Health

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 […]

Posted in: Health
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 […]

Posted in: Health
Free immunizations Available for Children in Broward County

Free immunizations Available for Children in Broward County

By Bob LaMendola – Florida Department of Health in Broward County BROWARD COUNTY – Every parent loves for the kids to get free backpacks, school supplies and other goodies for back-to-school, so why not free immunizations? The best choice is to have the children vaccinated by your family doctor. But if that is not possible, county […]

Posted in: Health
Jamaican Doctor’s Heart Condition Cured In The Cayman Islands

Jamaican Doctor’s Heart Condition Cured In The Cayman Islands

CAYMAN ISLANDS – Dr. Garth Rattray of Jamaica checked himself into Health City Cayman Islands for one ailment and was overjoyed to learn he needed treatment for a less complicated condition, one which the Health City cardiac specialists dealt with so quickly and efficiently that he is recommending the clinic to everyone. Dr. Rattray recalled […]

Posted in: Health
Affirming YOUth Foundation Tackles Social and Emotional Challenges Affecting Our Youth

Affirming YOUth Foundation Tackles Social and Emotional Challenges Affecting Our Youth

Jonathan Spikes of Affirming YOUth Foundation speaks out on Social and Emotional Challenges with youths in Miami SOUTH FLORIDA – According to the Office of Minority Health-Nearly two-thirds of people with a diagnosable mental illness do not seek treatment, and racial and ethnic groups in the U.S. are even less likely to get help. Mental […]

Posted in: Health
Long Term Effects of Trauma on Forcibly Separated Children

Long Term Effects of Trauma on Forcibly Separated Children

BROWARD COUNTY – Over the last few weeks our country has been gripped by images of crying children ripped from the arms of their parents. The knowledge of how such trauma and the resulting toxic stress effects the brain development of even very young children has driven the Children’s Services Council of Broward County (CSC) […]

Posted in: Health
How To Protect Your Family & Home Against Mosquitoes

How To Protect Your Family & Home Against Mosquitoes

SOUTH FLORIDA  – April and May showers bring June … not flowers, mosquitoes.  After the heavy rains of May and Subtropical Storm Alberto, the biting mosquitoes are back and you should protect your family. The bug to watch for is the Aedes mosquito, a small, black one with white spots that lives close to people, right […]

Posted in: Health
Treatment of H. Pylori infection

Treatment of H. Pylori infection

H. Pylori  is a common bacilli associated with the infection of lining of stomach. It is responsible for the 80 percent of the gastric ulcer and 90 percent of the duodenal ulcer according to centre for control of diseases (CDC). It is a spiral shaped bacilli which in advanced cases can even lead to cancer […]

Posted in: Health
DOH Miami-Dade Recognizes National Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

DOH Miami-Dade Recognizes National Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

  MIAMI – The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County recognizes June 8 as the annual observance of National Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The goal of the day is to provide Caribbean-Americans the resources they need to reduce the spread of HIV; including health education, testing and the opportunities to get involved. This […]

Posted in: Health
Governor Mapp praises plans to open surgical center on St. Croix

Governor Mapp praises plans to open surgical center on St. Croix

ST. THOMAS, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS ― Governor Kenneth E. Mapp offered his congratulations Wednesday to the physicians behind Liberty Medical Development, which recently announced that it has successfully secured financing for a state-of-the-art ambulatory surgical center at Estate Diamond on St. Croix. The surgical center will offer operating and surgical procedure rooms with clinic offices for several local medical practices. Due […]

Posted in: Health
  • Archives:

  • Categories:

  • Tags: