February is AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month and also National Self Check Month
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FEBRUARY IS NATIONAL SELF-CHECK MONTH
National Self-Check Month is a reminder that every day of the year we can take charge of our health and increase our odds of avoiding chronic disease and other often preventable conditions.
We all have our reasons for avoiding a checkup or self-check. We’re too busy, or we don’t want to know the truth. National Self Check Month brings to your fingertips a variety of self-empowering and proactive early detection and preventative resources and tools to guide us through healthcare related fears and concerns.
Even if you are proactive, someone in your life may not be. National Self -Check Month provides an opportunity for you to sit down with a loved one to share your concerns and offer ways to better health.... [Read more]
Results of Investigation RE: Deceased Dialysis Patient
Investigations surrounding the unfortunate death of 25- year-old Neil Johnson, a dialysis patient at the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) has concluded.
The internal investigation conducted by The Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) revealed that the patient (also known by the name Neil Bethel,) began receiving Dialysis treatment at PMH in October this year.
At the commencement of his treatment, Mr. Johnson received information regarding his diagnosis of renal failure, the requirements for renal replacement dialysis therapy and the ‘life and death’ implications of the scheduling requirements of his treatment plan.
He was slated to have Dialysis on Monday, Wednesday and... [Read more]
Kidney Donor Urges Others to Save a Life
Even more powerfully, Roberts wants others to know that they do not need to depend on international donors. This type of giving can start right at home.
As The Bahamas public dialysis system is over capacity and more persons wait for a kidney transplant the living’s donor’s message of “Share a Spare,” emblazoned on her green tee-shirt said it all – humans can live with just one... [Read more]
Cleveland Clinic Genetic Analysis Links Obesity with Diabetes, Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary artery disease -and complications that arise from it, such as heart attacks and heart failure- is the leading cause of the death in the United States and across the world. While other factors such as high cholesterol have been tied to coronary artery disease, the association between obesity and cardiovascular disease has not been clearly established.
For this study, researchers performed a meta-analysis of five studies with more than 880,000 participants. Researchers examined participants’ genetic variations using a.. [Read more]
Cleveland Clinic First in the U.S. to Perform Prostate Surgery Using Port SP Robot
In October, Cleveland Clinic surgeons used the SP Robot to perform three surgeries – two surgeries to remove cancerous prostates and one surgery to remove an enlarged prostate blocking the urinary system through the bladder.
Jihad Kaouk, M.D., professor of surgery and director of the Center for Robotic and Image Guided Surgery in the Glickman Urologic and Kidney Institute at Cleveland Clinic, was the... [Read more]
New Radiology Software at the Rand Providing Instant and Improving Work Flow
Five (5) Picture Archiving Communication System (PACs) workstations and one personal computer (PC) were recently installed in the Radiology Department at the Rand Memorial Hospital, as part of a strategic plan to upgrade the Radiology Unit at the hospital.
The software was downloaded to all of the modalities including the Eight Mile Rock Community Clinic, and the... [Read more]