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Regional Technical Director of the Southern Regional Health Authority, Dr. Michael Coombs, has informed that a 2017 World Family Map Report recently released from the Institute for Family Studies, USA and the Social Trends Institute, USA is advising parents who want their children to enjoy the benefits of a stable childhood, to marry and not cohabit. This, he says follows the analysis of data from over 60 countries across the world.
Many working families say they’re often in a tough spot when it comes to making dental appointments for themselves and their children. It means missing work and even losing a day’s pay. With that in mind, Community Health of South Florida Inc. (CHI) hopes to ease those concerns by offering extended dental hours, a mobile unit and more.
In an effort to sensitize and educate the public about the prevention of cancer, the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) recently commemorated World Cancer Day which resulted in the screening of scores of residents in the southern region. SRHA Regional Non-Communicable Disease Surveillance Officer, Mrs. Karen Nelson explained that World Cancer Day was commemorated on February 22 in Clarendon under the theme, "We Can, I Can". She noted that special emphasis was placed on sensitizing persons about the four major risk factors for cancer which includes alcohol use, tobacco use, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity.
At a recent Awards Ceremony for the drivers and maintenance personnel of the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA), the important role that these personnel play in safeguarding the most valuable fixed assets of the Health Ministry was highlighted and lauded. Speaking at the ceremony on Thursday, March 9 in Mandeville, Regional Director of the SRHA, Mr. Michael Bent said the team has an awesome responsibility in caring for the health sector's buildings, equipment, machinery and vehicles which operate constantly, and must be saluted.
Advocates Oppose Medicaid Block Grants and Per Capita Caps.  Washington, DC—Today, the Medicare Rights Center, Justice in Aging, the Center for Medicare Advocacy, and 97 other national organizations sent a letter to Congressional leadership expressing grave concerns with proposals that would radically change Medicaid—a vital safety net that provides quality health care and services for millions of Americans, including 10 million older adults and people with disabilities who are eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare.
Friday, 03 February 2017 16:19

Caribbean Nations with The Fattest People

News Americas, Santiago, Chile, Fri. Jan. 27, 2017: A new report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has identified obesity as a major problem in the Caribbean and Latin America. Here are the Caribbean nations the report, ‘The Panorama of Food and Nutrition Security in Latin America and the Caribbean,’ says, has the fattest people:
Events to take place January 28th & 30th.  Miami, FL – The Jessie Trice Community Health Center (JTCHC) provides quality health services and information to members of its community. In staying true to this standard, JTCHC will host a series of health enrolment fairs to ensure residents are informed of resources available. The first event will take place Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 10 – 3 p.m. at the Betty T. Recreational Community Center, located at 3000 NW 199th Street in Miami Gardens. The second event will take place Monday, January 30, 2017 from 11 – 3 p.m. at the JTCHC Main Center, located at 5361 N.W. 22nd Avenue in Miami. The events are free and open to the public.
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 17:02

Miami Cancer Institute Opens Its Doors

Comprehensive cancer center and clinical research facility will be Florida’s only member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance and the first in South Florida to offer proton therapy.  MIAMI, FL – January 26, 2017 – Today, the $430 million, 445,000-square-foot Miami Cancer Institute, part of Baptist Health South Florida, has officially opened its doors.
More than 300 physicians will gather for a day of education to explore the physiology of the endocannabinoid system, discover how medical cannabis can be used for pain relief and treat the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Business and legal issues will be examined with a diverse group of attorneys.
Friday, 27 January 2017 16:09

New Year's Resolutions To Boost Immunity

This New Year, focus on supporting a strong immune system for a happy and healthy 2017.“Building a strong immune system can improve and even extend your life,” says Dr. Larry Robinson, vice president of Scientific Affairs, Embria Health Sciences, a manufacturer of ingredients that support wellness and vitality.
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