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Tag Archives: treatment

  1. Delta Variant allows QEH to get stroppy about who comes in, expect Guards to be more Unmannerly

    To further reduce crowding in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and their Belleville Annex, out-patients are asked to present to their respective clinics unaccompanied, and to arrive no earlier than 30 minutes before the scheduled appointment time. Only out-patients who are: 1. Minors i.e. children under the age of 18 2. Elderly, who are at high […]

    September 10, 2021Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  2. Companies closing on suspected cases creates strain on maximised Healthcare resources

    Operators of businesses are being advised that it is unnecessary and counterproductive to shut down their operations and send their entire staff to be tested each time they learn of a confirmed positive or suspected case of COVID-19 among their employees. This practice, said Chief Medical Officer, Dr Kenneth George, has resulted in unnecessary pressure […]

    September 6, 2021Featured, HealthNo comments
  3. Early Morning Conflagration in Bridgetown leaves Infant under Burn Treatment

    Police are studying what led to a house fire reported to them about 2:35 am on Saturday 10th July 2021 at a residence located at 1st Avenue Chapman Lane, the City, St. Michael. Three persons, all occupants of the said house suffered severe burns about their bodies. 1. The owner of the house Janice Mitchell […]

    July 11, 2021Controversy, FeaturedNo comments
  4. Bladder cancer: The common cancer no one talks about

    Bladder cancer is among the most common malignancies, ranking #5 for men and #8 for women. The prevalence of bladder cancer in North America and Europe has entered the 100,000s as the majority of patients with bladder cancer have tumors confined to the surface. Although these tumors rarely metastasize or lead to the death of […]

    February 18, 2021HealthNo comments
  5. Bridgetown US Embassy’s Support Continues Extraordinary Work of the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory

    U.S. Ambassador to Barbados Linda Taglialatela toured the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory on Friday, October 2, to gain firsthand insight into its lifesaving work. The laboratory, completed in 2018 through a US$6 million investment by the U.S. Government, conducts all of Barbados’ COVID-19 testing. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Kenneth George and Laboratory Director Songee […]

    October 4, 2020HealthNo comments
  6. Don’t Delay Treatment for Heart Attack because of COVID19 Fear

    Hospitals around the globe are reporting an overwhelming number of patient admissions due to a heavy influx of COVID-19 patients. Surprisingly, clinicians are reportedly seeing fewer patients with symptoms of heart attack or stroke in emergency departments. Several reports from many countries indicate that patients are delaying seeking treatment for non-COVID related symptoms because they […]

    May 11, 2020HealthNo comments
  7. CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN STAFF PREPARES FOR WALK

    Preparations and fundraising continues in earnest for the CIBC FirstCaribbean/BCS: Breast Screening Programme Walk for the Cure which takes place on Sunday 6th October this year. The staff of the various branches and departments of the bank have been coming up with innovative ways to raise funds to meet the 2019 target of $150,000 Barbados […]

    September 1, 2019HealthNo comments
  8. Merry Christmas from 21st Century Oncology!

    Happy Holidays to YOU!

    December 20, 2017Health, Photo GalleryNo comments
  9. Expert Summit, ‘From Care to Cure; Shifting the HIV Paradigm’, kicks off

    Regional and international HIV experts have been tasked with developing strategies to engage the Caribbean on the “treatment as prevention” approach to HIV care which will put the region on track to end the AIDS epidemic. The challenge came during the opening ceremony of the Caribbean Cytometry & Analytical Society’s (CCAS) expert summit, “From Care […]

    August 29, 2017HealthNo comments
  10. MIAMI CANCER INSTITUTE NAMES YOON HANG “JOHN” KIM, MD, DIR. OF INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE

    Yoon Hang “John” Kim, M.D., has joined the growing team of cancer care specialists at Miami Cancer Institute, a part of Baptist Health South Florida, as Director of Integrative Medicine. In his new role, Dr. Kim will lead the team of acupuncturists, massage therapists, registered dietitians and exercise physiologists that provides patients with evidence-based treatments […]

    June 6, 2017HealthNo comments
  11. Barbadians endure Too Many Unnecessary Amputations, follow medical guidance all urged

    Barbados and the Caribbean may have high amputation rates since the complexion of some diabetics do not allow for the easy detection of sores and ulcers on their feet which increase the prospects of surgery, unless patients themselves engage in better care of their feet. Too many times, she noted, how doctors on more than […]

    February 6, 2017Featured, HealthNo comments
  12. MIAMI CANCER INSTITUTE OPENS ITS DOORS

    The $430 million, 445,000-square-foot Miami Cancer Institute, part of Baptist Health South Florida, is now officially open. In addition, after a year-long review and collaboration process, Miami Cancer Institute has become the third full member, and the only member in Florida, of the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Alliance, an initiative designed to collaboratively guide […]

    January 29, 2017HealthNo comments
  13. Oscar Jordan Symposium: Public Lecture (Wednesday 25th January 2017, 7:00 PM – Queens Park Steel Shed, St. Michael)

    @Regrann from @bajanreporteronline – Public Lecture, Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 7PM – Queens Park Steel Shed, St. Michael #Barbados has been affected greatly by complications of #diabetes, diabetic wounds and infections which often lead to #amputations. This interactive public lecture will feature multidisciplinary presentations from leaders in the management of diabetes and diabetic foot including […]

    January 22, 2017Health, Photo GalleryNo comments
  14. MIAMI CANCER INSTITUTE EXPANDS ITS CANCER PATIENT SUPPORT CENTER AND SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT & PALLIATIVE MEDICINE SERVICE

    Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida has expanded two of its signature cancer care departments, with the additions of psychosomatic psychiatrists Sylvia Fernandez, M.D., Geetha Nampiaparampil, M.D. and psychologist Regina Melchor, Psy.D to its Cancer Patient Support Center. These physicians will focus on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders that contribute to […]

    November 14, 2016Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  15. MIAMI CANCER INSTITUTE ADDS TWO LEADING PROTON THERAPY EXPERTS TO ITS COMPREHENSIVE RADIATION ONCOLOGY DEPARTMENT

    Marcio Fagundes, M.D., and Michael Chuong, M.D., have joined Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida’s unique and integrated Radiation Oncology department, which will offer both standard photon therapy and, beginning in 2017, the region’s first proton therapy center. Dr. Fagundes will serve as the department’s medical director and vice chair, and Dr. Chuong […]

    October 24, 2016Featured, HealthNo comments
  16. Celebrity Chef Cindy Hutson Partners with Miami Cancer Institute

    Miami Cancer Institute, part of Baptist Health South Florida, announced today a partnership with celebrity Chef Cindy Hutson. The star chef, restaurateur, author and now Culinary Ambassador for the Institute is developing a collection of innovative healthy foods for cancer patients during and after treatment and throughout survivorship. “We are thrilled to have Chef Cindy […]

    October 20, 2016Featured, HealthNo comments
  17. All Eyes on 6th annual Corneal Lecture series at Hilton Barbados

    PHYSICIANS, nurses, ophthalmic technicians, medical students and other members of the medical fraternity from around the Caribbean, will converge on the Barbados Hilton Resort on September 25 and 26, for the 6th annual Corneal Lecture series. The lecture series is hosted by Corneal Services Barbados (CSB), a division of Warrens Eye Care Centre, which specializes […]

    September 22, 2015HealthNo comments
  18. Dominican and Haitian Chambers of Commerce Sign Cooperation Agreement

    Bonds between the Dominican Republic and Haitian business communities were strengthened when a cooperation agreement between The Federation of Chambers of Commerce of the Dominican Republic (FEDOCAMARAS) and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Haiti (CCIH) was finally inked. Both umbrella organizations represent the national chamber of commerce chapters in each country with FEDOCAMARAS […]

    September 16, 2015BusinessNo comments
  19. QEH’s COLPOSCOPY DEPARTMENT BACK IN ORIGINAL LOCATION

    Barbadians are asked to note that the Colposcopy Department, which was temporarily closed for renovations for eight weeks, will return to its original location adjacent to the Antenatal Clinic. Normal operations will resume from Wednesday 9th September between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The modernisation of the Colposcopy Department is designed to […]

    September 9, 2015HealthNo comments
  20. BARBADIAN MINISTER CLAIMS RATE OF HIV CASES ON DECLINE

    Health Minister John Boyce declared the annual rate of new HIV cases in Barbados had started to decline. The Health Minister was addressing a Caribbean Regional Health Policy Project workshop with the theme Stigma Reduction – Moving from Understanding to Outcomes. Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Health Policy Project […]

    September 3, 2015Featured, HealthNo comments
  21. Welfare of retired race horses to improve thanks to Pinnacle Feeds

    The welfare of retired race horses in Barbados is set to improve even more thanks to a new partnership between the Barbados Turf Club (BTC), the HORSE Charity and Pinnacle Feeds. During the BTC’s recent 3rd Race Day for the season, Pinnacle Feeds presented the HORSE Charity (Human Organisation for the Relief of Suffering Equines) […]

    June 24, 2015SportsNo comments
  22. Barbadians must override their mis-trusting needles and pills if they’re to successfully reverse Diabetes

    A leading medical specialist has warned too many Barbadians are avoiding their correct treatments for handling diabetes simply for hatred or fear of trivial events… He cited how Metformin costs less than Insulin, does not affect Hypoglycemic patients, and according to a recent UK poll proved it successfully reduced Diabetic Complications by 42%; incidents of […]

    June 14, 2015Featured, HealthNo comments
  23. “Moving Forward Together: The First Steps Toward Multidisciplinary Care” 13-14 June 2015 at Hilton Barbados

    There is nothing sweet about diabetes, although it involves the body’s ability to process sugars, and a leading non-governmental organisation is debuting an annual conference to tackle the various challenges emanating from this growing non-communicable chronic disease (NCD). The two day seminar will feature Minister of Health, John Boyce – MP for Christ Church South, […]

    June 7, 2015Health, Photo GalleryNo comments
  24. INTERACTIVE LECTURE FOR PUBLIC ON 14TH JUNE – LOOKING AT DO’S AND DON’TS FOR DIABETES

    Barbadians are invited to join the Barbados Diabetes Foundation for an interactive lecture on Sunday 14th June, 5:30 pm at Hilton Barbados, Needham’s Point. Effective diabetes care is essential to reducing the physical, psychological and economic impact of this chronic disease that affects at least 20% of Barbadians, with trends showing this figure as rising. […]

    May 25, 2015HealthNo comments
  25. RUMORS GET UNDER GOVERNMENT’S SKIN? NIGERIAN STUDENTS NOT ISOLATED OR QUARANTINED

    The Nigerian students who are currently being accommodated at the Casa Grande Hotel, at Oldbury in St. Philip have neither been isolated nor quarantined. This has been stated by Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Joy. St. John, who has confirmed that one of the students presented with a case of scabies on January 9, and is […]

    January 11, 2015HealthNo comments