Eco-friendly Health City Cayman Islands Releases 2015 Conservation Statistics

Eco-friendly Health City Cayman Islands Releases 2015 Conservation Statistics

Health City Cayman Islands this week released its annual conservation statistics detailing the tertiary care hospital’s water, energy, waste-reduction and landfill diversion efficiencies. Mr. Gene Thompson, Project Director at Health City Cayman Islands, said the eco-friendly JCI accredited hospital had been committed to a conservation-minded business since its inception, from construction through to operations. “We…

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Type 1 Diabetes Patients Receive Educational Tour At Health City

Type 1 Diabetes Patients Receive Educational Tour At Health City

CAYMAN ISLANDS (December 3, 2015) – Health City Cayman Islands recently held a tour of the hospital for young Type 1 Diabetes patients and their families.  The tour included a discussion with medical staff, including Pediatric Endocrinologist, Dr Deepa Subramonian and Registered Dietitian, Stellerie Noyons. The tour, held on 28 November 2015, included treating the families…

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Types of Treatment

Treatment for arrhythmia depends on the type and severity of the condition, and whether or not there is an underlying cause, such as heart disease. Non-invasive treatment options include medications to restore normal rhythm, control heart rate, or treat the underlying cause. Invasive treatment options include electrical cardioversion or ablation, implantation of a pacemaker or…

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Atrial Fibrillation Diagnosis and Treatment

Diagnosis and Treatment There are several tests and procedures your doctor may use in conjunction with a medical history and physical exam if atrial fibrillation is suspected. The diagnostic process is designed to evaluate your blood chemistry, how well your heart is functioning, and where the dysregulation of impulses is originating. Atrial fibrillation can be…

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The Cost Savings of Medical Tourism

Health City Cayman Islands, which is supported by two major healthcare organizations, Narayana Health Group and Ascension, embodies all of the above qualities and more. It is frequently mentioned in publications as an important player in the growing medical tourism industry. Its founder, famed heart surgeon Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty, was called “the Henry Ford…

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The Growing Interest and Ease of Medical Tourism

Medical Tourism & Travel: A Growing Industry Medical tourism is an industry that is international by nature, due to relatively low prices of transportation and other costs, as well as the ability to do research online. These factors enable people to comparison shop, get on a plane, visit an interesting and often beautiful locale, and…

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Traditional Healthcare Challenges Offer a Gateway for Medical Tourism

Healthcare Challenges a Gateway for Medical Tourism Prior to the Affordable Care Act being enacted in the U.S., there were an estimated 47 million uninsured Americans not yet old enough to qualify for Medicare. After five years of historically slow growth, U.S. healthcare spending accelerated significantly in 2014. According to the Health Research Institute, although…

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Polio, Diptheria, and Tetanus Vaccine Schedules

Polio (Poliomyelitis) Polio is an infectious illness caused by the poliovirus. Although it is often thought of as a childhood malady, polio can affect people of any age. A majority of cases are symptomless, but some people experience fever, headache, vomiting, diarrhoea, neck stiffness, and pain in the arms and legs. In the worst cases,…

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Diabetes Symptoms and Prevention

Diabetes Affects Your Entire Body The following diabetes symptoms are the most common, but some people with type 2 diabetes have symptoms so mild that they go unnoticed. Frequent urination Extreme thirst Feeling very hungry, even with adequate food intake Extreme fatigue Blurry vision Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal Weight loss, even though you…

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Diabetes Risk Factors and Diagnosis

Risk Factors – Type 2 Pre-diabetes, also known as impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) and/or impaired fasting glucose (IFG) Being age 45 or older Having a family history of diabetes Being overweight or obese Not exercising regularly High blood pressure Low HDL, also known as “good” cholesterol and/or high levels of triglycerides Certain racial and ethnic…

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Types of Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes, once called juvenile-onset diabetes, is often caused by an auto-immune reaction in which the body’s defence system attacks the cells that produce insulin. For reasons that are still not fully understood, people with type 1 diabetes produce very little or no insulin. Unlike type 2, the only known risk factors in type…

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Human Heart Transplantation

The first human heart transplant occurred in December 1967, less than two years prior to the first artificial heart transplant. It was performed by South African cardiac surgeon Dr. Christiaan Barnard at the Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. Three days later, Dr. Adrian Kantrowitz performed the world’s first pediatric heart transplant at…

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Artificial Heart: Devices and Procedures

From 1969 to September 5, 2014, 1,413 artificial heart devices with 13 different designs were implanted in heart failure patients. The SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart (TAH) is the modern version of the well-known Jarvik-7 Total Artificial Heart that was implanted for the first time in 1982. The SynCardia TAH was approved by the U.S….

