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Cayman Heart Fund announces 2014 Heart Smart Week Events

Cayman Heart Fund will be hosting their 7th Annual Heart Smart Week Events Thu. March 20 – Wed. March 26 – Please come and support them! Thu March 20 Cardiac Symposium 5:30PM St. Matthew’s University campus On March 20, medical…

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Automotive Art is installing more security after motorbike theft “They’ve caught people red-handed, they’ve gone through the court system, and then a slap on the wrist and they walk,” bemoaned Wayne Kirkconnell of Automotive Art on CITN/Cayman27 on Tuesday (4)….

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Health risk of chemicals in food packaging

From Carribbean360 Scientists argue that long-term exposure to synthetic chemicals in packaging and plastic (PET) bottles is a cause for concern. LONDON, England, Friday February 28, 2014 – Concerns about the contamination of food and drink by synthetic chemicals in…

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Letter to St Martin News Network: Cayman medical tourism

To SMN News By Roddy Heyliger, Sunday March 2nd 2014 Dear Editor, Cayman Islands: Medical Tourism has arrived. The Cayman Islands Medical Tourism Facility known as “Health City Cayman Islands” officially opened on February 25. The opening of the $80…

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Motor neurone disease – two heartbreaking stories

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a progressive disease that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord. This means messages gradually stop reaching muscles, which leads to weakness and wasting. MND can affect how you walk,…

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U.S. Medical Tourism To Dominican Republic Could Increase With High-Tech Clinic

By Dr. Marc Siegel From Fox News Latino A New Robotic Surgical Institute In The Dominican… This week [Feb 24] the Metropolitan Hospital of Santiago (HOMS), Dominican Republic, opened the first robotic surgery institute in the Caribbean. Named after Dr….

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Caribbean first region to be measle-free

From Jamaican Observer WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) – The Pan-American Health Organisation (PAHO) says there has been no endemic transmission of measles in the Americas, including the Caribbean, since 2002. PAHO said since Venezuela reported the last case in 2001,…

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NekNomination deadly drinking craze sweeping Britain [and Cayman is warned]

By Tom Rawstorne From Daily Mail UK The deadly teenage drinking craze fuelled by Facebook: Terrifying online fad sees young people down pints of spirits mixed with car polish, Viagra and even live goldfish Smiling at the camera, Ryan Linley…

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More than 5,900 cases of Chikungunya in Caribbean, South America

By Paul Tinder From Vaccine News More than 5,900 suspected cases of chikungunya have been reported in the Caribbean region and South America since December 6, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control said on Friday. The ECDC published…

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Indian surgeon known for Walmart-izing heart surgery brings affordable healthcare closer to Americans

By Saritha Rai, From Forbes Cardiac surgeon Dr. Devi Shetty of Bangalore-based Narayana Health, known for his pioneering low-cost healthcare innovations, has launched a 104-bed hospital this week in America’s backyard in Cayman Islands in the Caribbean. It is an…