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Tackling high cholesterol with food

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, July, 12 2020    

IT is always wonderful to see nutrition and lifestyle changes working with medical directives and supervision to change people's lives. Read More

Unburden the heart and forgive

BY WARRICK LATTIBEAUDIERE | Sunday, July, 12 2020    

IS there someone you really find it hard to forgive? Read More

Why dental veneers?

by Sharon Robinson | Sunday, July, 12 2020    

DENTAL veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are bonded to the front of the teeth, providing a natural, attractive look.They can be used to fix chipped, stained, misaligned, worn down, uneven, or abnormally spaced teeth. Why veneers? Read More

Birthday gratitude

BY ANIKA RICHARDS Associate editor — news/health richardsai@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 5 2020    

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

Sunday, July, 5 2020    

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

Warrick Lattibeaudiere | Sunday, July, 5 2020    

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

Sunday, July, 5 2020    

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

Fun-hungry young adults in Florida fuel rise in COVID-19 infections

Sunday, June, 28 2020    

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — They are itching for a good time after months of lockdown, coronavirus be damned: Young adults in Florida are fuelling a dangerous rise in COVID-19 infections. 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


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