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Put your best feet forward

 It may be an early start, but at 6 a.m. Sunday morning there’s only one place you should be – and it’s not in bed!  For the fifth year in a row, the Walk/Run for Recovery takes place at Seven Mile Public Beach.  Money raised for the event will help the resident of …

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Fair helps people beat cancer

Hundreds gathered at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort on Saturday to take the opportunity to get the state of their health measured and to gen up on how to beat cancer, at the Cancer Society’s biennial Conquering Cancer Fair. The free event offered health screenings for people, such as …

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Brain surgery with patient awake 

In a first for the English-speaking Caribbean, neurosurgeons at Health City Cayman Islands have successfully performed another advanced procedure by surgically removing part of a brain tumour while the patient was awake. The procedure – known as awake craniotomy or awake brain surgery – enables the surgeons to remove, partly or …

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Keyhole surgery on baby

Surgeons at the Cayman Islands Hospital have made medical history by performing laparoscopic or “keyhole” surgery on a three-week-old patient suffering from pyloric stenosis, a digestive disorder in newborns, which keeps food from moving into the intestines. Sacha and Fitzroy Miller, parents of little Sariah Miller, said they became terrified …

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Cayman Islands Hospital celebrates medical success

The Cayman Islands Hospital is the first hospital in the Caribbean to perform gall bladder removal surgery using the Fluorescence Cholangiography technique. According to a press release, the new surgical technique involves the use of a fluorescent dye that, when activated, provides surgeons with a clearer view of the area …

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Health City gets hearts beating

Health City Cayman Islands is offering another first that could save the lives of heart patients across the Caribbean. Health City is the first hospital in the English-speaking Caribbean to use robotic navigation for joint replacements and the first to install two artificial hearts or left ventricle assisted devices. It …

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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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