Jamaica Gleaner Profiles in Medicine
Published: Monday Wednesday | March 25, 2009
Tanny gets her prize
To say that Tuesday, March 10, was a busy day for Tanica Plummer, winner of The Gleaner's Health section weight-management challenge, is nothing short of an understatement. Tanny (her pet name) was shuffling between consultations... Read More...Tanny's journal - March 5 to 13
March 5 - Dear Diary,I met the editor of The Gleaner's Health section, Eulalee Thompson, on March 5, 2009. The meeting was what I expected and much more. I was feeling a bit down on that day because a friend of mine had lost her boyfriend... Read More...Tanny's exercise prescription
Warm upStart walking at a moderate pace, that is, at a rate of three to four miles per hour or 15 to 20 minutes to each mile. The purpose of this prescription is to develop and maintain cardiovascular fitness, a lean body and to improve your muscle endurance... Read More...What if I am fat anyway?
Who really determines if I am overweight or obese? In 1943, Metropolitan Life Insurance, a US-based company, introduced its standard height/weight table for men and women. It was adjusted in 1983 and gives standards for small-, medium- and large-frame individuals. Read More...'Gully-creep' into a healthy body
During the annual check-ups, I usually encourage my patients to eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly. This is particularly important for our women because a survey conducted by the University of the West Indies and the Ministry of Health showed that the percentage... Read More...