Health

Atlantis Shines Light on Sickle Cell
Atlantis Shines Light on Sickle Cell

September 28, 2022

When the sun goes down the red light goes up at the entrance to Atlantis’ Royal and Coral Towers, in a bid to shine a light on a hereditary blood disorder which takes center stage this Sickle Cell AwarenessMonth.

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PMH Dialysis Unit Gets Boost with Donation of 6 New Machines
PMH Dialysis Unit Gets Boost with Donation of 6 New Machines

September 27, 2022

The Princes Margaret Hospital (PMH) Dialysis Unit received a significant boost as it officially took possession of six (6) donated dialysis machines on Wednesday.

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Food Network warns of a hunger crisis
Food Network warns of a hunger crisis

September 26, 2022

THE Bahamas Feeding Network has expressed concern about the recent rise in hunger, calling it a "crisis" to which all Bahamians must pay attention.

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Cleveland Clinic Survey Reveals Mens Top Health Concerns as They Age
Cleveland Clinic Survey Reveals Men’s Top Health Concerns as They Age

September 23, 2022

A new survey by Cleveland Clinic reveals which health issues men are most concerned about as they age, and explores many of the common misconceptions that impact men’s health across all generations.

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UPDATED: MASK MANDATE LIFTED ON OCT 1...but requirement stays in classrooms, healthcare facilities and care homes
UPDATED: MASK MANDATE LIFTED ON OCT 1...but requirement stays in classrooms, healthcare facilities and care homes

September 22, 2022

Prime Minister Philip 'Brave' Davis said today that the mask mandate will be lifted, starting on October 1st.

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Bahamas Sickle Cell Association Blood Drive Raise Awareness
Bahamas Sickle Cell Association Blood Drive Raise Awareness

September 21, 2022

Sabascio Armbrister went to the mall to purchase a new phone, but a chance encounter with a member of the Bahamas Sickle Cell Association prompted him to step forward to donate a pint of blood for the very first time; it could save up to three lives.

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1M in contracts awarded for emergency works at clinics in Andros
1M in contracts awarded for emergency works at clinics in Andros

September 20, 2022

On Thursday September 15th, 2022 the Ministry of Health & Wellness facilitated the completion of five(5) contract signing ceremonies for emergency works at clinics on the island of Andros.

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Contracts signed for refurbishment works at five clinics in north and central Eleuthera
Contracts signed for refurbishment works at five clinics in north and central Eleuthera

September 14, 2022

The Ministry of Health & Wellness held five (5) contract signing ceremonies today at clinics in North andCentral Eleuthera for emergency maintenance works.

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Brain Aneurysm Symptoms Are Similar to Stroke: True or False
Brain Aneurysm Symptoms Are Similar to Stroke: True or False?

September 12, 2022

An aneurysm — a ballooning or bulging out of an artery where the wall is weak — can wreak havoc if it bursts. When aneurysms rupture in the brain, the resulting hemorrhage can cause stroke, coma, death, brain damage and other problems.

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Seven more die from COVID
Seven more die from COVID

September 12, 2022

MINISTRY of Health and Wellness officials have reported seven more COVID-19 related deaths, pushing the nation's death toll to 830.

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Ministry of Health and Wellness holds mini health fair and exhibition
Ministry of Health and Wellness holds mini health fair and exhibition

September 12, 2022

In commemoration of 'Caribbean Wellness Day,' the Ministry of Health and Wellness held a mini health fair and exhibition on the grounds of the Ministry on Friday, 9th September.

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PM Davis affirms commitment to expanding healthcare in The Bahamas at WAUSM White Coat Ceremony
PM Davis affirms commitment to expanding healthcare in The Bahamas at WAUSM White Coat Ceremony

September 12, 2022

Presenting the keynote addressat Western Atlantic University School of Medicine’s (WAUSM) White CoatCeremony at Grand Lucayan resort on Saturday, September 10, 2022, PrimeMinister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Philip Davis commended the 39medical students on their accomplishments.

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Auskell Medical hopes to facilitate miracles for Abaco patients post Hurricane Dorian
Auskell Medical hopes to facilitate miracles for Abaco patients post Hurricane Dorian

September 06, 2022

When Hurricane Dorian made landfall in Abaco in late 2019, the catastrophic Category 5 storm devastated the island, rendering it uninhabitable. Still, encouraged by her patients, lab technician Angie Collie returned to her island home and mustered up the courage to rebuild from the rubble. After reopening, one of her patients told her about the Access Accelerator's work to help small businesses recover from the storm and encouraged her to apply.

"I decided to sign up because I thought there was no harm in applying," Collie shared. "I thought to myself, if I get it, I get it. If I don't, at least I tried."

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New Director of UWI School of Clinical Medicine Research, Dr. Corrine Sinquee-Brown pays a courtesy call on the Minister of Health and Wellness
New Director of UWI School of Clinical Medicine & Research, Dr. Corrine Sinquee-Brown pays a courtesy call on the Minister of Health and Wellness

September 06, 2022

Newly appointed Director of the University of the West Indies (UWI) School of Clinical Medicine & Research, The Bahamas -- Dr. Corrine Sinquee-Brown paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Health and Wellness the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville at the Ministry's offices, September 2, 2022.

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Abaco contractors awarded contracts to repair five Abaco clinics
Abaco contractors awarded contracts to repair five Abaco clinics

September 05, 2022

The Minister of Health and Wellness, the Hon. Dr.Michael Darville signed four contracts in Abaco on Thursday, September 1,2022, for repair works on five clinics throughout the island of Abaco.The contracts were awarded to local Abaco Contractors.

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PMH Appoints New Physician Managers
PMH Appoints New Physician Managers

August 29, 2022

The Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) is pleased to announce the appointment ofPhysician Managers serving from 2022 to 2025. The newly appointed leaders’responsibilities include the organization of their relevant Clinical Services to providepatient centred, quality care.

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PHA Signs Transformative Contract with Bahamas Nurses Union
PHA Signs Transformative Contract with Bahamas Nurses Union

August 26, 2022

Stakeholders are calling a contract signed between theGovernment via the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA), and the Bahamas NursesUnion, August 24, 2022 at the Office of the Prime Minister, a very significant andtransformative one that focuses on retention and properly compensating nursesfor their contribution to the country.

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PM Davis highlighted the need for a productive partnership between the Government and Medical Professionals
PM Davis highlighted the need for a ‘productive partnership’ between the Government and Medical Professionals

August 25, 2022

During his Official Remarks at the Oath Swearing and Robing Ceremony to Welcome the New Medical Graduates of the University of The West Indies School of Clinical Medicine and Research, on August 22, 2022, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon.

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'Protect our nurses - or face poor healthcare'
'Protect our nurses - or face poor healthcare'

August 24, 2022

BAHAMAS Nurses Union President Amancha Williams said she hopes people in Family Island communities would refrain from threatening the lives of nurses, because it restricts needed healthcare.

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Slow uptake on child vaccines
Slow uptake on child vaccines

August 22, 2022

HEALTH and Wellness Minister Dr Michael Darville has admitted that paediatric doses of the COVID-19 vaccine "are moving a little slower than we expected" with only about 320 to 330 administered so far.

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