September 30, 2023

Landmark Approval for [Shetty] Health City Cayman Islands

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands – It’s a history-making move that signals a significant step forward for Health City Cayman Islands – and a milestone for the planning process in the Cayman Islands. Both Planned Area Development applications for the innovative medical tourism hospital and its associated facilities have been approved by the Central Planning Authority. […]

HSA renovation- temporary parking lot closure starting Monday 28 January

Renovation will be starting at the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority on Monday 28 January in order to make room for the new 3.0 Tesla MRI machine.  The MRI will be the highest quality in the region. A portion of the dialysis parking lot will be blocked during construction, however, additional parking will be available […]

Antibiotic ‘apocalypse’ warning

By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News The rise in drug resistant infections is comparable to the threat of global warming, according to the chief medical officer for England. Prof Dame Sally Davies said bacteria were becoming resistant to current drugs and there were few antibiotics to replace them. She told a committee […]

5 Ways to Avoid the Flu

Becky Striepe How are you faring this flu season? If you’ve managed to dodge the ick that’s going around so far, high five! Here are a few ways that you can make you chances of coasting through flu season unscathed even better and avoid the flu naturally! Since I’m pregnant, I’ve been feeling a little […]

The case for and against pomegranate juice

Two related stories regarding the claims made for pomegranate juice. Pomegranate juice has been hyped to do many things: fight cancer, increase fertility, boost sex drive, reduce erectile dysfunction, stave off heart disease, even guard against Alzheimer’s disease. The potential health benefits of pomegranate juice are attributed to antioxidants called polyphenols. (Antioxidants are thought to […]

RCIPS Air Operations Unit medevac woman from Little Cayman

A 57-year-old woman is now being treated in the Cayman Islands Hospital after being medevaced from Little Cayman by the RCIPS helicopter. Following an urgent request from Medical Services in the Sister Islands, the RCIPS helicopter, accompanied by a paramedic from Grand Cayman, today undertook a medical evacuation from Little Cayman of a 57-year-old woman […]

Bodden Town Health Centre to re-open

The Ministry of Health, Environment, Youth, Sports and Culture and the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority cordially has announced the reopening of the Bodden Town Health Centre on Friday January 25th. Official Ribbon Cutting will commence at 1:00pm by Hon. Mark Scotland, Minister of Health, Environment, Youth, Sports and Culture. There will be additional Remarks […]

36 Positive Dengue cases since Jan 2012 to Jan 19 2013 on Grand Cayman

Dengue Update as of 19 January 2013 Total cases investigated for dengue in 2012 is 94 and 8 for 2013. Since the last update as of 12 January 2013, there had been 4 new cases under investigation. None of them had travel history to an endemic area. One of them was resident of George Town, […]

5 Natural Cold and Flu Remedies

Becky Striepe 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 […]

Abuse by Birth Control Sabotage

Bedsider 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: “No.” Was she using birth control? “No.” Assuming she just didn’t know how to prevent an […]