07 August 2018
Supervise your children’s health during summer break

Supervise your children’s health during summer break


It is the summer vacation and our children are home from school. It is not possible for many parents to be with their children during the entire summe...
31 July 2018
Chemical hair products linked to cancer

Chemical hair products linked to cancer


African-American and white women who regularly chemically straighten their hair or dye it dark brown or black have an elevated risk of breast cancer, ...
24 July 2018
That chubby child! – childhood obesity

That chubby child! – childhood obesity


Childhood obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. The problem is global and is steadily affecting many low- a...
17 July 2018
Cervical Cancer and HPV

Cervical Cancer and HPV


Cervical cancer is cancer that starts in the cervix, the narrow opening into the uterus from the vagina. The normal “ectocervix” (the portion of t...
03 July 2018
National Health Insurance – Considerations for SVG

National Health Insurance – Considerations for SVG


I have written on the issue of National Health Insurance (NHI) various times before. I recall that in one article, I presented the advantages of NHI t...
19 June 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, ...
12 June 2018
Act on NCDs

Act on NCDs


The recently published information on the state of Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) in St. Vincent and the Grenadines is not new and should not be ala...
05 June 2018
Watch your health during a hurricane

Watch your health during a hurricane


Last year, I was deployed to the British Virgin Islands (BVI) as part of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Agency (CDEMA) Rapid Needs Assessment Team (...
29 May 2018
Mumps a highly contagious disease

Mumps a highly contagious disease


There are many contagious diseases that we hear about, but are rarely seen. Thanks to the development of vaccines and an effective vaccination program...
15 May 2018
Hypertension: Know your numbers!

Hypertension: Know your numbers!


Each year since 2006, on May 17, the World Hypertension League (WHL), in close partnership with the International Society of Hypertension (ISH) and ot...