Health

Travel visa fees to be eliminated for Bahamians, residents
Travel visa fees to be eliminated for Bahamians, residents

September 27, 2021

Travel health visas are no longer required for domestic travel in The Bahamas, and as of October 1, Bahamians and residents of The Bahamas, whether vaccinated against COVID-19 or not, will no longer have to pay travel health visa fees to travel internationally.

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Travel health visas no longer needed for inter-island trips
Travel health visas no longer needed for inter-island trips

September 24, 2021

HEALTH and Wellness Minister Dr Michael Darville on Friday said travel health visas are no longer required for inter-island trips, although the government is still working on addressing the "necessary protocols" before it moves into eliminating the international travel health visa.

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Just dismal - Brave's verdict after PMH tour
Just dismal - Brave's verdict after PMH tour

September 22, 2021

THE next 100 days in office for the Davis-led administration will see an aggressive push to fight the COVID-19 virus beginning with keen interest in the "dismal" Princess Margaret Hospital alongside an in-depth look at the country's finances.

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A clean tongue promotes good overall health

September 21, 2021

In modern medicine, the tongue is not just an organ for taste and speech. It is considered to be a miniature copy of the entire body. In other words, the state of your tongue – its shape, color, coating or texture – indicates the state of your overall health.

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Fever 101: A primer for parents

September 21, 2021

As a pediatrician, the most common complaint I get from parents is “Doc, my baby has a fever.” While fever is the most common reason parents take their sick children to the doctor, the fact is many parents know very little about fever – what causes it or what to do when it happens. With the COVID-19 pandemic surging on, it’s more important than ever that parents have a sound understanding of what a fever is and what to do when their little one “feels hot”.

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Venous insufficiency

September 21, 2021

Venous insufficiency is a condition where the flow of blood through the veins is inadequate, causing blood to pool in the legs. Remember, your arteries carry blood from your heart out to the rest of your body, like your legs. Your veins collect this blood and carry it back to the heart to be pumped again. One-way valves in the veins stop the blood from flowing backward. When the veins have trouble sending blood from the limbs to the heart, it’s known as venous insufficiency. In this condition, blood doesn’t flow back to the heart properly, causing blood to pool in the veins in your lower legs.

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With The Delta Variant Confirmed As The Predominant Covid-19 Variant In The Bahamas, Heres What You Need to Know About Delta and Other Coronavirus Mutations
With The Delta Variant Confirmed As The Predominant Covid-19 Variant In The Bahamas, Here’s What You Need to Know About Delta and Other Coronavirus Mutations

September 16, 2021

On September 9th, the Ministry of Health confirmed that the highly transmissible Covid-19 Delta variant, followed by the Alpha and Gamma variants, were the predominant coronavirus variants in the country based samples that were sent for testing in Brazil. As scientists and public health experts work to better understand what impact these new variants will have on the course of the pandemic, here’s what we do and don’t know so far.

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Nurses suffering 'burn-out'
Nurses suffering 'burn-out'

September 15, 2021

NURSES are burnt out and suffering physically and mentally due to the strain COVID-19 cases have placed on hospitals.

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What you need to know about Alopecia
What you need to know about Alopecia

September 15, 2021

By: Jhanae Winter
Hair loss is distressing for both men and women, but being unaware of what is going on and having no knowledge on how to deal with it is considerably worse.
The medical term for hair loss is Alopecia. It is a condition that attacks the scalp and hair follicles resulting in hair loss.

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Energy drinks damage your teeth

September 14, 2021

Today, energy drinks are quite popular. They are considered an alternative to sodas, yet they, too, contain a high amount of sugar. What you may not know is that the sugar and acid content in energy drinks can cause severe damage on the enamel.

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My swollen feet

September 14, 2021

Swollen ankles and feet are common complaints and are not usually cause for major concern, particularly if you have been standing or walking a lot. But feet and ankles that stay swollen or are accompanied by other symptoms could be a sign of serious health problems. Here are some possible causes of foot and ankle swelling, what to do about it and when to see the doctor or podiatrist:

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Some PMH and Family Island airport employees withdraw labor
Some PMH and Family Island airport employees withdraw labor

September 13, 2021

Operations at several Family Island airports have been severely impacted as staff withdrew labor today amid industrial issues, according to Director of Aviation Algernon Cargill.

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More than 100 pregnant women with COVID admitted to PMH since pandemic began
More than 100 pregnant women with COVID admitted to PMH since pandemic began

September 10, 2021

MORE than 100 pregnant women have been admitted to Princess Margaret Hospital with COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, a top doctor revealed Friday.

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Mylf Goddess Boutique focuses on mothers health with holistic postpartum care and recovery
Mylf Goddess Boutique focuses on mother’s health with holistic postpartum care and recovery

September 10, 2021

By: Jhanae Winter
Moniquekell Farquharson, owner of Mylf Goddess Boutique, is focused on the well being of all new mothers and wants to help them on their journey to postpartum recovery.

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Sands: Country is on its knees
Sands: Country is on its knees

September 09, 2021

THE COVID-19 crisis has forced The Bahamas to its "knees", former Health Minister Dr Duane Sands said yesterday, as he recalled his distress at the toll the virus has taken on Bahamian lives.

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Nursing union chief thanks govt for honorarium
Nursing union chief thanks govt for honorarium

September 09, 2021

BAHAMAS Nurses Union president Amancha Williams estimates more than 500 nurses have received an honorarium for work done during the COVID-19 pandemic and has thanked the government for the gift.

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PMH boss warns stress on staff at record high
PMH boss warns stress on staff at record high

September 08, 2021

AN alarming number of healthcare workers forced into COVID-19 quarantine has left Princess Margaret Hospital in a state of “unprecedented stress”, a senior Public Hospital Authority official said.

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HOW MUCH MORE DO HOSPITALS TAKE Minister concedes more beds will be needed and tents may have to be used
HOW MUCH MORE DO HOSPITALS TAKE Minister concedes more beds will be needed and tents may have to be used

September 08, 2021

HEALTH Minister Renward Wells said officials are looking for ways to add more bed space to the public health sector as the system continues to be challenged with capacity due to increasing COVID-19 hospital admissions, which jumped to a record breaking 191 as of Monday.

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Dental health during pregnancy
Dental health during pregnancy

September 07, 2021

Taking care of your oral health during pregnancy is more important than you think.

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'Make it make sense'
'Make it make sense'

September 07, 2021

As health officials continue to issue warnings about the risks associated with holding political events amid the worst surge in COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, Bahamas Christian Council (BCC) President Bishop Delton Fernander, in a message to the government, said yesterday, "we have to make it make sense".

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