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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 may not provide that same sense of fun and adventure, but it’s equally informative and even more important for your health. Because families share genes, environments and even lifestyle, they may also share patterns of health disorders – including certain…


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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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Can Exercise Lower Your Cancer Risk?

Did you know that lack of exercise is a risk factor for cancer? Even if you eat a healthy diet, don’t smoke, drink alcohol in moderation, and maintain a healthy body weight, a lack of physical activity plays a role…


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How To Eat Well To Be Well

The World Health Organization estimates that about one in six deaths globally is due to cancer. In 2018, that added up to about 9.6 million deaths around the world. At the same time, about one third of those cancer deaths…


Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre

Are You Sun Smart?

Ever heard “Slip! Slop! Slap! And Wrap!”? It’s a catchphrase that helps us remember how to be safe in the sun. Of course, staying in the shade is at the top of the list. But when it comes to sun…

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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…