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Stories by Keisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Published:Thursday | January 27, 2022 | 12:09 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Justine Henzell, co-founder and producer of the Calabash Literary Festival, said she is deeply saddened by the death of Ralph Thompson, whom she credits as one of the first to read at the inaugural staging of Calabash. The Jamaican poet,...

Published:Wednesday | January 26, 2022 | 12:10 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Jamaican film-maker J.P. Williams of The Studio Eight signalled that he was a force to be reckoned with in the local and international film industry with the release of his second film, Uhuru-A Christmas Story, shot on location in the East African...

Published:Saturday | January 22, 2022 | 12:07 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Fifteen years ago, Tanesha Bryce-Rainford started her philanthropic journey, selflessly giving back to her community by showing love and kindness to those in need, and fulfilling God’s divine purpose for her life. This journey started after she...

Published:Wednesday | January 19, 2022 | 12:06 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Have you been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, or have you been living with the disease for a while? Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes, and means that your body does not use insulin properly. People with type 2 diabetes are said to...

Published:Wednesday | January 5, 2022 | 12:06 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Cervical Health Awareness Month is marked every year in January to encourage women to be more attentive to their health. Cervical health is one aspect of health that many women neglect throughout their lives. By becoming more knowledgeable about...

Published:Wednesday | January 5, 2022 | 12:06 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Back to school is in full effect. However, what is usually an exciting time is now filled with many unknowns. This is a challenging time for children and parents as not only will they be dealing with the normal influenza and colds, but also with...

Published:Wednesday | December 29, 2021 | 12:06 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Too much pudding, ham, sorrel and alcohol over the Christmas period can make you feel bloated, overweight, and like you are no longer yourself. Sometimes it is like your whole body is screaming for you to stop! It is time to give it a little break...

Published:Wednesday | December 29, 2021 | 12:06 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

A new year is always an opportunity for a fresh start, a new beginning. That is one of the big reasons so many of us set new year resolutions. Turning the page on the calendar gives us a chance to turn the page on unhealthy habits, resolve to be...

Published:Wednesday | December 22, 2021 | 12:09 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Christmas is days away, and after celebrations were scaled down last year courtesy of the pandemic, hopes are high for more festive fun this time around. But COVID-19 has not gone away, and this festive season it is still really important to make...

Published:Wednesday | December 22, 2021 | 12:09 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

There is nothing quite like a global pandemic to remind you how true that old cliché is, at the end of the day, health really is wealth. During these past two years, however, emotional wellness has become just as important as physical health,...

Published:Wednesday | December 15, 2021 | 12:06 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Winnie the Pooh might have been on to something. There is something undeniably enchanting about honey; the product of flower nectar transformed by bees. Honey is a thick, sticky and sweet-tasting liquid which is rich in minerals such as iron,...

Published:Wednesday | December 15, 2021 | 12:06 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Growing up in a Jamaican household means you have perhaps learned about a lot of great Jamaican herbs and spices. While these herbs and spices go great in recipes for their flavour, they also have many healing properties. Herbs were our first...

Published:Wednesday | December 8, 2021 | 12:07 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Whether it is sitting around the family dinner table or munching on endless snacks at a party, the holidays mean food. Lots of food. It can be hard to keep from overdoing it, but it is possible. If you are hosting a meal or party, or attending one...

Published:Wednesday | December 8, 2021 | 12:06 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

CHRISTMAS IS truly the season for indulgence. As a result, it can be hard to prioritise staying active, especially when you are juggling a busy social calendar with shopping, baking and attending festive get-togethers. It is hard enough to exercise...

Published:Thursday | December 2, 2021 | 12:10 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) is leading the global effort to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals. Jamaica is one of two UNAIDS priority countries in the Caribbean. While...

Published:Wednesday | December 1, 2021 | 12:12 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

THE MEDICAL care of patients infected with HIV is a problem involving a complex, multisystem disease process, multiple hospitalisations, invasive diagnostic testing, and an extremely high mortality rate. Hospital-based medical services are...

Published:Wednesday | December 1, 2021 | 12:09 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

World AIDS Day is observed on December 1 each year. It is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to remember those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded...

Published:Wednesday | December 1, 2021 | 12:06 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

JAMAICANS LIVING with HIV/AIDS have been able to access clinicians, laboratories and pharmacies within the private sector with the advent of Health Connect Jamaica (HCJ), which has been mandated to expand access to, and utilisation of, high-...

Published:Tuesday | November 30, 2021 | 12:07 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

THE JAMAICA Network of Seropositives (JN+), one of Jamaica’s staunchest campaigners for the upliftment of persons living with HIV/AIDS, is encouraging Jamaicans to join the fight to eliminate stigma and discrimination against persons who are...

Published:Wednesday | November 24, 2021 | 12:08 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, when people displaying the common symptoms of lung cancer, such as a persistent cough, breathlessness or unexplained weight loss, are encouraged to visit their doctors. Lung cancer is estimated to be the...

Published:Wednesday | November 10, 2021 | 12:09 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

EPILEPSY IS a central nervous system, neurological disorder in which brain activity becomes abnormal, causing seizures or periods of unusual behaviour, sensations and sometimes loss of awareness. Anyone can develop epilepsy and it affects both...

Published:Wednesday | November 3, 2021 | 12:09 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

STOP AND think for a minute that you are going about your daily affairs, then you catch a cold that refuses to go away after many attempts with over-the-counter medications. You think it could be something quite simple and visit your doctor to...

Published:Wednesday | October 27, 2021 | 1:38 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

BREAST RECONSTRUCTION is surgery to recreate breasts after a mastectomy or lumpectomy. There are several types of breast reconstruction and some techniques use implants, including silicone or saline. Others use tissue from your body, such as the...

Published:Wednesday | October 20, 2021 | 12:07 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

The early detection of breast cancer in women is important for the effective management of the disease. Although there is no current treatment to prevent breast cancer, early detection of the disease can lead to an excellent outcome. Early...

Published:Wednesday | October 13, 2021 | 12:10 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Your oral health is more important than you might realise. Did you know the health of your mouth, teeth and gums can affect your general health? Oral health means the health of your mouth, no matter your age, and it is vital to your general health...

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