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Published:Wednesday | September 28, 2022 | 12:08 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

CANCER AND cardiovascular disease (CVD) are the two commonest causes of morbidity and mortality in the Caribbean. Moreover, there is a growing population of patients who have both cancer and CVD, and data suggest that the economic burden faced by...

Published:Saturday | September 24, 2022 | 12:06 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Olga Williams is the new national champion of the National Council for Senior Citizens (NCSC) National Seniors Spelling Bee competition, and she couldn’t be happier to bring the title back to the parish of St Mary. “I needed to do it for my parish...

Published:Wednesday | September 21, 2022 | 12:08 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

SOCIAL DETERMINANTS of health (SDOH) contribute significantly to the severe morbidity and mortality that various cardiovascular diseases inflict on the society. The components of SDOH include wealth, income, employment status, education, housing,...

Published:Tuesday | September 13, 2022 | 12:08 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

A new health facility to meet the particular need of chronically ill patients for personalised care is soon to begin operations in Jamaica. Dr Troy Byer, chief executive officer of Mindology Fitness, Omar Barnett, chief executive officer of...

Published:Saturday | September 10, 2022 | 12:06 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

There is no doubt that education is the key to breaking the cycle of generational poverty, but for many students in Jamaica returning to school, it has been difficult to source theessentials they need including, pencils, notebooks and backpacks....

Published:Wednesday | September 7, 2022 | 12:09 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

THE MINISTRY of Health and Wellness (MOHW), in partnership with the Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS), is offering free prostate cancer screening, buttressed by an awareness campaign, in observance of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Through the...

Published:Saturday | September 3, 2022 | 12:08 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Host and author, Dr Terri-Karelle Reid, has donated copies of her book – My Brand Compass: The 13 Cs to building your personal brand – to the Jamaica Library Service (JLS). These books will be distributed to main libraries across the 14 parishes in...

Published:Wednesday | August 31, 2022 | 12:08 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

THE MONTH of September has been designated as National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month to bring attention to this very common type of cancer that is the leading cause of death in many Jamaican men. Prostate cancer is a major burden in Jamaica. It...

Published:Wednesday | August 24, 2022 | 12:08 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

INTRAVENOUS (IV) vitamin therapy, also known as intravenous micronutrient therapy and hydration therapy, is an efficient way to infuse high concentrations of vitamins and minerals directly into the bloodstream, allowing for rapid absorption of...

Published:Wednesday | August 17, 2022 | 12:10 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

THE MINISTRY of Health and Wellness is redoubling efforts to tackle a lesser known pandemic among the Jamaican population: non-communicable diseases (NCDs). NCDs are also known as lifestyle diseases and can be chronic. These include hypertension (...

Published:Wednesday | August 10, 2022 | 12:07 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

HAEMOGLOBIN IS a protein in your red blood cells. Your red blood cells carry oxygen throughout your body. If you have a condition that affects your body’s ability to make red blood cells, your haemoglobin levels may drop. Low haemoglobin levels may...

Published:Saturday | August 6, 2022 | 12:07 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Reading is the act of taking one’s imagination on a ride and transporting it to a different world. As a child growing up in Pusey District, Point Hill, St Catherine, Rhenay Harris lived with her grandparents who instilled the importance of reading...

Published:Friday | August 5, 2022 | 5:11 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

This year will mark Jamaica’s 60th year of Independence, and the year-long celebrations are being observed under the theme ‘Reigniting a Nation for Greatness’. The period will showcase many exciting events which allow for the exposure of our varied...

Published:Wednesday | August 3, 2022 | 12:07 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Having high blood pressure is a key risk factor in developing heart disease, stroke and other complications. Blood pressure means the pressure of blood in your arteries as it is being pumped by the heart. Very high blood pressure or rapidly rising...

Published:Wednesday | July 20, 2022 | 12:11 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

IT IS normal for children to feel worried or anxious from time to time, such as when they are starting school or nursery, or moving to a new area. However, for some children, anxiety affects their daily behaviour and thoughts, interfering with...

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

The Rita Marley Foundation, in commemoration of Rita Marley’s 76th birthday celebrations, kicked off her month-long birthday activities with several charitable endeavours, including a coastal initiative dubbed One Rita Beach Clean-Up at 8 Miles in...

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

Your feet can tell you a lot about your general health condition or warn you of underlying health conditions. From pesky foot pain to more serious symptoms, such as numbness, your feet often show symptoms of disease before any other part of your...

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

We are oftentimes very conscious to take care of most parts of our bodies, from the essential care of our hearts, muscles and joints to the more superficial hair and nail care. However, many people tend to neglect their feet. This issue can become...

Published:Saturday | July 9, 2022 | 12:07 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Tristan Dillon was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer and, instead of succumbing to the fear that such a diagnosis would undoubtedly bring, he decided to utilise his resources in service to others. He founded the Tristan Dillon Foundation to...

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

Eyes are not just the window to your soul; they also offer a glimpse into your health. Changes in your eyes can signal vision problems, diabetes, stress, even retinal detachment. What is more, most of these you can actually see for yourself,...

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2022 | 12:07 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

With the end of the academic school year having arrived, the Bless to Bless Foundation, is already putting things in place to assist needy students for the start of the new school term in September. The objective of this initiative is to provide...

Published:Wednesday | June 29, 2022 | 12:05 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

A diabetes diagnosis can be a life-altering reality. Whether it is type 1 diabetes, where the body does not make any insulin at all, or type 2 diabetes, when the pancreas makes some insulin but not enough, it can mean changes to your lifestyle that...

Published:Wednesday | June 22, 2022 | 12:07 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) or chronic diseases are a group of conditions that are not passed from person to person, progress slowly and are mainly of a long duration. NCDs include cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancers, chronic lower...

Published:Saturday | June 18, 2022 | 12:08 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

The United States Embassy in Kingston has thrown its support behind a local initiative to raise awareness and provide counselling intervention for persons impacted by gender-based violence (GBV) in Jamaica. The US Embassy, Kingston provided grant...

Published:Wednesday | June 15, 2022 | 12:06 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

HIV stigma is negative attitudes and beliefs about people with HIV. It is the prejudice that comes with labelling an individual as being part of a group that is believed to be socially unacceptable. While stigma refers to an attitude or belief,...

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