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Free health screenings offered

Free health screenings offered

| 08/04/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The theme for World Health Day 2018 is “Universal Health Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere” and in recognition of the annual 7 April commemoration, the Public Health Department has organised a week of free health screenings. This year’s theme encompasses the idea that universal [...]

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Minister’s message for World Health Day

Minister’s message for World Health Day

| 05/04/2018 | 2 Comments
Health Minister Dwayne Seymour: To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Cayman Islands will be holding World Health Day activities from 9 to 13 April. WHO’s constitution came into force on 7 April 1948. This year, the Cayman Islands will celebrate a week of ac [...]

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Heart charity boosts cardiac disease detection

Heart charity boosts cardiac disease detection

| 03/04/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Heart Fund (CHF) has donated more than $14,000 to the Health Services Authority (HSA) to be used to train several clinical professionals in efforts to improve the detection and management of cardiac disease and heart rhythm problems. Specifically, the donation will suppo [...]

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Inaugural mobile blood drive sets donor record

Inaugural mobile blood drive sets donor record

| 28/03/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Health Services Authority’s (HSA) first-ever mobile blood drive set a record for most pints donated in a single day. Altogether, 52 pints of blood were donated, with 40 people taking part for the first time and 63 registering to be blood donors. Car City hosted the event and [...]

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World Kidney Day focuses on women’s health

World Kidney Day focuses on women’s health

| 22/03/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Health Services Authority (HSA) recently marked World Kidney Day by offering free health screenings of factors that indicate risk for chronic kidney disease (CKD). The theme for this year’s event, “Kidneys & Women’s Health – Include, Value, Empower”, underline [...]

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Shannen Doherty to headline breast cancer gala

Shannen Doherty to headline breast cancer gala

| 18/03/2018 | 3 Comments
(CNS Local Life): US actress Shannen Doherty will be the guest speaker at this year’s Breast Cancer Foundation gala, which will be held Saturday, 6 October. Doherty, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, has openly chronicled her two-year battle with the disease. Foundation chief administr [...]

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Bank deposits funds into Have a Heart

Bank deposits funds into Have a Heart

| 07/03/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Have a Heart Cayman has received a $10,000 donation to help facilitate and fund life-saving operations for children aged from three months to 18 years old. CIBC FirstCaribbean recently presented the cheque at Health City Cayman Islands (HCCI), the hospital where the surgeries take [...]

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Heart specialists to speak at conference

Heart specialists to speak at conference

| 06/03/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Doctors from four major Florida hospitals will be the guest speakers at the 11th annual Cayman Heart Fund International Symposium, set for 14 March. All specialists in heart disease, the doctors, representing Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Holy Cross and [...]

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New foundation to publicise youth mental health issues

New foundation to publicise youth mental health issues

| 06/03/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Hundreds came out to support the launch of the Alex Panton Foundation at two recent events, the premiere of short film Hidden and a youth mental health symposium, the latter serving as an opportunity to achieve one of foundation’s main objectives: to provide information on the or [...]

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Bell sounds triumph for cancer patients

Bell sounds triumph for cancer patients

| 15/02/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Two cancer patients at the Health Services Authority (HSA) Chemotherapy Unit recently rang a special bell to signify the end of their treatment. On 2 February, the HSA, in partnership with the Cayman Islands Cancer Society (CICS), presented the “Final Day of Treatment Bell” in [...]

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Boy’s passing inspires donation to Heart Fund

Boy’s passing inspires donation to Heart Fund

| 07/02/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): A local firm has donated to the Cayman Heart Fund (CHF) in memory of a little boy who lost his fight at age 3 to congenital heart disease and in support of Heart Month. Queensgate staff chose to donate their Christmas charitable collection in honour of Cristiano McKenzie, who tragi [...]

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Special Needs Foundation gets yearlong boost

Special Needs Foundation gets yearlong boost

| 06/02/2018 | 1 Comment
(CNS Local Life): The nonprofit 100 Women in Finance (100WF) organisation will be directing all its fundraising activities this year to the Special Needs Foundation Cayman (SNFC). The charitable group is a global, practitioner-driven body that serves more than 15,000 professionals in the finance and [...]

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Cayman Heart Fund thanks governor

Cayman Heart Fund thanks governor

| 01/02/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The board of directors for the Cayman Heart Fund (CHF) recently took the opportunity to say thank you to Governor Helen Kilpatrick for her support of the nonprofit organisation. During a luncheon, CHF emeritus Suzy Soto commended the governor for her commitment to all the charities [...]

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Teenager receives gift of prosthetic leg

Teenager receives gift of prosthetic leg

| 12/12/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Christmas arrived early for a teenage trauma patient of the Health Services Authority (HSA) who recently received his most memorable gift ever – a prosthetic limb donated by Laura Ryder, certified prosthetist and orthotist. Renaldo Taylor (15) arrived at the Cayman Islands H [...]

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Minister’s message for World AIDS Day

Minister’s message for World AIDS Day

| 30/11/2017 | 0 Comments
(Minister for Health Dwayne Seymour): As the festive season approaches, it is always a poignant time of year for people who have lost loved ones, particularly those who have succumbed to an illness such as HIV and AIDS. It is important, therefore, that we observe World AIDS Day on 1 December to high [...]

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