December 16, 2017

Ascension to sell its stake in Grand Cayman hospital: 4 things to know

By Ayla Ellison From Becker’s Hospital Review St. Louis-based Ascension, the nation’s largest nonprofit health system, is ending joint ownership of Health City Cayman Islands in Grand Cayman. Here are four things to know about Ascension’s decision to give up its stake in the hospital. 1. Ascension partnered with Narayana Health, a network of 23 […]

New book on wastewater re-use in Latin America and the Caribbean

From IWMI In an important first for this region, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has published a new bookcompiling a wealth of information on wastewater re-use for agriculture. Available in Spanish, the book was prepared in collaboration with the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and CGIAR Research Program on Water, […]

The Editor Speaks: Living with a depressed loved one

I expect I am not the only one who knows someone close to them, who lives with a depressed loved one. I have been asked to write an Editorial about the subject, after researching it, in the hope it will spur other people to add comments with advice. The best article I have found is […]

Giving hope to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary patients

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is recognised all over the world as a public health problem and the Cayman Islands is not an exception. In the Cayman Islands, diseases of the respiratory system account for 10% of deaths, the third leading cause of death among residents as of 2015 according to the Economics and Statistics […]

Breast imaging in the Caribbean [Cayman Islands]

Grand Cayman, , Cayman Islands Sun, Jan 7 – Wed, Jan 10, 2018 » Synopsis » AMA/CME Credits » Accommodations » Schedule » Registration Synopsis The program is developed to provide an up-to-date review of the fundamentals of breast imaging with the goal of helping you improve your interpretative and diagnostic acumen in mammography, tomosynthesis, […]

Camana Bay Aesthetics opens in Cayman Dental & Cayman Orthodontics

Dr. Imogen Bexfield brings her wealth of experience in specialised aesthetic treatments and dentistry to the dental practice. Cayman Dental & Cayman Orthodontics opened its doors in Camana Bay over a year ago, and the expansive practice is still growing. The latest addition to the team is Dr. Imogen Bexfield, B.C.h.D., a general dentist who […]

Sir Kenneth Stuart: a Caribbean medical trailblazer

From Barbados Today It is with sadness but a profound sense of both respect and responsibility that I pen this appreciation of one of the several senior medical academics and teachers who had a profound influence on the health of Caribbean people as well as on my own life and career. Sir Kenneth Stuart, MB, […]

Almost 200 Royal Caribbean ship passengers hit by gastro illness at sea

By Harry Kemble From Travel Weekly A gastrointestinal outbreak has struck down nearly 200 passengers on board Royal Caribbean’s Ovation of the Seas, according to reports. The vessel, which carries more than 5,800 passengers of which approximately 325 are understood to be Britons, arrived in Tasmania on Tuesday after a trip to Singapore. According to […]

AIDS care in the Caribbean is varied

From St Lucia Times (Martinique 1Ere) – 308 million euros are needed each year to finance the fight against AIDS in the Caribbean. The majority of this sum is the responsibility of countries that benefit from some international aid. But from 2018, there will be a shortfall of 7.5 million euros. Indeed, US President Donald Trump has canceled […]

Cleveland Clinic Florida advocates for breast cancer awareness in Cayman

Cleveland Clinic Florida, currently one of the top ten hospitals in Florida ranked by the U.S. News & World Report, has been busy advocating for breast cancer awareness in the Cayman Islands. Breast Cancer is currently the leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women in the Caribbean. In September, Margaret Thompson, MD, Breast Surgeon at […]