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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.

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.

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. 

When breast cancer goes undetected, the tumour becomes bigger, more invasive and far more dangerous to the afflicted woman or man. That’s why the Florida Department of Health in Broward County (DOH-Broward) has noted a few areas of the county with high numbers of late-stage breast cancer cases. DOH-Broward has targeted women from eight ZIP codes with the highest rates of breast tumours that go undetected until they reach serious status (stages three and four).

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