21 May 2019
Hypertension: Know your Numbers!

Hypertension: Know your Numbers!


Last Friday was celebrated as World Hypertension Day. Each year since 2006, on May 17, the World Hypertension League (WHL), in close partnership with ...
14 May 2019
Leptospirosis: Beware of Rats!

Leptospirosis: Beware of Rats!


Recently, there were reported cases of deaths from Leptospirosis in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. From time to time, we hear of similar occurrences ...
07 May 2019
Measles: Get Immunized!

Measles: Get Immunized!


Many of us may not have seen what measles look like but would have heard of it. Thanks to the high rates of immunization, this disease is virtually wi...
30 April 2019
Mental Health – A neglected chronic disease

Mental Health – A neglected chronic disease


The term Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) is used in the field of communicable diseases to denote a diverse group of communicable diseases that prev...
09 April 2019
Ensuring a safe and healthy working environment

Ensuring a safe and healthy working environment


Serious workplace injury or death can change lives forever for families, friends, communities, and co-workers. Human loss and suffering is immeasurabl...
26 March 2019
Meningitis: What is it?

Meningitis: What is it?


Meningitis is the inflammation of the protective membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord, known as the meninges. Meningitis can be caused by...
19 March 2019
Taking care of our elderly

Taking care of our elderly


Ageing is a natural process, which presents a unique challenge for all sections of the society. The demographic profile of the Caribbean is changing a...
05 March 2019
Eat lots of fruits and vegetables

Eat lots of fruits and vegetables


If we are what we eat, then many of us must be tripping all over the place due to a lack of balance. The average Vincentian consumes on average one se...
26 February 2019
Sugar and Pressure not a good combination

Sugar and Pressure not a good combination


Some people may suffer from high blood pressure (hypertension), while some may suffer from high blood sugar (diabetes). However, there is a significan...
19 February 2019
The Difference Between Latent TB Infection and TB Disease

The Difference Between Latent TB Infection and TB Disease


What is Tuberculosis (TB)? Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by a germ called Mycobacterium tuberculosis that is spread from person to pers...