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: …

Public Lecture On Antibiotic Resistance

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Mission Critical: How to Prevent Antibiotic Resistance will be the theme of a public lecture to be delivered by Dr. Corey Forde, Consultant, Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, on Tuesday, June 27. The lecture, hosted by the Barbados Drug Service, takes place at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Conference Centre, Two Mile Hill, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Bus transportation will be …

Are We Really What We Eat?

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Food is not just calories, it is information. It talks to your DNA and tells it what to do. The most powerful tool to change your health, environment and entire world is your fork. This quotation from American physician, Dr. Mark Hyman, encapsulates the message that local nutritionists are spreading this week as they celebrate Nutrition Week. Community Nutrition Officer, …

Register Now For Alzheimer’s Workshop

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To mark World Alzheimer’s Day on Wednesday, September 21, the Barbados Alzheimer’s Association will host a workshop themed Remember Me at the Savannah Hotel, Hastings, Christ Church. The workshop, being held in collaboration with the National Committee on Ageing, runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Interested persons are invited to register as soon as possible at the Association’s headquarters, …

Glebe Men’s Health Group To Meet July 14

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Natural Medicines and Sexuality will be the topic for discussion when the Glebe Polyclinic’s Men’s Health Group hosts a public lecture on Thursday, July 14 at 6:00 p.m. The lecture, to be delivered by teacher and herbal educator, Annette Maynard-Watson, takes place at the polyclinic, the Glebe, St. George. For more information, interested persons may call 429-1683 or email dee_305@hotmail.com. See …

Preventing & Controlling Type 2 Diabetes

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“Wha’ sweeten goat mout does bun ‘e tail” This ‘Bajan’ proverb truly captures the story of diabetes in Barbados and its impact on our growing population. With sugary treats, and fried and fatty foods becoming a staple of the Barbadian diet, these poor eating habits, coupled with increased stress and an inactive lifestyle, have contributed to a startling increase in …

Diabetes & Its Complications To Be Discussed

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(Stock Photo) Endocrinologist, Dr. Carlisle Goddard, will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Maurice Byer Polyclinic’s Men’s Health Group on Monday, June 27. His topic will be: Diabetes and its related complications – why sugar and spice are not always nice. The lecture is open to all interested persons and a special invitation is extended to …