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Now available in The Bahamas: Dr. Rigo's SPT Wellness Products - Aug 14, 2015 - 11:50:34 AM

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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...
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Texas Couple Praise Caribbean Hospital - Aug 12, 2015 - 4:13:34 PM

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GRAND CAYMAN  - 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...
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Bahamas participates in Caribbean-SickKids Paediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Caribbean Project - Aug 11, 2015 - 12:39:13 PM

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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.

The 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...
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State-of-the-Art Oncology Program at Jupiter Medical Center - Aug 2, 2015 - 3:48:28 PM

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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 yours—cancer free.

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 treatment.
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Couple Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Surgery in the Cayman Islands - Jul 22, 2015 - 5:46:20 AM

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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...
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Jupiter Medical Center Introduces Comprehensive Global Medicine Program - Jul 17, 2015 - 11:06:02 AM

At Jupiter Medical Center, we provide expert health care that’s worth going the extra mile. We have a comprehensive Global Medicine Program 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 experience.

In need of orthopedic, spine or oncology services? That’s our specialty...

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Bahamas Primary Healthcare System Gets Major Boost With Recruitment of Latest Family Island Physicians - Jul 9, 2015 - 3:10:09 PM

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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.

Public 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.
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British Retiree Thankful for Health City Cayman Islands - Jun 23, 2015 - 10:53:04 AM

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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...
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Welcome to Health City Cayman Islands - Jun 12, 2015 - 6:09:22 AM


Imagine 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 professionals.

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...
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Gomez Says Strategy of Care for the Elderly and Support for the Caregiver Reduces Hospitalizations - Jun 9, 2015 - 11:27:33 PM

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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...
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Cayman Island Premier Lauds Health City - May 26, 2015 - 12:01:51 PM

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JCI Accreditation Puts Cayman Islands on the Global Healthcare Map


GEORGE 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 environment...
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Health City Cayman Islands Awarded JCI Accreditation - May 14, 2015 - 2:37:22 PM


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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.

The 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.

"JCI's endorsement of our state-of-the-art clinical facilities and of the medical treatment provided by Health City gives us expanded..."
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UHC to Result in Positive Transformation of Healthcare Industry - May 13, 2015 - 12:24:12 PM

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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 accessibility.

“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...
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Health City Performs Caribbean’s First Ever LVAD Heart Surgery - May 12, 2015 - 4:58:17 PM

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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...
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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 (CVD)...
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Cleaning chemicals may be hazardous to your health and cause weight gain - Mar 26, 2018 - 11:33:36 PM

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Arlington Lightbourne, M.D.: Common cleaning chemicals may be hazardous to your health and cause weight gain in specific areas

Grab 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. 
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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...
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World Health Day: Beat Diabetes: Treat it Right, Stop it Before it Starts - Apr 7, 2016 - 12:05:49 AM

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Grand Bahama Health Services on World Health Day 2016  – April 7, 2016 Theme: Beat Diabetes

The 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 2030. A study conducted by Peter et al (2005) indicated that Type 1 diabetes “is common in children of African ancestry in The Bahamas”
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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 Aedes aegypti 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...
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Jupiter Medical: Put the Pain of Addiction Behind You - Dec 3, 2015 - 2:04:10 PM

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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...

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