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Birthday gratitude

SIX years ago, Rodger Brown and his wife Shana Newman-Brown had to improvise so their newborn daughter could have access to a ventilator at the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI). Read More

MDLink increases access tomental health care amid COVID-19
MDLink says it has noticed a dramatic increase in the number of mental health patients presenting to its telemedicine platform for assistance and treatment.... Read More

Kick the smoking habit, not the bucket
LIKE one who rarely masters riding a bicycle on the first go, a tobacco addict rarely quits smoking on the first attempt.... Read More

Improved cardiac care at Medical Associates Hospital
C ORONARY heart disease deaths in Jamaica reached 2,151 or 11.82 per cent of total deaths, according to the latest World Health Organization data published in 2018.This represents the third-leading cause of death for Jamaicans.... Read More

PULPITIS — Tingling sensation or sharp pain in your tooth?

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, July, 5 2020    

IF you notice a tingling sensation in one of your teeth or a sharp pain when eating something hot or cold, you may be dealing with pulpitis. Read More

How to strengthen your teeth

Sunday, June, 28 2020    

ENAMEL erosion is the weakening of the outer tooth surface caused by acids in the mouth.To know how to strengthen teeth, you'll first need to implement good oral hygiene practices that help you avoid dental issues, including enamel erosion. Read More

Smoking and COVID-19

Warrick Lattibeaudiere | Sunday, June, 28 2020    

COVID-19 is at its strongest when our immune system is weak. Read More

UN body warns of effects of dust on Caribbean

Saturday, June, 27 2020    

GENEVA, Switzerland (CMC) —The World Meteorological Office (WMO) yesterday said the massive dust storm, currently blanketing many parts of the Caribbean, is posing a significant threat to regional health and has revealed the importance of having effective warning... Read More

Men's lifestyle choices & oral health

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, June, 21 2020    

Some of these differences reflect dental health habits that are more lacking in men than in women, whereas others may be due to higher blood pressure and risk of heart disease. The medications men take to control these conditions can be a factor,... Read More

Race against the clock

Sunday, June, 21 2020    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Dozens of drugs tested. More than 100 vaccine candidates. With hundreds of clinical trials under way, here is a rundown of the major developments in the search for COVID-19 treatments and prevention.  Read More

Appointment-only health fair caters to over 100 residents

Sunday, June, 21 2020    

OLD Harbour Bay Primary School, home of Jamaica Energy Partners' Health and Wellness Fair for the past five years, was transformed again on June 12 to accommodate the residents of Old Harbour Bay who registered to receive free medical consultations. Read More

When your body speaks, listen!

Warrick Lattibeaudiere | Sunday, June, 21 2020    

“I am just not a crybaby.”  Read More

The right way to breathe during the COVID-19 pandemic

BY LOUIS J IGNARRO UCLA School of Medicine | Sunday, June, 21 2020    

INHALE through your nose and exhale through your mouth. It's not just something you do in yoga class — breathing this way actually provides a powerful medical benefit that can help the body fight viral infections. Read More

Diabetics uneasy over Metformin recall

BY KIMBERLEY HIBBERT Senior staff reporter hibbertk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, June, 14 2020    

THE voluntary recall of certain extended release Metformin — the most popular drug used in diabetes treatment — by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has left local diabetics on edge. Read More

Tears help

Warrick Lattibeaudiere | Sunday, June, 14 2020    

MOUNTING bills, personal health concerns, fears surrounding COVID-19, the start of the hurricane season, anxiety over family, contemplation about the meal for the next day, the loss of a job, dealing with a bad boss, grieving the death of a loved one, depression, racial and social... Read More


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