May 21, 2018

Cleveland Clinic doctor speaks at Cayman Islands heart symposium

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Ahmad Zeeshan, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon at Cleveland Clinic Florida, was in Grand Cayman last week at the Cayman Heart Fund’s annual International Symposium, where he spoke about current management and treatment options for thoracic aortic aneurysms. The thoracic aorta is the section of the aorta that runs through the chest. An aneurysm occurs when […]

Cleveland Clinic raises Afib awareness

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This heart health month, leading hospital Cleveland Clinic wants to ensure that Cayman is aware of and keeping an eye out for signs and symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation (Afib). Afib occurs when someone has a heartbeat outside of the ordinary range of 60-100 beats per minute, ranging up to highs of 175 beats per minute. […]

Diabetes Type 2: bariatric surgery and medicines are the most effective treatments

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A census carried out in 2010 revealed that 43% of the total population and 63% of Caymanians suffered from diabetes. The problem is a global one — type 2 diabetes is considered “one of the main killers in the world” according to the World Health Organization. Type 2 diabetes differs from type 1 in that […]

Diabetes type 2: bariatric surgery and medicines are the most effective treatments

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From Cleveland Clinic A census carried out in 2010 revealed that 43% of the total population and 63% of Caymanians suffered from diabetes. The problem is a global one – type 2 diabetes is considered “one of the main killers in the world” according to the World Health Organization. Type 2 diabetes differs from type […]

Cleveland Clinic Florida advocates for breast cancer awareness in Cayman

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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 […]

Reminding Cayman Islands’ men to just #MENtionit

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From Cleveland Clinic With Movember in full swing, health experts at Cleveland Clinic Florida are reminding the men of the Cayman Community that they should not wait until health concerns become serious to mention them. The ‘Just #MENtionit’ campaign was started by Cleveland Clinic in order to help encourage men to start speaking up and […]

Cleveland Clinic Florida President presents on health and wellness in Cayman Islands

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Dr Wael Barsoum, President of Cleveland Clinic Florida, was in the Cayman Islands recently for its annual Healthcare Conference to discuss the negative effects of environment on society’s health and wellness, focusing on diet to match the conference theme of ‘Food for Thought: Exploring the Relationship Between Nutrition and Health.” The conference ran from October […]

Speakers announced for 2017 Cayman Islands Healthcare Conference

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The 2017 Cayman Islands Healthcare Conference has announced the speakers who will participate in this year’s conference, under the theme: “Food for Thought: Exploring the relationship between nutrition and health”. The conference will be held at the Ritz Carlton, Grand Cayman, from October 19th – 21st, 2017. In addition to Thursday’s opening night speaker, Dr. […]

Lung cancer: A preventable, treatable and beatable disease

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Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths, which accounted for 1.69 million lives in 2015. Tobacco use, alcohol use, unhealthy diet, and physical inactivity are major cancer risk factors worldwide, the most crucial being tobacco use, which is responsible for about 22 percent of cancer deaths. Cancer is the second leading cause of […]

Cleveland Clinic doctors educate Cayman Islands’ medical community

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Cleveland Clinic hosted its annual “Breast Cancer Awareness Update” CME symposium at St Matthews University on Friday 9th June. The event was hosted in conjunction with the University and the Cayman Islands Medical and Dental Society and attended by local physicians and students. Dr. Thomas Samuel, Chair, Cleveland Clinic Florida Department of Hematology/Oncology was one […]