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KHMH trims back services after roof issues

The Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital says that it is operating on an ‘emergency mode’ after a section of the hospital’s roof collapsed. According to the hospital, a preliminary structural assessment [...]

How yoga can stimulate kids’ activity

If you have an interest in teaching yoga for kids, there is an international yoga instructor in country. Ann Robideaux is in Belize for the next few days to teach [...]

What to know before going to the water

Easter is quickly approaching and following the tragic drowning of a teen at a pool party last week it is a good time to discuss water safety. Tonight in Healthy [...]

Emergency Evacuation after Ceiling Problems at K.H.M.H.

This evening, there was mass movement at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital in Belize City. News Five understands that there were issues with the ceiling of the national referral hospital, [...]

SMART donates to Hand in Hand Ministries

Hand in Hand Ministries received a fifteen thousand dollar cheque from Smart today. The donation will be used to cover operations cost for the outreach program of the non-profit organization [...]

Unraveling the mystery of ‘cancer healer’ Mary Jewell

On Monday, we reported on a woman who is operating as a healthcare practitioner in northern Belize without a license. The British woman, identified as Amanda Mary Jewell, according to [...]

MoH Takes Second Look at ‘Cancer Healer’

The Ministry of Health indicates it will launch another investigation into a British health practitioner reportedly based in Belize. The Daily Mirror in the U.K. has printed an expose naming forty-nine year [...]

Adopted Belizean rises above health condition

Back in 2010, we shared the story of Anicee Lamaroux who was six-years-old at the time and was living with a rare brittle bone disorder called Osteogenesis Imperfecta that left [...]

Healthy Living: check eyes yearly to see clearly

Our eyes play a vital role in our quality of life. However, even though our vision is so important to us, we don’t make the time to check-up on them. [...]

Healthy Living: Caring for Your Heart

Not because Valentine’s Day is over means that all the talk about your heart should stop. In fact, it is always a good time to talk about the health of [...]

The Gift of Life for four Young Heart Patients

Since its last mission to Belize in 2017, a team of doctors has returned to perform various procedures on four children afflicted with heart disease.  Those operations, facilitated through the [...]

Father Gives Thanks for Daughter’s Surgery

One-year-old Leiny Montalvo is diagnosed with PDA, an abnormal blood flow occurring between two of the major arteries connected to her heart.  Along with her parents, she has traveled all [...]

Ministry of Health Gives Update on Measles Threat

The Ministry of Health has been monitoring measles in the region. While to date there are only two confirmed reported cases of the viral infection in Guatemala and Antigua, health [...]

Guyana to Emulate Belize’s Health Information System

There is some good news coming out of the Ministry of Health that is having an impact in the region. A team from Guyana is currently in the country studying [...]

Walk to Raise Funds for Kidney Association

It’s that time of the year again. The Kidney Association of Belize is officially announcing its upcoming annual kidney walk and health fair, set for the third and ninth of [...]

Annual Health Fair Offers Important Tests

According to Itch, over the years, Belizeans have failed to recognize that there is an increased number of persons being diagnosed with renal failure; majority, when the disease is already [...]

Healthy Living Heads to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the K.H.M.H.

There is good news coming out the country’s largest referral hospital, the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital.  That is that the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit is finally in operation. It’s been [...]

Why We Should Worry about Childhood Obesity

In recent years, there has been a big push to curb childhood obesity. The Ministry of Health and other local stakeholders have been working on a comprehensive plan to take [...]

What You Need to Know about Measles Threat

At the end of January, the Ministry of Health in Belize issued an advisory on the presence of measles in Central America. It’s one imported case – which means an [...]

New Equipment to Test for Diseases

The Ministry of Health today received equipment that will assist in the testing of samples to detect various diseases common to Belize such as dengue. The technology is valued at [...]

Be on the Lookout for Measles

In health news, Belize has not seen a case of measles since 1991. But there is a general alert out tonight from the Ministry of Health after the highly infectious [...]

Why You Need Health Insurance

Should you or shouldn’t you invest in health insurance? We have all heard stories of families who after one major medical trauma have incurred major debt. Right here in our [...]

Healthy Living Prepares for the Upcoming Flu Season

U.S. news outlets have been reporting a severe flu epidemic that has swept across the United States for over a week of. In comparison to last flu season, the U.S. [...]

Healthy Living: How Effective are Multivitamins?

Many of us grew up with parents forcing us to take our vitamins. Whether it was cod-liver oil or Flinstones vitamins, our parents all believed that it would make us [...]

What is the Future of Nursing in Belize?

About one hundred and fifty nurses are discussing the future of the nursing profession at the Radisson in Belize City. And even as they move forward, they are looking at [...]