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Beaches TCI Celebrates Way Forward With Men’s Health 411

Section of the audience

“Know your health status by doing regular check-ups with your personal physician” was the general message being shared by a team of doctors from the Grace Bay Medical Integrative Health Centre. They were providing sound advice at the Men’s Health 411 seminar at the Beaches Turks and Caicos resort (BTC) recently.

The male team members at the resort were provided with the necessary health related information through an interactive initiative with leaders and the staff – a programme spearheaded by the company with an engaging and vigorous team member focus.

“Please delete the statement ‘what you don’t know won’t hurt you’ when it comes to your health. As a physician, I can tell you that the earlier diseases are diagnosed and addressed, the better it is for you and your general health,” shared Dr Jan Aler, general physician from the Grace Bay Medical facility.

With the more than 150 men and a few women present Dr. Aler encouraged them to utilise every opportunity offered by the resort to take care of their health.

BTC Men's Health Presenters - l to r - Dr Agustin Rubinetti and Dr Jan Aler

“Early detection and treatment can reduce your risk of hypertension, high cholesterol, cancer and other health related issues. With the health benefits that you receive here at Beaches, we encourage you to get your annual comprehensive checks with your personal care physician. Be in the know as men, because prevention is better than cure” Dr Aler noted.

Maintenance Supervisor Romaine Adams, when asked about the experience at the session shared, “the doctors made what is usually some difficult health information easier to understand. The realities of prostate and colon cancers can be hard to accept, but they presented these uncomfortable subject matters in a very simple fashion. We are happy for what was shared and all we have to do now is to act on what we have been taught.”

Lloyd Wisdom, spray technician added, “the men in the landscaping department during a heart to heart session, shared with the executive at the resort the need for sessions like these especially for men. They listened to us and found two of the most knowledgeable experts in the field of men’s health to share with us. We are grateful for the presentations and naturally will be looking forward to the other professional and personal development ideas we discussed with our leaders.”

The Question and Answer session

Dr Agustin Rubinetti, internist at the Grace Bay facility shared with those present the value of men’s sexuality. “Research has shown that sexual fulfillment is one of the five basic needs of every man. So men, in order for you to enjoy this need, you must ensure that you take care of your sexuality and your health. Don’t be shy, talk with your physician and practice a healthy lifestyle.”

Hotel Manager, Sharon Fagan noted, “this initiative is one of the channels through which we are able to hear from our team members especially our men, on what we need to improve on as an organisation. There will be sessions like this each quarter for our men and women as we know that healthy minds and bodies are more beneficial for the development of our families and the Turks and Caicos Islands in general.”



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