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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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10 Ways to Get Active Outdoors this Fall

Looking for a socially distanced sport? These 10 activities keep you in the open air and can be done both solo or easily at a distance in small groups.   1. Walk or Cycle the Railway Trail Running the length…


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Got Milk? The Benefits of Milk for Kids – And the Whole Family!

It is a scientific fact that children who grow up with milk in their diet are healthier than those who don’t drink milk while growing up. In one form or another, milk is an excellent source of calcium, vitamin D,…


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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…