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Video: Ministry Observes World Hypertension Day

Video: Ministry Observes World Hypertension Day

The Ministry of Health observed World Hypertension Day on Friday, with the Health Minister urging people to “commit to embracing a nutritious diet, minimizing salt intake, managing blood pressure and cholesterol levels, prioritizing quality sleep, practicing stress-reducing techniques, and staying physically active.” Speaking at the event,... Read more of this article

Minister On Child Care Regulation Programme

Minister On Child Care Regulation Programme

Minister of Health Kim Wilson provided an update on the Department of Health’s Child Care Regulation Programme in the House of Assembly today [May 17]. The Minister’s full statement follows below: Mr. Speaker, I rise today to provide this House and the public with an update on the Department of Health’s Child Care Regulation Programme. The first... Read more of this article

Sweat Suites Studio To Open In Hamilton

Sweat Suites Studio To Open In Hamilton

Sweat Suites Studio will be opening in Hamilton, set to offer sauna sessions, redlight therapy, aromatherapy, halotherapy, chromotherapy, personalized wellness services and more. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda’s wellness scene is about to get a rejuvenating boost with the grand opening of “Sweat Suites Studio: Bermuda’s Premier... Read more of this article

NorthStar Launches Dementia Care Guide

NorthStar Launches Dementia Care Guide

NorthStar introduced “The Compass Guide to Dementia Care,” a free online course to support and empower family caregivers of individuals with dementia in Bermuda. A spokesperson said, “Navigating a diagnosis of dementia can be daunting. Caregivers often have many questions, and it can be overwhelming trying to figure out where to turn... Read more of this article

Bermuda Is Love Free Community Health Clinic

Bermuda Is Love Free Community Health Clinic

Bermuda Is Love will be holding a Free Community Health Clinic this Saturday at St. John’s Church from 12pm to 4pm. A spokesperson said, “This Saturday [May 18], Bermuda Is Love will be holding a Free Community Health Clinic at St. John’s Church, across from the National Tennis Stadium, from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. “The purpose of the Free Community... Read more of this article

‘Strong Smell’ At Hospital Being Investigated

‘Strong Smell’ At Hospital Being Investigated

[Updated] A “strong smell in the Acute Care Wing is currently being investigated” and “surgical and imaging services have been temporarily suspended,” the Bermuda Hospitals Board said this morning [May 15]. A spokesperson said, “A strong smell in the Acute Care Wing is currently being investigated. “Surgical and... Read more of this article

Health Council Warning: Fake Social Media Posts

Health Council Warning: Fake Social Media Posts

The Bermuda Health Council has issued a public advisory regarding social media posts “disseminating false information purportedly originating from our organization.” A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Health Council is issuing a public advisory concerning recent social media posts disseminating false information purportedly originating... Read more of this article

Family Centre & CAS To Host Info Sessions

Family Centre & CAS To Host Info Sessions

Family Centre, in collaboration with Bermuda Hospitals Board’s Child & Adolescent Services [CAS], will host two free Information Sessions aimed at supporting families of children aged 4-18 in the Bermuda community. A spokesperson said, “As part of Mental Health Awareness Month, the first session, focusing on anxiety, will take place on Monday,... Read more of this article

Dr Kyjuan Brown Assists ‘Today Show’ Host

Dr Kyjuan Brown Assists ‘Today Show’ Host

In an episode of NBC’s “Today Show filmed live at the Loren Hotel, Dr. Kyjuan Brown – who was slated to be a guest on the show – “was urgently called upon to provide medical assistance to host Hoda Kotb, ensuring her ability to participate in the live broadcast.” A spokesperson said, “In an unforgettable episode... Read more of this article

Brittany Darko On Being Nurse Of The Year

Brittany Darko On Being Nurse Of The Year

[Written by Patrick Bean] Few would likely argue the deservedness of Brittany Darko in being named as the 2024 Nurse of the Year honouree. Possessing a sparkling personality, technical know-how, and unmatched servant leadership, Darko simply could not be overlooked and, with a thirst to achieve more honours, appear on the 35-year-old healthcare worker’s... Read more of this article

Occupational Therapy Profession Celebrated

Occupational Therapy Profession Celebrated

[Written by Stephen Wright] Bermuda’s occupational therapists joined together in April to recognise and celebrate the profession as part of Occupational Therapy Month. Occupational therapy plays a crucial role in enhancing individuals’ quality of life by promoting independence, functional abilities, and overall well-being. Dr Pashé J Douglas-Sampson,... Read more of this article

REFRESSH Health Center Opens In St George’s

REFRESSH Health Center Opens In St George’s

Dr. Kendra-Lee Pearman has opened the REFRESSH Health and Wellness Center in St George’s. A spokesperson said, “A health and wellness educator/coach has opened a haven for individuals seeking to rejuvenate their bodies and minds through natural, holistic practices. “The brainchild of Dr. Kendra-Lee Pearman, PhD, ND, REFRESSH Health... Read more of this article

Brittany Darko Earns Nurse Of The Year Title

Brittany Darko Earns Nurse Of The Year Title

Brittany Darko has been honoured as Nurse of the Year at the Bermuda Nurses Association awards ceremony at Four Ways Inn in Paget on Saturday [May 4]. The other nominees were Bernadette Wilson, Bronya Hillier, and Olievia Martins. Also recognised at the ceremony were the Nursing Team winners: P.A.L.S Cancer Care Nursing Team and the Community Nursing... Read more of this article

House Passes Health Data Expansion Bill

House Passes Health Data Expansion Bill

The House of Assembly on Friday voted to pass the Bermuda Health Council Act Amendment Bill which the Government said “will expand the collection of important health system data to enable stronger and more timely health policy decision making, more effective delivery of health services, and improved population health outcomes.” Its enactment... Read more of this article

Hospital Board Updates Blood Donation Criteria

Hospital Board Updates Blood Donation Criteria

Bermuda Hospitals Board has “updated its blood donor eligibility criteria to include risk-based questions that will be the same for every individual, regardless of sexual orientation, sex or gender.” A spokesperson said, “These questions reduce the risk of transfusion-transmitted infections, such as HIV. The change brings Bermuda in... Read more of this article

Open Airways To Celebrate World Asthma Day

Open Airways To Celebrate World Asthma Day

Open Airways announced their celebration plans for World Asthma Day on May 7 in Victoria Park, offering free consultations with asthma-trained educators, live music, and discussions on asthma management. A spokesperson said, “Open Airways is pleased to announce their plans to celebrate World Asthma Day, this Tuesday, in Victoria Park from 11:30am... Read more of this article