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Healthy Living: Exercise is Valuable Across the Lifespan

He was a competitive body builder in Belize in the sixties and now at the age of sixty-seven, exercise and healthy living is still a priority for the athlete. Now, [...]

MOH Hold Press Conference to Give Update on Zika in Belize

The number of cases of ZIKA is on an upward trend and among the affected persons are six pregnant women.  The Ministry of Health held the fourth press conference on [...]

Persons with Zika Symptoms Not Seeking Medical Attention

While the ministry has focused primarily on pregnant women and other vulnerable groups, Doctor Marvin Manzanero says there is concern that persons exhibiting the zika symptoms are not seeking medical [...]

What are Reproductive Rights of Affected Women Who Get Pregnant?

So far, the Ministry has not detected any case of microcephaly in unborn children among mothers who have tested positive for zika during pregnancy. Nor has there been any finding [...]

Healthy Living Reviews Link Between Zika and Pregnancy

Zika education continues. The Ministry of Health and other agencies have been working to keep the public aware of the preventative measures being recommended. As this emerging illness continues to [...]

Twenty-one years for Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital

The Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital celebrated its twenty-first anniversary today. An anniversary church service under the theme, “We Care For You,” saw board members and staff as well as members [...]

Healthy Living and the illnesses of September

By now, all primary school children have begun to settle into their new classes in the different schools across the country. This is good news for parents as they can [...]

Health Ministry Launches Hospital Safety Index & Green Assessment Course

The Ministry of Health and the Pan American Health Organization officially launched the Hospital Safety Index and Green Assessment Course today in Belmopan.  The idea is to introduce locally what [...]

Awareness and outreach on prevention of suicides

Saturday, September tenth, is celebrated as World Suicide Prevention Day. The World Health Organization has been building awareness about this issue since 2003, encouraging persons to reach out to people [...]

Mayor addresses support for vulnerable persons in society

The global theme for the prevention of suicide is “Connect, Communicate, Care.” Depression is a main factor in instances where people take their own lives. Mayor Darrell Bradley is advocating [...]

Healthy Living: What pregnant women must know about Zika

The first case of Zika in Belize was confirmed in May of this year. The sample which was sent to the CARPHA lab in Trinidad verified that the mosquito borne [...]

Government Makes Compromise with BERT; $45,000 for 6 Months

The Government, in a press release this evening, announced it has reached agreement for the continuation of emergency services by BERT. G.O.B. has committed to grant Belize Emergency Response Team [...]

Crooked Tree Health Center’s Verandah Collapses; Health Ministry Promises Replacement

In the village of Crooked Tree, Belize District, health authorities had to take matters into their hand when part of the building housing the clinic caved in. The facility was [...]

Zika is Now Endemic on Caye Caulker

Earlier this week, we told you about an increase in the number of persons visiting the health facility on Caye Caulker with symptoms similar to that of zika. So far, [...]

BERT Workers Contemplate Future; Money Dispute Shuts Doors of Emergency Service

Who will the former employees of Belize Emergency Response Team (BERT) work for, apart from the residents of the Belize District? That is the question tonight after the ambulance emergency [...]

Ministry of Health Agrees to Take On Salaries, But Will Not Fund BERT Directly

This afternoon, Director of Health Services, Doctor Marvin Manzanero, told us the Government has reached an accommodation with the much-needed emergency service to take on the management as well as [...]

Healthy Living Looks at the Benefits of Family Fitness

It is no secret. Belize – like many other countries across the world – has a problem with obesity.  According to the country’s health statistics, two out of every three [...]

BERT Cedes Ambulance Services to Health Ministry in Money Dispute

Beginning Thursday morning at seven-thirty, the Ministry of Health will assume management of ambulance services after being unable to reach an agreement with Belize Emergency Response Team (BERT) for greater [...]

Is Zika on the Rise? Cases Reported in Caye Caulker, Benque and Succotz

It’s been a while since we’ve reported on Zika. In mid June, the first confirmed case of zika was recorded in Belize in the west. Since then, there have been [...]

Ministry of Health Concentrates on Pregnant Women at Risk for Zika

Dr. Marvin Manzanero, Director of Health Services “There is a package that has been developed to be given to pregnant women to try to minimize their risk. The package usually [...]

Healthy Living’s Smart Start for Back to School

Summer vacation is officially coming to an end. By the first week of September, all children across the country will be back in school. At this point, all the schools [...]

Caregivers for Older Persons Graduate Training

A caregiver provides three levels of care: preventative, assistive and educational care. They are the bridge between older persons and society and often times recommend interventions to make life better [...]

Mental Health Association Welcomes Section 53 Decision

The recent ruling on Section Fifty-Three of the Criminal Code is getting support from the Mental Health Association. The MHA says it applauds the Chief Justice’s recent ruling which is [...]

Healthy Living on Ways to “Love Your Heart”

“Love Your Heart” – That’s the theme under which the Belize Medical Associates will be hosting its annual anniversary symposium. So many of us are at risk of heart disease; [...]

Caregivers Trained to Handle Needs of Senior Citizens

A team from the University of Indianapolis in Indiana is in Belize working with caregivers for senior citizens through HelpAge Belize and the Sister Cecilia Home for the Elderly.  We [...]