the Cayman Islands
believes a new Caribbean hospital's accreditation will stimulate
interest in the Caribbean destination as a premier location for
world-class healthcare and medical tourism.
Speaking at a press conference marking the award of the Joint Commission International's (JCI)
Gold Seal of Approval to Health City Cayman Islands, Cayman Islands
Premier Alden McLaughlin said the award meant Health City was now on the
map for potential patients from all over the globe and particularly the
United States where the JCI accreditation is highly regarded as one
that ensures the highest quality of services within a healthcare
Health City Cayman Islands Awarded JCI Accreditation
- May 14, 2015 - 2:37:22 PM
CAYMAN ISLANDS - On the heels of Health City Cayman Islands' first anniversary celebrations, the Caribbean hospital has
received the news that it has earned the prestigious Gold Seal of
Approval from Joint Commission International (JCI), the worldwide leader
in accrediting the quality of healthcare.
accreditation commission's on-site evaluation of Health City Cayman
Islands was carried out by a team of international healthcare
specialists who visited the Cayman Islands last month.
endorsement of our state-of-the-art clinical facilities and of the
medical treatment provided by Health City gives us expanded..."
UHC to Result in Positive Transformation of Healthcare Industry
- May 13, 2015 - 12:24:12 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The introduction of
Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in The Bahamas through the National
Health Insurance Plan beginning January 2016 will allow for the
transformation of the healthcare industry into a more
patient-care-centred system that will promote equity and increased
“We expect to see increased accessibility and
equity as a result of what is being planned for the healthcare quality
improvements throughout the archipelago,” Minister of Health, the Hon.
Dr. Michael Perry Gomez said Monday.
“All of us in the healthcare
industry are very fortunate to be able to participate in such a
positive transformation of the industry to a more patient-care-centred,
quality driven re-engineered delivery model system,” Dr. Gomez added...
Health City Performs Caribbean’s First Ever LVAD Heart Surgery
- May 12, 2015 - 4:58:17 PM
A Caribbean man suffering from heart failure now has a new lease on life
following the successful installation of an artificial heart pump (LVAD
- Left Ventricular Assist Device) by the medical team at the recently
opened Health City Cayman Islands.
Believed to be the first such treatment performed in the Caribbean,
Health City Cayman Islands officials explained that at advanced stages
of heart failure, when the organ has become severely weakened and unable
to pump sufficient blood to the entire body, the most promising forms
of treatment are either heart transplant or the implantation of devices
that support the failing heart and takeover of its functions...
World No Tobacco Day: Tobacco and Heart Disease
- May 31, 2018 - 12:38:00 PM
Tobacco use has declined markedly since 2000, both globally and in the
Region of the Americas, but the reduction is insufficient to meet global
targets aimed at protecting people from death and suffering from
cardiovascular and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Currently,
over a third of countries in the Americas are not implementing a single
tobacco control measure.
For today’s World No Tobacco Day 2018,
WHO has joined with the World Heart Federation and many other allies to
raise awareness on the link between tobacco and cardiovascular diseases