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

  • 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.

  • HSA now offers eye surgery using world’s smallest medical device

    A new surgical eye procedure involving the use of the world’s smallest medical device is currently available at the Cayman Islands Hospital, and doctors there believe it will give patients greater clarity, with reduced risks. The post HSA now offers eye surgery using world’s smallest medical device appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Teens talk mental health in Cayman

    Several Youth Ambassadors from John Gray High School, Clifton Hunter High School and Cayman International School spoke with the Cayman Compass about the programme and why mental health matters to them. The post Teens talk mental health in Cayman appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Cancer and COVID

    While medical professionals continue to analyse the COVID-19 strain, it is clear those with compromised immune systems – like cancer patients – are at risk, and local patients are not chancing contracting the virus. The post Cancer and COVID appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Testing 2.0: How the new antibody tests work

    Back in May, Cayman Compass journalist James Whittaker got the COVID-19 swab as part of a feature story explaining the testing process. On Tuesday, in a sequel to that story, he visited Health City Cayman Islands to do the same for the new antibody tests. The post Testing 2.0: How the new antibody tests work appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Ask the Experts: Health in the time of COVID-19

    Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee, Medical Officer of Health Dr. Samuel Williams-Rodriguez and Health Services Authority CEO Lizzette Yearwood join host Kevin Morales to talk about health, medicine and the way forward for Cayman during the global COVID-19 pandemic. The post Ask the Experts: Health in the time of COVID-19 appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • COVID-19 antibody tests begin at Cayman Islands Hospital

    The first COVID-19 antibody tests at Cayman Islands Hospital were conducted Friday morning, with frontline healthcare workers taking priority. The post COVID-19 antibody tests begin at Cayman Islands Hospital appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Stem cell study aims to fight the COVID-19 ‘storm’

    Through a new stem cell treatment, Dr. Javier Perez says doctors at Baptist Health and Miami Cancer Institute hope to control the magnitude of COVID-19 ‘storms’ and mitigate the virus’s effects in the most severely affected patients. The post Stem cell study aims to fight the COVID-19 ‘storm’ appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • 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.