Thursday, 05 May 2016 16:26
A thermal camera system monitoring body heat in Santo Domingo, DR. If these Caribbean nations were your home instead of the United States, you will be paying a whole lot less for health care. However, the con is could have a slightly shorter life span. Here are the top 10 cheaper places for health care across the Caribbean region:
Tuesday, 03 May 2016 16:08
Broward March of Dimes’ annual fundraiser raises funds, awareness for stronger, healthier babies. On April 30, 2016, thousands are expected to come together at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in Davie, FL, to take part in the March of Dimes’ annual March for Babies walk. March for Babies is the nation’s oldest walk fundraiser honouring babies born healthy and those who need help to survive and thrive. Each year in the United States, one in nine babies is born prematurely – 29,000 of them right here in Florida. Though the U.S. premature birth rate declined for the seventh year in a row, it is still higher than most developed nations at 11.4 percent.
Tuesday, 03 May 2016 15:59
Annie Neasman, President and CEO of Jessie Trice Community Health Center Inc., in Miami Dade, FL, has been inducted into the Grassroots Hall of Fame for the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). Grassroots Hall of Fame members have made lasting contributions to insuring the creation, survival and strength of Community Health Centers and the Health Center Movement through their dedicated and tireless efforts over many years. Ms Neasman was presented the Hall of Fame Award at the 2016 NACHC Policy and Issues Forum in Washington, D.C., an event attended by more than 2,000 health center leaders from around the country.
Tuesday, 26 April 2016 21:02
The healthcare capacity in the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) facilities will be boosted through the commitment of J$9.6 million dollars from bauxite/alumina company Jamalco. The first of two disbursements valued at $4.8 million was handed over to the SRHA on Thursday, April 15 at the Jamalco office in Clarendon.
Tuesday, 26 April 2016 20:37
Dr. Luckner C. Denord, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Jessie Trice Community Health Center, is one of 18 executives recently selected to the prestigious Baldrige Executive Fellows Program. This program is the only executive leadership fellowship that provides one-on-one access to leaders of Baldrige Award recipient organizations and the opportunity to learn role-model leadership strategies from these high-performing executives.
Tuesday, 26 April 2016 20:17
The First Annual Tri-County Help Me Grow Pediatric Healthcare Provider Brunch was held on March 2, 2016. Collaborations are what make 2-1-1 Borward so special and taking time to celebrate those professional relationships help strengthen our community ties. For the first time, Help Me Grow providers from 2-1-1's Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach/Treasure Coast joined forces at Broward Health Medical Center to create a very successful afternoon for this purpose.
Tuesday, 19 April 2016 19:39
Women with little or no health insurance can give themselves a Mother’s Day gift of health by receiving free mammograms at a special event on Saturday, May 14. Broward Health and the Florida Department of Health in Broward County (DOH-Broward) are sponsoring the free breast cancer screenings for women up to age 65 who do not have coverage for the tests.
Thursday, 14 April 2016 17:41
April is “Autism Awareness Month” and, as part of the recognition of the occasion, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jose "Pepe" Diaz will kick off the event at 1 p.m. April 5 in the lobby of the Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 N.W. 1st St in Miami, Florida. This year’s theme is "Expressing Yourself”. Therefore, eight-year-old musician Jacob Velasquez will perform on the piano at the center. Fifteen-year-old Bryan Fernandez-Cornejo will unveil one or his new a new painting he has been working on. Both youngsters have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum.
Thursday, 14 April 2016 17:39
For babies and young children, high quality sleep is crucial for development and overall health. By adopting good, safe sleep habits early, the entire family can get the rest needed to thrive. However, any sleep children do get should be as safe as possible, as sleeping presents hazards just like any other activity. Dr. Deena Blanchard, a partner at Premier Pediatrics in New York City, is offering parents tips for helping young ones sleep soundly and safely.
Thursday, 14 April 2016 17:36
Spring is the season of new beginnings. Flowers begin to bloom as we all do our best to rejuvenate our homes with a little spring cleaning. As the environment around us begins anew, how do we ensure our bodies get a fresh start as well? An annual physical exam is often the simplest solution. Your annual physical, or yearly check-up, is the most essential part of any doctor’s visit. It’s so important that most insurance companies cover 100 percent of it.
Thursday, 14 April 2016 17:33
Was your New Year resolution to get more active this year? A whopping 60 percent of these resolutions fall by the wayside after only six months, according to research from the University of Pennsylvania.You might have already cancelled your gym membership, but warmer weather and enjoyable time outside is ideal for revamping a fitness routine.Improving your fitness level can mean a variety of things depending on your goals and abilities - beginning marathon training, trying out a new physical activity or simply taking longer walks around the neighbourhood.
Thursday, 14 April 2016 17:03
Getting all the nutrients you need each day to function or even thrive can be a challenge. After all, there are only so many meals in a day.Here are some creative ways to pack the necessary nutrients into your day, without going over your tight calorie budget:
Wednesday, 13 April 2016 15:51
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says Sesame Street Muppets Elmo and Raya are taking on the Zika virus by helping to raise awareness and share critical information to reduce the spread of the disease. On Mar. 23, PAHO said the virus had been reported in 33 countries and territories of the Americas, including the Caribbean.
Monday, 11 April 2016 15:46
FIU has received an endowment to establish a pre-eminent program to develop strategies for preventing and treating obesity, diabetes, substance abuse and HIV/AIDS, which are prevalent in South Florida and the Caribbean. The program, dubbed the FIU Health Disparities Initiative, is funded by a $9.5 million National Institute of Health’s National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities grant.