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Health Tip: Get Enough Quality Sleep!

The importance of getting enough quality sleep cannot be overstated. It may be just as important as diet and exercise, if not more.

Health Tip: Drink More Water!

Drinking enough water can have numerous benefits. One important factor is that it can help boost the number of calories you burn.

Medication Management Tips That May Save Your Life

If dealing with multiple medications is a daily challenge for you or a loved one, these strategies can make managing multiple medications easier and safer.

Study examines Cayman’s use of medical marijuana

In the 16 months his pharmacies have been dispensing cannabis products, David Pellow said about 300 people have filled prescriptions for the drug, which is dispensed in the form of an oil or pill.

7 Incredible Results You’ll Get From Walking 30 Minutes A Day

You’ll be amazed at the benefits from this quick and easy routine. Here’s what you can expect when you start walking for just 30 minutes every day, most days of the week.

Tips to stay healthy for summer

Summer is here, the time where everyone wants to hit the beach, have fun swimming, play volleyball, party, and hang out with friends and family. It’s the time where most people want to stay fit and keep or achieve a “summer body”.

Overhydrated? It’s a Thing

A few months ago we discussed the importance of drinking water, if you missed it you can read it here. Following up on the importance of water and staying hydrated it is equally as important to not overhydrate. Yes – it’s possible to drink too much water.

8 reasons why you should take multivitamins every day

Fruits and Vegetables provide the essential nutrients we need for everyday functions. A daily multivitamin can help guarantee that you get all the vitamins and minerals you need, and what you don’t need your body will get rid of.

Celebrate Earth Day with Your Pharmacy

Earth Day serves as an important reminder of our responsibility to our planet, but the occasion also presents health care providers with the opportunity to better understand how environmental issues can impact patient health. As Earth Day approaches it’s a great time to rethink how you can reduce, reuse and […]

Think Greener for St Patrick’s Day

St. Patricks’ Day is known for green beer, leprechauns and pots of gold but why not take an even more green approach to celebrating. Try one of these healthier substitutes for the traditional St. Patrick’s Day festivities.

Why do we drink water?

Designer water bottles are everywhere. They have catchy sayings, are ecofriendly and have cool features to keep your water cold for longer. But are you drinking enough of the water inside the bottle? Everyone has heard the ‘8 glasses a day’ rule. There is more to it than just the number of glasses you drink because mom says so.

Fruits and Fruit Juices Affecting Medications

It is well known that even 1/2 a grapefruit or one glass of juice can reduce an enzyme called cytochrome P450 (CYP 450) by 50% for up to 24 hours. This is important because some medications such as atorvastatin, amlodipine, carbamazepine and one of our newest medications for rheumatoid arthritis, tofacitinib (Xeljanz) need this enzyme to be eliminated from the body.

3 Ways to Make Sure You Exercise During the Holidays

The holiday season can be a really tough time to stay on top of your exercise routine. It’s cold out, and there are fun places to go and friends to see. Plus, managing your already-busy schedule can get tricky as you try to fit in holiday shopping, parties and family […]

10 Holiday Survival Tips If You Have Diabetes

Some of my patients with diabetes ask me what’s the big deal if their blood sugar levels go up a little or they gain a few pounds over the holidays.

How to keep your heart healthy (and your waistline trim) at holiday meals

Follow these simple tips to keep your heart healthy during the holiday season. Bring out the fruits and vegetables Focus on pumpkin, carrots, sweet potatoes or other orange vitamin-packed vegetables. Greens such as broccoli, spinach and collard greens all pack vitamin power too. Serve colorful raw veggies with low-fat dip […]

Wed 1st Nov, 2017 is Stress Awareness Day

Stress can be a real killer, both in the workplace and in our day to day lives. Stress serves a solid purpose in human biology, but our modern lives have brought about a surplus of causes that haunt us from day to day.

Tue 14th Nov, 2017 is World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day is the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign reaching a global audience of over 1 billion people in more than 160 countries.

Signs and symptoms of breast cancer

Many symptoms of breast cancer, such as breast pain or a lump, may in fact be caused by normal breast changes or a benign (not cancer) breast condition. However, if you notice a change, it’s important to see your GP (local doctor) as soon as you can.

10 Tips for Better Sleep

10 Tips for better sleep: maintain daily schedule, reduce caffeine intake, turn of screens, don’t go to bed on a full or empty stomach, exercise regularly, limit beverages, keep quiet, invest in comfortable bedding.

