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Free Health Checks On Friday at Albuoy’s Point

Free Health Checks On Friday at Albuoy’s Point

The Department of Health is advising the public that free health checks are available to adults 18 and over on Friday [Aug 18] from 4.00pm to 8.00pm at Albuoy’s Point. A spokesperson said, “The Department of Health advises that free health checks are available to adults 18 and over at Albuoy’s Point this Friday, 18 August from 4pm – 8pm. ““Taking... Read more of this article

Support Group Profiles Added To BMHF Website

Support Group Profiles Added To BMHF Website

The Bermuda Mental Health Foundation [BMHF] has recently updated its website to include profiles on local, international, and online support groups, including groups that offer services for mental illness and “all types of health related issues that require support, various resources, and information.” A spokesperson said, “On July... Read more of this article

Ministry: Mother-to-Child Transmission Eliminated

Ministry: Mother-to-Child Transmission Eliminated

The Ministry of Health announced that the World Health Organization [WHO] in conjunction with the Pan American Health Organisation [PAHO], recently declared that Bermuda has “eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis [EMTCT]—joining a very short list of just five other countries worldwide to have achieved this goal.” “Transmission... Read more of this article

Health Dept: Increase In Cases Of Gonorrhea

Health Dept: Increase In Cases Of Gonorrhea

There is a “marked increase in cases of gonorrhea in Bermuda,” the Department of Health said, adding that the “increase began in June and seems to be continuing.” “Of those cases reported, the ages range from about 20 to 50, with half of the cases in persons aged 26 years or under. About two-thirds of the cases reported... Read more of this article

Northshore Medical Earns COLA Accreditation

Northshore Medical Earns COLA Accreditation

Northshore Medical Laboratory has meet all criteria for Laboratory Re-Accreditation by COLA, a national healthcare accreditation organization. Accreditation is given only to laboratories that apply rigid standards of quality in day to day operations, demonstrate continued accuracy in the performance of proficiency testing’s, and pass a rigorous on-site... Read more of this article

Column: Creating A Human Tan Inside The Lab

Column: Creating A Human Tan Inside The Lab

[Written by Dr. David E. Fisher] Like many of my Northeast neighbors here in the U.S., I look forward to the warmth of the summer months during the cold and snowy winters. But as a physician and scientific researcher, I also view summer as a time that poses a significant population health risk: damaging UV radiation from the sun. Recently, my colleagues... Read more of this article

Buzzfeed Reports: Pregnant Tourists & Bermuda

Buzzfeed Reports: Pregnant Tourists & Bermuda

BuzzFeed News recently did a story looking into Bermuda as a Zika-safe-haven and how this has led to a boom in pregnant tourists visiting the island. The story says, “The recent spread of Zika virus, which causes serious birth defects such as microcephaly, has sent pregnant women, and women who plan to become pregnant, on a hunt for safe vacation... Read more of this article

Ministry of Health Reminds Public Of Sun Safety

Ministry of Health Reminds Public Of Sun Safety

The Ministry of Health is encouraging the public to be mindful of the effects of too much sun during the upcoming Cup Match holiday, particularly this weekend, which can lead to heat exhaustion or heat stroke. A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Health encourages everyone to be mindful of the effects of too much sun during the upcoming... Read more of this article

Turning Point Counseling Temporarily Moved

Turning Point Counseling Temporarily Moved

The Bermuda Hospitals Board is advising the public that Turning Point outpatient counselling services have been temporarily relocated to the old Emergency Department at the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, General Wing. Persons seeking services should contact the main office at 239-2038, 249-3403 or 249-3426. New or returning service users seeking... Read more of this article

Lamb Foggo UCC Cup Match Holiday Hours

Lamb Foggo UCC Cup Match Holiday Hours

The Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre [UCC] in St David’s will be open from 4.00pm to midnight on Thursday and Friday and from noon to midnight on Saturday and Sunday this upcoming Cup Match holiday weekend according to the Bermuda Hospitals Board. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Hospitals Board wishes the public a happy and safe holiday weekend,... Read more of this article

Column: Key To Enjoying A Stress-Free Holiday

Column: Key To Enjoying A Stress-Free Holiday

[Written by Karin Kushner] We all want to return from our holidays feeling like new, not in need of a second vacation to rest and detoxify. The key to enjoying a stress-free holiday is planning ahead. In fact, planning a vacation can act as a stress-reliever. Picture yourself in a relaxing environment away from your everyday responsibilities, and imagine... Read more of this article

Minister Visits Community Nursing Health Check

Minister Visits Community Nursing Health Check

Minister of Health, Kim Wilson, visited the “Taking it to the Streets” free health check held at Maximart in Sandys. The nurses will be at Maximart until 8:00 pm tonight, 28 July. The free testing of blood sugar, blood pressure, weight, a cardiac risk profile assessment and other is available to those over 18 years of age, at Maximart, 42 Middle... Read more of this article

Nurses “Taking It To The Streets” Today

Nurses “Taking It To The Streets” Today

The Community Nursing team will be “Taking it to the Streets” today [July 28] at Maximart at 42 Middle Road in Sandys from 4.00pm to 8.00pm. A spokesperson said, “Today, the Community Nursing team will be “Taking it to the Streets”, offering free blood sugar, blood pressure, weight monitoring and cardiac risk profile testing to those over... Read more of this article