Tue | May 21, 2019

Health

Dr Christopher Tufton, Minister of Health

There is need for a paradigm shift in public health, even with the advances of the last half a century that put our life expectancy today at some 78.5 years for females and 73.6 for males. We want our people to live longer. We also want them to...
Gloria Goffe, executive director of the Combined Disabilities Association

“Women with disabilities can have children, take care of them, and raise very healthy families.” This was the confident assertion made by Gloria Goffe, executive director of the Combined Disabilities Association (CDA), at the Mini Health Expo held...

It is no secret that Jamaica has lost its place as the healthcare leaders in the Caribbean. The opening of The University College of the West Indies Medical Faculty in 1948, guaranteed that access to medical training would be sustained and not...

As we age, joint health is one thing we expect to lose. From back pain to arthritis, it is all considered a part of 'getting old'. Yet joint issues are also common in young people. And while most people learn to live with their joint issues...

Bun and cheese at Easter is an all-time favourite pastime that has spread across the world … thanks to the strong influence of Jamaican migration. This long-time Jamaican tradition has now become a global trend, with other nationalities embracing...

In fall 2018, my energy level dropped and I started to feel a tingling sensation in my hand like sticking needles. I knew the work I did overseas in summer 2018 had contributed to it, so I thought it would clear up itself. In summer 2018 while in...

With summer-body goals in mind, many have already started hitting the streets, parks, and gyms in search of the ideal summer look. While realistic goal setting and consistency are important, the habits that one foster can make or break his or her...

Protein supplements are all the rage these days. If you have ever even thought about fitness, chances are you have been inundated with the idea that you need protein powder. Whether it be the guys at the gym or influencers on Instagram, there seems...

Exercise-related injuries are among those things people tend to forget about until disaster hits. Whether one is planning, training or recovering, injuries aren't usually given much thought. The result is the common cycle: train hard, get...

Resistance bands might seem like just another 'glute exercise' fad among women but there might be some method to the madness. In fact, adding resistance bands to your training can provide huge benefits for men and women alike. From...
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