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Latest news articles from the Cayman Compass, our sibling publication:

  • Flu cases continue to climb

    The Health Services Authority has said it continues to see more patients heading to the hospital with influenza symptoms. The post Flu cases continue to climb appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Jamaica health minister: No coronavirus

    Jamaica’s health minister held an emergency press conference to quash social media rumours of a local suspected case of the potentially deadly coronavirus. The post Jamaica health minister: No coronavirus appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Money donated for neonatal transport incubator

    A donation last week of US$12,600 will pay for a neonatal transport incubator for the Cayman Islands Hospital. The post Money donated for neonatal transport incubator appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Public health meeting on dengue planned

    A public health meeting on dengue fever has been planned for this Wednesday in East End. The post Public health meeting on dengue planned appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Ground broken at mental-health facility

    It is not easy getting to the site of the Cayman Islands' long-term residential mental-health facility. The post Ground broken at mental-health facility appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • HSA flags heartburn medication

    Commonly used heartburn medication ranitidine, a generic version of the brand name Zantac, has been flagged by local health authorities after the United States Food and Drug Administration issued a recall of the drug. The post HSA flags heartburn medication appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Insurers ponder cannabis coverage

    Health insurance providers in the Cayman Islands that previously did not cover medical cannabis are now reviewing their positions, according to the leader of Cayman’s health insurance advisory group. The post Insurers ponder cannabis coverage appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Lions Club PACCE run raises $32,000 for cancer awareness

    More than 150 runners, walkers and cyclists of all ages took part in the Lions Club of Grand Cayman Prostate, Colorectal and Testicular Cancers Event (PACCE) Delano Hislop Memorial Journey for Life fun walk on Sunday. The post Lions Club PACCE run raises $32,000 for cancer awareness appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • HSA doctors on high alert for vaping, e-cigarette illnesses

    The Health Services Authority has confirmed that its medical staff treated two e-cigarette users but stopped short of linking their symptoms with the use of those products. The post HSA doctors on high alert for vaping, e-cigarette illnesses appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • HSA medical director receives humanitarian award

    Health Services Authority Medical Director Dr. Delroy Jefferson, who has spent his annual leave for the past 15 years on volunteer medical missions, has been honoured for his humanitarian efforts. The post HSA medical director receives humanitarian award appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Hundreds gather to conquer cancer

    Governor Martyn Roper kicked off the Cancer Society’s sixth-annual Conquering Cancer Health Fair Saturday. The post Hundreds gather to conquer cancer appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Customs seize vaping products in Doctors Express search

    Customs and Border Control officers searched Doctors Express Tuesday, days after the medical facility was forced to pull cannabis vaping products from its shelves, according to a government spokesperson. The post Customs seize vaping products in Doctors Express search appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Water Authority staff gets lesson in prostate cancer prevention

    The Lions Club of Grand Cayman’s Prostate, Colorectal and Testicular Cancers Event (PACCE) committee took its cancer awareness campaign to the Water Authority on Tuesday. The post Water Authority staff gets lesson in prostate cancer prevention appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Doctors Express ordered to pull cannabis vapes from shelves

    A local healthcare facility has been ordered to stop prescribing and selling vaporising cannabinoids after the Health Practice Commission on Saturday issued a cease notice. The post Doctors Express ordered to pull cannabis vapes from shelves appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • HSA: Refrain from e-cigarettes, vaping

    Cayman Islands health leaders are urging the public to abstain from using e-cigarettes or vaporisers on the heels of a series of illnesses and deaths in the United States. The post HSA: Refrain from e-cigarettes, vaping appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • US bound travellers warned of deadly mosquito virus

    People travelling to parts of America’s east coast are being asked to be mindful of a mosquito-borne illness called eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE. The post US bound travellers warned of deadly mosquito virus appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Seniors offered free home health screenings

    As part of Caribbean Wellness Day, set for Saturday, 14 Sept., next week Health Services Authority staff will be visiting the private homes of senior citizens across Grand Cayman to offer free nutritional assessments, health screening and counselling. The post Seniors offered free home health screenings appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Cancer Society to host awareness events

    The Cayman Islands Cancer Society will present ‘Conquering Cancer VI – Let’s Fight Cancer Together’, a series of cancer awareness activities for health professionals and the general public, this month. The post Cancer Society to host awareness events appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Contractors chosen for mental health facility

    Ministry of Health officials say contractors have been picked for the delayed long-term mental health facility in East End, and construction is expected to begin in October. The post Contractors chosen for mental health facility appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Born 14 weeks early, baby saved at Cayman Islands Hospital

    Lizza and Glenn Halili had been trying for seven years to have a baby. The road to parenthood, however, was complicated by health issues and the pain of a miscarriage. The post Born 14 weeks early, baby saved at Cayman Islands Hospital appeared first on Cayman Compass.