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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.

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.

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).
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