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Published:Wednesday | March 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

On January 4, I received a call at the Heart Foundation from Natalie.She was ready for a lifestyle change. "I want to lose weight," she stated with a passion for action. Natalie had gained more than 50 pounds during pregnancy...

Published:Wednesday | March 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

While many of us struggle to lose weight and keep it off, many other Jamaican women, some of them already chubby, are trying to gain weight to make themselves and their spouses happy.In the same way they achieve their goal of packing on pounds by taking...

Published:Wednesday | March 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Week 1: Busy mom and Kingston-based banker, Natalie Murray, is The Gleaner's Health section 2011 weight management candidate.We will be following her to the gym and nutritionist in March as we track her quest to lose the baby fat...

Published:Wednesday | March 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

My pre-baby jeans fit!So, now that I'm 12 weeks post-partum, I have decided to up my workout intensity.

Published:Wednesday | March 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Some women who have had a normal uncomplicated childbirth are able to start very simple exercises within 24 hours. However, it is prudent that you get medical clearance before starting a major post-natal exercise programme.

Published:Wednesday | March 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The answer is 'yes', and we will be providing support for Natalie. Cognitive behaviour therapy will be helpful here. Our thoughts affect our feelings and behaviour...

Published:Wednesday | March 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Week 1: Busy mom and Kingston-based banker, Natalie Murray, is The Gleaner's Health section 2011 weight management candidate.We will be following her to the gym and nutritionist in March as we track her quest to lose the baby fat...

Published:Wednesday | February 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

My phone rang. It was a frantic call. The voice on the other side was talking about a youngster who had been cutting himself. It was the third call I received that week about a young person 'cutting'. Many people may express surprise, but this cutting phenomenon....

Published:Wednesday | February 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Dear Dr Williams-Green, I read your article in The Gleaner's Health section titled 'Help for the balding male'.The section of the article where you wrote about alopecia relates to me. I am a 36-year-old female with alopecia universalis...

Published:Wednesday | February 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

At the start of this year, I just did not feel myself.I was tired, run-down, un-focused, not sleeping well and feeling totally out of sync.

Published:Wednesday | February 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The heart is responsible for pumping blood to all areas of the body. It may be afflicted by several conditions which cause ill health and death. This week, we join the Heart Foundation of Jamaica...

Published:Wednesday | February 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

February is celebrated as Black History Month in the United States and, although not an officially recognised celebration at this time in Jamaica, focus is sometimes placed on significant black personalities.

Published:Wednesday | February 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Since my return to Jamaica, the oldest mother I have delivered was in her mid-40s.She gave birth to a beautiful, healthy baby, and both mother and baby did well. I had a conversation with someone during my pregnancy...

Published:Wednesday | February 16, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Rare cancer linked to breast implants - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced a possible association between saline and silicone gel-filled breast implants and anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), a very rare type...

Published:Wednesday | February 16, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Dear Dr Abel, We refer to your November, 2010 article in The Gleaner inviting comments on the proposed review of Jamaica's alcohol-use policy.The Jamaica Alcohol Beverage Association (JABA) is an industry association representing...

Published:Wednesday | February 16, 2011 | 12:00 AM

I am Tashna Samuels. My journey began on March 24, 2010 when I set a weight loss target of 50lbs by February 2011. A few weeks later, I saw the National Health Fund's ...

Published:Wednesday | February 16, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Heart disease seriously impairs the length and quality of our life. The major risk factors of heart disease are high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, physical inactivity and smoking...

Published:Wednesday | February 16, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Some years ago I accompanied my elderly client to the cardiologist. He had uncontrolled hypertension for years, resulting in an enlarged heart.After several tests, I asked the cardiologist to 'give it to me straight' regarding my client's future.

Published:Wednesday | February 16, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Oh, this is really good news for any of us with a bit of a muffin top.A new study by Tufts University finds that whole grains can help fight the belly fat that's linked to heart disease and diabetes. The bottom line...

Published:Wednesday | February 9, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Have you have ever been lied to, misled or cheated on? Then you know the pain that comes with broken trust and betrayal.

Published:Wednesday | February 9, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Deborah Chen, executive director of the Heart Foundation of Jamaica, invites Jamaicans to become Heart Foundation members.Two types of membership: Regular membership - pay annual fee of $1,000.00 Supporting membership - You provide additional financial...

Published:Wednesday | February 9, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Dear Dr Williams-Green: Are there products that treat baldness? I have heard about prescription drugs such Finasteride/Kinasteride (Propecia), Rograine, Dutaseride and so on.

Published:Wednesday | February 9, 2011 | 12:00 AM

If you are 35 or older, your heart should already be accustomed to an annual check-up. Actually, Deborah Chen, the Heart Foundation of Jamaica's executive director, recommends that you get in the habit of having your blood-pressure ...

Published:Wednesday | February 9, 2011 | 12:00 AM

We all want to have that special person around for many years, and for this to be a reality they must have a healthy heart. Although there is no one food that can keep our heart ticking...

Published:Wednesday | February 9, 2011 | 12:00 AM

As the milk comes in, your breast may become engorged and sometimes you may develop blocked milk ducts.

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