Tue | Jul 23, 2019

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According to the 2017 Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviour Survey by Jamaica’s Ministry of Health, one out of every five persons with multiple sexual partners never used a condom the last 10 times they had sex. Fortunately, due to certain features...

The passage of a kidney stone is often described as one of the most painful experiences one can endure; possibly even more so than childbirth. In addition, stones that do not pass can lead to blockage of the kidney, risking loss of organ function...

Fitness is a long-term investment. Our approach to health and wellness, even at a young age, will have a significant impact well into our senior years. In fact, it may well determine just how many senior years one gets...

Recently, when I was asked to appear as a guest on TVJ’s popular Smile Jamaica programme to speak about plastic surgery, I was asked a seemingly easy question by the host, Neville Bell. He asked: “Plastic surgery, is it risky?” I immediately felt...

Previously, persons needing surgeries to remove foreign objects from the oesophagus would have to be transferred to hospitals in Kingston; however, through the kind donations of the Manchester Wellness Foundation, residents in central Jamaica can...

The 2019 Jamaica Reproductive Health Survey will be conducted over the next 16 months at a cost of over $72.4 million. The exercise will be spearheaded by the National Family Planning Board (NFPB), an agency of the Ministry of Health and Wellness,...

Every weekday morning, 48-year-old Precious* takes care of her 80-year-old mother, who has dementia, before taking the 25-minute journey to work. It is like taking care of her only child, who is now an adult, all over again. After waking up, it...

Training basic movement patterns is a must – even for 'summa body' athletes. The benefits of mastering foundational movement are well documented and so are the pitfalls of ignoring them. Still, it might not be immediately obvious how to...

It's 'summa' and gyms, trails, and exercise classes are full to the brim. Everyone is looking for that new move or cutting edge tip that will give them the beach body look they desire...

In following up on the article entitled ‘Stop eating what you are allergic to’, I will focus on the healing process to maintaining a healthy gut. There are many foods that we consume on a regular basis that destroy the natural bacteria and the...
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