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‘Three In Four Bermuda Residents Overweight’

‘Three In Four Bermuda Residents Overweight’

“Bermuda today is suffering from epidemic-levels of obesity and chronic non-communicable diseases like diabetes and kidney disease, Minister of Health Kim Wilson said, “I know we don’t like to hear it, but three in four of Bermuda’s residents are overweight or obese. This is among the highest in the world, and it’s not okay.” Speaking... Read more of this article

BHB Promotes Healthy Drinks Options For Staff

BHB Promotes Healthy Drinks Options For Staff

The Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] is taking the lead in helping its staff attain better health by cutting all drinks with high sugar content from its staff cafeterias. BHB’s Hotel Services Department has been phasing out its beverage offerings that contain more than 15 grams of sugar per serving. “This policy change will result in the elimination... Read more of this article

Friends of Hospice Set To Host ‘Being Mortal’

Friends of Hospice Set To Host ‘Being Mortal’

Friends of Hospice is getting set to present “Being Mortal: Continuing the Conversation on Death and Dying” on Saturday [Oct 21] from 3.00pm to 5.30pm at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Paget. A spokesperson said, “Friends of Hospice hosted the viewing the PBS Frontline documentary – Being Mortal based on the book by the same name by Dr.... Read more of this article

Video Replay/Photos: BF&M Breast Cancer Walk

Video Replay/Photos: BF&M Breast Cancer Walk

[Updated with photos] The annual BF&M Breast Cancer Awareness Walk — which serves to help raise funds for the Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre —- was held this evening [Oct 18], with the event getting underway at Barr’s Bay Park, beginning with a Health Fair and continuing with a warm-up and then the walk. The event is still underway... Read more of this article

Oct 24: KEMH Breast Health Awareness Day

Oct 24: KEMH Breast Health Awareness Day

BHB will host a special breast health awareness day on Tuesday, October 24th at the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital Mammography Department. The goal is to help women over 40 who have not had their mammogram this year with a special walk-in service from 8am to 11am, and and open house from noon to 2pm so women who haven’t had their first mammogram... Read more of this article

Column: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Column: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

[Written by MP Tinee Furbert] As we acknowledge October as being Breast Cancer Awareness month, we must also recognize the many amazing people who have experienced the fight of breast cancer in their lifetime. We are also reminded of those who have lost their lives to the disease. Bermuda’s community organizations work very hard to raise breast cancer... Read more of this article

BF&M Breast Cancer Awareness Walk Today

BF&M Breast Cancer Awareness Walk Today

BF&M’s Breast Cancer Awareness Walk is taking place today [Oct 18], rain or shine, from Barr’s Bay Park, beginning at 4.00pm. The schedule is as follows:4:00pm: School Spirit photos begin 5:00pm: School spirit participants start walking 5:35pm: Opening Remarks [BCHC Representative] 5:40pm: Premiers wife, Kristin Burt, speaks [Patron of... Read more of this article

MediaAlpha Acquires Health & Life Business

MediaAlpha Acquires Health & Life Business

White Mountains Insurance Group announced that its portfolio company, MediaAlpha, has acquired from Healthplans.com certain assets associated with its health and life insurance business. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition will expand MediaAlpha’s footprint in the health insurance and life insurance verticals and increase... Read more of this article

New Website Directory For Helping Services

New Website Directory For Helping Services

[Updated] The Ministry of Health has released both an electronic and printed version of the new Directory of Helping Services, saying “this is the first time a searchable, online version of the directory has been offered.” “The Health Promotion Office of the Department of Health produces the printed directory, which lists non-profit... Read more of this article

Ministry: Increase In Diarrhoea, Vomiting Illness

Ministry: Increase In Diarrhoea, Vomiting Illness

Due to an “increase in diarrhoea and vomiting illness [gastroenteritis] in the community” over the last four weeks, the Health Ministry has issued a “medium alert.” “The Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit [ESU] of the Ministry of Health would like to inform the public of an increase in diarrhoea and vomiting illness [gastroenteritis]... Read more of this article

One Of Every Three Adults In Bermuda Is Obese

One Of Every Three Adults In Bermuda Is Obese

Today [Oct 11] is World Obesity Day and the Health Ministry noted that “Bermuda is one of the world’s most obese jurisdictions,” with the STEPS to a Well Bermuda Survey 2014 finding that “34.4% or one out of every three adults in Bermuda is obese.” “Bermuda’s obesity epidemic is the number one public health challenge,... Read more of this article

Two New Ambulances Donated To Hospital

Two New Ambulances Donated To Hospital

The Hospitals Auxiliary of Bermuda [HAB] has donated two new ambulances costing $197,600 to the Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB], which brings the total number of BHB ambulances to seven. “The two new vehicles are slightly larger than BHB’s previous models. They are both Ford Transit type 2 ambulances and were made in the US,” BHB said. “While... Read more of this article

Mental Health Awareness Week Launched

Mental Health Awareness Week Launched

The Minister of Health Kim Wilson proclaimed this week as Mental Health Awareness Week at Carrick House, home of Bermuda Hospitals Board’s fitness centre earlier today. This year’s theme is Mental Health in the Workplace. It is estimated that three hundred million people suffer from depression, many of whom also suffer from anxiety symptoms. A recent... Read more of this article