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She's an aunt, a friend, a professional. But that's what we can see.What we can't see are the triggers, the feeling of intense emotions and the battles she has won silently. What we can't see, or choose not to see, is the 'face' of mental health...

Health, promotions and education officer at the Westmoreland Health Department, Gerald Miller, said that the Jamaica Moves programme has been implemented in six pilot schools in Westmoreland.The six institutions are Petersfield High School,...

This year, the Bustamante Hospital for Children joins with the international community to highlight childhood cancer under the theme 'Be STRONG - Stand Tall, Reach Out, Never Give Up'. It is hoped that by...

Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton said workplaces should establish wellness programmes to minimise downtime and to increase productivity.Dr Tufton, who was delivering the keynote address at the 2018 Caribbean Wellness Day Symposium, held at...

Patients at the Black River Hospital in St Elizabeth should see an improvement in the delivery of care, following the launch of the Ministry of Health's Compassionate Care Programme at the facility last week.Speaking at the ceremony, Minister of...

Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton said the Government has made significant strides in strengthening the delivery of maternal care and childcare under the Programme for the Reduction of Maternal and Child Mortality (PROMAC)."We have made...

Dr Steven Bibevski, cardiothoracic surgeon who specialises in paediatric and congenital heart surgery, as well as heart transplantation and artificial heart support at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, part of Memorial Healthcare System in South...

With the rainy peak of the hurricane season in full swing, empty gyms, parks and other exercise spots are not a strange sight. Most people find it difficult to make their gym appointments for various reasons. Being stuck indoors is no excuse to...

We are in the peak of the hurricane season. Preparing for potentially dangerous weather conditions inevitably causes feelings of anxiety, unease, and at times, outright distress.When we talk about disaster preparedness, though, we rarely discuss the...

A new public opinion survey conducted for the Heart Foundation of Jamaica and Vital Strategies by Hope Caribbean, found that Jamaicans are concerned about chronic diseases, particularly diabetes and childhood obesity.The study was conducted in two...
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