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Health Officials Probe Case Of Suspected Mumps

Health Officials Probe Case Of Suspected Mumps

The Ministry of Health confirmed this evening [Dec 19] that the Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit are investigating a report of a person suspected of having mumps. A spokesperson said, “Until confirmation of the diagnosis is made, precautions must be taken to prevent possible transmission of the illness to others. Close contacts of the person... Read more of this article

Radiation Therapy To Be Available In Bermuda

Radiation Therapy To Be Available In Bermuda

[Updated with video] Bermuda Cancer & Health Centre announced the charity’s plan to introduce Radiation Therapy to Bermuda, saying the benefits include the fact that patients will not need to be off-island for extended periods and the savings to healthcare costs will be $6 to 7$ million per year. The charity said, “In addition to existing... Read more of this article

BHeC: Health Insurance During Probation Period

BHeC: Health Insurance During Probation Period

The Bermuda Health Council and Bernews have teamed-up to answer your questions about the island’s health care system. Visit www.bhec.bm to submit your queries and look for the response on Bernews.Question: I have a new job and so I am on a probation period. I understand that I cannot take holiday or even sick leave while on probation, but my employer... Read more of this article

Dr. Johnson Fined For Using Phone While Driving

Dr. Johnson Fined For Using Phone While Driving

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Dec 17], Dr Christopher Johnson was fined $500 for using a handheld device whilst driving on Harbour Road, Paget, on 4th July 2014. At this morning’s hearing, Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo did not accept Dr Johnson’s defence that he was using a cellphone in order to check on an address in response... Read more of this article

Hospitals Auxiliary Donate Two New Ambulances

Hospitals Auxiliary Donate Two New Ambulances

Bermuda Hospitals Board and the Hospitals Auxiliary of Bermuda today [Dec 11] celebrated the arrival of two new ambulances and a van for the Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute today, all donated by the HAB at a cost of over $300,000. This is just a part of an allocation of over $600,000 that the HAB have agreed to pay BHB this year for the vehicles and... Read more of this article

Leading Neurosurgeon To Deliver Lecture

Leading Neurosurgeon To Deliver Lecture

The local medical fraternity will have the opportunity on Wednesday [Dec 10] to learn the latest on treating brain cancers in a lecture by a leading New York endovascular neurosurgeon. Dr. Rafael Ortiz is the founding Director of Neuro-Endovascular Surgery/Interventional Neuro-Radiology and Stroke at Lenox Hill Hospital. He joined the Manhattan hospital... Read more of this article

Anti-Smoking Program To Visit Bermuda Again

Anti-Smoking Program To Visit Bermuda Again

BF&M and Open Airways have revealed that Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking program will once again be making a stop in Bermuda, with the seminar to take place on January 25, 2015 from 1.00pm through 7.00pm at the BF&M Insurance Building at 112 Pitts Bay Road in Pembroke. The program promises to help participants to quit smoking with “no... Read more of this article

“Navigating Holidays With Waistline In Mind”

“Navigating Holidays With Waistline In Mind”

[Written by personal trainer and health coach Tania Kowalski] How can you socialize and still manage to stay on track with your health & fat loss goals? The holidays really aren’t that much different than any other time other than that there may be more socializing than normal going on. Socializing is an integral part of life. What is life without... Read more of this article

Kowalski: “Getting To The Next Level Of Lean”

Kowalski: “Getting To The Next Level Of Lean”

[Written by personal trainer and health coach Tania Kowalski] When you are already fairly lean, you have to really want to lose that last 5lbs! We all see the images of those people with the coveted 6-pack and what look to be shrink wrapped muscles, so how can we achieve that look? First off, remember that what you see in pictures are what people want... Read more of this article

Bermuda To Recognize World AIDS Day

Bermuda To Recognize World AIDS Day

Monday December 1 is World AIDS Day, and to recognize the day the Department of Health is inviting members of the public to join them at City Hall on Monday from 5:30pm until 7pm for their ‘Rock Red’ Zumba Party, where participants are invited to wear red clothing to show support for those living with HIV/AIDS. There are approximately 300 persons... Read more of this article


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