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Holistic ways to manage anxiety

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses and affect millions of adults and children. While highly treatable, it is estimated only 37% of persons...

Cancer care in Cayman

Receiving a cancer diagnosis is a frightening experience for both patients and their loved ones. Living on an island with limited medical resources can...

There’s an app for that: Health apps for 2020

Looking for some help on your health and wellness journey this year? Or simply enjoy using technology to guide and monitor your activities? Here...

Health checkups for every life stage

The old adage, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is as true today as it was when Benjamin Franklin said...

Will: We do not need government to remind us that smoking kills

The strange, meandering path of tobacco – a legal commodity that is harmful when used as intended – to the present began in contradictions.

How government plans to spend $1.5 billion

More than 80 percent of the Cayman Islands government’s core budget will be spent in five general areas over the next two years, according to a breakdown of planned public sector spending in 2018 and 2019.

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EDITORIAL – A prescription for a healthier and happier Cayman

Not unlike the major systems of the human body (circulatory, nervous, digestive, etc.), our individual health and well-being is influenced by several interdependent “systems.” And speaking more broadly, so is the healthcare profile of the Cayman Islands.

Letter: Look beyond ‘business as usual’ to find cancer cure

If Cayman can play any part whatsoever … in further developing immunotherapy, this would certainly be a proud achievement.

Cayman’s first mental health nurse retires

After 31 years of service to the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority, Cayman’s first mental health nurse, Diana Parchment, has retired.

Public hospital offering hip, knee replacements

The Cayman Islands Hospital is now offering total hip and knee replacement surgical procedures for people suffering from severe arthritis and other joint disorders.

Rare local surgical case featured in medical journal

A case involving a Chrissie Tomlinson Memorial Hospital patient with chronic pancreatitis and a ruptured spleen has been featured in a peer-reviewed medical journal. A report on the case by the hospital’s chief radiologist, Dr. Yaron Rado, and general surgeon Dr. Christopher Bromley appeared in the Case Reports in Surgery journal.

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation launches in Cayman Islands

Alyssa Christian has her hands full. The 26-year-old is a working mother of a 3-year-old son, and copes with the unpredictable symptoms of multiple sclerosis, a disease that affects the central nervous system, disrupting communication between the brain and the body.

Time to Align: Myths and facts about back pain

When it comes to back pain, it is difficult to compare one person’s experience to another’s as there are so many possible causes. Often it is even more difficult to determine what is the best way to go forward with treatment.

Student health screenings begin next month

The Public Health Department will conduct free health screenings over the summer for all first-time students entering government or private schools in the Cayman Islands.

Fast action helps save Caymanian’s life

It is against the odds that young Caymanian John Miller III is still alive.

Cayman volleyball star donates stem cells to cancer patient

Cayman Islands beach volleyball player Jessica Wolfenden arrived home Friday after spending about a week in the U.S. for a bone marrow transplant operation in which she donated blood stem cells to a child cancer patient.

Teen remembered as shy, funny

John Shaw wanted to be a pilot. He was already logging hours in the cockpit through the flight club at John Gray High School. Pressed on a backup career path, he told his brother-in-law he’d settle for aeronautical engineer.

World Health Day focuses on beating diabetes

To help tackle preventable diseases like diabetes, which this year is the focus of the annual World Health Day, Cayman’s Department of Health will...

Pectoralis minor muscle: A major source of problems

The pectoralis (pec) minor muscle is the often forgotten little brother of the pectoralis major muscle. Like many little brothers, it can cause problems far beyond its size.

EDITORIAL – Moving toward a healthcare policy of ‘doctors without borders’

It took years Health City to our shores; but now, it seems there are public officials who are doing their utmost to chase them away … in the name of (get this) “competition.”

Free mouth, throat cancer screenings offered on Friday

Dental clinics and ear, nose and throat specialists will be providing free mouth and throat cancer screenings on Friday, April 1, as part of Mouth Cancer Awareness Day.

Hundreds turn out for free health checks

Cayman Islands residents wanting to get a free health exam started lining up between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. – more than an hour before opening – at Camana Bay’s ARC building for the 9th annual Cayman Heart Fund health fair.

In Focus: Ruby Luncheon

Hundreds donned their reddest outfits on Friday for the Cayman Heart Fund’s annual Ruby Luncheon.

Make life a priority: Heart Smart Health Fair

Cayman Heart Fund is hosting its free annual Heart Smart Health Fair on Saturday between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Arts and Recreation Centre, Camana Bay.

Doctors buy Tomlinson hospital

Doctors from Chrissie Tomlinson Memorial Hospital, along with other investors, finalized a deal Wednesday to buy the hospital from its founder, Dr. Steve Tomlinson.

Heart health focus of weekend events

For years, the Cayman Heart Fund has been working to reduce the instance and impact of cardiovascular disease in the Cayman Islands. Two events this weekend aim to support its cause.

Sports department honors women with health and wellness events

The Department of Sports is honoring women this month with events focused on women’s health and fitness.


Cayman prepares for Zika

Cayman’s public health officials expect the Zika virus to be in the country in the coming months and are preparing the Mosquito Research and Control Unit and the islands’ healthcare workers to deal with the new virus.

Cayman prepares for Zika

As the World Health Organization prepares for an emergency meeting Monday on the mosquito-borne Zika virus, Cayman’s public health officials say they are prepared to deal with the potential for Zika reaching the islands.

Salad recall will not affect Foster’s customers

A recall of packaged salads due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes will not affect consumers in the Cayman Islands.

Civil servants stepping toward good health

Government is taking steps to boost the fitness of its civil servants by hosting the “Every Step Counts” pedometer challenge, and government workers in Bodden Town are taking it in stride.

Travel warning issued amid Zika virus concerns

The Public Health Department is advising all residents of the Cayman Islands to avoid nonessential travel to countries affected by the regional outbreak of...

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