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

  • Holistic ways to manage anxiety

    Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses and affect millions of adults and children. While highly treatable, it is estimated only 37% of persons diagnosed with anxiety seek treatment. It is not uncommon for someone who suffers from an anxiety disorder to also suffer from depression, or vice versa, and anxiety disorders can range The post Holistic ways to manage anxiety appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Cancer care in Cayman

    Receiving a cancer diagnosis is a frightening experience for both patients and their loved ones. Living on an island with limited medical resources can often increase patients’ anxiety about where to obtain specialist healthcare. However, there are several facilities, locally, which offer cancer treatment services and support. These include: Health Services Authority The Health Services The post Cancer care in Cayman appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • There’s an app for that: Health apps for 2020

    Looking for some help on your health and wellness journey this year? Or simply enjoy using technology to guide and monitor your activities? Here are some great health and wellness apps to try out in 2020. MyFitnessPal MyFitnessPal constantly pops up on ‘best app’ listings, and for good reason. It features an easy-to-use food diary The post There’s an app for that: Health apps for 2020 appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Health checkups for every life stage

    The old adage, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is as true today as it was when Benjamin Franklin said it in the 1700s. Although Franklin was addressing fire safety at the time, the saying certainly applies to health and well-being. The idea is that it is far better to prevent The post Health checkups for every life stage appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Gov’t approves purchase of 30 new ventilator beds

    Government has given the Health Services Authority the green light to purchase 30 additional ventilator beds as Cayman continued to ready itself for any widespread outbreak of COVID-19. The post Gov’t approves purchase of 30 new ventilator beds appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • 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.