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Dept Probes Two Cases Of Suspected Measles

Dept Probes Two Cases Of Suspected Measles

The Department of Health today [Feb 27] confirmed that the Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit is investigating two suspected cases of measles on the island. “The two cases have come to the attention of the ESU in the past week: the first suspected case on February 25th and the second on February 26th. Close contacts of those individuals are being... Read more of this article

WWS To Host Health And Wellness Expo

WWS To Host Health And Wellness Expo

Widows Wear Stilettos Bermuda Chapter, will be celebrating its first anniversary in March and to commemorate this milestone, they will be hosting a health and wellness expo at the Hamilton Seventh Day Adventist Church on Thursday, March 5, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Although the expo is specifically geared for both men and women who are widowed in... Read more of this article

BHeC: Ensuring You Get Medical Tests You Need

BHeC: Ensuring You Get Medical Tests You Need

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 our response in Bernews every month and on www.bernews.com Many medical concerns may require your health professional to refer you for laboratory or imaging tests at another facility.... Read more of this article

New Health & Medical Supplies Company Opens

New Health & Medical Supplies Company Opens

Lighthouse Medical Supplies Ltd, a new Bermuda start-up company, said they are aiming to bring high quality health care products to people on the island. The company, founded by Bermudian Yana Swainson, specializes in products for incontinence care, skin care, infection control and wound care. Mike Serebrennik, the company’s Chief Operating Officer,... Read more of this article

Benefits Of “Lifting Heavy” For Men And Women

Benefits Of “Lifting Heavy” For Men And Women

[Written by Kacper Kulig] Men want size and shape. Women want to be toned, not “too big”. Both want to be lean. Either way, they both should be doing the same thing in the gym. LIFT. Not only lift, but lift HEAVY. I have heard so many people express their concern with lifting heavy, to me they sound more like excuses. Guys will come into... Read more of this article

P4 Student Provides Aid To Friend With Asthma

P4 Student Provides Aid To Friend With Asthma

The quick-thinking actions of a St. George’s Preparatory School P4 student has earned him the title of “Action Asthma Advocate,” with the youngster providing aid to an asthma-sufferer in need. A poster created to commemorate young Donovan’s actions says, “On Thursday, February 5, 2015 Donovan, along with 149 boys, participated... Read more of this article

BHB To Dispose Of “Condemned Equipment”

BHB To Dispose Of “Condemned Equipment”

The Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] said that it “will be disposing of condemned equipment in the coming weeks. Mindful of the need to cut costs, a thorough salvaging process was undertaken and wherever possible elements of machinery and pieces of equipment have been retained for replacement use in the future.” A spokesperson said, “Broken... Read more of this article

Hospital Board Updates On Activities, Finances

Hospital Board Updates On Activities, Finances

The Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] today updated the community on its activities as well as provided its recent financial information. Chairman, Jonathan Brewin, said: “The Board committed to keep the community updated on activities regarding its only hospitals. While people were kept very much informed of the big move into the new acute care wing... Read more of this article

BHeC: Home Medical Services Benefit Success

BHeC: Home Medical Services Benefit Success

A pilot health benefit has provided invaluable medical care for patients in their homes, while saving the Island’s health system an estimated $100,000, the Bermuda Health Council [BHeC] said today. “The Home Medical Services [HMS] pilot benefit was launched by the Bermuda Health Council in collaboration with stakeholders in October 2013,”... Read more of this article

Dept Of Health Confirms Suspected Measles

Dept Of Health Confirms Suspected Measles

The Department of Health has confirmed that the Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit is investigating a suspected case of measles on the island, saying that “close contacts of that individual are being informed and advised.” A spokesperson said, “No cases of measles have been identified in Bermuda since 1990. However, measles is still... Read more of this article


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