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Health screenings successful

By Ron Shillingford ron@caymanreporter.com The Rotary Central collaborated with the Health Services Authority for another extremely successful annual island-wide health screening event on Saturday, Mar. 4. It was the seventh consecutive year that the screenings were staged as 80 volunteers consisting of Rotarians, doctors, nurses, student nurses, EMTs, pharmacists, laboratory …

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Free health screenings

In celebration of World Kidney Day, the Health Services Authority will be holding free screenings for blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol on Mar. 9 from 7:30 a.m.–12 p.m. in the George Town Hospital’s Atrium. All members of the public are invited. Celebrated every year on the second Thursday of March, …

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Faulty HIV tests

The Health Services Authority has been made aware of three separate incidents of reported “false negative” HIV tests from private healthcare facilities. The samples subsequently tested positive at the HSA’s lab, with the results also confirmed by the authority’s reference lab, Integrated Regional in the United States. “These ‘false negative’ …

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George Town clinic closures

The George Town general practice clinic will be undergoing essential building repairs beginning on Monday, Mar. 13 through to Sunday, Mar. 26. Normal functioning will resume on Monday, Mar. 27 As a result, there will be no appointments during that period. Acute care services (walk-in clinic) will continue as usual, …

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Insect in hospital porridge

A patient at the Cayman Islands Hospital found an insect in a bowl of breakfast porridge on Saturday morning, Mar. 4. Management was informed and responded immediately by recalling the porridge across the hospital units and informing the Department of Environmental Health, the regulatory agency for food service in the …

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Free health screenings

By Ron Shillingford ron@caymanreporter.com Rotary Central in partnership with the Health Services Authority will be hosting its seventh annual island wide free health screening event on Saturday, Mar. 4. The screening locations are A. L. Thompson’s, Foster’s Airport, Foster’s Strand, Foster’s Republix, Foster’s Countryside, Cost U Less and Hurley’s Supermarket, …

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Seminars focus on forgiveness

Forgiveness is an inescapable catalyst in the achievement of true physical, mental and spiritual wellness. This principle was the focus of one of the presentations at an emotional wellness seminar conducted earlier this month on Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac. Nearly 200 people in total attended the seminar entitled Thinking …

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Coping with debilitating MS

By Lisa Boushy When Alyssa Christian was first diagnosed with Multiple sclerosis — after seeing many doctors over a three-year-period — she decided to create The MS Foundation of the Cayman Islands to help others like herself. The 27-year-old Caymanian first began experiencing visual disturbances in 2012 but it wasn’t …

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Solomon proposes medical research bill

Former MLA Ellio Solomon has drafted a bill that would pave the way to allow medical research companies to conduct clinical drug trials in the Cayman Islands, with the goal of marketing and selling the resulting medications in the United States and the United Kingdom. The Medical Research Regulation Bill, …

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Cayman to join regional cancer register

The Cayman Islands Cancer Registry is anticipating the implementation of a cancer registry hub to be housed at the Caribbean Public Health Agency headquarters in Port-of-Spain Trinidad and Tobago. As a part of a collaboration with several international health organisations the International Agency for Research on Cancer will lead the …

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