Maurice Byer Men’s Health Group Meeting

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The Men’s Health and Educational Group at the Maurice Byer Polyclinic will meet next Monday, June 25, to discuss the topic: The Importance of Detoxification and of Rebuilding a Healthy Immune System. The presenter will be holistic health coach and certified colon therapist, Lisa Griffith. The meeting, which takes place at the polyclinic, Station Hill, St. Peter, begins at 6:00 …

Focus On Developing Agriculture & Health Link

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Amid growing concerns about the consumption of unhealthy foods and non-communicable diseases (NCDs), Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Indar Weir, has signalled his intention to “intensify efforts to strengthen the linkages between agriculture and health and wellness”. Addressing the culmination of the third annual Caribbean Nutrition Conference, recently held at his Ministry, at Graeme Hall, Christ Church, Minister Weir …

Men To Discuss Healthy Eating

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Community Nutrition Officer, Leanda Hurdle, will address the monthly meeting of the Men’s Health Group at the Randal Phillips Polyclinic, Oistins, Christ Church, on Tuesday, June 5. Ms. Hurdle’s topic will be: Promoting Wellness Through Healthy Eating. The lecture, which takes place in the polyclinic’s conference room, begins at 7:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. joycspring@gmail.com See also: READ …

Vaccination Week April 21 – 28

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Public health nurses will be out in the field from April 21 to 28 as they mount outreach programmes aimed at encouraging Barbadians to ensure that they are immunised against vaccine-preventable diseases. As they observe Vaccination Week 2018, particular focus is being placed on the importance of the MMR (mumps, measles, rubella) vaccine because of an increase in the confirmed …

Men’s Health Groups To Meet Next Week

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The Men’s Health Group at the Eunice Gibson Polyclinic, Warrens, St. Michael will meet on Monday, March 12, at the polyclinic at 6:00 p.m. Health Promotion Officer in the Ministry of Health, Donna Barker, will address the meeting. Her topic will be Diet and Heart Disease. On Tuesday, March 13, Dr. Omar Phillips will be the featured speaker at the …

Men Health Group To Discuss Relationships

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The Men’s Health Group at the Branford Taitt Polyclinic will meet next Thursday, February 15, in the main waiting area of the polyclinic, Black Rock Main Road, St. Michael, at 6:00 p.m. Counsellor, Saul Leacock will address the group on the topic: Relationships. All interested persons are invited to attend. joycspring@gmail.com See also: READ MORE Maurice Byer Men’s Health Group …

Men’s Forum On Aging Nov. 13

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Men and Aging – Mitigating the Challenges will be the theme of a Men’s Forum to be hosted by the Maurice Byer Polyclinic’s Men’s Health Group on Monday, November 13. The forum takes place at the Alexandra School Hall, St. Peter, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Panellists will be occupational therapist, Lennox Rochester; guidance counsellor, Saul Leacock; gerontologist, Dr. Ambrose Ramsay; …

David Thompson Complex Anniversary Celebrations

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The David Thompson Health and Social Services Complex (DTHSSC) will host a number of activities later this month to mark its second anniversary. The celebrations will kick off on Tuesday, November 21, with a staff appreciation day at the Polyclinic, Glebe Land, St. John, starting at 9:00 a.m. Staffers will be treated to manicures, pedicures, facials and massages, as well …

Beware Of Alcohol Abuse During Festival

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As Barbadians approach the height of this year’s Crop Over Festival, they have been warned about the consequences of abusing alcohol. Acting Senior Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Ingrid Cumberbatch, speaking at a dialogue on The Safe Use of Alcohol in Barbados last Friday, told participants that not only was there evidence of heavy episodic alcohol consumption or binge drinking …

Commission Applauds Youth Initiative

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The National Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) Commission has applauded a youth initiative aimed at drawing attention to childhood obesity and other issues related to unhealthy lifestyle practices. It is Schools Against Non-Communicable Diseases, which announced plans this week for a Charity Fun Walk and Health Fair next Tuesday, July 4. Chairman of the NCD Commission, Professor Sir Trevor Hassell, stated: …