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Heart Failure and Congenital Defects

Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a term used when the pumping action of the heart becomes increasingly less powerful and effective over a period of time. When this happens, blood does not move efficiently through the circulatory system and starts to back up, increasing pressure and causing fluid to leak from the capillary blood vessels….

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Recovery and Rehabilitation

Typically, patients stay in the hospital for 3 to 4 days, but this varies a bit since every patient progresses at his or her own rate. After surgery, it is natural to feel some pain, but this is usually managed adequately with medication. Being physically active is an important part of recovery. In general, most…

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Recovery and Rehabilitation

Typically, patients stay in the hospital for 3 to 4 days, but this varies a bit since every patient progresses at his or her own rate. After surgery, it is natural to feel some pain, but this is usually managed adequately with medication. Being physically active is an important part of recovery. In general, most…

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Types of Knee Surgery, Process, and Precautions

Types of Knee Surgery Traditional Total Knee Replacement One of the most common types of knee surgery and types of knee replacement is the traditional total knee replacement. Traditional total knee replacement involves a 7 to 10-inch incision, a hospital stay of 3 to 5 days, and a recovery period typically lasting from 1 to…

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Recovery and Rehabilitation

Recovery time and rehabilitation depend on the type of surgery performed. As with all surgeries, there are some risks and possible complications including infection, excessive bleeding, blood clots, and damage to blood vessels or nerves. After surgery, it is natural to feel some pain, but this is usually managed adequately with medication and icing. A…

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Types of Shoulder Arthroscopy

Hemiarthroplasty: Only the head of the humerus is removed and replaced with an artificial component. Total shoulder arthroplasty: Both the head of the humerus and the glenoid are replaced. A plastic cup-shaped device is fitted into the glenoid, and a metal ball-shaped device is attached to the top of the humerus. Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty:…

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Sport Injuries Prevention Tips

For most team and individual sports, warming up is an essential prevention tool. Gradually increasing the body temperature, heart rate, and circulation can help to reduce injuries by improving the elasticity of muscles and tendons, enabling better motor performance. Warm-ups should consist of a minimum of 10 minutes cardiovascular work (such as light jogging or…

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Sports Injuries Statistics and Facts

Injury patterns tend to be specific to the sport, the age of the athlete, and the unique style and play of an athlete, i.e., a tennis player like Rafael Nadal has an intensity that makes him more prone to knee and shoulder injuries than Roger Federer. Overuse injuries to the patellar tendon (known as jumper’s…

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Non-Invasive Treatment Options

As soon as possible after an injury, experts recommend using the RICE method: Rest – keep the injured area supported and avoid using for 48-72 hours. Ice – apply ice to the injured area for 20 minutes every two hours for the first 48-72 hours. Compression – apply a firm elastic bandage over the area,…

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Hip Recovery and Potential Complications

Hip Replacement Surgery Recovery Typically, patients stay in the hospital for three to four days, but this varies a bit since every patient progresses at his or her own rate. After surgery, it is natural to feel some pain, but this is usually managed adequately with medication. Being physically active is an important part of…

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Hip Recovery and Potential Complications

Hip Replacement Surgery Recovery Typically, patients stay in the hospital for three to four days, but this varies a bit since every patient progresses at his or her own rate. After surgery, it is natural to feel some pain, but this is usually managed adequately with medication. Being physically active is an important part of…

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Precautions and Surgical Process

Total Hip Precautions If you are overweight or obese, your orthopedic surgeon may recommend losing some weight prior to surgery to minimize the stress on your new hip, and possibly decrease the risks associated with surgery. If any infections are present, surgery will be postponed until they resolve. In addition, because infections can enter the bloodstream…

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Precautions and Surgical Process

Total Hip Precautions If you are overweight or obese, your orthopedic surgeon may recommend losing some weight prior to surgery to minimize the stress on your new hip, and possibly decrease the risks associated with surgery. If any infections are present, surgery will be postponed until they resolve. In addition, because infections can enter the bloodstream…

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Overview

COPD Fast Facts Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a life-threatening lung disease that interferes with normal breathing – it is more than a “smoker’s cough”. More than 3 million people died of COPD in 2012, which is equal to 6% of all deaths globally that year. More than 90% of COPD deaths occur in…

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Indian Doctors A Blessing To Caribbean, Says Envoy

Indian Doctors A Blessing To Caribbean, Says Envoy

Having spent nine years in New Delhi, the Dominican Republic’s Ambassador to India has endorsed the expertise of Indian medical practitioners who are dispensing high quality medical care and saving lives in the Caribbean and around the globe. Ambassador Frank Hans Dannenberg Castellanos, Dean of Diplomatic Corps in the Indian capital, asserted the Caribbean is…

