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With the successful staging of the “One Love, One Blood” Donation Drive on May 30, the Mandeville Regional Hospital is encouraged to continue the process of changing the culture of blood donation through several initiatives. Some of the plans that the Hospital will undertake include an analysis of the Blood Drive to make plans for the future; modification of the opening hours and additional staffing of its Blood Collection Centre; renovation to the existing Blood Unit with consideration for an improved and larger site for a future Blood Bank in addition to continued public education.
The Mandeville Regional Hospital (MRH) has now boosted its capacity for medical education through the opening of an Internal Medicine Teaching Room which will be used to teach medical students, conduct clinical meetings and review medical journals in addition to formulating and executing research.
News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. May 24, 2016: Violence against women continues to be a severe problem in several Caribbean nations, the U.S. State Department’s latest Human Rights report shows. However, in these four regional nations, the scourge is especially rampant:
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. May 25, 2016: Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, Sir Hilary Beckles, recently put the spotlight on the rising incidence of diabetes in the Caribbean while officially opening the second staging of the World Family Doctor Day Conference. According to the International Diabetes Federation, one adult in eight has diabetes in the North America and Caribbean region. So which are the Caribbean nations with the most diabetes cases in the region? Here are the top 10:
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 14:07

Hurricane Season Starts On June 1

One of these years, South Florida will be visited by another hurricane. Count on it. The region is overdue since Wilma arrived as a Category 3 storm in October 2005. As Hurricane Season starts on June 1 and ends November 30, now is the time to get ready. Nothing eases stress during an emergency like having many of the details and decisions resolved in advance. Here are some tips for getting prepared from the Florida Department of Health:
CHI residents Dr. Jean Mandat, Dr. Auco Nguyen and Dr. Urania Davis discuss a family medicine case in the Urgent Care Center.  By 2020, it is estimated that the United States will need 90,000 new doctors to avoid a drastic shortage of physicians nationwide. That is why Community Health of South Florida Inc. (CHI) opened South Florida’s first and only Teaching Health Center funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) two years ago.
Applause erupted in the Urgent Care Center (UCC), when Dr. Timothy Coke announced the words, “It’s a boy!” It is not everyday that a baby is delivered in Community Health of South Florida’s UCC at the Doris Ison Health Center. The medical team and even security staff rejoiced at the birth but their celebration quickly turned serious. A day in the life of the UCC staff soon became a critical exercise in emergency obstetrics. “I was just focusing on her, recalled Dr. Coke. “I was taking every moment and trying to be prepared and precise.”
Applause erupted in the Urgent Care Center (UCC), when Dr. Timothy Coke announced the words, “It’s a boy!” It is not everyday that a baby is delivered in Community Health of South Florida’s UCC at the Doris Ison Health Center. The medical team and even security staff rejoiced at the birth but their celebration quickly turned serious. A day in the life of the UCC staff soon became a critical exercise in emergency obstetrics.“I was just focusing on her, recalled Dr. Coke. “I was taking every moment and trying to be prepared and precise.”
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. May 17, 2016: The Zika virus continues to significantly affect at several Caribbean nations with four in the French Caribbean reporting an increase in suspected cases in just the past 19 days and one reporting its first confirmed case. Here are the five:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new World Health Organization (WHO) report says the number of Caribbean nationals living with diabetes has tripled since 1980, adding that one in 12 inhabitants live with diabetes in the Americas. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said diabetes is currently the fourth-leading cause of death in the hemisphere, following heart attacks, strokes and dementia. The health organization noted that if current trends continue, experts estimate that nearly 110 million people in the region will have diabetes by 2040.
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