Bahamas Insurance Association Paid Courtesy Call on Minister of Financial Services

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, June 19, 2017 – Nassau – Dr. Rhonda Chipman-Johnson (fourth, right) and members of Bahamas Insurance Association paid a courtesy call on Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration the Hon. Brent Symonette at the offices of the Ministry on Thursday, June 8, 2017.(BIS Photo/Kristaan Ingraham) Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img

Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital – Post Hurricane Irma Update

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, September 10, 2017 – Providenciales – Both hospital sites continued to function throughout the storm and successfully protected its occupants despite challenges from the unprecedented intense weather conditions from Category 5 Hurricane Irma.There was a contained breach in a section of the roof at Cockburn Town Medical Centre on Grand Turk, which has been temporarily repaired. Cheshire Hall Medical Centre on Providenciales sustained roof damages and an analysis is being conducted.    Compared to other hurricane ravaged countries, the surrounding physical structure of both healthcare centres were resilient.   Both medical centres are currently being powered by generators until electricity is restored by Fortis TCI.Several surgeries were performed during the storm and two babies were delivered at Cheshire Hall Medical Centre. We wish to express appreciation to our Medical Teams and Support Services staff from all departments at both centres who remained onsite during the storm. *UPDATE ON RESUMPTION OF NORMAL SERVICES*Cheshire Hall Medical Centre:The Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital remains under emergency operation mode at both centres.   The Outpatient Department at Cheshire Hall Medical Centre will provide limited services for Obstetric Patients/Expectant mothers, especially patients 36 weeks or more, and Surgical patients who secured appointments prior to Hurricane Irma, effective Monday, September 11th, 2017.Efforts will be made to contact patients, however, due to telecommunication service disruptions, some patients may be unreachable.   If you are an expectant mother or surgical patient with a pre-arranged appointment, please visit the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre on the aforementioned date for guidance.Clinics such as Internal Medicine, Rehabilitation, Diagnostic Imaging, Paediatrics, Orthopaedic and Family Practice will remain closed at Cheshire Hall Medical Centre until further notice.    Since both medical centres are currently generator-powered, all elective surgeries have been postponed until further notice.Dialysis Services resumed immediately post-Hurricane Irma.    Oncology patients will be contacted regarding their scheduled treatments.    Please visit our Help Desk at Cheshire Hall Medical Centre main reception for more information.TCI Hospital is currently liaising with the Government’s National Blood Bank to obtain additional blood units as a precautionary measure.    Interested donors are invited to visit the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre in Providenciales on Monday, September 11th, 2017 after 10:00am.Cockburn Town Medical Centre:Due to the declaration of Grand Turk in a ‘State of Emergency’, Cockburn Town Medical Centre will continue to only offer Emergency Services.    All other clinics will remain suspended until further notice.Release: interHealthCanada Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Students from hurricane ravaged Dominica welcomed to the Bahamas

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 25, 2017 – Nassau – The Bahamas will take school children from Dominica while the Caribbean island works to rebuild after being devastated by monstrous hurricane Maria.    A meeting held on Sunday between PM Hubert Minnis and Dominican PM, Roosevelt Skerrit solidified the help …..and that Immigration Minister, Brent Symonette is tasked with ironing out the arrangements for the assistance by The Bahamas.The special arrangement will also consider Dominicans with families in The Bahamas to come into the country to live as rebuilding takes place.#MagneticMediaNews#DominicastudentswelcomedtoBahamas Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#DominicastudentswelcomedtoBahamas, #magneticmedianewslast_img read more

Take the stairs to slow brain ageing

first_imgClimbing the stairs can not only help you stay physically fit but also improve brain health, suggests new research.“There already exist many ‘Take the stairs’ campaigns in office environments and public transportation centres,” said lead researcher Jason Steffener from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.“This study shows that these campaigns should also be expanded for older adults so that they can work to keep their brains young,” said Steffener. The researchers found that education also played a positive role in brain health. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The study, published in the journal Neurobiology of Aging, showed that the more flights of stairs a person climbs and the more years of school a person completes, the “younger” their brain physically appears.For the study, Steffener and his co-authors used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to non-invasively examine the brains of 331 healthy adults who were aged between 19 to 79. They measured the volume of grey matter found in participants’ brains because its decline, caused by neural shrinkage and neuronal loss, is a very visible part of the chronological aging process. Then, they compared brain volume to the participants’ reported number of flights of stairs climbed and years of schooling completed.“This is encouraging because it demonstrates that a simple thing like climbing stairs has great potential as an intervention tool to promote brain health,” Steffener said.last_img read more