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COLUMN – Herbal remedy

Herbal medicines. They can be found in health stores, supermarkets, gyms, and even the vendors’ tray at the vegetable market. From all accounts, in Barbados and around the world, this “traditional” form of medication is becoming an increasingly popular choice for many today, as people often make self-medication decisions, based on information from the Internet, […]

Janielle’s cancer journey

Janielle’s cancer journey

Janielle Blenman lives fearlessly. Whether she’s walking into her doctor’s office for her usual six-month check-up or holding the hand of a friend through the scary journey of cancer, she has an undeniable zest for life. “I’m living life, and certain things that I took for granted, I don’t take for granted any more,” she […]

COLUMN-10 dos and don’ts this Xmas 

Christmas Day is inching closer, and most of us can’t wait for that special time with all its goodies –– food, family, friends and fun. It’s the time of year to enjoy yourself and indulge a little; but you want to make sure you don’t overdo and have to pay a heavy price later. Fitness […]

Get moving to a longer life!

  Get moving! You simply can’t escape it. Exercise is not merely just good for you; it could very well be your ticket to long life. Exercise not only keeps you in tip-top shape, but it can boost your mood and build your defence against developing chronic diseases. Health Today is giving you a headstart […]

Coping with ADHD

  Denise Bynoe’s son Malcolm was like any other child – active and curious – but over time she became increasingly worried about his performance at school. Malcolm attended a prestigious private school but he was having a difficult time and Denise had no idea what was wrong. “The reading part of it was really, […]

Sharing the cancer victory

Sharing the cancer victory

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.” – Eleanor Roosevelt.     Sandra Blenman never realized just how much strength she had until there was no choice but to be strong. Adversity has invaded her life for the past four years, threatening her […]

Landis: Health research is key

  Behind every discovery of new medical treatment is research. In fact, experts insist that advances in medical care and public health allow us to live longer. The Chronic Disease Research Centre, set up more than two decades ago by the School of Clinical Medicine and Research, at the University of the West Indies, Cave […]

What’s healthy to you?

What’s healthy to you?

So you think you are healthy? Diagnosis: “We are more unhealthy then past generations.” Tim (not his real name) a long time vendor on Swan Street declares he’s healthy because of regular checks with his doctor. His friend Paul who is standing next to him inviting busy shoppers to purchase from his offerings of apples, […]

Health healers united?

Health healers united?

The Ministry of Health will seek ways for holistic therapy groups, faith-based organisations and conventional health practitioners to work together for the well being of Barbadians. So says Minister of Health John Boyce, who told the opening of a Holistic Health Fair on Sunday. “All those who are participating in the healing of Barbadians are […]

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