September 17, 2019


Every single one of us begins aging the moment we are born – If you’re alive, you’re aging – you can’t avoid it. But there are a number of things that you can do to keep yourself healthy and active, and to eliminate or at least slow down many of the factors that contribute to […]

Trans Fats

Unsaturated fats with trans-isomer (E-isomer) fatty acid(s) are commonly known as trans fats. Because the term refers to the configuration of a double carbon-carbon bond, trans fats are sometimes monounsaturated or polyunsaturated, but never saturated. Trans fats are rare in living nature, but can occur in food production process. Fatty acids in foods are made […]

Counterfeit drugs becoming big business worldwide 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The discovery that a fake version of the widely used cancer medicine Avastin is circulating in the United States is raising new fears that the multibillion-dollar drug-counterfeiting trade is increasingly making inroads in the U.S. The criminal practice has largely been relegated to poor countries with lax regulations. But with more medicines […]

Get to Know Your Testes (Testicles)

Dr Lynn Dawber, a South African national, joined the International Medical Group from New Zealand. She is a welcome additional to our family and we look forward to our patients (new and existing) meeting her. If you are a young man or teenage boy you should be aware of how your testes (testicles) normally feel. […]

Public health advisory on viral gastroenteritis

An unusually high number of gastroenteritis cases reported in the past two weeks has prompted the Public Health Department to issue a public health advisory regarding the situation. “Usually, we see between 15 and 25 cases of gastroenteritis per week at the Health Services Authority facilities. In the winter months each year, we note an […]

In-patient pharmacy launched

Patients filling prescriptions at the Cayman Islands Hospital will soon experience increased efficiency and shorter waiting times thanks to the implementation of a dedicated in-patient pharmacy. Until now, prescriptions for both in-patients and out-patients at the Cayman Islands Hospital were filled in the main pharmacy. In a bid to improve patient safety, increase efficiency, improve […]

Healthy Eating for a Healthy Pregnancy

Brandi Propas is the newest addition to The International Medical Group. She is a registered dietician and her services are a welcome complement to the clinic. Congrats on your pregnancy! Making healthy choices is even more important now that you are having a baby. Eating healthy while you are pregnant will ensure the baby gets […]

Allergic reaction

There can be various kinds of allergies such as dust, pollen, medicines, food, insect, viruses or bacterial allergy. The allergic reaction may be a small skin rash on one spot or all over the body. The reaction happens when substances called antigen trigger immune system of the body. The function of immune system is to […]

What are Allergies and how do we test for them?

Dr John Addleson, who heads up the International Medical group, is a well known and well respected physician who has been practicing on island for over 22 years. By: Dr. John Addleson An Allergy is a hypersensitivity disorder of the immune system. Allergic reactions occur when a person’s immune system reacts to normally harmless substances […]

The Power of Beans

Brandi Propas is the newest addition to The International Medical Group. She is a registered dietician and her services are a welcome complement to the clinic. “Beans, beans, good for the heart, the more you eat the more you….” We’ve all heard this rhyme in the schoolyards and years ago were probably guilty of singing […]