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Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre Holiday Hours

Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre Holiday Hours

The Bermuda Hospitals Board said they wish the public a happy and safe holiday weekend, and said “if urgent medical care is required the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre [UCC] in St David’s will be open from 4pm to midnight on Thursday and Friday and from noon to midnight on Saturday and Sunday. “Please note that if your condition is serious,... Read more of this article

CARPHA Rep Dr. Lisa Indar Visits Bermuda

CARPHA Rep Dr. Lisa Indar Visits Bermuda

Caribbean Public Health Agency [CARPHA] Programme Manager for Regional Tourism and Health, Dr. Lisa Indar visited Bermuda this week. The purpose of the visit was to build capacity and provide technical assistance and expertise on the prevention and rapid response to communicable diseases, food safety and health and safety in tourism. Dr Indar met with... Read more of this article

Key Issues In Healthcare, An Island Perspective

Key Issues In Healthcare, An Island Perspective

KPMG in Bermuda has released the results an island-focused healthcare survey, in a report entitled “Key Issues in Healthcare – An Island Perspective.” The publication explores how healthcare providers and payers are addressing the specific healthcare challenges found across the Islands region, based on survey results gathered from respondents... Read more of this article

First Therapeutic Plasma Exchange In Bermuda

First Therapeutic Plasma Exchange In Bermuda

The Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] said they are happy to report the first case of therapeutic plasma exchange on the island, a procedure which patients previously had to obtain overseas. On Friday 10 July, BHB Consultant Hematologist Dr Eyitayo Fakunle [Department of Pathology], Intensive Care Unit [ICU] Clinical Manager Veronica Coburn and ICU Nurse... Read more of this article

Woman Needs Operation, But Can’t Afford It

Woman Needs Operation, But Can’t Afford It

[Written by Don Burgess] Everyone knows that batteries have to be replaced, but what happens when that battery is in a critical piece of medical equipment and there is no money to get a new one? That is the situation Barbara Johnson is in. In April 2002, Ms. Johnson started suffering chronic pain in her leg. [The exact cause of that pain cannot be named... Read more of this article

HIP & FutureCare Premiums Set To Increase

HIP & FutureCare Premiums Set To Increase

The Health Insurance Plan [HIP] premium is to be increased by 11.1% from $390 per month to $433.31 per month effective September 1st 2015, Minister of Health, Seniors and Environment Jeanne Atherden said in the House of Assembly. “Healthcare system costs have risen to unsustainable levels, and we must continually review and remind ourselves and... Read more of this article

Bermuda Welcomes Six New Spinning Instructors

Bermuda Welcomes Six New Spinning Instructors

[Written by Shari-Lynn Pringle] In May 2015, a contingent of Bermudians traveled to Miami, Florida to attend their first World Spinning® and Sports Conditioning Conference [WSSC], completing an eight hour class with Spinning® Master Instructor Ralph Mlady that ended with an assessment that would see them join the ranks of some 200,000 Spinning® Instructors... Read more of this article

‘STEPS To A Well Bermuda’ Tobacco Fact Sheet

‘STEPS To A Well Bermuda’ Tobacco Fact Sheet

The Ministry of Health, Seniors and Environment released the STEPS to a Well Bermuda Tobacco Fact Sheet highlighting tobacco use in Bermuda. Last week, Minister of Health, Seniors and Environment, Jeanne Atherden announced the release of the STEPS Fact Sheet to be followed by a series of Fact Sheets on health related issues such as tobacco use, alcohol... Read more of this article

Local Instructor Offers Les Mills Exercise Classes

Local Instructor Offers Les Mills Exercise Classes

Local Certified Les Mills Instructor Delopeena Maxwell-Smith is offering classes that will allow attendees to partake in unique BodyPump and BodyCombat instruction classes. Promising to “unleash your inner warrior,” BodyCombat encompasses a 60 minute aerobics-based exercise, while BodyPump is a 60 minute workout involving light weights and... Read more of this article

July 15th: Bermuda Stroke Association Meeting

July 15th: Bermuda Stroke Association Meeting

The Bermuda Stroke & Family Support Association is inviting friends and family members to attend their monthly group meeting, set to be held tomorrow [July 15] evening from 7:00pm until 8:00pm in the old King Edward V11 Memorial Hospital’s Conference Room, located on the first floor opposite the staff cafeteria. “Please come, and take part... Read more of this article

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