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Back-to-roots doctor makes headway

Grenada: An emerging doctor who struggled through her college years has credited a scholarship, little known to New York residents of Caribbean heritage, for putting her firmly on course to becoming a full-fledged practitioner. Comment
Unlike a plethora of career fields, more than financial rewards, a nursing profession demands caring and dedication. Recently at Brooklyn’s Kings County Hospital 30 nurse practitioners went the extra mile to execute their duties by serving the community and in the process made history by conducting the first free, all-day health fair there. Comment

Let plants be thy medicine – You are what you eat

Food: ILLINOIS, United States / ABUJA, Oct 16, 2019 (IPS) — United Nations World Food Day is celebrated around the world on Oct. 16 under the theme: “Our Actions ARE Our Future. Healthy Diets for a Zero Hunger World.” This theme is timely, especially, because across Africa and around the world, there has been a gradual rise in malnutrition and diet-related non communicable diseases, as highlighted in The Lancet study and a United Nations Report published earlier this year. Comment

Barbadian-born breast cancer survivor tells her story

Barbados: In quoting Dave Pelzer, an American author, of several autobiographical and self-help books, Barbadian-born breast cancer survivor, Cecille White says “you can be a victim of cancer or a survivor of cancer. It’s a mindset.” Comment
Jamaica: OPM, Kingston, Jamaica — Jamaica’s Prime Minister, Andrew Holness and Health Minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton are expected to launch Caribbean Moves at the 73rd Session of the United General Assembly (UNGA) in New York City, United States. Comment

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