Health

Minister Thompson affirms Government's Commitment to Medical Tourism: GB Provides Relaxing Rehabilitation Environment

February 23, 2018

Improvements to the health care system are a priority of the government, said Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the Office of the Prime Minister...

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GB Family Medicine Conference gives impetus to Primary Care Practitioners

February 22, 2018

Continued education is essential for those professionals in Family Medicine in order for the health system to operate effectively, said Health Minister Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands, during the official opening of the first Family Medicine Conference, February 22, 2018...

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New hope for Diabetic Foot Ulcer Patients

February 21, 2018

Clinical study now available to patients in The Bahamas...A clinical study is underway making available a new type of treatment for patients suffering from diabetic foot ulcers...

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'Sin tax' sacrifice needed to fund NHI
'Sin tax' sacrifice needed to fund NHI

February 20, 2018

HEALTH officials will recommend to Cabinet that a sin tax be imposed to pay for National Health Insurance, possibly impacting the cost of items like alcohol, tobacco, lard and substances containing high-fructose corn syrup, Health Minister Dr Duane Sands said yesterday...

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Darius Bain, M.D., D.M. 'Label Restaurant Foods for Calories, Cholesterol to Help Change our National Diet Habits'
Darius Bain, M.D., D.M. 'Label Restaurant Foods for Calories, Cholesterol to Help Change our National Diet Habits'

February 19, 2018

What you are serving for lunch could be a coronary, says Darius Bain, M.D., D.M...“You wouldn’t knowingly serve a loved one a heart attack, but we do it all the time,” said Dr. Bain...

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Health Minister gives update on the bed shortage at PMH

February 12, 2018

Minister of Health Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands gave an update on the bed shortage in the Princess Margaret Hospital’s (PMH) Accident & Emergency Department (A&E) during a press conference at the Ministry, February 8, 2018...

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Health Minister dispels misinformation spreading about TB

February 12, 2018

Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands held a press conference at the Ministry, Thursday, February 8, 2018, to dispel the misinformation and state the actions taken by the Tuberculosis...

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Parents panic at TB report
Parents panic at TB report

February 09, 2018

HEALTH and education officials were called in at Garvin Tynes Primary School after an errant social media post suggested the school was concealing a tuberculosis outbreak, leading to mass panic among parents who showed up in droves to collect their children yesterday...

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Ride for Hope Participant donates Oncology Drugs to PMH
Ride for Hope Participant donates Oncology Drugs to PMH

February 06, 2018

Ride for Hope first-time participant Philip Haas was so moved by the 2017 event held earlier this year that he’s donated more than $30,000 worth of oncology drugs to the Princess Margaret Hospital Oncology Center...

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Minister of Health Teaches Students about Healthy Heart

January 31, 2018

Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands, Minister of Health, and a cardio-thoracic and vascular surgeon -- addressed an assembly of Eva Hilton Primary School students on Wednesday, January 31, on the subject of heart health...

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Public asked to seek non-emergency healthcare at community health clinics

January 29, 2018

Chief Hospital Administrator at the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH), Mary Walker urges persons experiencing non-emergency medical symptoms to visit their nearest Public Health or Family Medicine Clinic...

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Chronic, Widespread Obesity Driving Bahamas Type 2 Diabetes Numbers up, 36,000 now believed to be Diabetic

January 25, 2018

Leading U.S. Specialists Recommend Multi-Disciplinary Approach – Bariatric Surgery, Diet, Exercise, Medication...

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Health Minister, Hon. Dr. Duane Sands, meets with members of The Pharmaceutical Industry

January 20, 2018

In keeping with the mandate of The Government to see that The Bahamian Public not only comes first but is protected with the safe delivery of healthcare, Hon. Dr. Duane Sands, Minister of Health...

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PHA Extends Condolences on the passing of Dr. Cecil W.M.Bethel MMBBS, MRCPE, MRCPG, FRCPE, FRCPG, MBE

January 18, 2018

The Public Hospitals Authority extends deepest sympathy to the family and friends of the late Dr. Cecil W.M. Bethel on the passing of the veteran physician and fierce advocate for healthcare development and delivery...

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Pastoral Care Givers receive training beyond local hospitals

January 17, 2018

Minister of Health Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands said over the years, Pastoral Care Givers are not limited to experience training in only the local hospitals, namely Princess Margaret Hospital and Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre...

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Over 80 Pastoral Care Givers qualified with the country's healthcare system

January 17, 2018

Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands said since its inception, 80 plus persons have successfully qualified themselves as Pastoral Care Givers via the Public Hospitals Authority’s (PHA) Clinical Pastoral Education Training programme...

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Sands aims to tackle 'horrible' healthcare
Sands aims to tackle 'horrible' healthcare

January 17, 2018

EMERGENCY services throughout the country will undergo "major changes very soon," according to Health Minister Dr Duane Sands, who once again decried the "horrible realities" of the public health care system...

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'Doctors sent my Shany home to die'
'Doctors sent my Shany home to die'

January 15, 2018

AFTER 23 years together and four children, Craig Forbes finally asked the love of his life, Shantell Michelle Bain, to marry him. But their wedding plans came to a screeching halt in July of 2017, when Ms Bain's appendix ruptured, killing her almost instantly, just hours after being sent home from the Princess Margaret Hospital with a kidney stone diagnosis...

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NHI will need new taxation
NHI will need new taxation

January 11, 2018

HEALTH Minister Dr Duane Sands confirmed Tuesday that an additional tax will be introduced to fund National Health Insurance (NHI)...

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On alert for Aussie flu virus
On alert for Aussie flu virus

January 08, 2018

HEALTH Minister Dr Duane Sands is encouraging Bahamians to get their annual flu vaccine as a precaution against the deadly Australian or "Aussie" flu virus that is spreading around the world...

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