imaBaptist Health International in conjunction with Delia Dolor of Dolor Factor Live hosted a medical lecture Thursday, July 11 at the Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa in Gros Islet, St. Lucia. The lecture was presented by Baptist Health South Florida gynecologic oncologist & robotic surgeon, Dr. Troy Gatcliffe, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., F.A.C.S.

His lecture “Fibroids and Cervical Cancer,” was attended by more than 100 St. Lucian women; the lecture provided detailed insight on how to recognize, treat and move forward while dealing with these gynecological issues.

The new law bans smoking in enclosed, public, and work places, and requires health warnings to cover 75% of the main surfaces of cigarette packets, making Jamaica the fourth country in the Caribbean community to become 100% smoke-free.
The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is celebrating the entry into force of new tobacco control regulations in Jamaica on July 15. These regulations will protect the population from the harmful effects of tobacco and exposure to second-hand smoke.

Untitled-2From the start, this Administration has encouraged an ongoing dialogue with the leaders of our nation’s businesses, large and small. There’s more to do, but working together we’ve helped rebuild our economy. Businesses have added 6.9 million private-sector jobs in the past 39 months and we’ve helped strengthen the middle class.

Today, most Americans get their health insurance through their jobs and that will be the case moving forward. To help restore middle class security, we are making health care more affordable to businesses, government, and American families through the Affordable Care Act. While major portions of the law have yet to be implemented, it’s already a little more affordable for businesses to offer quality health coverage to their employees.

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) recommends that the Men having Sex with Men (MSM) population educate themselves on the risks associated with bacterial meningitis. Extra caution should be taken when traveling to cities such as New York or Los Angeles, which have higher incidences of the disease in the MSM community.

“Since we have seen an increase in the incidence of bacterial meningitis in this population we want to educate individuals about the importance of preventing the disease,” said Dr. Celeste Philip, Interim Deputy Secretary for Health. “Individuals in this population, who are traveling to other parts of the country where increases in cases have been reported, should talk to their health care provider.”