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Sports Injuries: Causes and Prevention

Whether you are a professional athlete, weekend warrior, a high school athlete engaged in organized sports, or a youngster playing in the neighborhood park – you are vulnerable to sports-related injuries. Orthopedic injuries are the most common type of injury incurred in sports – from sprains and strains – to serious neck injuries that require…

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Common Shoulder Injuries: Diagnosis and Treatment

The Diagnosis and Treatment of Common Shoulder Injuries The shoulder is the most flexible joint in the body, consisting of a ball called the humeral head, and shallow socket joint called the glenoid. Because the glenoid is shallow, it covers less than half of the humeral head and does not provide much structural support which…

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Top Reasons for Knee Replacement Surgery

Total knee replacement procedures are growing in popularity and efficacy. A knee replacement surgery procedure was first performed in 1968, while modern techniques began in earnest in the 1970s. In the last few decades, major improvements in surgical materials and techniques have greatly increased its efficacy. Total knee replacement, also known as total knee arthroplasty,…

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Devices and Surgical Procedures to Treat Heart Failure

Technology has come a long way since the first rudimentary artificial heart, invented by Dr. Domingo Liotta, was implanted in a history-making operation at St. Luke’s Hospital in Houston in April 1969. The patient, a 47-year-old man with heart failure, became the first recipient of the Liotta-Cooley Artificial Heart while waiting for a human heart…

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Diabetes: Symptoms, Causes, Risk and Prevention

Diabetes is a chronic disease that results from the body’s inability to process and / or produce insulin effectively. Under normal circumstances, the digestive system breaks down carbohydrates from sugars and starches in foods into glucose, a form of sugar that enters the bloodstream. With the help of the hormone insulin, cells throughout the body…

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Common Childhood Immunizations and Vaccines

Childhood vaccines are the most important prevention tool against many serious or potentially fatal viruses and bacterial infections, including polio, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, measles, mumps, rubella, haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), and chicken pox. Many health organizations including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and Caribbean Public Health Agency…

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Medical Tourism: Cost Savings, Vacation, and Quality Care

With its turquoise waters, white sand beaches, and moderate climate, the Caribbean has long been a North American tourist destination, attracting people from all over the world. Given that there are an estimated 42.5 million residents from 29 richly diverse Caribbean countries and territories with more than 7,000 islands, there is also a good deal…

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Texas Couple Praises Health City

Texas Couple Praises Health City

When Wayne Wright needed knee replacement surgery, his wife wanted him to undergo the operation in an American hospital, but Wayne did his research and all signs pointed to searching for a solution overseas, more specifically to Health City Cayman Islands. Because Wayne’s company is self-insured, finding an affordable, high quality medical facility was a…

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Is Your Child Suffering from Heart Disease?

Do Children Suffer From Heart Disease? What Symptoms Should I Look For? Heart Disease is often thought of something that progresses throughout a lifetime of dubious lifestyle choices, and therefore only affects adults; both of which are incorrect. Children can also suffer from heart conditions, and those conditions can go undiscovered until adulthood. Pediatric cardiac…

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What is Atrial Fibrillation?

 Atrial Fibrillation Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is the most common type of heart arrhythmia, affecting millions of people worldwide.  Unlike a healthy heart, in AFib the Sinoatrial node (SA) is unable to control the electrical impulses that regulate the rhythm and synchronicity of the heart. Rather, these impulses are chaotic – often firing from more than…

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Cardiac Arrhythmia Symptoms and Treatment

Cardiac arrhythmia, also known as an irregular heartbeat, is a deviation from the normal rate or rhythm of the heart. Heartbeats are controlled by electrical impulses that cause different parts of the heart to contract or relax in a finely coordinated movement that pumps blood throughout the body at a consistent rate per minute. Of…

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Cayman Islands Premier Lauds Health City

Cayman Islands Premier Lauds Health City

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (May 25, 2015) – The Premier of the Cayman Islands believes a new Caribbean hospital’s accreditation will stimulate interest in the Caribbean destination as a premier location for world-class healthcare and medical tourism. Speaking at a press conference marking the award of the Joint Commission International’s (JCI) Gold Seal of Approval to Health…

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Health City Cayman Islands Awarded JCI Accreditation

Health City Cayman Islands Awarded JCI Accreditation

CAYMAN ISLANDS (May 13, 2015) – On the heels of Health City Cayman Islands’ first anniversary celebrations, the Caribbean hospital has received the news that it has earned the prestigious Gold Seal of Approval from Joint Commission International (JCI), the worldwide leader in accrediting the quality of healthcare. The accreditation commission’s on-site evaluation of Health…

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Health City Cayman Islands Celebrates First Anniversary

