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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Modern MD Urgent Care opens on Utica Avenue

Brooklyn: The sign on the façade of Modern MD Urgent Care at 436 Utica Avenue in Brooklyn, says ‘no appointment necessary,” an invitation to any consumer with a medical emergency that is non-life threatening. Comment.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Usain Bolt joins PAHO to promote vaccination

Jamaica: The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says Jamaican track superstar Usain Bolt has joined the Washington-based organization in a campaign to raise awareness of the importance of vaccination in protecting health and preventing disease. Comment.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Treefold increase in Caribbean diabetic patients

People: A new World Health Organization (WHO) report says the number of Caribbean nationals living with diabetes has tripled since 1980, adding that one in 12 inhabitants — some 62 million people — live with diabetes in the Americas, including the Caribbean. Comment.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Best Health School educates parents on CPR

Brooklyn: Kingsbrook’s Best Health School hosted a CPR class for the parent teacher organization of the East Flatbush Middle school last month. Comment.

Best Health School educates parents on CPR

Brooklyn: Kingsbrook’s Best Health School hosted a CPR class for the parent teacher organization of the East Flatbush Middle school last month. Comment.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Caribbean urged to work together to end TB

Health: The Washington, D.C.-based Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is calling on the countries of the Americas, including the Caribbean, to work together to end tuberculosis (TB) by 2030. Comment.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Jamaican nurse receives Mentor Award

Jamaica: Merle Fearon Warren of Jamaica, West Indies, a registered nurse at Mount Sinai/ Beth Israel Medical Center as well as Lutheran Medical Center was awarded the 2015 Mentor Award from the International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA) for her continued volunteer work educating the public about addiction. Comments (1).

Friday, March 11, 2016

KCH gets nearly $5M for expanded medical care

Brooklyn: Brooklyn Council Member Dr. Mathieu Eugene, a long-time advocate for health, on Friday presented King’s County Hospital (HCH) with a $4,912,000 check for expanded medical treatment. Comment.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Seven honored at National Black Nurses Day event

Brooklyn: It was a collegial gathering last Friday of fellowship, inspiration and recognition when more than 200 nurses converged at Kingsbrook Medical Center for the 28th National Black Nurses Celebration. Comment.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Cuba announces first case of Zika, imported from Venezuela

Venezuela: HAVANA (AP) _ Cuba announced Wednesday that it had detected the first case of the Zika virus on the island, which had been one of the last nations in the Western Hemisphere free of the disease. Comment.

Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016

Chirlane McCray calls on churches to host mental health workshops

Brooklyn: Chirlane McCray, last Sunday, unveiled a comprehensive guide to mental health titled “Thrive NYC – A Mental Health Roadmap for All” to help New Yorkers find a better way of living through 54 programs that include term treatment, mental health in schools, early detection and community partnerships. Comment.

Zika data collection aids Caribbean address virus

Health: Directors of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) have praised Brazil’s research and actions on the Zika virus, saying that the country’s data collection is helping the Caribbean and other countries better address the virus. Comment.