May 28, 2023

Celebrating Health with Caribbean Nutrition Day

Since 2005, Caribbean Nutrition Day has been designated on 1 June by the Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute (CFNI) to highlight the benefits of healthy eating and an active lifestyle. This year’s theme “Healthy Eating and Active Living: Create an Enabling School/Work/Community Environment” is in line with the Public Health Department’s Be Fit Cayman! wellness […]

Cayman Islands Cancer Registry: Be counted!

Supporting the Cayman Islands Registry is a contribution everyone in the community can make by encouraging a family member, or friend, or neighbours with cancer to give their details to the registry. Everyone can help! The information contained in the registry is based on the global standard set by the International Agency for Research on […]

Message from the Minister of Health The Hon. Mark Scotland, JP

World No Tobacco Day 2012 Every year on 31 May, we join the World Health Organization’s celebration of World No Tobacco Day. This day draws global attention to the negative effect tobacco use has on our health while also advocating for effective policies to reduce consumption. Tobacco kills one in ten adults worldwide making it […]

Lori Rye returns to Bermuda from Cayman Islands to manage Flatts Fitness

The “prettiest gym in Bermuda” is celebrating its one-year anniversary with the return of a well-known fitness trainer. Flatts Fitness Studio, which opened in the Spring of last year, will now be run by Lori Rye, an exercise and nutritional specialist, who returned to Bermuda after a three-year stint in the Cayman Islands. Ms Rye, […]

Forgiving for Healing

by transitionscoachingcayman How well or badly we are loved in childhood is crucial to how happy we are when we grow up, and we can carry pain with us sometimes for decades. Even though it is true that we need to take responsibility for our lives and our happiness, saying that to someone who is suffering […]

Health Screening required for new students

All students entering government or private schools for the first time in Cayman are required to have health screenings. “This must be done before the new school year begins in September,” said School Health Coordinator Nurse Joanna Rose-Wright. The screening comprises a growth and development assessment, screening for vision and hearing, a dental assessment, a […]

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Mad Fish Disease?

The new case of mad cow disease in California is bringing to light some unsavory feeding practices that the meat industry doesn’t want us to find out about. Most cows don’t just eat grass anymore; they’re fed slaughterhouse waste, blood, and manure, providing a route for mad cow disease to spread. In Mad Cow California: […]

15 Natural Options for Depression

By Michelle Schoffro Cook* Everyone feels down at some point, usually as a reaction to difficult circumstances, but clinical depression goes far beyond that. In such cases a person experiences a prolonged sadness that is out of proportion with the apparent cause. The physical and psychological symptoms affect a person’s capacity to function normally in […]

Coffee and Cancer

By Dr. Michael Greger MD* Last month in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, an editorial entitled “Coffee consumption and risk of chronic diseases: changing our views” reviewed the growing evidence that for most people, the benefits of drinking coffee likely outweigh the risks. For example, a recent analysis of the best studies published to […]