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...
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 ...