Breast Cancer Lecture October 25

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A free public lecture on Mammograms and Ultrasound in the Early Detection of Breast Cancer will take place at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael, on Thursday, October 25. Presenters will be consultant radiologists, Dr. Dianne Soares of the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus and Dr. Fidel Rampersad of Trinidad and Tobago. The lecture, …

Water Storage During Hurricane Season

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The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) is reminding the public that it is important to store an adequate supply of water during the hurricane season. The minimum recommended amount for drinking, food preparation and personal hygiene is five gallons per person, per day for at least five days. Additionally, water must be stored in clean, covered containers. Persons are encouraged to …

Childhood Obesity Clinic To Be Launched

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As Barbados celebrates Caribbean Wellness Week, September 9 to 15, the Winston Scott Polyclinic will launch its childhood obesity clinic catering to children aged two to 18, with the first patients being seen on Wednesday. Other activities planned at the polyclinic this week to mark the regional event include dental and eye screening, breast screening, pap smears, exercise sessions and …

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 …