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BCHC’s Registration Now Open For “Movember”

BCHC’s Registration Now Open For “Movember”

November, coined Movember, is the month of the mustache with the focus on men’s health. This November will mark Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre’s [BCHC] fifth year participating in this worldwide event. Movember began in Melbourne, Australia in 2003, with 30 men, or MoBros, growing moustaches to raise awareness for men’s health and prostate cancer... Read more of this article

BHeC: Insurance & Pre-Existing Conditions

BHeC: Insurance & Pre-Existing Conditions

The Bermuda Health Council and Bernews have teamed-up to answer your questions about the island’s health care system. Visit bhec.bm to submit your queries and look for our response on Bernews.Question Recently a close relative was denied coverage for a surgery on the grounds of a pre-existing condition, three months after starting with a new employer... Read more of this article

BHeC Releases 2014 National Health Report

BHeC Releases 2014 National Health Report

The Bermuda Health Council [BHeC] has released the National Health Accounts Report 2014. For five years BHeC has produced the report, which is essential for monitoring Bermuda’s health system financing and expenditure trends. BHeC said, “The report details health system costs for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013 [FYE 2013] and explains... Read more of this article

Video: BF&M Hosts 18th Breast Cancer Walk

Video: BF&M Hosts 18th Breast Cancer Walk

BF&M Limited, in conjunction with the Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre, hosted its 18th annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk yesterday [Oct 27], bringing together people from around the island in order to enjoy a healthy evening even while raising money for charitable outreach initiatives, including the company’s Equal Access Fund and Education... Read more of this article

Bermuda Red Cross Launch Ebola Appeal

Bermuda Red Cross Launch Ebola Appeal

The Bermuda Red Cross has launched a cash appeal to support the communities involved in the Ebola outbreak. According to the World Health Organization, as of 22 October 2014, “the number of total cases stands at 9936 total cases, with 4877 deaths. Cases continue to increase exponentially in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone; the situation in these... Read more of this article

Health Dept: Flu Express Begins Next Week

Health Dept: Flu Express Begins Next Week

Next week, the flu vaccine will be available to the public from the Department of Health at a cost of $10.00 per shot for adults and children. Persons over the age of 65 will receive this vaccine free of charge. A spokesperson said, “The Department of Health will be offering influenza immunization in the community as well as the “Flu Express.”... Read more of this article

BSCA Celebrates Sickle Cell Awareness Month

BSCA Celebrates Sickle Cell Awareness Month

The Bermuda Sickle Cell Association [BSCA] said they would like to thank all who supported and participated in the Sickle Cell Awareness Month observance during September. A spokesperson said, “Sickle Cell is the most common inherited blood disorder in the world. A mutation in the oxygen-carrying protein of the red blood cell causes the cells... Read more of this article

BF&M Walk & Health Fair Is Rescheduled

BF&M Walk & Health Fair Is Rescheduled

The annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk has been rescheduled to Monday October 27th. A spokesperson said, “Please be advised that the BF&M Breast Cancer Awareness Walk & Health Fair has been rescheduled to the rain date – Monday October 27th, 2014 – 6pm at Barr’s Bay Park. “The registration fee for the walk is $30... Read more of this article

Ebola: Ministry Drafting Travel Guidelines

Ebola: Ministry Drafting Travel Guidelines

The Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Health, Seniors and Environment said they “would like to advise the public that they are currently in the process of drafting formal guidelines regarding travel to Bermuda from countries experiencing an Ebola outbreak. A further announcement will be forthcoming in due course.” The Minister... Read more of this article

RUBiS Charity 5K Family Walk And Run

RUBiS Charity 5K Family Walk And Run

The RUBiS Warwick Gas Station Charity 5K Family Fun Walk and Run to benefit Autism Awareness on Sunday, October 26, 2014 starting at 9.00am from Warwick Gas Station. A spokesperson said, “The entry fee is $10. Funds raised will benefit Tomorrow’s Voices – Bermuda Autism Early Intervention Centre, as well as the Basden Family [Radio DJ B. Roc]... Read more of this article


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