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Menopause
Patient Education

Menopause

What is Menopause & Post-Menopause? Menopause is defined as the cessation of menses for a period of 12 consecutive months due to ovarian failure. Post-Menopause is the period of life which commences 6 months after the last menses or menstrual cycle. Why Does Menopause Occur? Females are born with their

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What is Family Medicine
Patient Education

What is Family Medicine

What is Family Medicine? What does a Family Medicine Physician do? As a Family Medicine physician I am often confronted with these questions.  Family Medicine is a relatively new specialty in the field of medicine, which evolved to fill the need of providing personal and continuous health care to the

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Telemedicine Consultation
Alerts

Introducing Telemedicine Consultations

Telemedicine Consultations During this era of COVID-19 Pandemic, Quality Care Medical Centre wishes to safeguard our patients and their families while we prioritize patient care and minimize the spread of COVID-19 infection. We have now introduced the option of “Teleconsultation” where you can speak with a doctor online and maintain

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Alerts

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Update – As of March 31 As of March 28, Barbados is at stage 3 of the COVID-19 National preparedness Plan, which means there is local spread. So far, there are at least 26 confirmed cases.  The island is now observing restrictions: Only essential services will remain open A national curfew has

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Sahara Dust Alert
Alerts

Sahara Dust Alert

The Barbados Meteorological Services is monitoring the progress of a thick concentration of Saharan dust located in the Central Atlantic and this is expected to affect Barbados from Wednesday February 19 to Friday February 21, 2020. http://www.barbadosweather.org/MT-Warnings-tbpb.php Persons with a history of respiratory allergies, sinusitis, asthma and eye allergies may

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Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
Chronic Disease

Diabetes Mellitus Type 2

In Diabetes Mellitus there are high levels of sugar (glucose) molecules circulating in the blood stream.  The glucose molecules stick to blood vessels, damage their integrity or block them by encouraging plaque formation. This slows down or stops the blood flow and reduces the supply of oxygen to tissues. The

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Flu Shots - QCMC
Tips & Advice

The Flu Bug

There has been a recent upsurge in cases of viral illnesses with Flu-like symptoms. Flu is a viral infection caused by the influenza virus. Persons experience fever, headaches, joint pains, muscle pain or body pain, sore throat, cough, runny nose, sneezing and malaise How to reduce your risk of getting

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7 Back To School Tips
Tips & Advice

7 Back to School Tips

Create a supportive and emotionally stable environment at home. This is important for learning and for good mental health. Ensure adequate sleep. 8-12 hours of sleep per day is recommended. Inadequate sleep can lead to poor concentration, poor school performance and behavioural issues. Encourage healthy eating. Create and pack meals

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