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CARF Accreditation For Local Treatment Centres

CARF Accreditation For Local Treatment Centres

The Government announced that the Women’s Treatment Center, under the auspices of the Department for National Drug Control [DNDC] and the Bermuda Hospitals Board’s Turning Point Substance Abuse Treatment Programme have both received a three-year International Accreditation award from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities [CARF]... Read more of this article

CDC Removes Chikungunya Notice For Bermuda

CDC Removes Chikungunya Notice For Bermuda

[Updated: Local officials said the CDC statement is "erroneous," they contacted the CDC to request the information be removed, and the CDC removed it from their website at around 6.30pm] The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] has issued a Travel Health Notice for Bermuda, saying the CDC “recommends that travelers to Bermuda... Read more of this article

Ministry: Flu Levels In Bermuda “Not Unusual”

Ministry: Flu Levels In Bermuda “Not Unusual”

In the USA, this influenza season has been particularly severe and rates of infection have reached alert levels, however the Ministry of Health, Seniors and Environment advised that, to date, levels of influenza reported in Bermuda to the Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit in December and early January “have not been unusual when compared to the... Read more of this article

BPS Occupational Health Unit Officially Opened

BPS Occupational Health Unit Officially Opened

The new Bermuda Police Occupational Health Unit [OHU] on Court Street was officially opened today [Jan 14] with Deputy Commissioner Paul Wright and BPS Welfare Officer Dr. Mira Ingemann on hand to cut the ribbon. The OHU location where the old Fire Station was, sees the amalgamation of the Police Critical Incident Stress Management [CISM] team and clinical... Read more of this article

Photos: Alchemy Fitness Challenge Training

Photos: Alchemy Fitness Challenge Training

Alchemy Fitness is getting set to offer Bermuda Triple Challenge training, with classes to be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6.30pm, and on Saturdays at 10.00am. A spokesperson said, “Alchemy Fitness is Bermuda’s premier personal training gym. Opened by Rupert Henagulph, an elite trainer with over a decade of experience, Alchemy has developed... Read more of this article

Best Fitness Apps To Keep You On Track In 2015

Best Fitness Apps To Keep You On Track In 2015

[Written by Jacqueline Perreault] Welcome to the first of our monthly wellness columns. Going forward, we hope to be able to bring you lots of ideas – and inspiration – to help to get even fitter or to put that first step forward towards getting fit. In this first column, we look at how technology can help with some of the best fitness apps to keep... Read more of this article

Meet BHB’s New Oncologist: Dr Sein Aung

Meet BHB’s New Oncologist: Dr Sein Aung

Oncologist Dr Sein Aung joined the staff of Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] in September soon after the department had moved services to the new Acute Care Wing. He resigned his positions as Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Centre and Director of Hematology and Oncology Education at Medstar Franklin Square... Read more of this article

Jazzercise Can Provide New Year Workout

Jazzercise Can Provide New Year Workout

With the holidays behind us, many people on the island have put their new year’s resolutions into effect, with one local business available to assist with one resolution that appears on many lists: exercise more. Bermuda Jazzercise with Valentina combines the fun of dance with a rigorous exercise routine, with no experience in either field required... Read more of this article

Video: BCHC Discusses Radiation Treatment

Video: BCHC Discusses Radiation Treatment

Bermuda Cancer & Health Centre [BCHC] recently announced the charity’s plan to introduce radiation therapy to the island, saying the benefits include the fact that patients will not need to be off-island for extended periods and that the savings to healthcare costs will be $6 to $7 million per year. A spokesperson for BCHC said, “Bermuda... Read more of this article

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


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