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Speakers set for youth mental health forum

Speakers set for youth mental health forum

| 11/02/2019 | 4 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Alex Panton Foundation, which is organising its second annual Youth Mental Health Symposium, set for Saturday, 23 February, has announced the line-up of speakers, who will be discussing a shared vision for Cayman’s children and young adults dealing with mental health issues, under the theme “Addressing Our Past, Supporting Our Future”.

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Faith Hospital staff trained in medical evacuation

Faith Hospital staff trained in medical evacuation

| 04/02/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Last month, six members of Faith Hospital’s medical team completed Cayman Brac’s first air medical training course that enhances the safety of critically ill or injured patients needing airlift services for higher-level treatment. The staff concluded the 40-hour Air Medical Crew Course over five days.

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Forum looks at youth mental health issues

Forum looks at youth mental health issues

| 31/01/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): The second annual Youth Mental Health Symposium, set for Saturday, 23 February, will explore the state of mental health in the Cayman Islands and provide recommendations on improvements. Themed “Addressing Our Past, Supporting Our Future”, the conference is organised by the non-profit Alex Panton Foundation, which aims to raise awareness of mental […]

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February focus on heart health

February focus on heart health

| 20/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Ahead of marking heart month in February, the Cayman Heart Fund (CHF) has announced several related events as well as fundraising opportunities. For the past 12 years, the non-profit has been working in the community to raise money and increase awareness about the risks for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and stroke, with the […]

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HSA urges cervical cancer prevention

HSA urges cervical cancer prevention

| 16/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): With January being Cervical Health Awareness Month, the Health Services Authority (HSA) is encouraging women to start getting regular cervical cancer screenings at age 21 and parents to make sure pre-teens get the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine at age 11 or 12.

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Caymanian earns behaviour analyst certification

Caymanian earns behaviour analyst certification

| 09/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Samantha Sampang-McCoy has become the first Caymanian to earn Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) credentials. The BCBA is a graduate-level certification in behaviour analysis whose holders are qualified independent practitioners who provide that service. Sampang-McCoy joined The Wellness Centre in 2013 as an applied behaviour analysis (ABA) therapist in which the scientific […]

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Open-heart surgery saves Guatemalan baby

Open-heart surgery saves Guatemalan baby

| 01/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A toddler from Guatemala celebrated Christmas with a new chance at a normal life after surgery in a Cayman Islands hospital to correct pulmonary valve stenosis, a congenital heart defect. Nicolás García-Granados was admitted to Health City Cayman Islands (HCCI) with the serious heart condition, and immediately underwent a six-hour open-heart surgery […]

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Christmas haircut a gift to young cancer patients

Christmas haircut a gift to young cancer patients

| 20/12/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Cayman resident Adam Stoner will be getting a special haircut this Christmas. He will be donating his very long hair to Locks of Love for it to be used to make wigs for children who have lost theirs due to cancer treatment. At the same time, he is fundraising for the Cayman […]

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Cayman’s heaviest twins born

Cayman’s heaviest twins born

| 19/12/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A pair of babies born recently at the Cayman Islands Hospital tipped the scales at a combined 16lb 15oz to become the heaviest twins on record to be born in the Cayman Islands. Daniel Matias James Diaz Banks and Daniella Valentina Diaz Banks arrived Wednesday, 12 December, delivered only a minute apart […]

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Health City aims to save lives with new ICU

Health City aims to save lives with new ICU

| 13/12/2018 | 10 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The East End hospital founded by world-renowned heart surgeon Dr Devi Shetty has expanded its services with the opening of a new state-of-the-art medical intensive care unit. It was officially opened Monday, 10 December, with a celebration which included the India-based physician who told the audience that the “best was still to […]

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Doctors receive mental health training

Doctors receive mental health training

| 09/12/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A group of 16 public and private doctors attended special training focused on mental health for primary care physicians on Saturday and Sunday, 1-2 December. The Ministry of Health organised the workshop, which is part of international training initiative, the Mental Health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP).

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Cayman Heart Fund to get holiday boost

Cayman Heart Fund to get holiday boost

| 05/12/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life):  For every donation shoppers make to the Cayman Heart Fund when visiting the Celebrations Christmas Wonderland store during December will get those funds matched by the company. The money donated will support the charity’s mission to prevent and reduce early deaths, long-term disabilities and widespread suffering that heart and circulatory diseases may […]

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Minister’s message for World AIDS Day

Minister’s message for World AIDS Day

| 29/11/2018 | 0 Comments

Minister for Health Dwayne Seymour writes: On Saturday, 1 December 2018, the Cayman Islands joins countries around the globe in marking the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day.Much has changed since that first observance, but this year’s theme reminds us that it is still of the utmost importance to “Know Your Status”.  HIV testing is […]

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Hospice grows into new name

Hospice grows into new name

| 23/11/2018 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Cayman HospiceCare has a new name: Jasmine. The non-profit provider of palliative and hospice care has rebranded itself ahead of an upcoming move into a new 6,000 sq ft purpose-built facility on West Bay Road, made possible by a community fundraising effort, which will create an integrated in-patient unit and administration facility.

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Governor visits Health City

Governor visits Health City

| 19/11/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Governor Martyn Roper toured Health City Cayman Islands on Thursday, 15 November, accompanied by his wife, Elisabeth, and a group of hospital officials. Roper spent a few hours at the tertiary care medical facility in East End, receiving a full tour of the hospital’s operations.

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