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...
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...