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Healthy Living Looks at Speech Therapy

In this segment of Healthy Living we discuss speech therapy. In Belize, the Inspiration Center offers these services to children with speech impediments to help them overcome the frustration of [...]

Cancer Patient Richard Smith in Dire Need of Public Assistance

A Belize City mother is asking for the public’s assistance to help get her son to Loma Luz Hospital in Cayo. Hilda McKoy says that her twenty seven year old [...]

Grieving Mother of Deceased Cancer Patient is Thankful for Public Support

But Angela Smith has lost her battle to cancer. Back in March, her mother Michelle Smith was at our studios asking for assistance for Angela, who was diagnosed with cancer [...]

Go-slow at K.H.M.H. Called Off, All Parties Meet to Negotiate Salary Adjustment

The news from the K.H.M.H. tonight is that medical services are back on track. It follows a go slow that started on Friday and continued over the weekend when some [...]

Minister of Health Remains Tightlipped on Details of Discussion

Following the lengthy two and a half hour discussion, Minister of Health Pablo Marin would emerge optimistic, bearing what can only be described cautiously as good news since none of [...]

Chandra Cansino Says Stakeholders Will Continue Meeting on the Way Forward

According to chairperson, Chandra Cansino, the Board of Governors of the K.H.M.H. along with representatives of the hospital staff, will form a task force to provide government with critical information [...]

Chopping Victim In Need of Urgent Surgery Amid Go-slow at K.H.M.H.

But while the K.H.M.H. staff was lobbying for a salary adjustment the hard way, by effecting a go-slow at the hospital, patients, including twenty-seven-year-old Irvin Cantun, were affected.  After being [...]

N.T.U.C.B. President Comments on K.H.M.H. Salary Debacle

While staff at the K.H.M.H. is looking to unionize, N.T.U.C.B. President, Marvin Mora, chimed in on the K.H.M.H. issue, emphasizing a need for employees to organize in order to proceed [...]

K.H.M.H. Go-Slow In Effect Indefinitely, Hospital Staff Demands Wage Increase

Services at the national referral hospital were significantly reduced today, and will continue so for an indefinite period, affecting patients from the districts who require medical attention at the Karl [...]

Ministry of Health C.E.O. Says Industrial Action Precedes Negotiation with Government

Coming out of Thursday’s meeting, the staff of the KHMH is organizing a workers’ union and plans to negotiate on behalf of employees with the Board of Governors and government.  [...]

S.S.B. Provides Big Bucks to Aid Children with Cancer

Today, the Social Security Board made a generous donation to the Belize Cancer Society. A handsome cheque of three hundred and seventy thousand dollars was handed over to the organization [...]

K.H.M.H. Personnel on Go-Slow

Employees of K.H.M.H. are staging a go-slow on Friday and will not be accepting any referrals to the hospital in protest of being excluded from a recent salary adjustment for [...]

Healthy Living Does Yoga!

Over the past few years since they opened their doors, we’ve visited the Om Shanti Center for Yoga and Healing arts to share with you the latest addition to its [...]

Developing a National HIV Prevention Strategy

The focus of the National AIDS Commission is on men getting them tested and providing them with prevention tools. But according to studies, the youth are also a most vulnerable [...]

Healthy Living Puts to Rest Concerns about Sleepless Nights

If you suffer from insomnia you know all too well the devastating effects it can have on your body. There’s a difference though, between, having a rough couple of nights [...]

National AIDS Commission Hosts Regional Testing Initiative

More than one percent of the population is living with HIV/AIDS and that number could very well be higher. The fear of discrimination and confidentiality remain one of the biggest [...]

Rotary Club Facilitates Orthopaedic Clinics

Scoliosis, osteoporosis hip fractures, and rheumatoid arthritis are among a long list of orthopedic diseases that affect adults. In the case of young children, they are affected by flatfeet; toe [...]

Severe Cases Referred Overseas for Specialized Treatment

For the severe cases that require medical treatment overseas, the children are transferred to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Saint Louis, Missouri where they are provided free medical care. [...]

Mental Health Stakeholders Participate in Workshop

More and more persons in the Jewel are living with mental health conditions, particularly in the elderly population. Today, a mental health and ageing workshop was held at the Belize [...]

Specialized Care for Elderly Persons is a Focus

Another setback says Nurse Eleanor Bennett is that Belize does not have the trained persons in geriatric psychology and health care that should be provided to those elderly persons that [...]

Healthy Living: Emergency Apps by Red Cross

With the hurricane season upon us, the Belize Red Cross has released two new emergency apps that are tailored to meet the needs of the country. The first app basically [...]

EMTs Train in Belize City

About four hundred and fifty technicians are trained to provide emergency medical services throughout the country via BERT, the Belize Emergency Response Team. Their skills on how to manage an [...]

Western Regional Hospital Finally Receives New Ambulance

The Ministry of Health has been plagued by ambulance complaints; hospitals either don’t have ambulances or the ones that they do have aren’t working properly. The list of reports about [...]

Healthy Living Looks at Hypertension Control

World Hypertension Day is celebrated annually on May seventeenth. This year, the Pan American Health Organization and the World Health Organization are urging that you pay more attention to blood [...]

Dangriga Resident Myrick Caliz Needs Medical Assistance

A well-known Dangriga resident is seeking public assistance for medical attention. Myrick ‘Micro’ Caliz met in an accident at the end of May and was severely injured. He has since [...]