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
Cleaning chemicals may be hazardous to your health and cause weight gain
- Mar 26, 2018 - 11:33:36 PM
Arlington Lightbourne, M.D.: Common cleaning chemicals may be hazardous to your health and cause weight gain in specific areas
a rag, spray it with disinfectant, wipe down a counter and you are far
more likely to admire the shine than consider what that act has just
done to your waistline. But it may just be time for a re-think when it
comes to cleaning, according to a national expert on wellness.
WHO/PAHO statement on Zika virus and the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games
- May 13, 2016 - 12:14:45 PM
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan American Health
Organization (PAHO) recognize that athletes and visitors are seeking
more information on the risks of Zika and ways to prevent infection
while attending the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games (5 August to
18 September 2016).
Brazil is one of the 58 countries and
territories which to-date report continuing transmission of Zika virus
by mosquitoes. While mosquitoes are the primary vectors, a person
infected with Zika virus can also transmit the virus to another person
through unprotected sex. Zika virus disease usually causes mild
symptoms(1), and most people will not develop any symptoms...
World Health Day: Beat Diabetes: Treat it Right, Stop it Before it Starts
- Apr 7, 2016 - 12:05:49 AM
Grand Bahama Health Services on World Health Day 2016 – April 7, 2016 Theme: Beat Diabetes
proliferation of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes among
vulnerable populations and their effects and potential complications
cannot be ignored. The World Health Organization suggests that more than
80% of diabetes related deaths occur in low and middle income countries
and projects that diabetes will be the 7th leading cause of death in
A study conducted by Peter et al (2005) indicated that Type 1
diabetes “is common in children of African ancestry in The Bahamas”
Zika virus in the Americas: What you need to know
- Jan 11, 2016 - 1:20:49 PM
Zika virus, which is transmitted to humans by infected
mosquitos, causes symptoms including light fever, rash, conjunctivitis
and muscle pain. Starting in March 2014 and through the first week of
2016, 14 countries and territories of the Americas reported cases of
Zika infection. The Pan American Health Organization/World Health
Organization (PAHO/WHO) is working with its member countries in the
region to prevent, detect and respond to this new threat...
Jupiter Medical: Put the Pain of Addiction Behind You
- Dec 3, 2015 - 2:04:10 PM
Addiction does not have to control your life. You can take
back the power. Letting go is a real struggle—we know—but you don’t have to do
it alone or in pain. Free yourself from substance dependency in a supportive,
trusting environment with a resort-style setting. Nestled in a quiet, coastal
community in South Florida, Lighthouse Detox offers the highest level of
medical detox available—backed by Jupiter Medical Center
, a hospital that has
built a unique reputation for quality.
Clients who travel to the center have chosen
to remove themselves from the daily stress and triggers that fuel their
substance abuse and addiction. Once they are in a safe environment, healing
becomes the focus, which in effect, gives them a better chance at success...