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World Asthma Day Marked With Event At City Hall

World Asthma Day Marked With Event At City Hall

Earlier today [May 3] the Minister of Health, Seniors and Environment, Jeanne Atherden attended the World Asthma Day event that took place at City Hall, hosted by asthma charity Open Airways. During her remarks at the event, Minister Atherden said, “We should all be very concerned about the high prevalence of asthma in our community and we should... Read more of this article

BHB Quit Smart Smoking Cessation Programme

BHB Quit Smart Smoking Cessation Programme

Cigarette smoking is a preventable obstacle to good health, and when you quit smoking, you significantly reduce your risks of developing a myriad of illnesses, including lung and heart disease. As part of recognizing World Asthma Week, the Bermuda Hospitals Board is reminding the public they offer a programme to help those who want to quit the habit.... Read more of this article

Open Airways To Celebrate World Asthma Week

Open Airways To Celebrate World Asthma Week

Open Airways announced its plans to celebrate World Asthma Week, which is an annual event organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma to improve awareness and care throughout the world. “Bermuda joins approximately 80 countries around the world to mark this day, each country will celebrate in a different way,” a spokesperson said. “This... Read more of this article

Photos: Ascendant Group Employee Health Fair

Photos: Ascendant Group Employee Health Fair

Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] celebrated their third annual Occupational Health, Safety and Environment Week [OHS&E] this week, April 25 – April 29. OHS&E Week, which demonstrates the Company’s commitment to promoting a healthy, safe and environmentally conscious work environment, coincided with the International Labor Organization’s... Read more of this article

Regiment Medics Train With JDF Medical Experts

Regiment Medics Train With JDF Medical Experts

Royal Bermuda Regiment [RBR] first responders got a taste of Jamaican medicine after they joined their Caribbean counterparts at the country’s main military medical centre. The RBR medics teamed up with Jamaican Defence Force [JDF] medical experts for two weeks of intensive training at the main military medical centre at Up Park Camp in the capital... Read more of this article

Developing ADHD Support Group In Bermuda

Developing ADHD Support Group In Bermuda

A developing support group for those affected by Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder [ADHD] is aiming to create “a support system within the community for children, youth, parents, and families on the island.” The group is reaching out to people across Bermuda who would like to be involved. A spokesperson said, “Is your child... Read more of this article

Results: Healthy School Lunch Challenge Awards

Results: Healthy School Lunch Challenge Awards

Minister of Health, Seniors and Environment Jeanne Atherden recently presented the Healthy Lunch School Challenge Awards, with the Minister saying that “Helping our young children learn how to eat well and to stay healthy will reap long term dividends that all Bermudians can benefit from.” Minister Atherden said, “Healthy eating can... Read more of this article

Health Ministry “Dispels Bird Flu Rumors”

Health Ministry “Dispels Bird Flu Rumors”

The Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit [ESU] of the Ministry of Health, Seniors and Environment have issued an update on the island’s influenza patterns, saying they wish to “dispel inaccurate rumors regarding ‘bird flu’.” A spokesperson said, “The ESU reminds the public that there are many types of influenza, including influenza... Read more of this article

Dr Keith Chiappa Appointed BHB Chief Of Staff

Dr Keith Chiappa Appointed BHB Chief Of Staff

Bermuda Hospitals Board today [April 27] announced the appointment of Dr Keith Chiappa as Chief of Staff while recruitment for a permanent appointment is completed. He takes over from Dr Michael Weitekamp, who stepping down from the Chief of Staff role after completing his three year contract. Dr. Chiappa will maintain his Consultant Neurologist duties. The... Read more of this article

BHeC: Why Is My Health Insurance So High?

BHeC: Why Is My Health Insurance So High?

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 on Bernews. Answers supplied by: Dr. Ricky Brathwaite, Health EconomistQuestion: I saw the reports from the Minister of Health saying that health insurance premiums... Read more of this article

Bermuda Health Council’s 2015 Actuarial Review

Bermuda Health Council’s 2015 Actuarial Review

Better coordinated healthcare, reducing duplicated services and overall decrease in utilization has kept the cost of Bermuda’s basic health premium unchanged, according to an Actuarial Review by the Bermuda Health Council. The Health Council prepares an Actuarial Review annually to review the cost [Standard Premium Rate [SPR]] of a set of specific... Read more of this article

Govt Hosts Breastfeeding Counselling Training

Govt Hosts Breastfeeding Counselling Training

The Ministry of Health, Seniors and Environment recently hosted Breastfeeding Counselling Training, which was facilitated by Dr. Audrey Morris, Food and Nutrition Advisor, Pan American Health Organization [PAHO/WHO] and Mrs. Christine Bocage, Senior Technical Officer, Food Security and Nutrition, Caribbean Public Health Agency [CARPHA]. The training... Read more of this article

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