Health

Although many Americans are aware of the water crises taking place in different parts of the country, such as Flint, Michigan and New Jersey, most believe themselves to be far removed from these situations. Experts caution, however, that what’s happening there could happen anywhere, anytime to whole neighborhoods, individual streets or even just to a specific house.
More than 12,000 women in the United States are diagnosed annually with cervical cancer and 4,000 die each year. However, innovations in diagnostics and prevention could help reduce that number, while also giving women a better understanding of their health. • The basics: Women 21-65 years old should have a Pap smear every three years, according to new health guidelines, along with a Human Papillomavirus (HPV) test in some cases - not annually as most women were taught.
The Haemodialysis (Renal) Unit of the Mandeville Regional Hospital has received another lifeline from proceeds from the High Mountain Coffee 10K Road Race valued at $750,000. The Renal Clinic which has benefitted greatly from proceeds from the annual 10K Road Race is now in its fifth year of benefitting from donations which was handed over on June 1 at the Mandeville Regional Hospital.
In a matter of weeks, laser treatment for diabetic retinopathy which is sight threatening complications caused by uncontrolled diabetes, will begin at the Ophthalmology Clinic at the Mandeville Regional Hospital. The announcement comes on the heels of the visit of Chief Executive of The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, Dr. Astrid Bonfield to the Clinic on May 31. The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust which is a charitable foundation established in 2012 to mark and celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s sixty-year contribution to the Commonwealth, provided funding for several equipment at the Ophthalmology Clinic for the treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy.
At a time when nurses are challenged to give of their best, one noted educator is appealing to nurses to do what is right at all times and go beyond what is expected of them. Principal of the Hampton High School, Mrs. Heather Murray made the challenge at the inaugural 2016 Nursing Symposium staged by the Southern Regional Health Authority senior nurses on Tuesday, May 31 at the Golf View Hotel in Mandeville.
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