Hospital Surgeon to Address BHCS & Brown-Darrell “Docs for Dinner” on July 29

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Bermuda HealthCare Services and the Brown-Darrell Clinic will be hosting their quarterly "Docs for Dinner" event at Café Lido on Thursday, July 29th. The guest speaker is Dr Fitzroy Hamilton, a Surgical House Officer at the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital (KEMH) since 2013 with several years e... Read more

BHB Statement: On Support for Radiation Therapy Unit With Equipment Upgrade

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On island radiation therapy is a step closer to being a reality as the Bermuda Hospitals Board announces upgrades to one of its CT scanners has been completed. Installation teams from General Electric (GE) and LAP installed the equipment and software earlier this month. BHB has partnered ... Read more

Health Minister Introduces the Health (Miscellaneous) Amendment Act 2017

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Government has tabled legislation that consolidates several changes in health insurance coverage and fees, that will also see a reduction in monthly premium rates for  HIP and FutureCare. Minister of Health and Seniors Jeanne Atherden told MPs on Friday there will be "a reduction of $4.07 pe... Read more

Health Ministry to Meet With Potential Investors in Long Term Residential Care

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By the year 2030, the number of people over the age of 65 will increase from 11 percent to 22 percent of Bermuda's population when the media age is projected to increase from 37 to 43. The latest projections on Bermuda's fastest growing segment of the community is the key driving force behind the... Read more

Randy Edwards: One Man’s Fight for Life With No Kidneys on Dialysis Until Cleared ‘Cancer-Free’ for Transplant

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Unless you know him personally, you would never know of his fight for life with no kidneys. At 59-years-old, on the surface Randy Edwards is the perfect picture of health. Despite his medical condition he's well groomed, slim and trim, with a glowing complextion. Until last year, he didn't know life... Read more

Health Minister: Cost of Kidney Dialysis Will Be Decreased on June 1st

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As of June 1, 2017, the cost of kidney dialysis will be decreasing to reduce the $34 million annual expense of treating some 170 patients on dialysis in Bermuda, at a cost of $200,000 a year for each patient. Health insurance coverage for kidney transplants will also increase, making transplants ... Read more

BMDA: Doctor’s Unite to Get BHeC Act Scrapped

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Head of the Bermuda Medical Doctors Association (BMDA), Dr Henry Dowling has vowed to use “many voices” to “send a powerful message”, now that the disputed health Bill to monitor, license, and regulate healthcare service providers has been deferred pending more consultation with stakeholders... Read more

Impact of Sugar & Processed Foods Takes a Hefty Toll in Bermuda

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Diets packed with sugar and processed foods has resulted in record numbers surpassing chronic proportions in Bermuda when it comes to diabetes and obesity. During this thirty minute television special, Ceola Wilson reports the people it’s affecting are getting younger in a ‘Not So Well’ Ber... Read more

Youth And Beauty Is Big Business Says Dr Kyjuan Brown

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Youth and beauty is big business worldwide, and it’s no different here in Bermuda. And there’s no limit to what some would pay to keep their looks youthful – even if it means injecting chemicals into their faces, or plastic surgery. For Bermudian Dr Kyjuan Brown, it has become a lucrative b... Read more