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Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Enjoy the holidays, avoid the weight gain

Health: You don’t have to put on pounds this winter. Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

Haitian cholera epidemic compared to Ebola

Haiti: Leaders in Haiti fear it will take 40 years to rid country of the disease. Comment.

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

Chikungunya outbreak continues to spread

Health: The Atlanta, GA-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has warned that the chikungunya outbreak in Caribbean and Central and South American countries continues to spread with no sign of slowing down. Comment.

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

Lifestyle tips to reduce chronic inflammation

Health: (Statepoint) Millions of Americans endure the pain of chronic inflammation, and even when pain is not apparent, millions more run the risk of serious diseases triggered by chronic inflammation. Comment.

Nations in Americas join in battle against Ebola

Health: HAVANA (AP) _ Representatives of countries from around the Americas, including the United States, have agreed to work together in their response to Ebola, adopting similar procedures in such things as the establishment of epidemiological monitoring centers and coordinating the transport of biological samples. Comment.

Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014

Tower Isle, Trans Caribe offer Ebola help for Jamaica

Jamaica: The threat of the deadly disease Ebola is very much on the radar of several Caribbean nations and Jamaica is no exception. Last week, Patrick Jolly, the CEO of Tower Isle Frozen Foods (USA) announced at the Jamaican Consulate General in New York that his company has just purchased 10 Welch Allyn ThermoScan thermometers for use at Jamaican airports, sea ports and hospitals to help boost the island’s preparedness for ebola, in the event that Jamaica has to deal with the crisis. Comment.

Tower Isle, Trans Caribe offer Ebola help for Jamaica

Jamaica: The threat of the deadly disease Ebola is very much on the radar of several Caribbean nations and Jamaica is no exception. Last week, Patrick Jolly, the CEO of Tower Isle Frozen Foods (USA) announced at the Jamaican Consulate General in New York that his company has just purchased 10 Welch Allyn ThermoScan thermometers for use at Jamaican airports, sea ports and hospitals to help boost the island’s preparedness for ebola, in the event that Jamaica has to deal with the crisis. Comment.

Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014

US sends health official to Cuban Ebola meeting

Cuba: HAVANA (AP) _ U.S. and Cuban health officials sat together in Havana on Wednesday to discuss Latin America’s response to Ebola, the most concrete sign so far of the nations’ desire to cooperate against the epidemic despite decades of tense relations. Comment.

US sends health official to Cuban Ebola meeting

Cuba: HAVANA (AP) _ U.S. and Cuban health officials sat together in Havana on Wednesday to discuss Latin America’s response to Ebola, the most concrete sign so far of the nations’ desire to cooperate against the epidemic despite decades of tense relations. Comment.

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.
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