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Are you a sugar pusher?

  By Tara L. Bush Let’s face it – most of the world’s population is programmed to like sugar. Did you know that science is demonstrating that people can be biologically addicted to sugar in the same way people can be addicted to heroin, cocaine, alcohol or nicotine? Bingeing and …

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HIV and AIDS regional prevention plans

Minister of Health, Hon Osbourne Bodden, along with Medical Officer of Health, Dr Kiran Kumar, attended the 13thAnnual General Meeting of the Pan Caribbean Partnership (PANCAP) Against HIV and AIDS in Guadeloupe earlier this month. The two-day meeting, which takes place every two years focused on the topic: “Positioning the Partnership for …

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Movember donates $100k to new Chemo Unit

The Movember Committee has donated US$100,000 towards the new Chemotherapy Unit at the George Town Hospital. The donation is the biggest, single gift so far towards the new ‘state-of-the-art’ Chemotherapy Unit, being provided by the Cayman Islands Cancer Society (CICS). The unit officially opened last week and more than doubles …

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Easing Into High Intensity Cardio Training

High intensity training has become very popular recently. Many people who run for their aerobic exercises are finding out they can get better benefits in a shorter period. The workouts are shorter but they are definitely more intense. First, let’s explain exactly what we mean by high intensity Cardio Training. …

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Learning about Prediabetes

By The American Diabetes Association What is Prediabetes? Before people develop type 2 diabetes, they almost always have “prediabetes” — blood glucose levels that are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. Doctors sometimes refer to prediabetes as impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) or impaired fasting …

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Govt issues Ebola prep update

Ministry of Health, Sports, Youth and Culture  Ebola Preparedness Update Although there are no current reported cases here in the Cayman Islands, local medical personnel and government officials are continuing preparations for the unlikely event of an Ebola (EVD) patient requiring care. In preparation for any threat of Ebola, a …

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All about Diabetes

From the Cayman Islands Diabetes Association As the official Cayman Islands member of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), C.I.D.A. takes part in celebrating World Diabetes Day (WDD) every year on November 14th. World Diabetes day was created in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization and later became an …

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Alcohol and Fat Loss – What You Need To Know

  One question that often presents itself to many dieters who are trying to shed the excess weight that has accumulated over time is whether or not alcohol can be included in their diet plan. Alcohol is something that most adults like to indulge in from time to time – …

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Prostate Cancer Facts – Part Two

By Victoria Anderson Gray  What are the signs and symptoms? There are often no signs or symptoms in the early stages. Some of the following signs may often be mistaken for other disorders.  Typical signs and symptoms of prostate cancer are: Weak or interrupted flow of urine Trouble starting the …

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Add these lunge variations to your workout

As you move about your workout program, one key exercise that you definitely want to be sure you’re adding to the mix, if you want to see top-notch results is the lunge.  Lunges are ideal for firming up the glutes, hamstrings, and quads, and will also help to target the …

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