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How to Treat a Portuguese Man-of-War Sting

A local expert in treating jellyfish stings, and in particular those of the Portuguese Man-of-War variety, provided training to some first responders this month. Bermuda Hospitals Board’s (BHB) Dr David Wakely trained more than 20 Marine Police officers and Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers in the best way to treat burns and stings caused by Portuguese-Man-of-War. A BHB Emergency Medicine and Hyperbaric and Diving Medicine physician, Dr Wakely sees many cases of jellyfish stings, particularly in the spring and summer. According…


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Medical Musings with Dr. Shane Marshall: Is Racial Bias in Medicine Bad for Your Health?

From the author: Thanks to all who shared their thoughts about prayer in the age of COVID-19. Today’s post was written pre-pandemic, when masks were rare and air travel was common. I’ve held it back a few months while addressing…


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The Health Council Releases HealthIQ, an Online COVID-19 Tool

The Health Council announced the release of HealthIQ, a simple online tool that will help us as a community in our efforts to progress from phase one through phase four of COVID- 19 restrictions. Each member of the public is…


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Medical Musings with Dr. Shane Marshall: Prayers and Promises in the Age of COVID-19

As of today, 115 Bermudians have tested positive for COVID-19. Some remain at home or are isolated in government facilities; 16 are in the hospital. In the absence of a definitive treatment, doctors do what they can. Meanwhile, families of…


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Bermuda Hospitals Board and Partners Make Covid-19 Self-Assessment Tool Available to All

Bermuda Hospitals Board and Partners Make Covid-19 Self- Assessment Tool Available to All Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) Emergency Department in partnership with the Ministry of Health, the Chief Medical Officer and the island’s primary care providers, has created an easy-to-follow…

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Medical Musings with Dr. Shane Marshall: Five Things You Should Know About COVID-19 and Your HEART

We are in challenging times, Bermuda! Never before have doctors and policy-makers had to make so many decisions with so little information. As one researcher in New York put it, we are operating in a “data-free zone.” That’s not a…