Thursday, 01 September 2016 17:25
News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. Aug. 31, 2016: Despite a significant decline in overall adult cigarette smoking in the U.S., the habit is prevalent among Latin American immigrants in the country, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Among Hispanics, according to the study published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), current cigarette smoking prevalence was almost 24 percent in 2002-2005 and almost 20 percent in 2010-2013.
Monday, 29 August 2016 15:24
(Black PR Wire) Detroit, MI- Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association (BMBFA) presents its 5th Annual Summit, on Saturday August 27, 2016 from 1:00pm- 4:00pm. The event will take place at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History located at 315 E. Warren Detroit, MI 48202. The Summit is supported by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Health Disparities Reduction and Minority Health Section.
Wednesday, 24 August 2016 17:40
News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Aug. 19, Aug. 2016: The Zika virus is putting a damper on everyone’s travel plans as the US’ Center for Disease Control continues to expand its non-essential travel notices for more than two dozen Caribbean countries.The latest country added to the list is the Cayman Islands due to recent local cases of the mosquito borne virus there. Women who are pregnant are especially being warned to avoid the Cayman Islands as well as the following countries:
Tuesday, 23 August 2016 17:24
Black and Hispanic children and young adults with mental health issues are about half as likely as their white counterparts to get mental health care, according to a study out last week. That could play a part in why children from those communities end up getting expelled from school or are incarcerated at higher rates than their white or Asian peers, say authors of the study.
Tuesday, 23 August 2016 14:43
Special Event took place during National Health Center Week. A new Walgreens specialty pharmacy has opened at the Jesse Trice Community Health Center in Miami. The Jesse Trice Community Health Center is working with Walgreens to provide patients, family members and visitors the conveniences of an on-site, full-service pharmacy with personalized service from an experienced pharmacy staff. A grand opening ceremony took place recently at the Jesse Trice Community Health Center during National Health Center Week.
Friday, 12 August 2016 16:38
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Aug. 5, 2016: While U.S. authorities in Miami are concerned about the sudden increase in cases of Zika in the city, the disease remains a threat in several Caribbean nations. Latest data accessed by NAN from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control show that these five Caribbean nations have the most suspected cases of Zika. They are:
Thursday, 04 August 2016 19:06
Persons needing surgeries to remove foreign objects from the oesophagus would have to be transferred to hospitals in Kingston; however this and other services will be boosted at the Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Department at the Mandeville Regional Hospital following a donation of clinical equipment to enable emergency and surgical intervention for adults.
Tuesday, 02 August 2016 17:25
Black River Hospital’s Developmental Plans: Parish Manager for the St. Elizabeth Health Services, Mr. Sean Brissett (2nd right) explains to Minister of Health, Dr. Christopher Tufton (left) the short, medium and long term developmental plans for the Black River Hospital to deal with challenges including overcrowding.
Tuesday, 02 August 2016 17:15
Zika Prevention is a Personal Responsibility: Minister of Health, Dr. Christopher Tufton urges residents to take personal responsibility in protecting themselves from the Zika Virus and other mosquito borne diseases. The Minister was speaking at a town hall meeting hosted by the St. Elizabeth Health Services in Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth on Thursday, July 21.
Friday, 29 July 2016 16:36
Fort Lauderdale, Florida (July 22, 2016) — Local business leaders join together with March of Dimes through the March for Babies campaign to raise funds to prevent preterm birth and give more babies a healthy start in life. Today, we are pleased to announce that Debra Smyers, senior vice president of Medical Management for Sunshine Health, has accepted the role of 2017 March for Babies Chair. Smyers, a longtime healthcare executive, advocate and licensed nurse, is a proud mother and grandmother, making her commitment to healthy moms and babies both personal and meaningful.
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 17:04
Commissioner Sosa advanced legislation asking our federal and state governments for assistance in providing free Zika virus testing for pregnant women. Moreover, the resolution calls for the test to be incorporated as standard protocol during prenatal care. Although the Zika virus can cause mild symptoms in adults, its effect on developing fetuses is far more severe.
Monday, 18 July 2016 15:30
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 15, 2016: Natural healing! It’s becoming more and more popular as people move towards lifestyle habits with health-promoting potential that cost little to nothing and include getting sensible sun exposure and grounding to the Earth. Here are five places in the Caribbean you should know with purported natural healing qualities:
Friday, 15 July 2016 22:01
Protect Yourself From Mosquitoes: Medical Officer (Health) at the St. Elizabeth Health Services, Dr. Tonia Dawkins-Beharie explains how to apply mosquito repellent to the skin to keep away mosquitoes while Chief Public Health Inspector, Mr. Everod Lewis demonstrates.
Thursday, 14 July 2016 21:09
Show Kayla Rodriguez a jar of honey, and she will tell you it’s medicine. Against the odds is one way to describe the young, Latina entrepreneur in the predominantly white, male-dominated, global biotech industry. Kayla Rodriguez, a 28-year old of Puerto Rican descent, co-founded SweetBio, a start-up biotech company that uses honey to heal the body. Rodriguez started the Memphis-based company with her brother Isaac, 31, who holds a Ph.D. and is CEO and chief scientific officer. Marsalas Whitaker, 25, also a co-founder, is chief marketing officer. Together, they are pioneers in adapting an ancient remedy into an oral-medicine treatment.