Psychiatric Hospital Launches Health Programme

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The Psychiatric Hospital has an unacceptably high level of absenteeism due to sick leave. So far this year, the hospital has recorded an average of 483 absent days among all categories of staff, due to sickness. Senior Health Promotion Officer in the Ministry of Health, Denise Carter-Taylor, today said that there was a link between this level of absenteeism and …

Cancer Deaths A Major Concern

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Cancer is currently one of the most prevalent public health challenges for this country, second only to cardiovascular disease as the leading cause of illness and death. In disclosing this on Saturday, Minister of Health and Wellness, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic, stressed Government’s commitment to offering a variety of preventative, diagnostic and therapeutic services for persons at risk and those …

View Health Sector As A Productive Asset

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As Barbados looks for new and innovative ways to grow the economy, the health sector has been identified as an area which must no longer be viewed as merely a consumer of financial resources, but rather as a productive asset. This view was expressed by Health and Wellness Minister, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic, last Friday, as he addressed the opening …

Health Screening Session At Randal Phillips

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Members of the public are invited to get free blood pressure checks at a health screening session being hosted by the Randal Phillips Polyclinic’s Men’s Health Group at the polyclinic, Oistins, Christ Church, on Tuesday, July 3.  It begins at 7:00 p.m. Nurses will be on hand to facilitate blood pressure measurements and to provide counselling.  Nurse Fallon Burrowes will …

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 Psychiatric Hospital Launches Health Pro… …