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

  • Fast COVID testing now available on Brac

    Faith Hospital on Cayman Brac can now conduct its own high-speed COVID-19 tests, and will no longer have to send samples to Grand Cayman for processing. The post Fast COVID testing now available on Brac appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Flu cases drop amid COVID-19 precautions

    Cayman’s adherence to COVID-19 protocols has led to a more than 50% drop in flu cases, Medical Officer of Health Dr. Samuel Williams-Rodriguez has said. The post Flu cases drop amid COVID-19 precautions appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • 1,600 get flu shots in first two weeks

    More than 1,600 people in Cayman have gotten the free flu vaccines since they became available late last month, health officials have confirmed. The post 1,600 get flu shots in first two weeks appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • FAQ: Cayman’s COVID-19 vaccine trial

    The scientists behind Cayman's COVID-19 vaccine trial spoke to the Cayman Compass about their methodology and why they want to conduct the first phase of human trials on the island. The post FAQ: Cayman’s COVID-19 vaccine trial appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Human trials for new COVID vaccine approved for Cayman

    A Cayman Islands healthcare facility has been given approval for a phase one clinical trial of a COVID-19 vaccine. The post Human trials for new COVID vaccine approved for Cayman appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Re-envisioning life in a pandemic: Cayman healthcare conference goes online

    Cayman’s medical professionals and other international health experts gathered for the 11th annual Cayman Islands Healthcare Conference on Saturday, 17 Oct. The post Re-envisioning life in a pandemic: Cayman healthcare conference goes online appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Lee: Isolation recommended for all with flu-like symptoms

    With flu season already under way, Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee said anyone with colds or coughs should isolate as a precaution until they are checked out by a medical professional. The post Lee: Isolation recommended for all with flu-like symptoms appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Ask the experts – Addiction and recovery

    September is recovery month. As such, the Counselling Centre is joining us to increase awareness and talk about addiction and recovery in the Cayman Islands. The post Ask the experts – Addiction and recovery appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Seymour urges flu vaccinations

    Health Minister Dwayne Seymour has called on the public to get vaccinated against the flu as a means to reduce possible the strain on local medical resources should people fall ill with the flu virus. The post Seymour urges flu vaccinations appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Pharmacists invite public to take part in medication check

    Pharmacists are inviting members of the public to bring medications they regularly use to local pharmacies so professionals can advise on whether they are taking them correctly. The post Pharmacists invite public to take part in medication check appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Robot enabling overseas doctors to consult with patients

    With Cayman's borders closed, visiting specialists at the Health Services Authority have not been able to travel due to COVID-19 restrictions, but a robot and a telemedicine suite are enabling them to consult with patients. The post Robot enabling overseas doctors to consult with patients appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Radiation on trial in Florida as COVID-19 treatment

    Researchers in the United States are exploring the potential for a low-dose radiation treatment to alleviate symptoms in COVID-19 patients who develop pneumonia. Doctors are hopeful the treatment could work in an anti-inflammatory manner and reduce the need for mechanical ventilation. The post Radiation on trial in Florida as COVID-19 treatment appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Colon cancer survivor: ‘Go get checked’

    Savannah father and son duo Andrew and Linbern Eden share their stories of cancer survival. The post Colon cancer survivor: ‘Go get checked’ appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Chadwick Boseman’s death shines light on colon cancer

    The sudden death of American actor Chadwick Boseman late last month has thrown colon cancer back into the spotlight, and local surgeon Dr. Ernest Jehangir is hopeful the tragedy will help highlight the importance of screening and early detection. The post Chadwick Boseman’s death shines light on colon cancer appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Doctors Express resumes sale of vaporised cannabis products

    The Doctors Express medical clinic is once again stocking pharmaceutical-grade vaporisable medical cannabis almost a year after being ordered to stop prescribing and selling those products. The post Doctors Express resumes sale of vaporised cannabis products appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Members of public can book free COVID tests online

    From today (17 Aug.), members of the public can schedule their free COVID screening tests online via a new appointment booking system launched by the Health Services Authority. The post Members of public can book free COVID tests online appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Cancer patient fights COVID

    Being strong in the face of adversity is not a new concept for cancer patient Winston Powell, so when he was diagnosed with COVID-19, it was no surprise that he drew on his strength to fight the virus and keep his family’s morale up. The post Cancer patient fights COVID appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Gov’t considering extension of health insurance payment scheme

    Health Minister Dwayne Seymour has said government is considering an extension of its health insurance payment assistance programme. The post Gov’t considering extension of health insurance payment scheme appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • HSA surgeon saves vision of visiting sailor

    An emergency eye surgery at the Cayman Islands Hosptial helps to save the vision of a visiting French sailor, who got stuck in Cayman because of global border closures brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The post HSA surgeon saves vision of visiting sailor appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • COVID fears could impact Cayman’s cancer cases

    Local cancer experts are projecting a potential spike in newly diagnosed, late-stage cancer cases amid concerns that people were reluctant to visit their doctors during the COVID lockdown. The post COVID fears could impact Cayman’s cancer cases appeared first on Cayman Compass.