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Blood donors wanted

In a crisis or emergency, the natural human response is “What can I do, How can I help,” This year’s World Blood Donor Day (June 14) campaign slogan has the answer: “Give blood. Give now. Give often.” The campaign focuses on blood donations in emergencies and encourages people not to …

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Free HIV Screenings

Through the collaborative efforts of the Health Services Authority, Scotia Bank Cayman Limited, Cayman AIDS Foundation and the Red Cross, free HIV testing and counselling will run from June 26 to July 1. The theme of this year’s HIV Testing Week is Live up. Love. Protect. Respect. This initiative is …

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Health City surgeons move baby’s heart

Surgeons at Health City Cayman Islands have made history in the Caribbean after performing lifesaving surgery on a child from Nicaragua who was born with his heart outside of his chest cavity. Health City’s Chief Cardiac Surgeon Dr. Binoy Chattuparambil, said the child, Jeremias, had Pentalogy of Cantrell, an extremely …

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Hospital offers hip and knee surgery

Physicians.jpg Dr Pekko Kuusela and Dr Toni-Karri Pakarinen are very experienced People suffering from severe arthritis and other joint disorders of the hip and knee have options for relief of their pain and medical condition through total hip and knee replacement surgical procedures now being offered at the Cayman Islands …

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Health City treats St Maarten judge

Retired St. Maarten judge Reuben Essed has received a lifesaving pacemaker for his heart at Health City Cayman Islands. Essed, one of an increasing number of patients from St. Maarten to receive tertiary care at the hospital, has had a preventative pacemaker implanted by doctors at the facility. The retired …

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Medical cannabis to be prescribed

Chrissie Tomlinson Memorial Hospital

Grand Cayman’s CTMH Doctors Hospital & Cayman Pharmacy Group have made a ground breaking medical introduction by acquiring medical cannabis for the treatment of physician selected patients who are resident in the Cayman Islands. The export partner, CanniMed Therapeutics Inc.(CanniMed), a Health Canada authorised licensed producer of pharmaceutical grade cannabis …

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First baby at CTMH

CTMH Doctors Hospital delivered their first baby girl in their newly renovated and exceptionally updated Maternity Ward. Proud parents Daniel and Suneeta Lee were overjoyed when meeting their first child, Aurora Juliet Lee at 9:50 a.m. on April 20. Weighing in at 7 pounds, 3 ounces, Aurora gripped her father’s …

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Health City marks third anniversary

Health City Cayman Islands has treated more than 29,000 patients since it opened three years ago. As Health City celebrates its third anniversary officials at the Joint Commission International-accredited facility are recommitting to its pledge of high quality, affordable healthcare for all, and preparing for a long future of outstanding …

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Cancer screening saves lives

By Lindsey Turnbull A joint presentation between the Cayman Islands Cancer Society and the Miami Cancer Institute (part of Baptist Health, South Florida) focusing on the importance of cancer screening for women brought a packed audience of mainly female guests to Luca restaurant on April 19 to hear a presentation …

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Depression in young discussed

By Lindsey Turnbull Exploring the topic of depression was the theme of a recent seminar hosted by the Health Services Authority to mark World Health Day. Dr Toni-Ann Heron, child psychiatrist at the Health Services Authority, focused on how this illness affected young people. Heron said that people often asked …

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