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PAHO/WHO assists The Bahamas to cope with health impact of Hurricane Joaquin - Oct 9, 2015 - 12:31:43 PM

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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...
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"Happy Feet" Foods that help arthritis and inflammation - Oct 8, 2015 - 10:02:25 PM

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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 immune system.

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 herring...
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Top-tier Orthopedic Program at Jupiter Medical Center - Oct 8, 2015 - 12:37:23 PM

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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...
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Indian doctors a blessing to the Caribbean, says envoy - Oct 7, 2015 - 9:09:07 PM

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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.

Ambassador 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...
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4 Foods that will help you Avoid a Stroke - Sep 28, 2015 - 10:02:50 AM


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A stroke is known 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:

Beans aren’t just 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...
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Health City Cayman Islands opens Neurosurgery services - Sep 18, 2015 - 1:09:10 AM

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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 cord...
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Health City Cayman Islands celebrates 100 successful orthopaedic surgeries - Sep 15, 2015 - 11:00:43 AM


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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 said.

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Suicide Fast Becoming ‘Significant’ Public Health Challenge Globally - Sep 11, 2015 - 1:00:13 PM

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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...
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Men's Health: Foods for a Healthy Prostate - Sep 3, 2015 - 2:32:07 PM

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Did you know that fifty percent of men over the age of 60 suffer from an enlarged prostate?

Luckily, 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...
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"Mind over Matter" - Getting Rid of Toxic Thoughts - Aug 27, 2015 - 10:14:01 PM

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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 relationships.

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.

Rethinking 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...
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Having A Healthy Sex Life: Tips to Help Build Stamina and Romance - Aug 20, 2015 - 9:28:37 PM

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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.

Physical 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...
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Jupiter Medical Center – Health Care That’s Worth Going the Extra Mile - Aug 19, 2015 - 4:04:51 AM

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The only 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...
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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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