Health

Make a difference by raising awareness about suicide says Governor General

September 11, 2019

The Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith, appealed to Bahamians to tear down the walls of stigma and silence that surround suicide, learn the warning signs, talk about the epidemic and become a part of the solution...

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Cleveland Clinic Florida Evaluates 400 Abaco Residents Post Hurricane Dorian

September 11, 2019

For five straight days, top physicians and executives from Cleveland Clinic Florida, led by CEO and President Dr. Wael Barsoum, have been flying in and out of Abaco, providing medical aid to the wounded or injured following the passage of Category 5 Hurricane Dorian that tore through the northern Bahama island leaving a path of devastation in its wake...

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PHA Advisory: Prevention of Skin Infections after Hurricane Dorian

September 11, 2019

The public is advised that following the passage of Hurricane Dorian there is an increased risk of skin infections associated with flooding and contaminated water. Persons are reminded that skin and soft tissue infections can develop when injured skin is exposed to floodwaters contaminated by sewage, chemicals and other pollutants...

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Medical Support, Air Transportation, Heavy Vehicles. Assistance in the Aftermath of Hurricane

September 10, 2019

Ministers of government engaged recently with International NGO's to discuss offers of assistance for the Hurricane Dorian disaster zones namely provision of heavy vehicles, air transportation and medical support...

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 Emergency Medical Teams Provide Help to Abaco and Grand Bahama Post Hurricane Dorian
Emergency Medical Teams Provide Help to Abaco and Grand Bahama Post Hurricane Dorian

September 10, 2019

The Ministry of Health wishes to advise the public that five (5) Emergency Medical Teams have arrived in the Bahamas to provide aid to Abaco and Grand Bahama. The teams were approved by the Ministry’s online volunteer and vetting process in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)...

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September Is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
September Is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

September 09, 2019

The ovaries are small, almond-shaped organs located on either side of the uterus. Eggs are produced in the ovaries. Ovarian cancer can occur in several different parts of the ovary.
Ovarian cancer can start in the ovary’s germ, stromal, or epithelial cells. Germ cells are the cells that become eggs. Stromal cells make up the substance of the ovary. Epithelial cells are the outer layer of the ovary.

The American Cancer Society estimates that 22,240 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the United States in 2018, and 14,070 deaths will occur from this type of cancer in 2018. About half of all cases occur in women over the age of 63.

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No Quarantine, Cholera or Epidemics in The Bahamas

September 09, 2019

The Ministry of Health and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) wishes to advise that no islands in The Bahamas are under quarantine...

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Residents of Grand Bahama Abaco advised to avoid drinking ground water
Residents of Grand Bahama & Abaco advised to avoid drinking ground water

September 09, 2019

Residents of Grand Bahama, Abaco and the surrounding Cays are advised to avoid drinking or consuming ground water...Following the passage of Hurricane Dorian, officials are warning...

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A Better Back Chiropractic Center Presents: How to Boost The Immune System
A Better Back Chiropractic Center Presents: How to Boost The Immune System

September 09, 2019

Nutritional Tips That Will Help Chiropractic Patients Boost Their Immune System

In today’s fast-paced society, we’re bombarded with various forms of stress that can wreck havoc on our immune systems. Chiropractors are particularly interested in helping their chiropractic patients overcome these stressors in order to maintain a healthy and balanced life. Outside of the chiropractic adjustment, let’s take a look at three nutritional tips that will help chiropractic patients boost their immune system.

Chiropractic patients’ immune systems run their best when subluxations, also know as vertebral misalignments, are corrected. However, a proper diet can’t be ignored. By combining both forces, your immune system is better equipped to ward off many contaminants that try to invade the body through normal day-to-day activity.

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Cleveland Clinic Florida Surgeons Improve Patient Safety During Gallbladder Removal with Novel Intraoperative Fluorescent Imaging

September 09, 2019

Research supports the routine use of this new imaging modality for laparoscopic cholecystectomy...Cleveland Clinic Florida researchers have demonstrated a major advancement in gallbladder removal surgery using a novel intraoperative imaging technique called near-infrared fluorescent cholangiography...

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Pinterest to direct vaccine searches to health sites

August 29, 2019

Pinterest users searching for vaccine-related information will be directed to results from "public health organisations".

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PHA - Hospital Services Limited to Emergencies Only
PHA - Hospital Services Limited to Emergencies Only

August 29, 2019

The Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) regrets to advise members of the public that notwithstanding the injunction order issued by the Court on Tuesday August 27th, 2019 the Bahamas Doctors Union (BDU) continues industrial action, as a result services at the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH), Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre (SRC), Rand Memorial Hospital and Grand Bahama Clinics are limited to emergencies only...

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'We're eating ourselves into an early grave'
'We're eating ourselves into an early grave'

August 28, 2019

BAHAMIANS are eating themselves into an early grave, Health Minister Dr Duane Sands said yesterday, noting that more than 70 percent of the population is overweight...

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More than one in ten has had sex act against will
More than one in ten has had sex act against will

August 28, 2019

MORE than one in ten Bahamians have been the victim of a non-consensual sex act, according to the Ministry of Health's recent STEPS survey. Health Minister Duane Sands yesterday described this as a "disturbing number"...

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PHA expects resumption of services following injuction order
PHA expects resumption of services following injuction order

August 28, 2019

The Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) expects the resumption of normal operations at it's hospitals and clinics following an injunction granted by the courts this afternoon advising members of the Bahamas Doctors Union (BDU) to return to work forthwith...

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“Walk for the Cure” 2019 Targets $100,000 for Cancer Awareness

August 28, 2019

CIBC FirstCaribbean officially launched its eighth annual “Walk for the Cure” campaign over tea and pastries inside Café Channing Noelle recently...

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Abaco Mom Releases Memoir on Loving and Losing a Sickler

August 28, 2019

In her newly released, deeply emotional memoir, Zetta Sylvia Baillou-Poitier shares the challenges of raising children with sickle cell disease and the pain of losing her daughter, in a story that’s relatable to anyone dealing with the loss of a loved one, regardless of circumstance...

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Suicidal thoughts - 17,000 have them
Suicidal thoughts - 17,000 have them

August 28, 2019

MORE than 17,000 Bahamians "seriously considered" attempting suicide in the last year, according to the Ministry of Health's recently conducted STEP survey...

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Get back to work: Govt wins court order forcing halt to strike action
Get back to work: Govt wins court order forcing halt to strike action

August 28, 2019

BAHAMAS Doctors Union has been blocked from taking further industrial action against the government and ordered to return to work after an injunction was granted yesterday by Supreme Court Justice Ian Winder...

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There are New and Less Painful Ways to Treat Degenerative Hip Conditions

August 27, 2019

Having to deal with a degenerative hip condition is very painful and can significantly lower your function and quality of life. Playing golf, tennis, or even playing with your grandchildren becomes difficult and simple things just like tying your own shoes may seem like a daily battle...

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