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...
08 May 2018
Vaccination: An Act of Love!

Vaccination: An Act of Love!


In the United States, the month of August is dedicated to building awareness around vaccination. The National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is a...
01 May 2018
Start preparing for the Hurricane Season

Start preparing for the Hurricane Season


  IN EXACTLY ONE months’ time, on June 1, the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season will start. It is predicted that this year’s hurricane season w...
24 April 2018
Should you be taking Vitamins daily?

Should you be taking Vitamins daily?


  THERE ARE VARYING opinions on if one should take vitamins regularly. Most of the arguments in favour of regular or daily vitamin use, highlig...
20 March 2018
Overweight and obesity

Overweight and obesity


Overweight and obesity are on the rise. We are seeing our people getting big in front of our own eyes, including our children. Obesity is not only aff...
06 March 2018
Keep moving – It’s good for your health

Keep moving – It’s good for your health


We often hear that inactivity or sedentary lifestyle is bad for your health. In fact, it has been proven that inactivity is a risk factor for a number...