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Second healthcare team heads to Bahamas

Second healthcare team heads to Bahamas

| 08/10/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): As the first team of healthcare professionals deployed to the Bahamas for two weeks to assist in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, they were replace by a second team, who flew to the islands devastated by the catastrophic storm to support to that country’s healthcare workers. The team members include Dr Gilbertha […]

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BritCay supports Heart Health

BritCay supports Heart Health

| 01/10/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Heart Fund (CHF) will be celebrating World Heart Day on Sunday, 29 September, with ‘Light the Sky Red’ at Camana Bay, when everyone is encouraged to come out wearing red and watch the sky light red in honour of the Heart Warriors and Heart Heroes. CHF is also promoting its […]

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Cayman Islands nurses aid in Bahamas relief efforts

Cayman Islands nurses aid in Bahamas relief efforts

| 26/09/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): A team of six registered nurses from the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA) and Health City Cayman Islands (HCCI) left Grand Cayman on Friday, 20 September, to join the disaster relief efforts in Bahamas providing relief support to healthcare workers in the care of persons who require medical attention in the […]

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Cayman hospitals send relief to Bahamas

Cayman hospitals send relief to Bahamas

| 23/09/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Cayman’s three local hospitals joined forces to provide medical supplies to the victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. The Cayman Islands Health Service Authority (HSA), CTMH Doctors Hospital and Health City Cayman Islands (HCCI) rallied together to donate over 4,000 pounds in goods with the help of Cayman Airways to the […]

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HSA promotes ‘healthy ageing’

HSA promotes ‘healthy ageing’

| 17/09/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Health Services Authority staff are vising the homes of seniors across Grand Cayman this week (16-20 September) to offer free nutritional consultation, counselling health screening, including cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure tests, as they promote the well-being of people as they age.

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APF encourages real conversations for mental health

APF encourages real conversations for mental health

| 12/09/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Continuing its mission to improve the mental health of children and young adults in the Cayman Islands, the Alex Panton Foundation (APF) has noted that this week, 8-14 September, is National Suicide Prevention Week in the United States, which this year is promoting the idea of having a real conversation about mental […]

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Does DEH test for H2S at landfill?

Does DEH test for H2S at landfill?

| 05/09/2019 | 2 Comments

Does the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) regularly test for carbons or hydrogen sulphide at the landfill? I read an article that children should not be within 5km of a landfill due to toxic pollutants in the air which is of great concern.   Auntie’s answer: First of all, hydrogen sulphide (H2S) smells like rotten eggs, […]

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Region celebrates 25 years of polio eradication

Region celebrates 25 years of polio eradication

| 04/09/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands has been free from Polio for more than six decades, since 1957, and boast 93% vaccination coverage, according to the Public Health Department. In 1994, the Americas, including Cayman, was the first region in the world to be certified as Polio free and is now celebrating 25 years of […]

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Governor impressed with HSA technology

Governor impressed with HSA technology

| 02/09/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The average life expectancy of dialysis patients in the Cayman Islands is higher than patients in the United States. The crude mortality rate of dialysis patients in Cayman last year was 9% compared to 16% of patients in the US and the average life span of Cayman’s dialysis patients is about eight […]

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Wear red for World Heart Day

Wear red for World Heart Day

| 01/09/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Save the date and search your wardrobe for anything red. World Heart Day is Sunday, 29 September, and the Cayman Heart Fund is asking the Cayman Islands community to raise funds for their mission and raise awareness about heart disease that weekend. For a start, they are asking people to wear red […]

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