Health & Wellness

Profiles in Health 2021

Understanding the Benefits and Services of the Employee Assistance Programme

EAP Executive Director Latisha Lister-Burgess explains how their counselling service and training programmes help companies and employees handle the challenges of work and life.   What is the EAP? EAP is a private, non-profit corporation offering confidential support services to employers and their staff. We are the only accredited EAP programme in Bermuda.   What services does EAP provide? For employees, we provide short-term, solution-focused counselling and where appropriate, we provide outside referrals. We coordinate and verify treatment and outcomes.…


Profiles in Health 2021

Putting the Heart in Advanced Cardiac Care

Heart disease is Bermuda’s number one killer—but it doesn’t have to be. There are two highly effective ways for all Bermudians to protect their heart health: lifestyle choices and early detection. The best decisions about tobacco and alcohol use, nutrition,…


Healthy Bermuda

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…


Healthy Bermuda

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…


Health & Wellness

In my Opinion: Elizabeth Jones on Vaccinations

There were two things about my mother I couldn't understand when I was small. The first was she hated the beautiful Christmas carol, "Silent Night". Whenever the radio played it, she would turn it off. The second was she'd never…

Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre

What Your Family Tree Can Tell You About Cancer Risk

Tracing the family tree is a hobby many people enjoy. It can be fun to be a family historian, gathering stories and discovering connections to people and places you may never have known about otherwise! Knowing your family’s medical history…