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Health City performs brain surgery with patient awake

Health City performs brain surgery with patient awake

| 18/09/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): In a first for the English-speaking Caribbean, neurosurgeons at Health City Cayman Islands (HCCI) surgically removing part of a brain tumour while the patient was awake. The procedure – known as awake craniotomy or awake brain surgery – enables the surgeons to remove, partl [...]

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HSA pharmacist wins regional award

HSA pharmacist wins regional award

| 08/09/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS Local Life): Cayman Islands Hospital pharmacist Samantha Conolly received regional recognition at the 37th annual Caribbean Association of Pharmacists (CAP) Conference, hosted in Belize last month. She was honoured for her volunteer work to advance the pharmacy profession and her service to the [...]

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‘Foodie Physician’ to speak at healthcare conference

‘Foodie Physician’ to speak at healthcare conference

| 04/09/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Keeping with the theme of “Food for Thought: Exploring the relationship between nutrition and health”, the 2017 Cayman Islands Healthcare Conference planning committee is bringing in Dr Sonali Ruder, best known as ‘The Foodie Physician’, to be this year’s keynote speaker. [...]

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Heart charity to celebrate survivors

Heart charity to celebrate survivors

| 04/09/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Heart Fund is installing a heart-survivors wall display at the Cayman Islands Hospital. The display, dedicated to survivors and the fund’s mission to reduce the risk of heart disease through raising awareness of cardiovascular disease and its effects, will be located o [...]

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Keyhole surgery performed on newborn

Keyhole surgery performed on newborn

| 01/09/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Surgeons at the Cayman Islands Hospital performed the first-ever laparoscopic surgery on a newborn here. The technique, also known as keyhole surgery, was used to operate on a three-week-old patient suffering from pyloric stenosis, a digestive disorder in newborns which keeps food [...]

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HSA summer interns learn about healthcare options

HSA summer interns learn about healthcare options

| 18/08/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Health Services Authority (HSA) took on 65 interns this summer for a work-study programme to prepare Caymanian students for careers in healthcare. The annual summer programme enables high school students interested in a healthcare career and college students already pursuing re [...]

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HSA opens acute care clinic

HSA opens acute care clinic

| 11/08/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS Local Life): The Health Services Authority (HSA) has opened an acute care clinic for patients with non-emergency medical conditions who still have an immediate need to see a doctor. The clinic offers these patients a lower cost alternative to the Accident and Emergency Department at the Cayman [...]

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HSA expands trauma care

HSA expands trauma care

| 30/07/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Health Services Authority (HSA) has hired a second trauma surgeon. With the two specialist physicians, as well as new and refitted equipment, the orthopaedic and trauma unit is able to expand the range of treatments available for lower limb injuries and fractures. The ability t [...]

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Breastfeeding Week focuses on overall benefits

Breastfeeding Week focuses on overall benefits

| 27/07/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): As part of initiatives to raise awareness of the importance of breastfeeding to the growth and development of healthy children, the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA) will collaborate with several local groups on promotional activities during World Breastfeeding Week, s [...]

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HSA doctor says goodbye to radio and Cayman

HSA doctor says goodbye to radio and Cayman

| 20/07/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Dr Andy Shillingford, who has been with the Health Services Authority for 11 years and co-host of the once-weekly Doctor’s Orders show on the Praise 87.9 radio station since 2013, left Cayman today (20 July) for the UK, where he will join the National Health Service. Before he le [...]

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New surgical method debuts at Cayman Islands Hospital

New surgical method debuts at Cayman Islands Hospital

| 18/07/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Hospital has become the first hospital in the Caribbean to perform gall bladder removal surgery using a new technique that increases surgical precision and safety. The flourescence cholangiography method involves the use of a fluorescent dye that, when activated, [...]

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Healthcare conference to focus on nutrition

Healthcare conference to focus on nutrition

| 12/07/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The eighth annual Cayman Islands Healthcare Conference, which takes place from 19-21 October and is themed, “Food for Thought: Exploring the relationship between nutrition and health”, will cover a range of topics including food and heart health, diseases triggered by food, fac [...]

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Hospice breaks ground on forever home

Hospice breaks ground on forever home

| 25/06/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): After moving four times since being established in 1998, Cayman HospiceCare will finally be getting a permanent home, a milestone celebrated Thursday, 15 June with an official groundbreaking on its new headquarters that will be located on West Bay Road. A yearlong fundraising effor [...]

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Boxer retains title while fighting for Cayman charity

Boxer retains title while fighting for Cayman charity

| 23/06/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS Local Life): Canadian boxing champ and Hamilton, Ontario, hometown hero Steven “The Piranha” Wilcox defended his belt while fighting for a cause during his recent title bout in Canada. A sports ambassador for Health City Cayman Islands, Wilcox is donating a portion of his fight purse to Hav [...]

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Cayman observes World Sickle Cell Day

Cayman observes World Sickle Cell Day

| 20/06/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands again joined the United Nations in recognising Monday, 19 June, as World Sickle Cell Day, established in 2009 to help raise awareness of the disease as a public health concern. While screening for sickle cell disease has been in place in the Cayman Islands since [...]

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