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Students Receive Dr. Barbara Ball Scholarships

Students Receive Dr. Barbara Ball Scholarships

The Ministry of Health and Seniors has announced the 10 awardees of this year’s Dr. Barbara Ball Public Health Scholarships. In total, 14 students are currently receiving the scholarship, including past awardees. A Government spokesperson said, “This year the Ministry received over 50 applications, many of an exceedingly high standard. The... Read more of this article

HIV Testing Day To Be Marked Tomorrow

HIV Testing Day To Be Marked Tomorrow

Government is reminding people that free and confidential HIV testing is available at the Communicable Disease Control Clinic at the Hamilton Health Centre on Victoria Street, with tomorrow [June 27] marking HIV Testing Day. A Government spokesperson said, “Tomorrow, 27 June, is HIV Testing Day. Knowing one’s HIV status and early diagnosis are... Read more of this article

BHCS & Brown Darrell To Host ‘Docs For Dinner’

BHCS & Brown Darrell To Host ‘Docs For Dinner’

Bermuda HealthCare Services and Brown-Darrell Clinic will be hosting their quarterly “Docs for Dinner’ event at Café Lido, Thursday, June 29th 2017 The guest speaker is Dr. Fitzroy Hamilton, a Surgical House Officer at the King Eward VII Memorial Hospital [KEMH] since 2013 with several years experience working in general surgery. Dr. Hamilton... Read more of this article

Bacardi Wins 4th Annual Corporate Blood Drive

Bacardi Wins 4th Annual Corporate Blood Drive

Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] and the Ministry of Health and Seniors today announced that Bacardi is the winner of the Corporate Blood Drive 2016/17. This is the fourth Corporate Blood Drive that has taken place, with this year’s event seeing “the highest ever number of competitors.” A spokesperson said, “Bacardi has been awarded... Read more of this article

Awards Ceremony Held For Candy Stripers

Awards Ceremony Held For Candy Stripers

The Hospitals Auxiliary of Bermuda [HAB], a non-profit organisation which runs the island’s candy striping programme, recently honoured dozens of young volunteers for their dedication, hard work and service to the community. The Candy Stripers, all of whom have served between one and four years with HAB, were presented with pins and badges recognising... Read more of this article

Bermuda Health Foundation To Honour Dr Shultz

Bermuda Health Foundation To Honour Dr Shultz

On Friday, June 30th, the Bermuda Health Foundation will host their 15th Annual Salute to Service Awards Luncheon, with the Foundation raising funds every year to assist Bermudian students who are studying for careers in the medical field. A spokesperson said, “On Friday, June 30, 2017, the Bermuda Health Foundation [BHF] will host the 15th Annual... Read more of this article

HIV Awareness “Know Your Status, Get Tested”

HIV Awareness “Know Your Status, Get Tested”

During the month of June, the Ministry of Health and Seniors is observing HIV Awareness Month. “In 2016, six persons in Bermuda were diagnosed with HIV and all reported sexual contact as their risk. Since 2004, fewer than 10 new HIV infections have been reported each year and ten or fewer persons have been diagnosed with AIDS annually. It is estimated... Read more of this article

Schools Awarded For Healthy Programmes

Schools Awarded For Healthy Programmes

The Minister of Health and Seniors Jeanne Atherden today presented awards to those who participated in the 2017 Healthy Schools programme. ‘The Healthy Schools Awards focuses on schools that consistently promote health to their students and staff. This year, schools demonstrated that they consistently implemented five categories of health specified... Read more of this article

NMAC On “Emotional Impact Of Acne Scarring”

NMAC On “Emotional Impact Of Acne Scarring”

In recognition of Acne Awareness Month, Northshore Medical & Aesthetics is taking the time to educate the public on “the emotional impact of acne scarring.” A spokesperson said, “More than 85% of all people experience acne at some point in their lives, according to the American Dermatology Association. According to the ADA, acne... Read more of this article

First Responders Trained To Treat Jellyfish Stings

First Responders Trained To Treat Jellyfish Stings

A local expert in treating jellyfish stings, and in particular those of the Portuguese-Man-of-War variety, provided training to some first responders this month. Bermuda Hospitals Board’s [BHB] Dr David Wakely trained more than 20 Marine Police officers and Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers in the best way to treat burns and stings caused by Portuguese-Man-of-War. A... Read more of this article

National Survey On Drug Use And Health

National Survey On Drug Use And Health

Minister of National Security Jeffrey Baron said in the Senate that the fifth administration of the National Household Survey on Drug Consumption and Health among Bermuda’s adult residents has been completed. Minister Baron said, “This survey serves to update information collected in the last survey, which was conducted in 2013 and provides... Read more of this article

Dr. Ewart Brown: ‘Step To Cripple Our Clinics’

Dr. Ewart Brown: ‘Step To Cripple Our Clinics’

[Updated] “After years of misdirected efforts to close down Bermuda Healthcare Services and Brown-Darrell‎ Clinic, the OBA government has finally come up with a step to cripple our clinics,” Dr. Ewart Brown said today. “In an email dated May 16, 2017, the Bermuda Health Council informed BHCS and Brown-Darrell that, effective June 1, 2017,... Read more of this article

Phil Butterworth To Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

Phil Butterworth To Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

Phil Butterworth is getting set to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the world’s tallest free standing mountain, located in Tanzania, in order to raise awareness of mental health in Bermuda. A spokesperson said, “However, this will not be the first-time Phil takes on this challenge. Phil climbed Mount Kilimanjaro for the first time in February 2013.... Read more of this article