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Dr. Annabel Fountain Presents To Royal Society

Dr. Annabel Fountain Presents To Royal Society

Bermudian endocrinologist Dr. Annabel Fountain recently presented at the Royal Society of Medicine in London, highlighting a rare and interesting case at the Society for Endocrinology National Clinical Cases 2016 Meeting. The presentation was held with Dr Alexandra Haagensen, a Paediatric Endocrinologist from Boston Children’s Hospital who also worked... Read more of this article

BHB Updates On Genito-Urinary Cancer Care

BHB Updates On Genito-Urinary Cancer Care

Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] today [Feb 10] announced that the care of genito-urinary cancer patients will now come under its oncologists, Dr Sein Aung, Director of Oncology at BHB, and Dr Christopher Fosker. A spokesperson said, “Since 2009, Dr Mary-Ellen Taplin from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has visited Bermuda for a genito-urinary... Read more of this article

PLP To Host Free Health Screening On Feb 13

PLP To Host Free Health Screening On Feb 13

On Saturday, February 13, the PLP western branches, including constituencies 33 through 36, will be hosting a free health screening to celebrate the party’s 53 years of existence. Professionals will be available to run a variety of tests, with the entire community invited to attend. The event will take place from 10.00am to 1.00pm at Alaska Hall. A... Read more of this article

Renowned Neurosurgeon To Speak In Bermuda

Renowned Neurosurgeon To Speak In Bermuda

IBermuda HealthCare Services and Brown-Darrell Clinic announced that internationally renowned Neurosurgeon Dr. Keith Black will be the keynote speaker at next month’s “Docs For Dinner” event. Dr. Black has been featured on the cover of Time Magazine, been profiled on the PBS program, “The New Explorers,” and included in... Read more of this article

BHB Advisory: Zika Virus & Blood Donation

BHB Advisory: Zika Virus & Blood Donation

With the Zika Virus recently classified as a ‘Public Health Emergency of International Concern,’ the Bermuda Hospitals Board Blood is requesting anyone who donated blood after travelling anywhere in Mexico, Central or South America, the Caribbean or elsewhere in the tropics in the previous 28 days and who has developed two or more of the... Read more of this article

Volunteers Sought For Acne Laser Therapy Study

Volunteers Sought For Acne Laser Therapy Study

Aerolase and Northshore Medical & Aesthetics Center [NMAC] have teamed up to study Acne Treatments, and are seeking volunteers. Dr. Kyjuan Brown, NMAC Medical Director and Professor Hywel Williams Research Award Recipient, is calling for 20 patients with darker skin tones, to undergo Laser Therapy for the treatment of Acne. “Each participant... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: World Cancer Day Marked

Photos & Video: World Cancer Day Marked

In celebration of World Cancer Day 2016, several island groups came together yesterday [Feb 4] in order to unite against the disease, with Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre, PALS, Friends of Hospice, and Bermuda Hospitals Board partnering in order to “help reduce the burden of cancer in Bermuda.” That effort included 100 seconds of silence... Read more of this article

NMAC Welcomes New Pulmonary Medical Expert

NMAC Welcomes New Pulmonary Medical Expert

Dr. Ervin Anaya, lung and intensive care specialist, joins Northshore Medical and Aesthetics Center [NMAC] this month. Dr. Anaya completed his Internal Medicine residency training at East Tennessee State University and his Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship training at the University of Louisville, Kentucky. He has practiced medicine in Bolivia,... Read more of this article

Rehabilitation Day Hospital Temporarily Moved

Rehabilitation Day Hospital Temporarily Moved

Bermuda Hospitals Board announced that the Rehabilitation Day Hospital and Home Care Services at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital have been relocated to the old Emergency Department [ED] located on the ground floor of the General Wing. A spokesperson said, “The temporary move is necessary to allow ceiling renovations to take place. The work is... Read more of this article

Ministry Of Health Issues Zika Virus Update

Ministry Of Health Issues Zika Virus Update

The Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit of the Ministry of Health, Seniors and Environment would like to update the public on its efforts regarding the prevention of the Zika Virus, a mosquito-borne illness that results in fever, rash and joint pains, among other symptoms. A spokesperson said, “The Ministry has a very robust mosquito monitoring... Read more of this article

MRI Service At The Hospital Has Resumed

MRI Service At The Hospital Has Resumed

Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] said that following repairs, its MRI scanner is fully operational again and MRI service to the public has resumed. A spokesperson said, “BHB thanks Bermuda Healthcare Services for stepping in and extending service hours on its MRI machine to minimize delays to members of the public. “BHB apologise for any inconvenience... Read more of this article

BHeC: 2100 Employees Regain Health Insurance

BHeC: 2100 Employees Regain Health Insurance

The Bermuda Health Council [BHeC] enforcement of the Health Insurance Act, in 2015, “resulted in more than 2,100 employees regaining their health insurance coverage and the collection of more than $700,000 in health premiums,” BHeC said today. “The Health Council monitors and enforces employer compliance with the Health Insurance... Read more of this article

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