Health City Cayman Islands Celebrates First Anniversary

CAYMAN ISLANDS (April 9, 2015) – Health City Cayman Islands celebrates its first anniversary of providing quality and affordable healthcare this month. Since the state-of-the-art medical facility received its first patient 12 months ago, Health City brought life to the shared vision of renowned cardiac surgeon Dr. Devi Shetty, and Ascension, the world’s leading non-profit…

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Health City, Cayman Tourism Partner to Promote Medical Travel

Health City, Cayman Tourism Partner to Promote Medical Travel

CAYMAN ISLANDS (March 1, 2015) – The Caribbean’s newest healthcare facility is venturing into a new partnership to strengthen its identity as the region’s premiere destination for world-class healthcare and medical tourism. Shomari Scott, Marketing Director of Health City Cayman Islands, said that the international hospital’s strategy to attract more travelers  seeking medical attention has…

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Health City Cayman Islands Rescues Air Force Vet

Health City Cayman Islands Rescues Air Force Vet

(February 6, 2015) – A United States Air Force veteran is extremely grateful following life-saving emergency cardiac care delivered by Caribbean hospital Health City Cayman Islands. Rod Linkous, a resident of Washington, was on a cruise celebrating his 80th birthday with his wife when he suffered a heart attack the evening before arriving into the…

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Cayman Islands Hospital Provides Free Treatment To More Children From Haiti

Cayman Islands Hospital Provides Free Treatment To More Children From Haiti

GRAND CAYMAN (February 3, 2015) – Four children from Haiti have received free life-saving surgery at Health City Cayman Islands, bringing to eight the number of young Haitians who have benefited from Health City’s ongoing commitment to support the tertiary healthcare needs of Caribbean youth. The children included a critically ill 6-year-old girl with severe pulmonary issues,…

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Health City’s Second Successful LVAD Heart Surgery

Health City’s Second Successful LVAD Heart Surgery

GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands (December 1, 2014) – Health City Cayman Islands has performed its second successful LVAD heart surgery, allowing another ailing Caribbean national to move to a new beat. Ralph Wright of the Cayman Islands recently benefited from the complex procedure, which is performed at advanced stages of heart failure when the heart…

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Health City Partners with Have a Heart, Digicel and Haiti Cardiac Alliance to Save Young Haitian Heart Patients

Health City Partners with Have a Heart, Digicel and Haiti Cardiac Alliance to Save Young Haitian Heart Patients

(November 6, 2014) – Four young Haitians returned to their home country last week having recently undergone life-saving Adult and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery at Health City Cayman Islands. The youngsters, aged between 6 and 16, travelled to Cayman last month to receive these vital surgeries, which were performed free of charge by Health City cardiac…

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Young Interns Get a Taste of Life In Healthcare

Young Interns Get a Taste of Life In Healthcare

(October 14, 2014) – Approximately 150 students will benefit from internships at Health City Cayman Islands, over the next seven months. Students from Cayman Islands Further Education Center (CIFEC), Clifton Hunter, John Gray high school and other private schools will all get to learn more about opportunities for careers within Cayman’s healthcare industry. Richard Parchment,…

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American Retiree Chooses Caribbean Hospital for Hip Replacement Surgery

American Retiree Chooses Caribbean Hospital for Hip Replacement Surgery

(October 13, 2014) – Some diligent research into his options for hip replacement surgery led American Michael Lepley to Health City Cayman Islands, and the experience changed his life for the better. Lepley desperately needed the procedure so he set out to learn all he could about the availability of options in Asia, Latin America…

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World Medical Tourism and Global Healthcare Congress Shines Spotlight on Health City

World Medical Tourism and Global Healthcare Congress Shines Spotlight on Health City

WASHINGTON, DC (September 24, 2014) – The Caribbean’s newest medical facility was the subject of much interest at the World Medical Tourism and Global Healthcare Congress held in the Washington, DC area this week. At the Caribbean and Island Ministerial Summit of the conference, the invitation-only audience reviewed an exclusive presentation on Health City Cayman…

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Health City To Feature At World Medical Tourism Meet

Health City To Feature At World Medical Tourism Meet

(September 14, 2014) – One of the Caribbean’s newest medical facilities will be introduced to the world as an excellent Caribbean contribution to the rapidly expanding medical tourism landscape at a major global meeting this month. Health City Cayman Islands will be offered up as a center of excellence for medical tourism and destination healthcare…

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Cayman’s First Ever Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG) Performed at Health City

Cayman’s First Ever Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG) Performed at Health City

GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands (July 24, 2014) – A key milestone in the history of medicine in the Cayman Islands was achieved last week with the country’s first ever Adult and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery and first CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery) performed. The patient, a  65 year old woman with diabetes and high blood pressure…

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