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Cookbook Puts the Spotlight on Weed and Other Exotic Caribbean Curries

Cookbook Puts the Spotlight on Weed and Other Exotic Caribbean Curries

NEW YORK – The unlikely marriage of weed and curry is among the recipes featured in a new book that encapsulates many of the exotic curries of the Caribbean region and is now available in time for the holiday season. Tapping into the rich and diverse cultural heritage and cuisine of the Caribbean, Caribbean-American journalist […]

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Sign Up Now For the 12th Annual Healthy Eating Holiday Challenge

Sign Up Now For the 12th Annual Healthy Eating Holiday Challenge

By Bob LaMendola – Florida Department of Health in Broward BROWARD COUNTY – Would you like an activity that helped 91 percent of participants maintain their weight – or even lose pounds – during the holiday feasting season? If you said yes, join the 12th Annual “Eat Smart, Move More, Maintain Don’t Gain Holiday Challenge,” a […]

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Caribbean Health Ministers Approve Plan to Prepare for Health Impact of Climate Change

Caribbean Health Ministers Approve Plan to Prepare for Health Impact of Climate Change

Third Global Conference on Health and Climate: Special Focus on Small Island Developing States, concluded on Wednesday with an Action Plan to be implemented in the Region  Washington, D.C. — Health Ministers from across the Region of the Caribbean have agreed on an Action Plan to ensure that the health of those living in Small Island […]

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October is Rx Month: Prescription Medications The Do’s and the Don’ts

October is Rx Month: Prescription Medications The Do’s and the Don’ts

By Dr. Kristen Hollist, Pharrm D, Cph SOUTH FLORIDA – Over half of the US population takes prescription medications, with an average of 4 prescriptions taken by American adults.  Advancements in healthcare have resulted in major improvements for many people with different diseases. However with these advancements comes increasing use of medications and brings forth riskier consequences. […]

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Flu Season Is Here, Nasal Spray Vaccine Is Back

Flu Season Is Here, Nasal Spray Vaccine Is Back

By Bob LaMendola – Florida Department of Health in Broward County SOUTH FLORIDA – Like a visiting relative who arrives unannounced and early, the flu has already appeared in South Florida – and it has affected children. As a result, the Florida Department of Health in Broward is urging people to take precautions to protect their […]

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Congresswoman Wilson Helps Bahamian Access Medical Treatment in the U.S.

Congresswoman Wilson Helps Bahamian Access Medical Treatment in the U.S.

MIAMI – On Tuesday, October 9, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson will accompany Taranique Thurston to Jackson Memorial Hospital where she will receive treatment for a critical brain cyst. Thurston was referred to the hospital after being diagnosed with this life-threatening medical condition. Although born in the Bahamas to a Bahamian father, a gap in the […]

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Four ways to keep away ‘the silent killer’ – Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Four ways to keep away ‘the silent killer’ – Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

By Bob LaMendola – Florida Department of Health in Broward County SOUTH FLORIDA – As hurricanes and tropical storms spin in the Atlantic Ocean, let’s think about things we can do to avoid danger. Here’s one: Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Tragically, a few Floridians die from CO gas almost every time a storm or an emergency […]

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New Era in Caribbean Medicine as Surgeons Repair Rugby Player’s Shoulder

New Era in Caribbean Medicine as Surgeons Repair Rugby Player’s Shoulder

CAYMAN ISLANDS – Through a rare surgery not commonly practiced in the Americas, Health City Cayman Islands’ orthopedic surgical team, led by Chief Orthopedic Surgeon and Joint Replacement Specialist Dr. Alwin Almeida, repaired a rugby player’s shoulder with a minimally invasive arthroscopic procedure utilizing an advanced technique not yet available in the United States or Canada. The surgery […]

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African Americans Urged to Consider Clinical Trials

African Americans Urged to Consider Clinical Trials

Washington – An initiative launched today encourages newly-diagnosed African American cancer patients in Maryland to consider clinical trials as the first-line option, not the last resort. The effort is spearheaded by Advancing Cancer Treatment (ACT), a philanthropic initiative that supports patients’ access to the best in modern cancer treatments. “Too few African American cancer patients […]

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Healthy Eating Focus Group Needs Caribbean Nationals in South Florida

Healthy Eating Focus Group Needs Caribbean Nationals in South Florida

Participants to receive gift card for participation in healthy eating study By Bob LaMendola – Florida Department of Health in Broward County SOUTH FLORIDA – Are you from Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic or Trinidad & Tobago? A group of nutrition and fitness advocates need your advice, and they are offering a $25 gift card for […]

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