March 19, 2018

Atrial fibrillation (AF)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Atrial fibrillation (AF or A-fib) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heart beat). It may cause no symptoms, but it is often associated with palpitations, fainting, chest pain, or congestive heart failure. However, in some people atrial fibrillation is caused by otherwise idiopathic or benign conditions. AF increases the […]

Celebrating the Road to Recovery

The Department of Counselling Services (DCS) knows what it takes to encourage people in recovery and to educate their community supporters. September is Recovery Month. This year’s theme is It’s Worth It, and Recovery Month will promote and celebrate the societal benefits of prevention of substance abuse and treatment of persons and families affected by […]

Healthcare Conference breakout sessions to give 360 view

Cayman’s healthcare providers are gearing up for the 3rd annual 20/20 National Healthcare Conference which is set to take place from 18 to 20 October at The Ritz-Carlton under the theme ‘Patient-Centred Care: Achieving Quality Outcomes’.  A particularly exciting addition to the packed agenda this year will be three breakout sessions focussing on health topics […]

Kittitian honoured in Cayman Islands for his work in health research

Dr Samuel Rawlins of St Kitts/Nevis was on 20th April awarded the Caribbean Health Research Council (CHRC) Honours Award at the recently concluded annual meeting held this year at George Town, Grand Cayman. The annual event of the Council and Scientific meetings is the premier health research meeting of the English-speaking Caribbean, which is held […]

A Pain Free Mammogram! CTMH upgrades their Digital Mammography Equipment

Women who undergo routine Mammograms at Chrissie Tomlinson Memorial Hospital (CTMH) and Cayman Islands Imaging (CII) now have the latest diagnostic technology available to them, digital mammography and Tomosynthesis.  CTMH has upgraded their mammography equipment and integrated an R2 Computer Assisted Diagnosis (CAD) workstation.  The new equipment is the most advanced equipment available on the […]

CDC reports 40 percent increase in U.S. West Nile virus cases

By Ryan Jaslow The worst West Nile virus outbreak the country has ever seen remains on the rise, the Centers for Disease and Prevention said Wednesday. In a press conference with reporters, the CDC said there are a total of 1,590 reported cases of West Nile virus in the United States. That’s a 40 […]

The “paperless” Shetty Hospital breaks ground

With well over a hundred invited guests the well publicised Cayman Islands ‘Shetty’ hospital/health city finally broke ground on Monday (27). MC and spokesperson for the project, David Legge, welcomed everybody and described the US$2B facility as (once completed) “the largest private sector undertaking in the history of these islands”.  Then he introduced the esteemed […]

Cayman Islands SFA donate laparoscopic tower to HSA

On Wednesday 22nd Aug Cayman Islands Hospital in George Town received a hundred thousand dollar laparoscopic tower that will enable patients there to undergo minimally invasive surgery. John Douglas, President of the Cayman Islands Seafarers Association (SFA) who presented the equipment to Lizzette Yearwood, Health Services Authority (HSA) Chief Executive Officer, said: “Today, in collaboration […]

Releasing millions of GM mosquitoes – into the unknown. No risk assessments published in Cayman Islands

by Helen Wallace Millions of GM mosquitoes are being released into countries including Brazil in an attempt to tackle dengue fever, but one campaigner questions whether the experiments are driven by public health concerns or profit British biotech company Oxitec has released genetically modified mosquitoes in large numbers in the Cayman Islands – three million […]

Emotional Eating

People normally eat more whenever celebrations arise, such as birthdays and the holidays. We tend to eat more whenever these kinds of events occur. In line with this, a new study found out that people who have the tendency to eat in response to external factors, such as holidays and celebrations, have lesser problems in […]