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Stories by Keisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Published:Wednesday | May 25, 2022 | 12:06 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

After a night spent tossing and turning, you wake up feeling like a few of the Seven Dwarves: sleepy and grumpy. Restless nights and weary mornings can become more frequent as we get older and our sleep patterns change. In women, it often begins...

Published:Wednesday | May 18, 2022 | 12:06 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is blood pressure that is higher than normal. Your blood pressure changes throughout the day based on your activities; however, having blood pressure measures consistently above normal may result in a...

Published:Wednesday | May 18, 2022 | 12:06 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

When you scrape your knee, break a bone, or cut yourself, the body is able to heal itself; but that is not the case with certain conditions, like diabetes or heart disease. Regenerative medicine, a fairly new field in which experts are looking for...

Published:Saturday | May 14, 2022 | 12:07 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Kind Hearts Foundation was founded in 2010 as the youth arm of the Richard and Diana Stewart Foundation, focusing on the community housing and educational needs for underprivileged families in Jamaica. Their objective is to give back to the...

Published:Wednesday | May 11, 2022 | 12:06 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

You already know that your emotions can influence what you eat, but what you may not realise is that what you eat can also dramatically alter your mental health. There are in fact some foods that can worsen anxiety and depression. Simple food...

Published:Wednesday | May 4, 2022 | 12:10 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Vaginal cancer happens when cancerous cells grow in your vagina. A woman’s vagina, the birth canal is a channel that goes from the opening of the uterus to the outside of the body. Many kinds of cancer can spread to the vagina from elsewhere, but...

Published:Saturday | April 30, 2022 | 12:07 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Barita Foundation has been executing its mandate and contributing to national development goals by supporting partnerships in education, youth, entrepreneurship and the democratisation of wealth in order for Jamaicans to access resources needed...

Published:Wednesday | April 27, 2022 | 12:09 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

You cannot see it or feel it, but inflammation may slowly be damaging your body. Inflammation, which is part of the body’s natural healing system, helps fight injury and infection, but it does not just happen in response to injury and illness. An...

Published:Wednesday | April 27, 2022 | 12:09 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are passed from one person to another through intimate physical contact, such as heavy petting and from sexual activity. STIs are very common. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...

Published:Saturday | April 23, 2022 | 12:06 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Andre Barnaby is on a quest to ensure that people in and around his community are actively keeping their environment clean. He has been providing decorated garbage bins that have been placed at strategic locations to motivate people to use them,...

Published:Wednesday | April 20, 2022 | 12:05 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

WHEN YOU sit, you use less energy than you do when you stand or move. Research has linked sitting for long periods of time with a number of health concerns. They include obesity and a cluster of conditions, including increased blood pressure, high...

Published:Saturday | April 16, 2022 | 12:08 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

As part of an ongoing commitment to raise awareness and serve those living with sickle cell disease in Jamaica, Shak’s Hope Foundation, in association with the Sickle Cell Unit (SCU) at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), will be...

Published:Wednesday | April 13, 2022 | 12:10 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Stress, exercise, and even a few drinks the night before your doctor’s appointment can push your blood pressure up. So, it is often difficult to tell whether an unusually high reading at the doctor’s office means you have high blood pressure; or,...

Published:Wednesday | April 13, 2022 | 12:07 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

THIRTEEN YEARS after being diagnosed with cervical cancer, Juliet Davis is happy that she took the steps to get her Pap smear done. Her random visit to the Harbour View Health Centre saved her life, and although receiving the results was quite a...

Published:Saturday | April 9, 2022 | 12:06 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Victoria Mutual (VM) Foundation is focused on improving the welfare of Jamaicans through leadership and nation-building, youth, and community development. Formally established in 2018, the foundation gave structure to the philanthropic efforts...

Published:Wednesday | April 6, 2022 | 12:07 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Adenomyosis is a condition of the uterus (womb) where the cells similar to the lining on the inside of the uterus are also present in the muscle wall of the uterus. One study estimated that about one in five women has this condition. Although women...

Published:Saturday | April 2, 2022 | 12:06 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Ashauni Granville has a deep desire to be a public servant, giving back, and assisting Jamaicans of all socio-economic backgrounds. He is a senior finance professional at the National Land Agency (NLA), and serves on the board of the South Camp...

Published:Wednesday | March 30, 2022 | 12:08 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

AS A young girl, Angella Nichol travelled from the rural parish of Trelawny to Kingston, to pursue her tertiary studies at the then Mico Teachers’ College. She was vibrant and full of life, and had many expectations to be at the top of her career...

Published:Saturday | March 26, 2022 | 12:06 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Charlene Dixon grew up with her grandmother, Linneth Price, in Trinityville, St Thomas. Price, a strong disciplinarian, imparted impenetrable values to her granddaughter that have remained with her throughout her life. As a child, Dixon, along with...

Published:Wednesday | March 23, 2022 | 12:10 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

If you ask most people to rank their organs, their liver might be way down the list. Maybe just above spleen, but day and night it breaks down food, fights infection, and filters bad stuff from your blood. You can’t live without it. Luckily, you...

Published:Wednesday | March 23, 2022 | 12:10 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Understanding the benefits of a soft food diet, to establishing regular eating habits, nutrition can play an important part in your journey when you are faced with a colorectal cancer diagnosis. Eating a well-balanced diet before, during, and after...

Published:Saturday | March 19, 2022 | 12:07 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

THE MAKING An Impact All-Together (MAIA) Foundation, a non-profit organisation, is committed to shaping today’s young minds into tomorrow’s climate leaders. As an environmental charity, it is committed to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development...

Published:Wednesday | March 16, 2022 | 12:06 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

YOUR BLOOD type is important when it comes to donating blood or receiving a transfusion, but did you also know it may make you more or less likely to have certain diseases? Generally, knowing your blood type is not necessary unless there is a...

Published:Saturday | March 12, 2022 | 12:06 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

LIVING IN an inner-city community can be difficult, but 22-year-old Asha Murray has been rising above the challenges and, despite her circumstances, has been helping others to succeed. A final-year student at The University of the West Indies (UWI...

Published:Wednesday | March 9, 2022 | 12:08 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Surgically removing the cancer is the most common treatment for many stages of colorectal cancer. Chemotherapy, radiation, targeted therapy, radio frequency ablation, and cryosurgery are other treatments that may be used to treat colorectal cancer...

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