22 Diet Changes for a Stronger Heart After 40

When you put good in, you get good out, so start shopping with your heart in mind. By following this grocery guide, you’ll lower the number on the scale and decrease your heart disease risk.

CTMH | Doctors Hospital Pharmacy sends Hurricane Relief Supplies to Anguilla

The Cayman Islands Government has arranged Hurricane Relief for our Caribbean neighbors in Anguilla who experienced extensive damage during Hurricane Irma. CTMH Doctors Hospital Pharmacy was contacted by HSA asking to contribute medical supplies and medication for the people of Anguilla.

What is Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer begins when normal cells in the prostate begin to change and grow uncontrollably. Some prostate cancers grow slowly and may not cause symptoms or problems for years while other prostate cancers are more aggressive and grow quicker.

September is Healthy Aging Month – Reinvent Yourself!

September is a perfect time to celebrate Healthy Aging Month since it is time when many people think about getting started on new tasks after the summer.

Tips for Staying Cool When Exercising in the Summer Heat

It’s time to take your winter treadmill routine outdoors to the parks. The days are long and warm. The trails radiate heat. Summer is here and you’re prepared to sweat! But before you lace up your running shoes, read these eight tips to keep your cool.

Don’t Get Burned! How to Protect Your Body From Sun Damage

Sunburn doesn’t just cause pain and redness. It can also cause long-term effects. Learn the risks and find out how to protect yourself. Between the beach, the pool, and the weekend cookouts, you may be having too much fun to worry about sunburn – until that telltale stinging and redness […]

Top 15 Reasons To Use Apple Cider Vinegar Every Day

An apple a day keeps the doctor away is a very famous saying. Now, you can add a new twist to this saying by replacing the apple with apple cider vinegar. A daily dose of apple cider vinegar is also very effective in keeping the doctor away. It is a […]

Amazing Benefits Of Black Tea

One of the widely consumed tea is black tea. Such a tea is obtained from the leaves of the shrub known as Camellia sinesis and it is more oxidized than the green, white and the oolong tea varieties. It has a stronger flavor than other varieties of tea. Black tea […]

Eat Right for Your Type of Arthritis

Learn about the foods that may help ease pain and inflammation and slow disease activity. When you have arthritis or a related condition, getting the right nutrients can help to alleviate pain and inflammation and positively affect overall health. Research suggests that what you eat may influence the progression and […]

5 Surprising Facts About High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure affects one in three Americans, yet many people with the condition don’t know they have it. Uncontrolled blood pressure raises the risk for heart disease and stroke, which are leading causes of death in the United States. Fortunately, high blood pressure is treatable and preventable. To lower […]

Cayman Pharmacy Group & CTMH | Doctors Hospital pioneer introduction of Medical Cannabis

Grand Cayman’s CTMH | Doctors Hospital & Cayman Pharmacy Group have made a groundbreaking medical introduction by acquiring an initial quantity of Medical Cannabis for the treatment of physician selected patients who are resident to the Cayman Islands.

Talk with Your Doctor about Depression

What is depression? Depression is an illness that involves the brain. It can affect your thoughts, mood, and daily activities. It is more than feeling sad for a few days. Depression can be mild or severe. Mild depression can become more serious if it’s not treated. If you are diagnosed […]

The Benefits of Fish Oil for the Hair and Skin

Fish oil is consumed in foods or taken as a supplement to prevent or treat a wide range of conditions. Its nutrients also produce a number of cosmetic effects. Fish oil, and particularly the healthful fatty acids found within it, can improve some skin conditions, protect against the sun’s damaging […]

Salt and your health

Our bodies need a little bit of salt to survive, but the amount we eat is far more than we require. Evidence has shown that regularly eating too much sodium puts us at increased risk of developing high blood pressure. High blood pressure is the main cause of strokes and […]

Stress Management – Ways to Avoid Stress

Stress is a part of life, and you can’t always avoid it. But you can try to avoid situations that can cause it, and you can control how you respond to it. The first step is knowing your own coping strategies. Try tracking your stress to record stressful events, your response to them, and how you coped.After you know what is causing your stress, try making some changes in your life that will help you avoid stressful situations.

Sleep & Heart Disease

Exercise and eating nutritious foods aren’t the only things that can help increase heart health; sleep is also a factor. The better night’s sleep you get, the healthier your heart will be. According to a 2011 study by the American Heart Association, poor sleep quality is linked to an increased risk of high blood pressure, a potential cause of heart disease.

