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New Mosquito Traps: Effort To Prevent Zika Virus

New Mosquito Traps: Effort To Prevent Zika Virus

The Department of Health’s Vector Control team today [June 28] announced that it will be piloting the In2Care Mosquito Trap in Bermuda in the ongoing campaign to control mosquitoes. “Bermuda is currently Zika free. As part of a concerted effort to keep the island Zika free, these new mosquito traps are designed to specifically attract the Aedes... Read more of this article

Complementary & Alternative Medicine Panel

Complementary & Alternative Medicine Panel

The public is invited to attend a panel discussion on ‘Complementary and Alternative Medicine [CAM] in Bermuda’ at the Bermuda National Library on Wednesday, June 29 from 6.00pm to 7.30pm. The event’s panel of CAM practitioners will include Dr. Reid Robinson [Chiropractic], Dr. Karen Simons [Acupuncture & Energy Medicine], Frances... Read more of this article

Students Receive Dr. Barbara Ball Scholarships

Students Receive Dr. Barbara Ball Scholarships

Ten students were awarded this year’s Dr. Barbara Ball Public Health Scholarships, with Minister of Health and Seniors Jeanne Atherden saying that the winners “stood out as having the combination of academic achievement and choice of healthcare profession that would be most beneficial to Bermuda. ” Minister Atherden said, “After due... Read more of this article

Doctors Association Support Dr Mahesh Reddy

Doctors Association Support Dr Mahesh Reddy

Following the arrest of Dr Mahesh Reddy, the Bermuda Medical Doctors Association said that many of them have known Dr. Reddy for years and “find it difficult to believe the allegations” adding that they “must put our support behind Dr. Reddy being treated fairly by all those involved.”Arrest Of Dr Mahesh Reddy Earlier this... Read more of this article

Ministry: Today Is National HIV Testing Day

Ministry: Today Is National HIV Testing Day

The Ministry of Health and Seniors said they would like to remind the public that today [June 27] is National HIV Testing Day. “The Department of Health is taking this opportunity to remind everyone of the importance of knowing your HIV status,” a spokesperson said. “Talk with your physician about being tested. Free and confidential... Read more of this article

Grease Interceptors To Be Mandatory Island-Wide

Grease Interceptors To Be Mandatory Island-Wide

The Ministry of Health and Seniors is advising that effective September 2017 all commercial food establishments in Bermuda must equip their kitchen with an “approved type and adequately sized grease interceptor,” saying that this will “allow for the proper disposal of Fats, Oils and Greases [FOG] and thus minimise the chance of greaseballs”. “This... Read more of this article

Ministry Announce Recall Of Guacamole Product

Ministry Announce Recall Of Guacamole Product

The Ministry of Health and Seniors is advising the public about recalled guacamole from the United Kingdom due to the possible presence of salmonella, saying that “if consumed these products could pose a serious risk to human health. The Ministry said that the following are recalled, with sell by dates up to and including 2 July:Tesco Guacamole... Read more of this article

Legislation Aims To Strengthen Patient Protection

Legislation Aims To Strengthen Patient Protection

The Bermuda Health Council announced the tabling of legislation by the Minister of Health and Seniors, which they said “seeks to strengthen patient protection by bringing into effect Section 13 of the Bermuda Health Council Act 2004, governing the regulation of healthcare businesses.” “Section 13 of the Bermuda Health Council Act... Read more of this article

Tania Kowalski: Banishing Lower Back Pain

Tania Kowalski: Banishing Lower Back Pain

[Written by personal trainer and health coach Tania Kowalski] Did you know that chronic lower back pain is one of the top causes of disability in North America? Let’s get to the bottom of what is causing it and how we can overcome it. We lift without squatting, we, as a culture are carrying more weight than ever before, we sit more than ever before,... Read more of this article

Photos: 30 Physicians Attend “Docs For Dinner”

Photos: 30 Physicians Attend “Docs For Dinner”

About 30 local doctors representing a cross section of specialists and Primary Care doctors were in attendance for the recent quarterly Docs for Dinner presentation at Cafe Lido. Dr. Alicia Stovell-Washington, ophthalmologist, gave an eye-opening presentation on the state of “Vision in Bermuda.” Her statistics on eye disease in Bermuda clearly... Read more of this article

BHF Honours John Wight & Awards Scholarships

BHF Honours John Wight & Awards Scholarships

On Friday, the Bermuda Health Foundation [BHF] honoured John Wight, President and CEO of BF&M Insurance Group for his contribution to the insurance industry and the Bermuda community generally. Mr. Wight is also the President of the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce. In an acceptance speech after being presented with the “Salute to Service” Award... Read more of this article

Ministry Advises Of Two Recalled Food Products

Ministry Advises Of Two Recalled Food Products

The Ministry of Health and Seniors is advising the public about two recalled food products, including Innovasion Cuisine Chicken Fried Rice and select snack cakes and donuts from Hostess Brands, LLC. A Government spokesperson said, “The first recalled product is Innovasion Cuisine Chicken Fried Rice [18oz size pkg.] with Best Buy dates ranging... Read more of this article