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Monday, Sept. 26, 2016

Urgent care center opens fifth location in Brooklyn

Brooklyn: Bushwick is the latest neighborhood to be served by an urgent care center. The new location opened in the underserved area on Sept. 21. Comment

Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016

Jamaica’s implementing 10-year health strategic plan

Jamaica: Jamaica’s Health Minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton, says the Caribbean island is implementing a 10-year strategic plan to improve health and attain its vision of a healthy and stable population. Comment

Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016

Running for Grenada’s children

Grenada: A Grenada-based charity is calling on Grenadians and the Caribbean Diaspora to run in Grenada’s only marathon for a positive cause. Comment

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016

Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center earns national award

Brooklyn: National Research Corporation (NRC), has selected client Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center of Brooklyn, NY, as a recipient of its 2016 Excellence award. Kingsbrook was recognized at the 22nd Annual NRC Picker Patient-Centered Symposium in San Diego on Sunday, Aug. 28. Comment

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Addressing aftershock of community violence

Brooklyn: Global Trauma Research, Inc. (GTR) on Sept. 12, 2016 launched a 12-week psychotherapy community support group for Brooklyn, NY residents who have experienced psychological trauma and affects from highly publicized shootings such as that of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile in Baton Rouge, LA and Falcon Heights, the deaths and injury of police officers in Dallas, TX and Kansas City, MO and the mass killing in Orlando, Florida. Comments (1)

Friday, Sept. 2, 2016

NY group raises funds for healthcare in St. Vincent

St Vincent: The Bronx-based charity group, St. Matthias Charities, Inc., continues to raise funds to assist the healthcare sector and the needy in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Comment

Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016

UN admits it needs to do more after causing Haiti cholera epidemic

Haiti: NEW YORK, Aug 18, 2016 (IPS) - Update: On Thursday, Aug. 18 the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld the immunity of the UN from legal proceedings in the case of Georges et al v. United Nations et. al (the Haiti Cholera case) in accordance with the UN Charter and other international treaties. Comment

Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016

Socacize brings a Caribbean style to exercising

Music: Forget the gym and get fit for carnival to soca music. A dance workout that combines soca music and exercise, better known as socacize, gets participants physically active to a sound they know best. That is the concept for the high-and-low aerobic workout instructed to Caribbean music. With the Labor Day parade approaching, dance instructors want you to get ready for carnival and encourage more health-conscious attitudes in the Caribbean community. Comment

Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016

ZIKA BABIES BORN

Barbados: In a development that is certain to force would be mothers to rethink family plans, authorities in Barbados this week reported the first two cases of deformed babies suspected of being linked to the outbreak of the Zika virus which has been sweeping through the hemisphere in the past year. Comment

Friday, Aug. 5, 2016

Parker wants safe staffing bill into law by 2017

Brooklyn: Nurses who work in hospitals could soon find their jobs easier if this new bill aimed to decrease patient ratio passes. Comment

Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016

Zika travel warning for pregnant women

Health: The message was loud and clear by Department of Health (DOH) Commissioner Mary Bassett, “If you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant delay travel to Zika-affected countries.” And that goes for women’s sex partners, too; the Zika virus can be spread by unprotected sex. Comment

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Punishing strike by resident doctors grinds on in Haiti

Haiti: PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) _ Empty halls buzz with flies. Rats scamper through the wards at night. The emergency room is empty except for four shackled prisoners, watched over by relatives and missionaries rather than medical personnel. Comment

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Caribbean-born doc at Maimonides leads the way

People: Director of the Brooklyn Heights Women’s Center at Maimonides, Dr. Millicent Comrie has been named among the “Top 10 Caribbean-Born Female Doctors in the U.S.” by News Americas. Comment

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Brooklyn group conducts medical mission

St Vincent: The medical team of the Brooklyn-based APC (Action, Performance and Commitment) Community Services group recently joined dental team members from Loma Linda University Dental School in California in conducting what the group described as challenging, though successful, medical and dental missions to St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Comment

Sunday, July 24, 2016

HIV infections among adults rise in the Caribbean: UN

Health: The United Nations says HIV infections among adults in the Caribbean has risen, saying that the decline globally among adults has stalled for at least five years. Comment

Friday, June 24, 2016

Yasmine Beausejour

Caribbean Healthcare Awards: Yasmine Beausejour migrated from Haiti to Brooklyn at the age of 15. When she was a student at Wingate High School, she discovered the healthcare field as a volunteer at Downstate Hospital. Comment