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April 20, 2018
Insurance professionals counselled on importance of ‘healthier lifestyles’

 

INJURIES, ILLNESS and Insurance were on the menu when the Insurance Institute of SVG held its latest Lunchtime Seminar, on Wednesday, April 18.

De Salad Shoppe, at the relaxing Cruise Terminal venue, hosted a keen group of insurance professionals, who looked forward to hearing Dr Lennox Adams and they were not disappointed.

The experienced surgeon and physician explained the urgent need for healthier lifestyles, including less fat and more fruit and nuts, since heart disease and stroke are on the rise in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG).

Cancer was a hot topic and the insurance gathering was unhappy to learn that cancer can be held in check or “in remission”, but it is never completely removed from your body.

Likewise, medical marijuana, whilst helping certain medical conditions, has side-effects, such as stomach perforation, heart disease and schizophrenia.

Even more worrying is the warning that diabetes will soon affect more than one third of the world’s population.

Trauma and sports injuries were a keen interest and Dr Adams handled questions comfortably, including the need to carefully treat Injuries medically and not just resort to knee braces and other similar things.

Insurance Institute president Nancy Ferrari had earlier welcomed the dedicated insurance professionals to this regular Lunchtime Seminar, whilst public relation officer Joe Sheridan introduced Dr Adams, as well as thanking him on behalf of the Insurance Institute of SVG, which has provided insurance training and education to Vincentians since 1997.

DR LENNOX ADAMS (right) with Insurance Institute president Nancy Ferrari