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Monday, July 21, 2014

Universal health coverage consultations

Health: The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says countries of the Americas, including the Caribbean, are holding national consultations to discuss the way forward to reach universal health coverage. Comment.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Digital programs can make summer slim down simple

Health: (StatePoint) The irony of summer is that for many people, it’s the most important time of year to stay fit, but it can actually be the hardest time of year to stick to one’s diet. Comments (1).

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Consular Corps chair appeals to Carib healthcare professionals

Antigua: Chair of the Caribbean Community Consular Corps in New York, Antigua and Barbuda’s Deputy Consul General, Omyma David, has called on Caribbean American healthcare professionals to help educate nationals about their health. Comment.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Future Jamaican doctors study in Cuba

Jamaica: Increasing numbers of Jamaican students are seeking medical studies in Cuba. Recently five potential doctors received news that they will receive full scholarships to study in the Spanish island. Comment.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

STANCH VIRUS SPREAD

Health: The executive director of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), Dr. James Hospedales, is urging the Caribbean to heed strong advice to stem the further spread of the Chikungunya virus, as the Stockholm, Sweden-based European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) reported last week more than 100,000 suspected cases of the virus in the region. Comment.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

FPWA recognizes June as National Safety Month

Health: By The Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies Each June, the National Safety Council celebrates National Safety Month as an opportunity to bring attention to important safety issues including preventing slips, trips and falls. The Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA) recognizes programs and community-based organizations throughout New York City serving vulnerable older New Yorkers that provide them with injury prevention strategies and instruction so they may live safely in their homes. Comment.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Milestone celebration for B’klyn centenerian

Brooklyn: The Rutland Nursing Home’s Adult Day-Care Center at Brooklyn’s Kingsbrook Medical Center held a 100th birthday party for Mrs. Temporah Jones Williams last week. Comment.

Building a Healthier B’klyn

Brooklyn: Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams says he’s committed to building a healthier Brooklyn. Comment.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Taxing tobacco to save lives

Health: The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is calling on Caribbean countries to raise taxes on tobacco to encourage users to stop and to prevent other people from becoming addicted to it. Comment.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

What everyone needs to know about kidney health

Health: (StatePoint) If you don’t know much about kidney health and treatment, it’s important to get informed. Kidney disease is common and can be deadly. Comment.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Protecting your loved one in a nursing home

Health: That unfortunate time has come. Your sick or elderly loved one can no longer care for themselves, and their needs are too great for you to properly meet. How do you pick a nursing home that will provide the necessary care? Once they are admitted to the nursing home, what can you do to make sure that they are safe and well cared for? Comment.

Friday, May 30, 2014

The sexiest workout ever!

Health: Summer is just around the corner and if you are looking for a fun way to workout “Brukwine” is a perfect fit. “‘Brukwine’ means to break out and wine,” says Autavia Bailey co-founder of “Brukwine.” “It’s place to let loose, whine and you get an amazing workout.” Brukwine is an energy filled, sweat inducing reggae and dancehall workout that has taken New York City by storm. Comments (1).

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

CAMSA to host fundraising golf tournament

St Vincent: The Caribbean American Medical and Scientific Association (CAMSA) says it is hosting an inaugural golf tournament next month aimed at raising funds to support its medical missions in the region. Comment.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Howard U partners with medical mission to Haiti

Haiti: “We have about eight Haitian-descent students participating who have never been to Haiti,” reports Howard University Department of Medicine Chair Dr. Shelly McDonald-Pinkett, of the upcoming, late June, medical mission to Haiti. “Their parents are very excited, enthusiastic, and they encourage their participation.” Comment.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Empowering moms to beat arthritis through exercise

Health: May is a wonderful time to usher in the warmth of spring, to enjoy the rebirth of the season’s trees and flowers, and especially to honor the special woman in our life who delivered us into the world. In the month that we celebrate Mother’s Day, and also recognize National Arthritis Awareness Month, it’s a great opportunity to think about how to spend time with our loved ones. Taking part in simple outdoor activities to help them stay in good health is a perfect start. Comment.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Tips to boost infant, toddler brain development

Health: (StatePoint) When babies are born, their minds are still a work in progress, and their brains will rapidly grow and develop based on their experience. That means the first few years are critical for healthy brain development. Comment.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Friends of a B‘klyn Park with a Community Agenda

Arts & Theater: Friends of Wingate Park, a volunteer non-profit organization in Flatbush, Brooklyn formed in 2011 primarily to engage Brooklyn youth in activities aimed at maintaining a healthy physical environment, is today in the vanguard of the citywide effort to stem gun- and gang-violence. Comments (1).

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

New effort to halt spread of HIV in the Caribbean

Jamaica: KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A handful of sex workers sit on discarded cardboard along a filthy sewer channel, sharing food and razors to shave their legs and faces as they prepare for the night’s labor on the streets of Jamaica’s capital. Comment.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Mental health tips for parents of teens, young adults

Health: (StatePoint) If you are the parent of an older child or teen, you may not think about his or her day-to-day medical needs as often as you did during early childhood. But older kids also are dependent on you, especially when it comes to emotional health and wellness. Comment.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Fund raiser for 8-year-old leukemia-stricken girl

St Vincent: The parents of an eight-year-old Vincentian girl, who is stricken with leukemia, have received much-needed financial boost to help defray exorbitant medical bills after her relative conducted a fund-raising prayer breakfast last Saturday at the Friends of Crown Heights Educational Center in Brooklyn. Comments (1).