Diet and Physical Activity: What’s the Cancer Connection?

How much do daily habits like diet and exercise affect your risk for cancer? Much more than you might think. Research has shown that poor diet and not being active are 2 key factors that can increase a person’s cancer risk. The good news is that you do something about this.

Tips for Better Heart Health

Your heart works hard for you nonstop for your whole life. So show it some TLC. Making small changes in your habits can make a real difference to your ticker.

12 Ways to Stay Healthy this Holiday Season

The holidays are a great opportunity to enjoy time with family and friends, celebrate life, to be grateful, and reflect on what’s important. They are also a time to appreciate the gift of health. Here are some holiday tips to support your efforts for health and safety this season.

What is Diabetes?

There are two main types of diabetes, known as Type 1 and Type 2. Both types of diabetes are lifelong health conditions. There are 4.05 million people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK and an estimated 549,000 people who have the condition but don’t know it. Watch this video for more information on Diabetes.

What are the risk factors for stomach cancer?

A risk factor is anything that affects your chance of getting a disease such as cancer. Different cancers have different risk factors. Some risk factors, like smoking, can be changed. Others, like a person’s age or family history, can’t be changed.

7 Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

You can help support your loved one with Alzheimer’s by learning more about how the condition unfolds. The stages don’t always fall into neat boxes, and the symptoms might vary — but they can be a guide and help you plan for your friend or relative’s care.

12 Facts About Metastatic Breast Cancer

Metastatic breast cancer (also called stage IV) is breast cancer that has spread to another part of the body, most commonly the liver, brain, bones, or lungs. No one dies from breast cancer that remains in the breast. Metastasis occurs when cancerous cells travel to a vital organ and that is what […]

Early Detection and Screening for Prostate Cancer

The question of screening is a personal and complex one. It’s important for each man to talk with his doctor about whether prostate cancer screening is right for him.

Five ways you can help when a friend’s child is diagnosed with cancer

With something as shocking and momentous as a childhood cancer diagnosis, friends often simply do not know what to say or do.

Traveling with Diabetes

What Can I Bring With Me? Am I allowed to bring my diabetes supplies with me on the plane? Yes. TSA specifically states that diabetes-related supplies, equipment and medications, including liquids, are allowed through the checkpoint once they have been properly screened by X-ray or hand inspection. Passengers should declare […]

How do I protect myself from UV rays?

People who get a lot of exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays are at greater risk for skin cancer. Sunlight is the main source of UV rays, but you don’t have to avoid the sun completely. And it would be unwise to stay inside if it would keep you from being […]

Cayman Pharmacy Group at the Island Living Show

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West Bay Pharmacy Teams Up with Oasis Medical Group for Diabetes Management Seminar

Diabetes Educators and Pharmacists from West Bay Pharmacy & Gifts joined forces with Dr. Michelle Mon Desir of the Oasis Medical Group to give a presentation and demonstration on Diabetes Management.

Tips for Better Male Health

For better overall male health, we are challenging all men to: Look after their relationships and wellbeing Not smoke Drink sensibly Be active Watch their weight

Stroke Awareness Month

June is Stroke Awareness Month, and Cayman Pharmacy Group would like to take a moment to remind our customers of the steps for recognizing a stroke. F.A.S.T. is an easy way to remember the sudden signs of stroke. When you can spot the signs, you’ll know that you need to […]

Timing Your Vitamins: Q&A With Melissa Dorval, R.D.

Taking vitamins is an important way to boost your nutritional intake. The timing of when we take vitamins, though, can be as vital as the fact that we take them. To ensure that we get the most out of vitamins and supplements when is the best time to take them?

Cayman Pharmacists Earn Diabetes Educator Certification

In June 2013, four Pharmacists from the Cayman Pharmacy Group received their Caribbean Certified Diabetes Educator (CCDE) Certificates from the programme offered by the University of the West Indies. Daemione White, Simone Davis, Todd Jefferson and Shashorna Campbell earned their certifications after attending a 12 hour seminar presented by CCDE […]

Mr. David Pellow was awarded 2 top honors: Caribbean Pharmacist Primus and Pharmacist of the Year

Mr. David Pellow was recently awarded two top honors, one international and one local. Caribbean Pharmacist Primus An award to honour pharmacists who have had unique, transforming and enduring influence on the profession of Pharmacy in the Caribbean. A maximum of three (3) Caribbean pharmacists may be named to the […]