Health

Doctors weigh in on Bahamian men€™s health
Doctors weigh in on Bahamian men’s health

June 16, 2021

By:Jhanae Winter
In support of men’s health awareness, doctors give their medical opinion on advice to encourage Bahamian men to better their health, supporting men’s health awareness month.

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Harmoney's baby steps
Harmoney's baby steps

June 15, 2021

Courtney Farrington and Nathaniel Woodside have reason to be happy. Their daughter Harmoney Woodside's clubbed feet have been corrected, and they saw their 13-month-old stand on her feet for the first time, albeit with the aid of a harness. For Farrington and Woodside, it's all "baby steps" to correcting a birth defect known as arthrogryposis, a number of rare, nonprogressive muscle disorders causing stiff joints and abnormal development of muscles that Harmoney was born with.

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A proven dental treatment for sleep apnea sufferers
A proven dental treatment for sleep apnea sufferers

June 15, 2021

Thousands of adult Bahamians suffer from sleep apnea. It's a problem that can arise from several reasons such as weight gain, alcohol consumption and even genetics. Finding the correct cause and implementing a sustainable and minimally invasive approach to treatment can make a significant difference in one's quality of life.

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Bottle feeding tips for dads
Bottle feeding tips for dads

June 15, 2021

When a new baby arrives, dads want to participate in the care of their little one just as much as mom, but when it comes to feeding, many dads admit to feeling useless or irrelevant. Just because mom is breastfeeding doesn't mean dads can't get in on the action.

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Wound on the foot and ankle
Wound on the foot and ankle

June 15, 2021

June is Wound Healing Awareness Month. Wounds are sores or cuts in the skin also known as ulcers. Living with a wound that just won't heal can be frustrating, scary and potentially serious. A foot ulcer can be prone to infection, which may become severe and lead to amputations. Seeing a wound specialist will help speed up healing and improve your quality of life.

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7 Tips To Celebrate Men's Health Week
7 Tips To Celebrate Men's Health Week

June 14, 2021

By: Jhanae Winter
It's all about Men’s Health this month, but the second week in June is always allocated to celebrate and bring awareness globally to men’s physical and mental health.

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STOP letting social media negatively affect your life
STOP letting social media negatively affect your life

June 11, 2021

By: Jhanae Winter
Social media can be a great place but with everything in life there are many disadvantages to being online all the time.

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PHA Launches Patient Registration Training Program
PHA Launches Patient Registration Training Program

June 10, 2021

Twenty six participants from the institutions of the Public Hospitals Authority and the Ministry of Health began a four (4) day Patient Registration Training Program Tuesday June 8th, 2021 at the PHA Corporate Training Centre. The program was launched as part of the Ministry of Health’s Urgent & Emergency Care Project, the objective of which is to enhance Urgent and Emergency services at public facilities in New Providence.

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Payments for COVID nurses are on the way
Payments for COVID nurses are on the way

June 09, 2021

NURSES who worked directly with COVID patients can expect "something" extra in their bank accounts perhaps as early as the end of June, Health Minister Renward Wells told the press yesterday.

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Atlantis protects, honors conserves
Atlantis protects, honors conserves

June 08, 2021

The Atlantis was designed around the ocean and marine life, and as such, it is the resort's obligation to protect what is critical to their success and that of the local community, according to Michelle Liu, Atlantis senior vice president marine and water park operations as the property recognizes and celebrates World Ocean Day (WOD) TODAY.

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AG says govt will appeal shantytown ruling
AG says govt will appeal shantytown ruling

June 08, 2021

Attorney General Carl Bethel announced that the government intends to appeal the Supreme Court ruling which bans further demolitions in shantytowns on Abaco unless court approval is granted.

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Laser technology will be the gold standard in dental treatment

June 08, 2021

Lasers today are commonplace in our society. From DVDs, laser printers, pointers, laser light shows to various x-rays, CAT scans and surgical devices – lasers have advanced to become a technological necessity for cutting-edge precision in medicine and dentistry.

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Rheumatoid arthritis of the foot and ankle

June 08, 2021

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease that attacks multiple joints throughout the body. This means that the immune system attacks its own body tissues. The defenses that usually protect the body from infection instead damage normal tissues (such as cartilage and ligaments) and softens bone. It most often starts in the small joints of the hands and feet, and affects the same joints on both sides of the body.

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Cleveland Clinic€™s Weston Hospital Performs First Living Donor Liver Transplant
Cleveland Clinic’s Weston Hospital Performs First Living Donor Liver Transplant

June 07, 2021

Cleveland Clinic’s Weston Hospital has performed its first living donor liver transplant, in which a daughter donated a portion of her liver to her mother who had been battling complicated liver disease for several years.

The donor and recipient surgeries were performed in Weston by a team of surgeons from Cleveland Clinic Weston and Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, which has one of the nation’s largest living donor liver transplant programs.

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Student nurses in assembly protest
Student nurses in assembly protest

June 03, 2021

A SMALL group of student nurses demonstrated in Rawson Square yesterday, calling for the ability to complete clinical hours in the hospital in order to graduate.

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Your Vaccine Story Psa Part 3

June 03, 2021

The third installment of the "Your Vaccine Story" to spread awareness.
What's your vaccination story?

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Dionisio: Health visa purchases rise
Dionisio: Health visa purchases rise

June 02, 2021

TOURISM Minister Dionisio D'Aguilar said yesterday the number of people who bought travel health visas to visit The Bahamas last month was "substantially larger" than what was seen in April, saying the figures suggest the country is moving in the right direction.

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'Govt ignoring our nursing licence problems'

June 01, 2021

SOME unlicensed nursing school graduates feel they are being ignored by the government and are left in limbo unable to practise.

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Making up for lost time
Making up for lost time

June 01, 2021

A year-and-a-half since Ja'Dei Grant was last seen by medical professionals, her parents Dereka and Jarvis Grant are in Miami having their daughter checked out by doctors to determine how best to make up for lost time and lack of therapies as a result of COVID-19 and what steps they now need to take to jumpstart their daughter’s procedures to ensure that she is the best she can be.

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CBC Donates Over 250,000 Worth of Beverages to COVID-19 Relief Groups Throughout The Past Year
CBC Donates Over $250,000 Worth of Beverages to COVID-19 Relief Groups Throughout The Past Year

June 01, 2021

Since March of 2020, many Bahamians around the entire country have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to the diligent efforts of medical, community outreach and assistance groups, the nation has banded together to not only grapple with the impact of the virus, but slowly take steps to developing a new sense of normalcy. The Caribbean Bottling Company (Bahamas) Ltd. (CBC) has remained committed to supporting communities and providing assistance to a number of outreach groups, in their ongoing efforts to provide relief, support and meals to those in need. And, to date, CBC has donated over $250,000 in beverages to charitable organizations, food distribution centers, and outreach programs, in the past year.

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