Thursday, 19 January 2017 19:20
On top of the pain, you may have experienced feelings of embarrassment when discussing or addressing the symptoms with your doctor. An estimated 10 to 23 million individuals in the United States suffer from the same condition, and it is particularly common among pregnant women. Hemorrhoids, which may be caused by constipation, diarrhea, straining while going to the bathroom and increased pressure on veins, or hormone changes during pregnancy, are enlarged blood vessels around the anus, located either externally or internally.
Monday, 16 January 2017 15:42
Rubicon MD names Dr. J. Nwando Olayiwola as first Chief Clinical Transformation Officer (Black PR Wire) NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RubiconMD, a leader in specialty Consults, announced the addition of J. Nwando Olayiwola, MD, MPH, FAAFP, to the company’s senior leadership team.
Thursday, 12 January 2017 16:16
Anti-tobacco advocates in Broward County will ask local elected officials in the coming year to consider raising the legal age to buy tobacco products, to 21, as a way to prevent youths from starting the habit. The Tobacco-Free Partnership of Broward chose as its top priority for 2017 a project to ask elected commissioners from Broward County and its cities about raising the legal age for tobacco sales, which now is 18.
Wednesday, 11 January 2017 15:24
184-Room New Build Hotel to Feature Rooms for Longer Stays and Wellness Center. MIAMI, FL – On December 13th, Hilton and Baptist Health South Florida broke ground on Hilton Miami/Dadeland, a full service, 184-room hotel, on the Baptist Hospital campus. Scheduled to open in late 2018, the hotel will feature 150 guest rooms, 34 rooms tailored to guests staying for longer periods, the largest meeting space in the area, a wellness center, farm-to-table restaurant and more.
Wednesday, 11 January 2017 14:35
An enhanced focus on chronic disease prevention is vital to achieving optimum health and a high quality of life for everyone. Chronic illnesses are defined as conditions that last a year or more and require ongoing medical attention and/or limit activities of daily living, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Four out of five Miami-Dade County residents are at risk for these chronic diseases [Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes and Cancer]. Key factors contributing to these health conditions are when people are overweight, have high blood pressure, high cholesterol and take on little to no physical activity.
Thursday, 22 December 2016 20:45
News Americas, SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Weds. Dec. 21, 2016: One Caribbean company is seriously focused on promoting medicinal marijuana and is making sure doctors on the island its located are also certified to recommend the herb to patients. The Academic Sciences of Puerto Rico (ASPR), in collaboration with Cannabis Doctors is conducting a medical marijuana certification program for doctors, according to Caribbean Business.com. The program offers eight credits of continuous education to obtain the Health Department (HD) license and recommend medicinal cannabis to nearly 200,000 patients authorized for those treatments in Puerto Rico.
Thursday, 22 December 2016 14:49
The Black River Hospital in St. Elizabeth is now qualified to become a ‘baby-friendly’ hospital following infrastructural and equipment support from Sagicor Jamaica, which Health Minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton says underscores the significance of corporate citizenship. As one of three beneficiaries of the 2016 Sagicor Sigma Run, the hospital received on Thursday, December 15, a refurbished Paediatric Lounge and furniture to facilitate the privacy and comfort of mothers while they breastfeed, an arterial blood gas analyzer to test or measure the oxygen and carbondioxide levels in babies and children and signage for the hospital. The other beneficiaries are the Jamaica Cancer Society and kids with cancer across the island.
Tuesday, 06 December 2016 20:02
Florida Blue Foundation Awarded $2.5 Million in Grants for Health Solutions to Aid Underserved Populations and Improve Consumer Health The mission of the Florida Blue Foundation is to help people and communities achieve better health. The Foundation funds programs and initiatives that are closely aligned to its mission, investment strategies and four focus areas.
Monday, 05 December 2016 15:45
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Dec. 2, 2016: As many again paused to mark World AIDS Day 2016, the question in the Caribbean remains which countries have the highest number of HIV cases? Here are the top 5 according to UNAIDS data obtained by NAN:
Friday, 02 December 2016 16:08
An inaugural Motivational Conference which will become an annual staple for the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) has been described as a step in the right direction for healthcare workers. The Conference which was staged under the theme, “Ain’t no Stopping us Now” was held on Tuesday, November 29 at the Mandeville Hotel in Manchester and targeted some 100 employees from the SRHA facilities in Manchester, Clarendon and St. Elizabeth.
Monday, 28 November 2016 15:06
Members of the “Make Healthy Happen Miami” team attended the EcoFest Festival at Broadway Place in Liberty City recently. EcoFest is a community festival that provided residents with an opportunity to celebrate sustainability and green efforts in Miami-Dade County. During the event, the Make Healthy Happen Miami team handed out over 100 “HealthPacks” filled with educational resource information and materials on healthy living, eating and wellness.
Friday, 25 November 2016 19:01
Described as simple yet profound, the Black River Hospital in St. Elizabeth has implemented several creative solutions which have created 28 additional bed spaces. The initiatives include the transformation of the hospital’s old maternity ward previously used as an Outpatient Clinic to an overflow Ward for Accident & Emergency patients; retrofitting of two containers to house the Outpatient Clinics and installation of a wheel chair lift to access the upper Male Ward which features a retrofitted verandah space which will house patients.
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 16:04
The 2016 renewal of SMARTRide takes place this Friday and Saturday, November 18th and 19th. At 6:30 Friday morning, following the reading of a proclamation, hundreds of riders and crew, all volunteers, will, under police escort, set out from the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus. They will overnight at Hawks Cay and on Saturday morning, proceed to Key West. The Ride will end with a four-mile police-escorted parade through Key West and a ceremony at the AIDS Memorial at White Street Pier.
Tuesday, 22 November 2016 21:16
At school, kids are exposed to an influx of germs that can cause a number of preventable sicknesses, including cold and flu. The top germiest school-based culprits include water fountains, plastic reusable cafeteria trays, keyboards, toilets and students’ hands. To keep your family free from the sniffles all year long, here are five easy-to-follow tips to ensure a healthy, happy and absent-free school year.