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BERT Complains About Mexicans Usurping Ambulance Service for Event

Belize Emergency Response Team (BERT) is as close to an official ambulance service as Belize has, boasting more than a decade of operation despite recent financial issues. So it came [...]

Legendary Leela Vernon Hospitalized

At this station, we want to wish the Queen of Brukdown, Leela Vernon, a speedy recovery.  Leela has been hospitalized in the intensive care unit of the K.H.M.H. since last [...]

Atlantic Insurance Adopts Ward at K.H.M.H.

Healthcare is everybody’s business. The national referral hospital has been encouraging the private sector to invest in the K.H.M.H.  Well, Atlantic Insurance has stepped up and retrofitted a room within [...]

PAHO Director in Belize, Talks Cooperation

The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Doctor Carissa Etienne, is on a working visit to Belize since Monday. She has been meeting with a number government officials, [...]

Alrick August Still Fighting for Life; Needs Blood

Last Wednesday, an attempt was made on the life of twenty-three year old Alrick August; he has since been hospitalized inside the Intensive Care Unit of the K.H.M.H. after undergoing [...]

Healthy Living: Stress and Your Health

It’s common knowledge that too much stress is bad for your health. Just last month scientists were able to identify the biological link between specifically the heart and stress. They [...]

The National Library’s Health Fair

The National Library hosted a one day health fair today – it wasn’t held in 2016, but they say that the initiative is an annual one.  A number of local [...]

Regular Training to Improve Services at K.H.M.H.

On Wednesday we spoke with Dr. Adrian Coye, the C.E.O. of K.H.M.H.  You heard him talk about the works being done to the operating theatre over the next couple months. [...]

K.H.M.H. Does Surgery on Operating Theatres

Late last week, the K.H.M.H. announced that ongoing renovations have caused a limitation in service delivery. The national referral hospital says that the specific area to be impacted is the [...]

BAHA Watches for Bovine Rabies in North, West

There is an outbreak of Bovine rabies in three districts. BAHA announced today that the disease has been detected in the Corozal, Orange Walk, Cayo and Toledo Districts. As such [...]

Conch Shell Bay Shooting Victim Paralyzed; Community Rallies

Nineteen-year-old Keimar Nicholas is paralyzed from the neck down and remains bedridden at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital.  The teenager was seriously injured a week ago just outside of his [...]

Dangriga Cancer Center Partners with U.C.L.A. Medical Center

A team of doctors, including Belizean oncologist Dr. Ellsworth Grant, is on a working visit to the Jewel where a partnership with the Dangriga Cancer Center is being undertaken.  The [...]

O.S.H. Bill to Return in February

The last word on the Occupational Safety and Health Bill, which died in Parliamentary committee prior to the 2015 general elections, was that it would be revived in discussion between [...]

Fighting Stigma and Discrimination over H.I.V.

The National AIDS Commission is hosting a series of training sessions to sensitize key sectors in HIV stigma and discrimination. The sessions started on Tuesday with media personnel and will [...]

BFLA hosts health fair

If you haven’t done any of your health checks for the New Year, Saturday may be a good time to start.  The Belize Family Life Association is hosting its first [...]

Tarell Sutherland’s fight against skin condition continues

For years, we have been following Tarell Sutherland. He is the young boy who was born with a rare skin condition that is incurable. Despite this prognosis, his family has [...]

How to break bad habits in New Year on Healthy Living

English writer Samuel Johnson once said, “The chains of habit are too weak to be felt, until they are too strong to be broken.” – You’ll definitely know this if [...]

In Belize District, Residents Not Feeling Very Well

The Central Health Region has released the second part of its bi-annual health bulletin for the Belize District for 2016. The data, which is pulled from the Belize Health Information [...]

Babies Doing Better after Central Region Intervention

The Central Health Region also released the latest data on the infant mortality rate for the Belize District in 2016 and there is some good news to report. In 2015, [...]

Dengue Down in 2016; Women are Majority Affected by Zika in District

Another key set of numbers released for the Belize District are the numbers for the vector borne diseases. The Environmental Health Unit at Central Health Region continues to monitor the [...]

Healthy Living: Do “Fad Diets” Cut Weight Faster?

So we’ve all heard of the military diet, the alkaline diet, grapefruit diet, and the cabbage soup diet, all that seem to be popular here in Belize when we want [...]

What’s Your Healthy New Year’s Resolution?

Committing to acts of self improvement or making resolutions is a common tradition that many undertake to start a new year. It’s commonly cited that only eight percent of people [...]

Healthy Living: How to Avoid a Heart Attack for Christmas

Christmastime is said to be a period of joy and merriment; where families come together and celebrate and build memories with their loved ones. The kids look forward to see [...]

Prime Minister Has Colonic Ulcer, Hopes it’s Not Cancer

Prime Minister Dean Barrow returned home to Belize on Saturday night, following a week-long trip to New York where he met with a team of structuring advisors and lawyers, ahead [...]

Healthy Living: How You Can Keep Off the Holiday Pounds

The countdown to Christmas has begun. We know how much splurging takes place around this your time of year – and we’re not talking about splurging on presents – but [...]