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Easy strategies to lose weight

(BPT) – You’ve probably seen all the articles about weight loss, including those that explain how to count calories or what foods you should and shouldn’t eat. But if you’re still having trouble losing weight, then maybe you just need a better “strategic plan,” one you can put into action …

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Stand up to work it out

  By Lisa Boushy Sitting can eventually kill you. It may sound theatrical, but study after study links a sedentary lifestyle to a myriad of health issues, from joint pain to obesity to heart disease and diabetes. Going from the driver’s seat to the office chair and then back to …

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Blood Bank seeks 500 new donors

The Cayman Islands Blood Bank is encouraging people who are eligible to donate blood to register as it aims to meet this year’s goal of at least 500 new donors by the end of 2017. The blood bank hosted its first major blood drive of 2017 at the Taste of …

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Campaign to increase AMR awareness

The Cayman Islands has joined the international community to combat a phenomenon that has led to a troubling increase in the ineffectiveness of drugs used to treat and prevent infections in human and animal patients. As part of this initiative the Ministry of Health, the Public Health Department, and the …

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CINICO settles costly lawsuit

By Charles Duncan Cayman Islands National Insurance Company settled a lawsuit at the end of 2016 brought by a service provider in the United States. The terms of the settlement are confidential. The dispute over the terms of a contract ran on for years and cost the government-owned company hundreds …

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Healthcare in poor state

  By Lindsey Turnbull Cayman’s health system needs a major overhaul if government is to properly meet the healthcare needs of the local population, according to the findings of a newly released report by the Office of the Auditor General which was released this week. The report is titled “Ensuring …

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Busy minds stave off ageing

CHICAGO (AP) — Even in your 70s and beyond, simple activities including web-surfing, playing bridge and socializing can stave off mental decline, new research says. Benefits were greatest in computer users and in those without a gene variation linked with Alzheimer’s disease. But even among seniors with that trait, mental …

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Clinic advises health checks

Cayman residents have been reminded by the health experts at Cleveland Clinic’s Attarian-Huizenga Executive Health Suite in Florida that the best way to reach health goals for 2017 is to work with healthcare providers like them. The clinic recommends that both men and women undertake a series of medicial exams, …

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Health City saves heart defect baby

A baby boy in Guatemala on the verge of death because of a heart defect was saved by the medical team at Health City Cayman Islands. Three month-old Kael Jiménez Souza was diagnosed with a severe congenital heart defect called aortic valve stenosis, which required immediate surgery for survival. Hospitals …

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Funds needed for mammogram machine

By Lindsey Turnbull A new mammogram machine for the George Town Hospital is needed urgently, with the current machine now needing replacing; it is more than 10 years old and frequently breaking down. Fundraising is now underway to replace the current machine as quickly as possible. Mammograms play a significant …

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