Category Archives: Medical

Guyana: Health & Education Relief Organization for Cancer (H.E.R.O.C.) Mission – October 22-29, 2017

Guyana: Health & Education Relief Organization for Cancer (H.E.R.O.C.)

Mission to Guyana – October 22-29, 2017

The Health & Education Relief Organization for Cancer (H.E.R.O.C.) will be embarking on their second annual Cancer Mission to Guyana on October 22nd, 2017.  All events will be in conjunction with our sister organization, The Giving Hope Foundation (G.H.F) in Guyana.

Events of the week are:

Private Events:

An inspirational Retreat for the H.E.R.O.C. and G.H.F. members

Look Good/Feel Better Event for 35 Cancer Patients and Survivors


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Guyanese Nurses Association of America – Annual Ball – NY – December 8, 2017

Ticket Information from:

Ingrid Alleyne-Green – 917 607 7581   Noreen Millington – 917 692-4805

From EVOLUTION to DEVOLUTION….and believe it or not…IT’S TRUE!!! 

DEVOLUTION….and believe it or not…IT’S TRUE!!!

Bridges Global Medical Missions to Guyana – Fundraising Luncheon – NY – November 05, 2017 + Reports

Bridges Global Medical Missions is continuing its medical outreach to Guyana.

We had a tremendous mission May 2017, including a one day Continuing Medical Education (CME) in May 21, 2017 that was done in collaboration with the University of Guyana.  Our upcoming missions are  November 9 – 15, 2017  and May 17 – 23, 2018, which include a 2 day Continuing Medical Education seminars for the local physicians, nurses, medical and nursing students, and allied health professionals.

We will be hosting a fund-raising event November 5, 2017 in New York at Terrace on the Park, featuring DJ Flexx and Yonette Harper and the Foundation Band as well as Rose October Edun.  We are seeking the support of the at large community so we can continue our outreach to those in most need…….


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The shorter your sleep, the shorter your life: the new sleep science

The shorter your sleep, the shorter your life: the new sleep science

Leading neuro-scientist Matthew Walker on why sleep deprivation is increasing our risk of cancer, heart attack and Alzheimer’s – and what you can do about it

Matthew Walker has learned to dread the question “What do you do?” At parties, it signals the end of his evening; thereafter, his new acquaintance will inevitably cling to him like ivy.

Walker is a sleep scientist. To be specific, he is the director of the Center for Human Sleep Science at the University of California, Berkeley, a research institute whose goal – possibly unachievable – is to understand everything about sleep’s impact on us, from birth to death, in sickness and health.

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Setting the Stage for early Transgendering – By Yvonne Sam + video on Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE)

Setting the Stage for Transgendering at an early age 

By Yvonne Sam

My conscious psyche was visibly jolted on reading about a camp that recently opened in El Cerrito, California. This city, founded by refugees fleeing the 1906 San Francisco earthquake has a population of 25, 000 according to the last U.S census. It is a camp with a difference. Called Rainbow Camp it offers a safe space for children up to twelve years of age to be the transgenders they were created to be. What is the world coming to?   Let the truth be told but teaching children as young as 4 years that sex is as selective and interchangeable as the garments they wear is putting their young lives on a path of confusion and ridicule.

Lyrics to a well-known song by the American country music duet, the Louvin Brothers runs thus: If we forget God, his mercy will plead and sin will cover the land and the sea. If we forget God, Satan will rule. If we forget God a nation is doomed.    Continue reading

University of Guyana (UG) – Renaissance Scorecard 2017

University of Guyana (UG) – Renaissance Scorecard;  Top 25 Items

Year I (June 2016 – July 2017)

1. Secured the re-accreditation of the School of Medicine.
2. Made George Walcott Lecture Theatre (GWLT) & Small Lecture Theatre (SLT) full air conditioned and installed new bathrooms in GWLT.
3. Boosted the WiFi access at Turkeyen, Tain, and Dennis Irvine Hall, put new PA systems in lecture halls, and fixed furniture and put fans in classrooms.
4. Stopped wild horses, cattle, and most dogs from roaming campus.
5. Modified service hours of the Bursary, including opening on Saturdays.
6. Partnered with GTT to offer Mobile Money to enhance services to students.
7. Published Renaissance newsletter to showcase students, staff, and alumni, and launched new website.   Continue reading

Dark is Beautiful: The Battle to End the World’s Obsession With Lighter Skin

Dark is Beautiful: The Battle to End the World’s Obsession With Lighter Skin

Skin colour bias has spawned a global, multibillion-dollar industry in cosmetic creams and invasive procedures. Mary-Rose Abraham talks to consumers and campaigners in India about the dangers this poses – and how to stop it

Mary-Rose Abraham – The Inequality Project is supported by Ford Foundation | The Guardian UK

“It starts when children are young: the moment a child is born, relatives start comparing the skin colour of siblings. It starts in your own family – but people don’t want to talk about it openly.”       Continue reading

Guyana: Within the Criminal Act lies a Deeper Societal Fact – By Yvonne Sam

Within the Criminal Act lies a Deeper Societal Fact

By Yvonne Sam

Sad to say but as a people we are no nearer to understanding the frivolous explanations that precipitate deadly disputes. We are no longer a verbal nation preferring instead to be a homicidal aberration.  Why would two individuals who are known friends, and who would normally disagree and walk away from each other, lose control and kill especially if alcohol is factored in the equation. Most of the recent murders have occurred following drinking sessions, where mental control is diminished as alcohol flows to the cranial area.

I hold the firm belief that only the tip (if at all) of the iceberg has been touched regarding the nature of our crime problem. In politically correct terms, crime fighters, namely, the police are literally playing catch up. We are only able to Guy-analyze the reasons underlying the out- of-control crime rate, as we lack the resources seen in the developed world. In addition, very rarely are requests made or suggestions proffered from the Bench to have a psychoanalysis conducted on the perpetrators of certain crimes.    Continue reading

What’s one secret to longevity? – by psychologist Susan Pinker – TED Video

Susan Pinker

What’s one secret to longevity? –  Susan Pinker – TED Video

What’s one secret to longevity? According to psychologist Susan Pinker, it’s not a sunny disposition or a low-fat, gluten-free diet — in fact, by studying communities where people live longest, it turns out that close personal relationships and face-to-face interactions matter most. Learn more about what it takes to live to 100 and beyond. Watch »

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