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Stories by Keisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Published:Wednesday | March 31, 2021 | 12:09 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Nine in 10 women experience cramping or stabbing pain just before their monthly period or as it starts. Many women experience debilitating symptoms that they commonly believe are normal. However, no pain is good pain and it is possible that the...

Published:Wednesday | March 24, 2021 | 12:09 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Complementary and alternative medicine for colon cancer, also called CAM, involves non-traditional approaches to medicine that help manage a patient’s care. Used together with conventional medicine, it doesn’t replace traditional, science-based...

Published:Wednesday | March 17, 2021 | 12:24 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Your colon is a key player in your digestive system, which processes and delivers nutrients throughout your body to keep you strong and healthy. As such, eating well and maintaining a nutritious diet is one of the best ways you can prepare for and...

Published:Friday | February 26, 2021 | 12:12 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Dream big about what you want to achieve. As a child, Abrahim Simmonds wanted to make a difference in the lives of others. A natural people person, he was always concerned about the welfare of others and being a level-headed individual, he knew...

Published:Wednesday | January 27, 2021 | 4:19 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Vernessa Scarlett has a vivacious personality. Her smile and witty nature have defied the many challenges she has encountered during her lifetime. Behind the bubbly personality is a woman who has endured insurmountable pain, yet she continues to...

Published:Wednesday | January 6, 2021 | 12:14 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

The human body is a self-healing, self-renewing, self-cleansing organism. When the right conditions are created, vibrant well-being is its natural state. However, we have departed from the ways of nature and live under less-than-natural conditions...

Published:Wednesday | December 23, 2020 | 12:08 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

The holidays are an exciting time of good cheer, warm family traditions, and spending time with friends. For many people, the idea of entering a crowded room and chatting up co-workers or strangers at a party, exchanging gifts with friends,...

Published:Wednesday | December 16, 2020 | 12:18 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

With the holidays fast approaching, many people are wondering if it is possible to safely celebrate during a pandemic. Should you visit relatives or have family and friends over? Nonetheless, your typical holiday gathering will look different this...

Published:Wednesday | December 9, 2020 | 12:09 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

For more than 10 years, Andrea Ferguson* lived with her partner in an upscale community in Jamaica. She had everything to her comfort, and did not have to work to maintain her lavish lifestyle. However, she was dying inside, and kept a well-...

Published:Friday | December 4, 2020 | 12:23 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Swimming sensation and Olympian Alia Atkinson has been named as Champion Ambassador of the Special Olympics Movement, as the organisation commemorated International Day of Persons with Disabilities, recognised each year on December 3. Atkinson...

Published:Wednesday | December 2, 2020 | 12:12 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

“I was devastated,” exclaimed Marcia Johnson*. “I was just 18 years old at the time, and I felt like my whole world had fallen apart,” she said. On a routine check while pregnant with her only child, Johnson received the news nobody wants to hear...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:07 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

People with epilepsy or what Jamaicans term as ‘fits’ are just like everyone else, except that they are prone to recurrent seizures. A seizure is caused by a temporary change in the way the brain cells work. One seizure does not signify epilepsy....

Published:Wednesday | November 18, 2020 | 12:13 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Lung cancer is the second-most common cancer in both men and women, and is responsible for the majority of cancer-related deaths. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that more than 160,000 people will lose their battle with lung cancer...

Published:Wednesday | November 11, 2020 | 12:11 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Raising awareness of the causes, prevention, and treatment of stroke is crucial to the health and well-being of all Jamaicans. The Jamaica Stroke Alliance (JSA), which was launched virtually on World Stroke Day, October 29, is advocating for...

Published:Wednesday | November 4, 2020 | 12:12 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Diabetes is a potentially life-threatening illness, which must be taken seriously. Diabetes is the second-leading cause of death for Jamaicans under the age of 70 years. Often referred to as ‘sugar’, the disease impairs the body’s ability to use...

Published:Wednesday | October 28, 2020 | 12:15 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

“It has been hell!” a confident and defiant Paulette Rennalls-Dawson said as she recalls her challenging and tumultuous journey with stage four breast cancer. Rennalls-Dawson was diagnosed with the disease in 2009. As a result of the severity of...

Published:Wednesday | October 21, 2020 | 12:06 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Obtaining a mammogram can be a daunting experience for many women. No matter your level of personal experience or familiarity with the examination, when it comes time to face the breast-squeezing machine, some level of fear is present. For many...

Published:Wednesday | October 14, 2020 | 12:11 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

There are many things to be grateful for these days, and chief among them is life. Cancer survivor Norma Reid is elated that through faith, determination and her belief in God, she survived one of the biggest challenges of her life to date. More...

Published:Thursday | October 8, 2020 | 12:05 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Breast cancer does not discriminate! Some of the people that we least expect can be affected. For most women diagnosed with the illness, it can be a nerve-racking experience. Treatment of the disease typically involves surgery to remove the breast...

Published:Friday | December 27, 2019 | 12:25 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

The relief efforts currently under way on the Abaco and Grand Bahama islands in the Bahamas, were significantly bolstered for the Yuletide season, with the donation of US$30,000 by Couples Resorts and the Issa Trust Foundation. On September 1,...

Published:Friday | December 20, 2019 | 12:14 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

With the continued commitment of teachers and volunteers, the Creative Language-Based Learning programme, executed in schools across the island, has seen success in providing ­professional development and in the early identification of and...

Published:Friday | November 29, 2019 | 12:07 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

LASCO Financial Services Limited (LFSL), through its consumer-facing brand LASCO Money, and MoneyGram continued their thrust to empower students to achieve academic success through the provision of scholarships to cover fees associated with the...

Published:Friday | November 22, 2019 | 12:32 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

It’s not often that you receive a birthday gift that unlocks a world of possibilities with a simple voice command. With the push of a button, through FLOW Jamaica’s recently launched ‘Project Rise’, Shanika James, who was diagnosed with cataracts...

Published:Friday | November 22, 2019 | 12:19 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

When it comes to giving back to the community, any action, big or small, can make a real difference. Phyllis Neita, a retired clerk of Lyssons in St Thomas, recently bequeathed $13 million to individuals and charitable organisations that impacted...

Published:Friday | November 22, 2019 | 12:18 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

The major pillar of creating a sustainable healthy life is ensuring that people with health conditions receive high-quality ­levels of assistive long-term care. Health screening is important to everyone, in particular the elderly. To this end, the...

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