March 24, 2023

Celebrating better health

The Cayman Islands will join the region in observing the annual Caribbean Wellness Day on Saturday, 10 September. In its fourth year of observance, the theme remains Love that Body, with a sub theme of From Local to Global as countries are encouraged to showcase national and community efforts to promote healthy living and encourage […]

STI’s (Sexually Transmitted Infections)

Dr Lynn Dawber is a South African national with the International Medical Group from New Zealand where she has been practicing for a number of years. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as chlamydia and gonorrhoea are increasingly prevalent among young people and patients are often asymptomatic. STI’s can have various long term effects or complications […]

Keeping lunchbox meals safe

After the long summer holiday, parents and students are now getting back into the school routine – which also means getting back into the daily lunch-making routine. Parents are therefore reminded by Department of Environmental Health (DEH) officials of the importance of following good food-safety practices when preparing children’s school lunches. “It is important to […]

Bottle water cooler safety

Bottle water coolers placed in offices and homes should be maintained if they are to keep drinking water clean and fresh. These water coolers are usually purchased and forgotten; once they are working we assume everything is fine. But that is not the case, for failing to clean, improperly storing water, and replacing bottles using […]

Dusty legacy of 9/11 still a medical mystery

NEW YORK (AP) — Like a lot of New Yorkers who spent time near the smoking ruins of the World Trade Center, Lorraine Ashman needs to take a deep breath before listing all the health problems that have afflicted her over the past decade. First she got bronchiolitis and a constant cough that lasted for […]

Getting healthy eating lessons from…apes?

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. It seems that our ancestors weren’t that far off after all. No, I’m not talking about our great grandparents or even great-great grandparents, but rather those other ones, our […]

Choosing Fish Low in Mercury

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. Heard that fish is good for you but concerned about the mercury levels? Don’t despair. There are many safe and tasty fish that are low in mercury that will […]

MRI Scans

In the 1980s Magnetic Resonance Imaging or MRI scans astounded the medical society by not just taking an image of the brain itself, but by concentrating on water molecules, as an alternative to imaging the degree to which the various parts of the head absorb x-rays. MRIs represent the speed at which rotating hydrogen atoms […]

Friendly environment for child abuse victims

Children who are victims of sexual abuse will be interviewed by specially trained officers in more comfortable surroundings thanks to a new initiative. A groundbreaking deal has been struck between the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service and the Health Services Authority. The memorandum of understanding is to support the critical investigation processes surrounding young and […]

Car Accidents & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Our society is plagued by self-induced stress. Should this be something we pop pills for? Retrospectively, society accepts the unhealthiness of prior forms of medicated stress relief. It is generally accepted that smoking, for example, causes more problems than it relieves. Why do we swallow anti-anxiety medication so freely, without worrying about harmful side effects? […]