18 December 2018
Have a healthy holiday!

Have a healthy holiday!


The holiday season is upon us. It is important that we do not forget about our health. During the festive season, people make exceptions; then, dur...
11 December 2018
Remember your Health this Christmas

Remember your Health this Christmas


The holiday season is upon us. It is important that we do not forget about our health. During the festive season people make exceptions, during the ne...
04 December 2018
Improving Health Literacy in the Healthcare Setting

Improving Health Literacy in the Healthcare Setting


The Institute of Medicine defines health literacy as “the degree to which individuals can obtain, process, and understand the basic information and ...
27 November 2018
Ethical considerations for cannabis industry from a medical perspective

Ethical considerations for cannabis industry from a medical perspective


THERE IS GROWING interest in the Caribbean on medical cannabis. Countries such as Jamaica and St. Vincent and the Grenadines are in advanced stages in...
20 November 2018
Diabetes – A killer disease

Diabetes – A killer disease


WEDNESDAY, November 14, 201,7 was celebrated as World Diabetes Day. The theme for World Diabetes Day 2018 and 2019 is The Family and Diabetes. This ...
13 November 2018
Suicide – a public health problem

Suicide – a public health problem


Over the last month or so, several young people have been turning to suicide as a way out of their problems. Suicide may seem to be the easy way out, ...
06 November 2018
Violence and Crime – a public health problem

Violence and Crime – a public health problem


We tend to view violence and crime as merely social or legal problems. However, they are very important public health problems. Violence has probably ...
30 October 2018
Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)


Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, that can be mild or severe. Everyone has feelings of anxiety at some point in their life –...
23 October 2018
Reducing the risk of Breast Cancer

Reducing the risk of Breast Cancer


October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. During this month people wear the colour pink to raise awareness about the disease. There are many activ...
16 October 2018
Take steps to prevent unhealthy weight gain, related health problems

Take steps to prevent unhealthy weight gain, related health problems


Last week, there were many activities surrounding World Obesity Day 2018. The focus of World Obesity Day this year was on weight stigma. Weight stigma...