News 2014

Obesity weighs on Cayman

Press Release, December 3, 2014

When compared to nine other Caribbean countries, Cayman is on the higher end of the spectrum for overweight prevalence, and in the middle for obesity.

Obesity is weighing heavily on Cayman’s population, statistics show, and the figures are likely to keep ballooning unless government sectors come together to create a solution, according to several health industry leaders at the Cayman Islands National Healthcare Conference last month.

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Minister says bold steps needed to deter smokers

Press Release, November 26, 2014

Despite increasing the price of cigarettes and banning smoking from all indoor public places, the health minister said that Caymanians are still smoking hard. As a result, given the serious health implications for smokers, Osbourne Bodden has said it may be time to consider whether the Cayman Islands should become an entirely smoke-free environment. Speaking in the wake of the recent national healthcare conference, the minister said that since the price and the ban has not stopped people, government may have to take “some bold steps” and there may come a time when it will be “completely banned.”

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Tower organises another successful healthcare conference

Press Release, November 26, 2014

Already the island’s leading marketing firm, Tower has placed itself firmly at the top of the pack when it comes to event management, having successfully organised and held one of the largest conferences in the Cayman Islands this year — the Cayman Islands Healthcare Conference.

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Education has role to play in battling obesity

Press Release, November 24 2014

The Head of the Caribbean Public Health Agency says education is key in fighting chronic non-communicable diseases like obesity.

Dr. James Hospedales says while wealth can often lead to an increase in waistlines that does not have to be the case all the time. It’s a message he hopes resonates in Cayman where obesity is a big problem.

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Caribbean at war with CNCDs

Press Release, November 21, 2014

The Caribbean is at war with chronic non-communicable diseases (CNCDs), but health officials say so far we are losing the battle. Dr. James Hospedales, head director of the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), says there are several reasons why we are nowhere near declaring victory of CNCDs.

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Mental health takes centre stage at health conference

Press Release, November 21, 2014

Some 7% of the Cayman Islands’ population is afflicted with some sort of mental illness, which is just shy of 4,000 people. The topic took centre stage this morning in day two of the health care conference at the Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman.

Dr. Marc Lockhart said for the first time, we are getting a statistical picture of mental illness in Cayman.

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Improving the patient experience

Press Release, November 21, 2014

A patient’s experience can have a major and lasting impact on how they are able to heal.

Daybreak’s Edlyn Ruiz speaks with Dr. James Merlino and Robert Stall of Cleveland Clinic about areas that healthcare workers can focus on to improve the patient experience.

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A Cayman welcome to our visiting healthcare delegates

Press Release, November 20, 2014

Welcome, all visiting delegates to the Cayman Islands Healthcare Conference.

Taking place from today through Saturday at The Ritz-Carlton, the fifth annual event focuses on the topic of chronic non-communicable diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, mental illness, respiratory disease and obesity.

The listed speakers from the U.S., Cayman and elsewhere in the Caribbean boast impressive resumes and experience with organizations across the Western and Eastern hemispheres, as well as the western and eastern halves of Grand Cayman.

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Health conference delegates get healthy

Press Release, November 13, 2014

More than half of the attendees at last year’s Cayman Islands Healthcare Conference are now leading healthier lifestyles, according to a government study.

Nine months after the conference, delegates were asked to fill out a survey that asked if they had made any lifestyle changes since then.

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Healthcare conference sets delegates onto a healthy path for life

Press Release, November 7, 2014

With the fifth annual Cayman Islands Healthcare Conference just around the corner, delegates from last year’s conference have confirmed that the healthy messages imparted at the event have made a significant impact on their lives.

From 20th to 22nd November, attendees at the Cayman Islands Healthcare Conference, taking place at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, will hear important advice on a wide range of health-related subjects, under this year’s theme: ‘Winning the war against chronic non-communicable diseases’.

But recent research has shown that delegates do more than simply listen to the information on offer; they act upon that advice as well.

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Cayman Healthcare conference to provide a wealth of expertise

Press Release, October 31, 2014

Cayman’s fifth annual Healthcare Conference will feature a range of exceptional healthcare professionals from all over the world to speak at this year’s event, taking place from 20 to 22 November at The Ritz-Carlton in Grand Cayman.

‘Winning the war against chronic non-communicable diseases (CNCDs)’ is this year’s theme. Overseas and local specialists will discuss some of the greatest health challenges being experienced the world over. Attendees will be privy to important and timely updates and discussions on diseases such as diabetes, cancer, obesity, cardiovascular disease and mental health.

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Tenet Healthcare helps Cayman win the war against chronic diseases

Press Release, October 17, 2014

The countdown begins for one of the most important conferences of the year, the 5th annual Cayman Islands Healthcare Conference, held at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman from 20th to 22nd November 2014. Tenet Healthcare, a supporter of the conference since its inception, is again lending its invaluable support to this year’s event as the Premium Plus and lunch Sponsor.

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Annual Healthcare Conference to focuses on chronic non-communicable diseases

Press Release, 9 June, 2014

The prevalence of chronic non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity, cancer and heart disease is worryingly on the rise in the western hemisphere. Organisers of the fifth annual Cayman Islands Healthcare Conference, have therefore decided to choose CNCDs to be the focus of this year’s event to be held at The Ritz-Carlton from Thursday 20th November to Saturday 22nd of November.

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