It has been an extra sickly flu season for a lot of the folks in my life, and I bet that a lot of you are battling the wintertime ick, as well. With more cold weather on the way in a lot of the northern hemisphere, it felt like a good time to round [...]
About twelve years ago, I was working as a doctor in a clinic in California. A young woman came in and requested a pregnancy test. Her test was negative. I asked her if she wanted to be pregnant: â€śNo.â€ť Was she using birth control? â€śNo.â€ť
Assuming she just didnâ€™t know how to prevent an unwanted pregnancy, [...]
Rotary Central will be hosting the annual island wide diabetes screening at all major supermarkets on Saturday 23rd March 2013.
Screenings are offered free to the general public and our teams of doctors, nurses and volunteering Rotarians will be out in force to help you check your diabetes status!
With over 200 million people world wide suffering [...]
There used to be this great game show on TV: â€śAre You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?â€ť
The premise of the show was to determine whether or not the average adult could answer questions based on a typical elementary school learning curriculum. Contestants would attempt to correctly respond to ten questions.
Along the way, the presumably well-educated [...]
By Brandi, selected from Diets in Review
In an effort to soften its reputation as being one of the main causes of the childhood obesity epidemic, this week Coca-Cola released a new series of ads directly addressing the issue. It is the first time the company has used ads to comment on its side of the [...]
Patient Counseling Regarding Groundbreaking Maternal-Fetal Surgery for Spina Bifida Now Recommended by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ Committee on Obstetric Practice has issued a new opinion recommending that patients with a fetus with spina bifida undergo counseling regarding the risks and benefits of maternal-fetal surgery.
The opinion [...]
As of 15 January, following international media reports concerning a renewed cholera outbreak in the Cuban capital,the Public Health Department says that it is presently waiting for confirmation of the situation from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).
Recent news reports cite Cuban public health officials as saying there have been 51 new cases, but no [...]
Health Services Authority CEO, Lizzette Yearwood
15 January 2013. (Grand Cayman).Â The Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA) is partnering with NRC Picker to better understand the patient experience and quality of care issues as seen through the eyes of the HSAâ€™s patients.
The HSAâ€™s mission is to provide the highest quality healthcare and improve the well-being [...]
Becky Striepe, Care2
It can be hard to pull it together and make breakfast, canâ€™t it? On a busy morning, the most important meal of the day often falls to the wayside as we get ready for work, pack lunches, and scramble to be out the door on time. Sometimes the problem isnâ€™t time, though. That [...]
Eating fast food three times a week may lead to asthma and eczema in children, say researchers who have looked at global disease and dietary patterns.
Data from more than 500,000 children in more than 50 countries suggests poor diet may be to blame for rising levels of these allergy-related conditions.
Those who ate fast food, such [...]