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Clinic advises health checks

Cleveland Clinic Florida

Cayman residents have been reminded by the health experts at Cleveland Clinic’s Attarian-Huizenga Executive Health Suite in Florida that the best way to reach health goals for 2017 is to work with healthcare providers like them. The clinic recommends that both men and women undertake a series of medicial exams, …

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Health City saves heart defect baby

Baby Kael Jimenez Souza and family

A baby boy in Guatemala on the verge of death because of a heart defect was saved by the medical team at Health City Cayman Islands. Three month-old Kael Jiménez Souza was diagnosed with a severe congenital heart defect called aortic valve stenosis, which required immediate surgery for survival. Hospitals …

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Funds needed for mammogram machine

Dr. Delroy Jefferson

By Lindsey Turnbull A new mammogram machine for the George Town Hospital is needed urgently, with the current machine now needing replacing; it is more than 10 years old and frequently breaking down. Fundraising is now underway to replace the current machine as quickly as possible. Mammograms play a significant …

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Dynamic duo support Breast Cancer Foundation

Holly Mellon, right, with Danielle Cococcia-Bebarfald

By Lindsey Turnbull Holly Wellon and Marina Payne are two women who have worked hard at supporting the Breast Cancer Foundation and deserve recognition for their selflessness, according to the Foundation’s chief administrator, Janette Fitzgerald. “Marina and Holly are the backbone of the help I need for the Breast Cancer …

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Jamaica’s tourism looks healthy

Jamaica’s wellness spas attract many overseas visitors

Health tourism in Jamaica is poised for expansion as the Government takes steps to engage the diaspora as the first market in the sector. “We see opportunity for the health tourism industry taking off, having done research along with our international partners?” Diane Edwards, President of Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), …

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HSA bids farewell to the Pink Ladies

HSA’s CEO Lizzette Yearwood (left), Councillor Roy McTaggart and several members of the Pink Ladies watch as their group’s co-founder, Olive Miller cuts a cake presented to them by the HSA.

After 35 years of service to the Cayman Islands Hospital and the wider community the popular Pink Ladies Coffee Shop officially closed on Friday, 16 December. The Health Services Authority (HSA) and Ministry of Health bid the group farewell at an event that afternoon where its members, as well as …

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Health City marks 500 orthopaedic surgeries

Health City Cayman Islands has now completed 500 orthopedic surgeries.

Health City Cayman Islands has completed 500 successful orthopaedic surgeries two-and-a-half years after it opened its doors. “We are proud to have achieved this milestone in such a short period and look forward to embracing new technologies which have completely changed the way surgeries are performed,” Dr. Alwin Almeida, Health …

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Heart Fund gifts ambulance to HSA

Ministerial Councillor for Health Roy McTaggart; Her Excellency the Governor Helen Kilpatrick; Cayman Heart Fund Chairman David Dinner; Deputy Governor Franz Manderson; Chef Officer Ministry of Health and Culture Jennifer Ahearn.

A new ambulance bought with money raised by Cayman Heart Fund has been gifted to the Health Services Authority for the people of the Cayman Islands. The emergency-fleet vehicle was purchased after a huge fund-raising effort, including $60,000 donated from the 2016 Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge. It was handed over …

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World AIDS Day Message 2016

Premier Hon Alden McLaughlin

From Premier and Minister for Health Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA As Minister for Health, I am very pleased to note the excellent work being done by the Health Services Authority, Cayman AIDS Foundation and the Red Cross to educate and inform our people on HIV and AIDS. HIV, the virus …

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Free HIV Screening for World AIDS Day

Free HIV testing is being offered on World AIDS Day on December 1st.

December 1 is commemorated globally as World AIDS Day, first observed in 1988, World AIDS Day (WAD) has served to raise awareness about the epidemic, commemorate those who have died, focus attention on issues that are key to a successful response, inspire positive action and celebrate victories such as increased …

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