Sun | Feb 26, 2017

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As various nations continue their Black History celebrations in February, one focus that is often overlooked is the contributions of black scientists and technologists. Their contributions, which are most times expensive, challenging and time-...

The University of the West Indies (UWI) in February unveiled the Caribbean Institute for Health Research (CAIHR), which health professionals and policymakers were familiar with as the Tropical Medicine Research Institute (TMRI)."TMRI has an...

The Heart Institute of the Caribbean (HIC) has announced the opening of an ultra-modern, fully equipped cardiac intensive care unit (ICU) dedicated to the care of heart patients.The six-bed, high-acuity unit at HIC, which is scheduled to be open to...

"New Year ... New Me ... 2017" has become a popular catchphrase for eight contestants in the one-of-a-kind weight loss challenge that is taking social media by storm.The feature complements the second season of Doctor's Appointment, a family and...

February is Heart Month. The theme this year asks the question: 'Sudden cardiac death ... can it happen to you?'The answer: Yes, it can!Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a leading cause of athlete deaths in the United States (US) and Italy, killing...

Are you thinking about being more active? Have you been trying to cut back on fattening foods? Are you starting to eat better and be more active but having a hard time sticking with these changes?Old habits die hard. Changing your habits is a...

Activities for Heart MonthTUESDAY, JANUARY 24n Heart Month Launch, Spanish Court Hotel.WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1n Outside Broadcast/HFJHitz 92 FM with Jenny Jenny6 a.m. - 9 a.m.n Lion's Club of Kingston Luncheon, The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, 12:30 p.m....

The Ministry of Health in association with the Heart Foundation of Jamaica is urging Jamaicans to adopt healthy lifestyle habits to prevent cardiovascular diseases.Portfolio minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton, noted that cardiovascular disease is one...

The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) will be conducting screenings for risk factors associated with sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) during Heart Month in February.The HFJ's executive director, Deborah Chen, said it is important for persons to know if...

In the first of a two-part discussion on childhood obesity, we learned that this condition has been described by the World Health Organization (WHO) as one of the more prominent public-health issues we are facing in the 21st Century. In addition,...
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