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Free health screenings

World Health Day will be observed on April 7 and in observation, as is customary, the Health Services Authority is offering free health screenings for blood sugar and blood pressure. The screenings started on Monday, April 3 and continue until Friday, April 7 at all the district health centres, George …

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Autism rising in Cayman

This World Autism Awareness Day is marked this Sunday, April 2, the ninth of its kind globally, with autism organisations worldwide holding fundraising and awareness events. Autism is a condition that affects a number of people in the Cayman Islands and, as a result, the day will be noted with …

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Health City flies in St Maarten patients

Health City Cayman Islands has announced that direct charter flights to St Maarten will bring patients from that country to the Cayman Islands for specialised medical treatment. Following an agreement between Health City Cayman Islands and SZV Social & Health Insurances, the government-owned national health insurer in St Maarten, the …

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Cayman Airways employees rock socks

On World Down Syndrome Day, March 21, there were lots of socks at Cayman Airways Headquarters in George Town. Several of the airline’s employees took part in the “Rock Your Socks” global initiative to help raise positive awareness of Down Syndrome. Organised by Cayman Airways’ Social Committee, participating employees represented …

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Cannabis seminar explains benefits

By Lindsey Turnbull Following on from the government’s amendment last year to the Misuse of Drugs Law which now allows for doctors in Cayman to prescribe cannabis extracts or tinctures for therapeutic purposes, local businessman Prentice Panton recently invited two experts on the subject to the Cayman Islands. They explained …

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HIV testing kits approved

The Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr. Elizabeth McLaughlin, Acting Medical Officer of Health Dr. Samuel Williams-Rodriguez, and the Ministry of Health are providing further information regarding the reported “false negative HIV results” in response to queries relating to approved HIV testing kits. The three cases were separate, and unrelated incidents …

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Improve your heart health

(BPT) – A single choice doesn’t matter most of the time. Having dessert one night, taking a walk on another night and deciding to skip an outing with friends aren’t life changing choices. A daily choice is small, like a pebble. But like pebbles, when you keep reaching for the …

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Cancer Society can count on Stewart

By Lindsey Turnbull When someone is given the diagnosis by their doctor of any sort of serious illness, and in particular cancer, getting support on a multitude of levels is critical to their ability to fight the disease. Alex Stewart has been counselling cancer patients through the Cayman Islands Cancer …

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Health City treats diabetic toddler

A two-year-old toddler from the Turks and Caicos Islands has a new lease on life after receiving critical diabetic treatment at Health City Cayman Islands. Bahamian Lakeisha Wilson, who works as a nutritionist in a Turks and Caicos Islands hospital, travelled to the hospital in East End to meet with …

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New Cleveland Clinic cancer centre opens

Cayman residents travelling overseas for cancer treatment now have an additional option when choosing a medical facility as the new Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center, in Ohio. It began welcoming patients on Monday, Mar. 6. The 377,000-sq. ft. facility has been designed to house all outpatient cancer treatment services in …

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