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From small acorns grow healthier kids 

  As the saying goes, mighty oaks from little acorns grow.  And although the children at Red Bay Primary School won’t see an oak tree grow in their grounds, they can expect an apple tree.  To mark Caribbean Wellness Day health experts are encouraging youngsters to not only eat healthier, but …

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New health, environment minister tours departments

Dwayne Seymour, Minister of Health, Environment, Culture and Housing, began touring departments within his portfolio last week. The tour started on Tuesday with the Department of Health Regulatory Services, when the Minister met director Mervyn Conolly and his staff. A former board member of the Health Insurance Commission, Minister Seymour …

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Cayman’s first mental health nurse retires

After 31 years of service to the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority, the islands’ first mental health nurse, Diana Parchment, has retired. Over 50 of her colleagues gathered in the Hibiscus Conference Room at the George Town Hospital on May 31 celebrate her long service to the Authority and contributions …

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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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Health City treats St Maarten judge

Retired St. Maarten judge Reuben Essed has received a lifesaving pacemaker for his heart at Health City Cayman Islands. Essed, one of an increasing number of patients from St. Maarten to receive tertiary care at the hospital, has had a preventative pacemaker implanted by doctors at the facility. The retired …

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Health City marks third anniversary

Health City Cayman Islands has treated more than 29,000 patients since it opened three years ago. As Health City celebrates its third anniversary officials at the Joint Commission International-accredited facility are recommitting to its pledge of high quality, affordable healthcare for all, and preparing for a long future of outstanding …

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Culture and Heritage Policy tabled in LA

The country’s first National Culture & Heritage Policy and Strategic Plan was tabled in the Legislative Assembly’s final session by the Premier and Minister for Health & Culture Alden McLaughlin. Cabinet approved the historic document on Feb. 21. In late 2015, the Ministry of Health & Culture embarked on the …

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Vaccination Week observed

The Cayman Islands joins other member states of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) – North, Central and South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean – for the 15th anniversary of Vaccination Week in the Americas. The countries and territories of the Americas and PAHO are celebrating two important milestones related …

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Cancer screening saves lives

By Lindsey Turnbull A joint presentation between the Cayman Islands Cancer Society and the Miami Cancer Institute (part of Baptist Health, South Florida) focusing on the importance of cancer screening for women brought a packed audience of mainly female guests to Luca restaurant on April 19 to hear a presentation …

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