Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness

The importance of the brain cannot be overstated. By allowing you to think, form feelings, taste, touch, move your limbs, blink, and even talk, your brain is the supercomputer processor that drives your ability to function. Come to think of it, reading this blog post would be impossible without your...

World Hypertension Day

A non-communicable disease (NCD) is non-infectious, meaning it cannot be on from one individual to the next. There are many NCDs as they account for 71% of deaths globally. In Belize, NCDs are responsible for 65% of deaths annually. Examples of NCDs include cancer, stroke, diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension....

Men’s Health Week

‘Men’s Health’ is a strange word combination, isn’t it? Although ‘men’ and ‘health’ individually are both important elements in a functional society, the two words adjoined are not a topic spoken of enough. According to the Times Magazine, women are 10% more likely to seek medical attention than their male...

Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Have you ever stopped to think about what your largest organ is? Hint: It’s not your brain. It’s not your intestines either! Ready? Your largest organ is your skin! Your skin accounts for up to 16% of your total body mass. According to National Geographic, the average person has around...

World Autism Awareness

On April 2, World Autism Day was observed for the fifteenth time since being adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2007. Before then, there was not a lot of advocacy and awareness on the topic, and even today, there exist numerous grey areas where public education on the...

Effectiveness of Vaccines & Boosters

To the delight of most, COVID-19-related restrictions, national quarantines, and crowd busters are pretty much things of the past, and people are back outside. If you’re a grandparent or parent, you might have been confused seeing teenagers and young adults posting images on social media with the caption ‘Outside!’. We...

International Women’s Day

“A woman’s place is in the house… and the Senate!” International Women’s Day 2022, celebrated under the banner ‘Gender Equality today for a Sustainable tomorrow’, inspires us to reflect on the wonders of women across the globe! Women’s roles in society have transformed positively over the recent decades, expanding significantly...

World Water Day

Did you know that 71% of the Earth’s surface is water? Similarly, around 60% of a human’s body is water! The heart and brain contain up to 85% water composition! Water is the basis for life, and is, therefore, one of the most important substances in our world!  Adequate water...

Total Care Health Insurance

Have you ever wondered why medical care is so expensive to access? Have you ever been admitted to the hospital and felt that you need to be re-admitted just thinking about the hospital bill? Do you, like many others, realize how important it is to have financial resources available to...

Things to consider when planning for a new baby!

Expecting a baby is a joyful occasion, not just for the parents-to-be but family and friends too. Every visit to the doctor adds to the excitement; hearing the baby’s rapid heartbeat and seeing indistinct images in sonography all build up thrilling anticipation of the great day when the baby will...