Tweet 211 Views no discussions Two hundred and thirty-five (235) citizens died from hypertension during the period 2011- 2015, lecturer at the Dominica State College, Martha Laurent has revealed.Laurent was addressing a Hypertensive Health Education Conference organized by the Faculty of Health Sciences on Thursday 2 August 2018.Hypertension, according to Medical News Today, is another name for high blood pressure. It can lead to severe complications and increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, and death.The conference, which is being held at the Public Service Union building in Roseau, aims at enhancing the quality of care provided to hypertensive clients.During her overview at the conference, Laurent stated that between 2011 and 2015, ninety-eight (98) males and one hundred and thirty-seven (137) females, a total of 235 citizens, died from hypertension in Dominica.She stated that “these statistics have led to various responses by the Ministry of Health along with several organizations arising at preventing, reducing and managing the incidents of HTN cases in Dominica and the Caribbean and the World at large.”Laurent noted that despite the continuous fight against hypertension in the Caribbean, the non-communicable disease is on an “alarming rise”.“Despite active involvement in combating HTN in the Caribbean countries including Dominica, it has been increasing at an alarming rate according to research gained in 2018”.Laurent added that the College’s Faculty of Health Science (FHS) is committed to health care in Dominica, hence the decision to host its first multi-disciplinary educational conference for health care providers across Dominica on managing hypertension with the latest empirical driven strategies.“Its aim is that by the end of the conference, participants should be able to elaborate on the pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical management of hypertension, formulate measures for assisting clients in managing hypertension, and interpret the effects of hypertension on clients and the wider society,” she noted.Laurent added that the faculty has recognized that because of Hurricane Maria, there has been an increase in hypertensive cases and continued education for health care professionals is critical in reducing these cases.“Because of its essential elements and practice and service, we want to impact the health care professionals across Dominica and moreover the public health and well-being,” Laurent added.The conference, which will continue until 3PM, includes presentations from various health professionals to include Dr Orrin Jolly, Dr. Adis King, and Deputy Director of Social Security, Augustus Ettiene and Nurse Rosie Felix.– / 17 Share Share HealthLocalNews Hypertension claimed 235 lives in 5 year period by: – August 2, 2018 Sharing is caring! Share
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“It’s like everybody else. I’ve gone through periods where I didn’t hit very good, didn’t chip very good, didn’t putt very good,” he said. “I know what I can do, but sometimes it just doesn’t come out.“That’s when, for me, in the past and will always continue to be that way, I’ve just got to go back and work harder.“Get out there and do my work on the range, do my work on the golf course at home and make that solid so when I get into a tournament situation, it is able to come out.”Woods’ four-year Major drought follows a sex scandal that broke in 2009, prompting him to take a break from golf, followed by injury and a fresh attempt to remodel his game.Three titles this season — breaking a two-and-a-half year barren streak — indicate the 36-year-old is getting back to form, but world number one McIlroy, 23, has now emerged as golf’s stand-out performer.“For a number of years I’ve been the youngest one. Throughout my years it’s been Phil (Mickelson), Vijay (Singh), Ernie (Els), (David) Duval, Paddy (Harrington),” Woods said.“All these guys won Major championships or were number one in the world or won a bucket-load of tournaments all around the world, but they’re all older than me. I was the youngest of all of those parties.“Rory is younger, so this is the next generation of guys… Rory is the head of the class of that by far. He’s had an amazing start to his career, winning two Major championships and winning tournaments all around the world.”Woods said it was “good fun” to compete against the new players, but added that golf’s strength in depth, aided by equipment and training changes, had made tournaments far more competitive.“Look at how many guys won Major championships for their very first time. The game has gotten so much deeper in that regard,” he said.“So I think it’s more difficult now to win golf tournaments in general because the equipment has nullified and brought the fields closer together.“These big-hitting drivers, and the balls don’t curve as much. Guys that were one of the better ball-strikers don’t have the same advantages as they used to.“Cuts used to be between the leader and the cut number was generally 12, 13, even sometimes 14 shots. Now we have 70-plus guys that are generally (within) 10 shots. So that has shrunk down considerably.”He added: “So I think overall the competition has gotten better, and certainly I have to continue working to try to become better myself because everyone else is.”However, the divorced father-of-two insisted that while Nicklaus’s 18 Majors, and Sam Snead’s record of 82 tournament wins — Woods is currently on 74 — were important, there were bigger things in his life.“I certainly want to break Jack’s record and catch Snead’s record. Those are all things that I would love to do throughout my career,” Woods said.“But being the best father I can possibly be to my two great kids, that certainly is number one in my life.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, October 24 – Tiger Woods Wednesday admitted harbouring doubts over whether he could overhaul Jack Nicklaus’s record of 18 Major titles and said a new generation, led by Rory McIlroy, had complicated his task.Woods, speaking in Malaysia ahead of this week’s CIMB Classic, said his confidence about reaching the magical 19 had “absolutely” wavered after going four years without a Major win since the 2008 US Open.