Health

Inaugural PHA Rehabilitation Services Week Opens and PHA Retirees and Staff

September 25, 2018

As the first Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) Rehabilitation Services Week officially opened, Monday, September 24, 2018, Catherine Weech, Managing Director, PHA, assured rehabilitative professionals that improving the quality of rehabilitative services..

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PHA Extends Invite to BDU Following Walkout at PMH
PHA Extends Invite to BDU Following Walkout at PMH

September 24, 2018

The Public Hospitals Authority has extended an invitation to meet with members of the Bahamas Doctors Union following a walkout today at the Princess Margaret Hospital...

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PMH doctors walk-off the job for the second consecutive day
PMH doctors walk-off the job for the second consecutive day

September 21, 2018

FOR a second consecutive day doctors at the Princess Margaret Hospital walked-off the job yesterday in protest over benefits and what they described as "ill-treatment"...

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Union Walk-out at PMH
Union Walk-out at PMH

September 20, 2018

THE Bahamas Doctors Union President Melisande S Bassett yesterday led practitioners in a walk-out at the Princess Margaret Hospital over persisting issues between the group and senior health officials...

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Cleveland Clinics Rectal Cancer Program Earns Accreditation from the American College of Surgeons National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer

September 19, 2018

Cleveland Clinic?s rectal cancer program, based in Cleveland, Ohio, and Weston, Florida, has earned a three-year accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer...

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NYGRD Donates 100K to CancerCare Manitoba

September 18, 2018

NYGÅRD International, in keeping with its commitment to support cancer research, on Friday presented a $100,000 donation to CancerCare Manitoba...

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Hospital operations cancelled again as temperature soars
Hospital operations cancelled again as temperature soars

September 13, 2018

NON-emergency operations at Princess Margaret Hospital have been cancelled again to allow urgent repairs to air-conditioning units in operating theatres...

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A Collective Approach Necessary to Reduce the Rate of Suicide in the Nation

September 11, 2018

Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands, Minister of Health, underscored the "critical" need for all persons to pay attention to the warning signs of suicide as they would cancer, diabetes, heart disease and hypertension to aid in its reduction in The Bahamas...

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Surgery Schedules Restored at PMH
Surgery Schedules Restored at PMH

September 11, 2018

Surgery schedules at the Princess Margaret Hospital have reconvened as scheduled maintenance of the air conditioning systems in the Operating Theatres have concluded...

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Give your dog a bone? Vet says, "Not so fast" Table scraps pose potential danger to internal organs

September 07, 2018

It’s a piece of advice that runs counter to the bone-loving dogs the mass media has for generations depicted – cooked bones from table scraps can be harmful causing injuries or even fatalities...

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Heave on Earth
Heave on Earth

September 07, 2018

“This is my heaven on earth. When I’m here, I feel loved, cared for, and I treasure the help they give...People don’t understand that if you don’t have this kind of help as a cancer patient, you’re going to fail somewhere down the line...”

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Doctors in ultimatum to health authority
Doctors in ultimatum to health authority

September 07, 2018

SENIOR doctors in the public healthcare system are planning to obtain a strike certificate after failing to finalise an industrial agreement with the Public Hospitals Authority despite more than two years of negotiations...

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PMH halts surgeries after ACs break down
PMH halts surgeries after ACs break down

September 06, 2018

ELECTIVE surgeries at Princess Margaret Hospital have been postponed this week due to nonfunctioning air-conditioning units, the Public Hospitals Authority confirmed yesterday.

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Bahamas Waste Committed to Help Finding a Cure
Bahamas Waste Committed to Help Finding a Cure

September 05, 2018

While advances in screening and treatment have dramatically improved survival rates, Breast Cancer, remains one of the most common forms of the disease affecting both men and women in The Bahamas and around the world...

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New Community-Owned Clinic Opens in Eleuthera
New Community-Owned Clinic Opens in Eleuthera

August 29, 2018

In a refurbished building that was once a general store, gleaming medical equipment, still encased in protective plastic wrappers, stood ready. It was August 20, the day of the opening of Eleuthera Medical Clinic...

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Poisoned conch - just one case last week
Poisoned conch - just one case last week

August 29, 2018

MINISTER of Health Dr Duane Sands yesterday pointed to a dramatic decrease in the number of conch poisoning cases - with just one reported last week...

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Taranique still trapped in limbo
Taranique still trapped in limbo

August 28, 2018

SICK, stateless teen Taranique Thurston is still in limbo as her family struggles to secure funding to treat her life-threatening brain cyst...

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Leading specialists warn dark skin no guarantee against skin cancer

August 23, 2018

Dermatologists promote skin checks for prevention...Radiation oncologists offer brachytherapy for skin cancer treatment...

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Climate Change Affects Public Health

August 22, 2018

"Climate Change impacts public health" was the central message Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands conveyed at a Climate Change Exhibit at Mall at Marathon, August 20, 2018...

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Bishop defends appointment to marijuana committee
Bishop defends appointment to marijuana committee

August 17, 2018

BISHOP Simeon Hall yesterday defended his position on the government's marijuana committee, reiterating his belief in the medical benefits of the plant.Bishop Hall said while he has not experienced any negativity from the religious community, he anticipates...

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