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...
09 October 2018
Exercise and health

Exercise and health


Many people exercise for one reason or another. Some understand the importance of exercise to health and so they do it voluntary and on a regular basi...
18 September 2018
Your wellness

Your wellness


Last week was designated as Caribbean Wellness Week. In 2011, Caribbean Wellness Day was expanded to become Wellness Week in the Americas. This was pa...
11 September 2018
Healing and aging

Healing and aging


The aging process changes both the body and the mind. Many aging changes are physiological in nature, as the body begins to degenerate and break down....
04 September 2018
Is your school healthy?

Is your school healthy?


The School term has just begun. Children will now spend more time at school than anywhere else, except when they are at home. Schools can have a major...
28 August 2018
Preparing your child to head back to school

Preparing your child to head back to school


This is the last week that many students have at home before they head back into the school environment. It is the culmination of a long summer break ...
21 August 2018
From styrofoam to plastic

From styrofoam to plastic


St Vincent and the Grenadines implemented a ban on the use of Styrofoam products sometime this year. I wrote on this topic applauding this ban in a pr...
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...