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Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

Twenty years of spiritual cleansing, herbal healing

Trinidad and Tobago: Menes de Groit and his wife Mama Nyaah proudly stated that over the last 20 years, Cosmic Enterprise - Healing Village has helped to transform parts of the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood from a drug-nest, to what it is today, “Healed, thought cleansing, music, and education.” Comment.

Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014

Suicide a significant health problem

Health: A new Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) report says about 65,000 people take their own lives in the Americas, including the Caribbean, each year—more than seven per hour. Comment.

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

TRAVEL BAN REVIEW

Health: Some Caribbean governments say they are moving to review travel bans on students and others from Nigeria in the wake of that West African country being declared free of the deadly Ebola virus for now officials said this week even as others say they are racing to become fully prepared for an outbreak. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Tips for beating the winter blues

Health: (StatePoint) Sniffles and flu are not the only afflictions of winter. Many people find that the dark and cold days can impact their mood. In fact, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) affects approximately 10 million Americans, and another 10 to 20 percent of the public may have mild SAD, according to Psychology Today. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

Preparing for Ebola in the Caribbean

Health: The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) wants healthcare workers throughout the Americas, including the Caribbean, to be trained in the use of personal protective equipment and early identification of suspected cases of the Ebola virus disease (EVD). Comment.

Tips for getting healthy protein in your diet

Health: (StatePoint) At a time when over a third of American adults are obese and childhood obesity rates are rising exponentially, more Americans are looking for meat alternatives in their dining choices. Comment.

Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014

Mass migration fears if Ebola spreads: US general

Health: The head of the Miami-based United States Southern Military Command, otherwise known as SOUTHCOM, warned that an Ebola outbreak in Central America or the Caribbean could trigger a mass migration to the U.S. of people fleeing the disease. Comment.

Friday, Oct. 10, 2014

Flatbush spa lifts area, improves your wellness

Trinidad and Tobago: Flatbush is buzzing with economic revitalization. From the construction of the Best Western Hotel, the refurbishing of the Kings Theatre and the construction and projected opening of a Gap Outlet along Flatbush Avenue and the construction of the IHop and Retro Fitness on Church Avenue along with retailers already there, Stop and Shop, Petco and Radio Shack, it is vividly clear that this area is quickly becoming a true contender for business growth and economic opportunities in Brooklyn. Comment.

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

Regular exercise can help kids do better in school

Health: (StatePoint) Physical activity may not be the first thing parents or teachers think about when they want to boost a child’s academic performance, but evidence supports the notion that a bit of exercise for the body is beneficial to the brain as well. Comment.

Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

Interfaith uses art, medicine to promote healing

Brooklyn: Interfaith Medical Center on Atlantic Avenue in Crown Heights, which was created in 1983 through the merging of St. John’s Episcopal Hospital and Jewish Hospital Medical Center, had a period of pulling and swaying between those who advocated for closure and those with staying power. Its foundation, at times, was shaken to the core by never ending dim forecast. Comment.

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014

Boosting the natural disaster immunity of Caribbean hospitals

St Vincent: PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Sep 21, 2014 (IPS) - When floods overwhelmed the Eastern Caribbean in December last year, St. Vincent’s new smart hospital, completed just a few months earlier, stood the test of “remaining functional during and immediately after a natural disast Comment.

Boosting the natural disaster immunity of Caribbean hospitals

St Vincent: PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Sep 21, 2014 (IPS) - When floods overwhelmed the Eastern Caribbean in December last year, St. Vincent’s new smart hospital, completed just a few months earlier, stood the test of “remaining functional during and immediately after a natural disast Comment.

Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

Health org: Regulation to curb obesity should be ‘stimulated’ in the Caribbean

New York: The Pan American Health Organization has welcomed regulations that seek to inform and protect consumers in the Americas, including the Caribbean, while creating incentives for healthier eating, saying that they are “important advances that should be stimulated throughout the region.” Comment.

Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014

Protect your eyes from ‘blue light’

Health: (StatePoint) The Information Age has moved society into a 24/7 electronic environment that exposes us to harmful light pollution every day. New research is illuminating the dangers of “blue light,” a high-energy wavelength of light that can disrupt the sleep cycle and cause damage to the eyes over time. Comment.

Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

Family and friends learn about Alzheimer’s

Brooklyn: Trinidadian-descent Wendell Greene transformed Aug. 8 into both a commemoration of his mother’s birthday and an opportunity to share information about Alzheimer’s disease. Comment.

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

Regular exercise may stem aging effects

Health: (StatePoint) One out of every three adults over 65 years old falls each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And for older adults with dementia, the risk of falling is three times higher than those with no cognitive impairment, according to the AARP Bulletin. Comment.

Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014

Tips to 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. Comment.

Improving your end-of-life healthcare

Health: The day my father died from prostate cancer -- Jan 11, 2011 -- is the day I decided that no family should ever experience the same pain. That day everything changed for me. I had worked for seven years at an organization whose sole focus is end-of-life care, yet I had not had even one conversation with my father about his end-of-life wishes. It was truly a wake-up call, an eye-opening experience I hope I never have to repeat. Comment.

Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014

Stitchie performs for MHHC Health Care Festival

Music: Morris Heights Health Center, a group of health care providers located in the Bronx, NY is hosting an exciting free Health Care Festival and Fun Day on Saturday Aug. 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at its newest Bronx facility at 825 East 233 St. Comment.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

CapraCare brings health services to rural Haiti

Haiti: The underserved rural community of 20,000 in southern Haiti, Fonfrede (45-minute drive from Les Cayes), is now receiving some essential community health services from CapraCare, an organization started in 2009 by Jean Pierre-Louis, a son of Haiti and Brooklyn. Comments (5).

Sunday, July 27, 2014

End ‘hypocrisy’ in fighting HIV/AIDS: UN AIDS chief

People: The head of the United Nations agency dealing with HIV and AIDS, Michel Sidibé, has called on world leaders to end the “hypocrisy on sex” and make treatment and reproductive health education universally available. Comment.