‘Increase In Employers Not Providing Insurance’


The Bermuda Health Council said they have noticed “an increase in employers who are not providing their employees with health insurance coverage” saying there are currently “46 non-compliant employers, affecting 261 employees and non-working spouses”. Ian Cameron, Compliance Officer, states: “The increase in non-compliant employers is concerning because health insurance provides access to healthcare. At a time when Bermuda is seeing ...

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Impact on Milk Consumption and Nutrient Intakes From Eliminating Flavored Milk in Elementary Schools


Abstract American children are overweight and undernourished. It is critical that school meals provide foods that help children achieve a healthy, balanced diet, and in recent years, some schools have removed flavored milk. The primary goal of this study was to quantify the impact of changes in flavored milk availability on school children’s milk consumption. A secondary goal was to ...

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8 Healthy Cooking Hacks Everyone Should Know


I came. I slawed. I concasséd (that’s chef speak for a fancy method of dicing a tomato). And now that I’ve graduated from New York City’s nutrition-driven culinary school, Natural Gourmet Institute, which focuses on food that tastes delicious but also happens to be good for you, I appreciate a healthy cooking trick more than ever. Here are a few ...

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Column: Marking Cancer Awareness Month


[Opinion column written by “Junior Minister of Health & Seniors Senator Lynne Woolridge] While October is Cancer Awareness month, Saturday, February 4 was World Cancer Day and over the past several days we’ve seen testimonials from fellow Bermudians about their experience with this disease. The top cause of death in Bermuda is heart and cardiovascular disease. In second place is cancer, ...

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Body Mass Index: Obesity, BMI, and Health: A Critical Review


Body fatness has been an important psychosocial issue among humans for millennia. It is clearly manifested by paleolithic statuettes of exceedingly plump women. This suggests being “full figured” was highly desirable at least for women. In contrast, images of obese people, males or females, are never exhibited in ancient Egyptian funerary wall paintings, stellae, or statues suggesting that fatness was ...

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Boxing Federation To Host ‘Greatest Fight Night’


The Bermuda Boxing Federation will be hosting ‘The Greatest: Fight Night at Fairmont’ on February 25th at the Fairmont Southampton, with  Nikki Bascome set to match up against Guyanese boxer Iwan “Pure Gold” Azore. The Greatest Fight Night is set to host an exciting card for the evening which will showcase some of Bermuda’s up and coming amateur boxers. The night ...

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BHB Thanks The ‘Open Space’ Event Participants


“Bermuda Hospitals Board would like to thank members of the public who participated in our Open Space event on Thursday 2 February,” Bermuda Hospitals Board CEO & President Venetta Symonds said. “Over 90 people attended and took part in open frank discussions on topics related to the theme of the night: “What can we do to get it right?” “There were ...

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