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Time to celebrate medical lab professionals

Time to celebrate medical lab professionals

| 16/04/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Laboratory professionals at the Health Services Authority (HSA) will dedicate time from their usual behind-the-scenes roles to celebrate Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, otherwise known as Lab Week, 21-27 April. Recognised internationally the last week of April each year, Lab Week is a time to acknowledge medical lab professionals who play a vital […]

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Cancer Registrars Week observed

Cancer Registrars Week observed

| 08/04/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): The Health Services Authority (HSA) and the Cayman Islands Cancer Registry are joining communities around the world observing Cancer Registrars Week, 8-12 April, recognising the country’s progress in cancer registration and research. The week promotes how the data cancer registrars collect provide essential information to researchers, healthcare providers and public health officials.

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Minister’s message for World Health Day

Minister’s message for World Health Day

| 04/04/2019 | 0 Comments

Minister of Health Dwayne Seymour writes: World Health Day (Sunday, 7 April) is a time for decision-makers, educators, advocates, and, indeed, the whole community to consider how we can improve health outcomes around the world and in our local communities. The 2019 international focus on universal health coverage continues from last year, with particular attention […]

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Jasmine opens doors to community

Jasmine opens doors to community

| 02/04/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A day after a royal ribbon cutting for Jasmine Villa, and the conferring of a Certificate and Badge of Honour on Felicia McLean, its director of operations and nursing, the new home for Cayman’s hospice held an opening party Friday, 29 March, to enable more of the community to share in the […]

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Hospice awaits royal opening

Hospice awaits royal opening

| 26/03/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): As the staff at Jasmine Villa, the new home for Cayman HospiceCare, prepares for the upcoming visit this week of Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, the facility is also only “days away” from getting approval of its health practitioner’s licence. Felicia McLean, director of operations and nursing at Jasmine, explained that the […]

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Anti-bullying legislation gathers dust

Anti-bullying legislation gathers dust

| 25/03/2019 | 24 Comments

(CNS Local Life): More than half of young people in the Cayman Islands have been bullied, often causing severe mental health problems, and yet there has been little effort by parliament to act on the draft legislation to counter it, which has been around for years. At a recent presentation on bullying, for which only […]

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Brackers learn about health and wellness

Brackers learn about health and wellness

| 18/03/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The second annual Cayman Brac Community Services and Health Expo offered visitors a range of informative displays from healthy eating and lifestyles to health screening, mental health counselling and hydrotherapy. The expo, a collaboration of the Adventist Church’s community services departments on Cayman Brac and Grand Cayman, took place at the Aston […]

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Presentations to address bullying

Presentations to address bullying

| 12/03/2019 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Ministry of Community Affairs and the Alex Panton Foundation are jointly hosting a series of community presentations on bullying and young men at risk starting this month. The first of the 10 planned sessions will take place Thursday, 21 March at the Webster Memorial Church Hall in Bodden Town.

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Youth struggle with suicidal thoughts, self-harm

Youth struggle with suicidal thoughts, self-harm

| 04/03/2019 | 4 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Results of the mental-health component of the 2018 Cayman Islands Student Drug Use (CISDUS) biennial survey, which were shared at the recent Youth Mental Health Symposium, pointed to issues concerning students considering suicide, engaging in self-harm and being bullied. More than 200 people attended the second annual symposium, held 23 February and […]

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Paddling in aid of heart charity

Paddling in aid of heart charity

| 25/02/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The second annual Coconut Cup paddleboard-racing event is being held Sunday, 10 March with all proceeds going to Hart for Hearts, the paediatric arm of the Cayman Heart Fund, which raises public awareness and provides financial assistance to families in Cayman when their child is born with a congenital heart defect.

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