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Minister Tables Nursing Homes Amendment Bill

Minister Tables Nursing Homes Amendment Bill

Minister of Health Kim Wilson tabled the Residential Care Homes and Nursing Homes Amendment Bill 2017 in the House of Assembly today [Nov 17], with the Minister saying the bill’s goal is “improving the minimum standards of care and enforcement capacity.” Minister Wilson said, “This Government is keenly aware of the need to address... Read more of this article

Minister Kim Wilson On Child Care Standards

Minister Kim Wilson On Child Care Standards

Speaking in the House of Assembly today [Nov 17], Minister of Health Kim Wilson provided an update on the development of Child Care Standards for Bermuda. “I know I speak for everyone when I say that we love our children and want the very best them. The Government has an important ongoing role – not just to react in times of crises –... Read more of this article

Minister Launches ‘Health In Review’ 2nd Edition

Minister Launches ‘Health In Review’ 2nd Edition

Health in Review — a comprehensive look at how Bermuda is doing compared to other high income countries globally — has been released. Minister of Health Kim Wilson said, “As Minister of Health, I am very pleased to launch the second edition of ‘Health in Review: An International Comparative Analysis of Bermuda Health System Indicators’. “Health... Read more of this article

Photos: BCHC Men’s Health Screening Event

Photos: BCHC Men’s Health Screening Event

The Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre hosted their annual free Men’s Health Screenings today [Nov 16] at the Seventh Day Adventist Church Hall on King Street, with men from around the island invited to attend for the sake of awareness, prevention, and education, with physicians and nutritionists available for brief consultations. This event, which... Read more of this article

Health Ministry Advisory: ‘Get Your Flu Vaccine’

Health Ministry Advisory: ‘Get Your Flu Vaccine’

The Ministry of Health said that everyone “over the age of 6 months should get a flu shot this year, and this is particularly important for those who are especially vulnerable to complications from flu.” A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Health advises that everyone over the age of 6 months should get a flu shot this year,... Read more of this article

Obesity & Diabetes Symposium In January

Obesity & Diabetes Symposium In January

A symposium on obesity and diabetes will be held on January 15 and January 16, with separate sessions for health care providers and the general public; the public is invited to attend the January 16 session from 6.30pm to 8.00pm. A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Health considers our current rate of diabetes and obesity a public health... Read more of this article

‘DREAM Team’ Offer Free Health Screenings

‘DREAM Team’ Offer Free Health Screenings

Residents can take advantage of free health screenings as Bermuda Hospitals Board celebrates Diabetes and Chronic Lung Disease Awareness Month. The Diabetes Respiratory Endocrine and Metabolism [DREAM] Centre provide diabetes, asthma and lung disease education and awareness. The accredited team comprises Asthma & Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease... Read more of this article

Minister: ‘End Of Life Care’ Conversation “Is Vital”

Minister: ‘End Of Life Care’ Conversation “Is Vital”

Minister of Health Kim Wilson spoke in the House of Assembly today [Nov 10] addressing the topic of mortality and end of life care saying “Although this is a sensitive and difficult topic for many of us, I have brought the matter here precisely because this is a conversation we all need to have”. Minister Wilson said “This conversation... Read more of this article

Magnum Gym Introduces ‘Virtual Workouts’

Magnum Gym Introduces ‘Virtual Workouts’

Magnum Power Force Gym and Diet Center is introducing Les Mills Virtual workouts to the business’ offerings, along with Barre Above. Les Mills Virtual is an audio-visual fitness experience that brings classes and international instructors direct to clubs, allowing exercisers to workout on their schedules.The endeavor has Les Mills classes shown... Read more of this article

Two Hour Video: Diabetes Nursing Masterclass

Two Hour Video: Diabetes Nursing Masterclass

[Updated] The Bermuda College hosted a Nursing Masterclass on Diabetes last night [Nov 7], featuring a special presentation Lahey endocrinologist Dr. Dinamarie Garcia-Banigan. The 2 hour live video replay is below:Update: The slides shown at the Diabetes Nursing Masterclass follow below [PDF here]: Related Stories2 Hour Video: Debunking... Read more of this article

Video: ICSS Launches Medical Alert System

Video: ICSS Launches Medical Alert System

ICSS announced their new Medical Alert System, which features GPS location, fall detection and “geo fencing that alerts you when the user leaves a pre-determined safe area.”A spokesperson said, “The island’s leading personal security company today announced their new and improved iHelp + 3G, which provides complete peace of mind to... Read more of this article

Youth Understanding Mental Health Campaign

Youth Understanding Mental Health Campaign

The Bermuda Mental Health Foundation announced the launch of its national middle and high school tour as a part of their youth understanding Mental Health Campaign. “This campaign is a two-week educational and awareness campaign that is geared towards combating the stigma surrounding mental illness and educating the students about mental health,... Read more of this article

BCHC Set To Launch Movember Event

BCHC Set To Launch Movember Event

Bermuda Cancer & Health Centre, in partnership with Robin Hood Football Club, is getting set to kick off its Movember event tomorrow [Nov 1] in support of men’s health. A spokesperson said, “Across the world, men die an average six years younger than women, and for reasons that are largely preventable. Which means that it doesn’t have... Read more of this article