Health

DeCentralization of Male Psych Clinic Dubbed a Step in The Right Direction
DeCentralization of Male Psych Clinic Dubbed a Step in The Right Direction

March 19, 2019

On Thursday March 21st, the Male Psychiatric Clinic will be relocated to the Fleming Street Community Clinic, located on Fleming Street...

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Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation Donates 25 beds

March 19, 2019

Deputy Director, Public Hospitals Authority, Lyrone Burrows, thanked the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation for donating 25 beds to the hospital, Thursday, March 14, 2019...

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Let's Talk Marijuana

March 14, 2019

In the spirit of World Rotaract Week observed March 11-17, celebrating 51 years of service, fellowship and community building, The Rotaract Club of East Nassau chose an innovated route by partnering with The Bahamas Marijuana Coalition...

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Surgeons from South Florida to Share Latest Advancements during the 47th Annual Scientific Education Conference in Bahamas
"Surgeons from South Florida to Share Latest Advancements during the 47th Annual Scientific Education Conference in Bahamas"

March 13, 2019

The Medical Association of the Bahamas has invited the Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Surgeon Dr. Alex Fokin, and Pediatric Otolaryngologist Dr. Sweeti Shah, from the South Florida Institution Memorial Healthcare System...

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27 Nurses Now Fully Trained and Certified in Paediatric Cancer Care

March 09, 2019

Twenty-seven nurses drawn from five countries across the region have all successfully completed specialised training in the care of children with cancer and other blood disorders.

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Staff Patients at PMH have their say at Urgent Care Project Town Meeting
Staff & Patients at PMH have their say at Urgent Care Project Town Meeting

March 07, 2019

Staff and patients at the Princess Margaret Hospital getting first-hand information on the Urgent & Emergency Care Project...

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Tips For Healthy Kidneys
Tips For Healthy Kidneys

March 06, 2019

The kidneys are important organs that affect many other body parts, including the heart. Follow these tips to keep them working efficiently: Avoid extra salt, Exercise, Stay hydrated, Use medications with caution and Know the risk factors.

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Sands sets 'HIV free' deadline
Sands sets 'HIV free' deadline

March 06, 2019

BAHAMIAN officials have made a commitment to being the first country by 2030 to eradicate the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), especially in regaining footing as the world’s leader in low mother-to-child transmission...

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Health Minister Sands: Government Addressing Problem Gambling and Addiction

March 05, 2019

Problem gambling has become a significant public health issue in The Bahamas, Minister of Health Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands said Monday. The Health Minister said the same is true “in other territories around the world”...

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Measles victim's brother has virus
Measles victim's brother has virus

March 05, 2019

HEALTH Minister Dr Duane Sands confirmed yesterday that there has been a second case of measles in the country -- this time in a 10-year-old tourist...

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Cleveland Clinic Florida Appoints Bahamian as Representative for Cleveland Clinic Florida for The Bahamas

March 04, 2019

Cleveland Clinic Florida, ranked No. 1 among the best hospitals in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area in US News & World Report’s 2018-2019 ranking, has appointed Shenika Nesbitt as its representative in The Bahamas...

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Oaktree Medical Center Offers Relief for Low Iron Sufferers Through IV Infusions

February 28, 2019

At the end of the day not having energy and not being able to function as usual is so hard and debilitating, it really keeps you down,’ explains Samantha Cartwright a patient at Oaktree Medical Center...

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'WORLD'S BEST' IN BID TO HELP PMH: Sands 'excited' by talks with Johns Hopkins
'WORLD'S BEST' IN BID TO HELP PMH: Sands 'excited' by talks with Johns Hopkins

February 28, 2019

JOHNS Hopkins Medicine, one of the world’s top medical institutions, has expressed interest in exploring the merits of a strategic “Nation Health Services Agreement” with the Bahamas government...

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87 of Bahamian support expansion of NHI to include high cost medical care, according to new poll
87% of Bahamian support expansion of NHI to include high cost medical care, according to new poll

February 26, 2019

A public opinion poll conducted by Public Domain has revealed that 87% of respondents support the expansion of NHI Bahamas to provide affordable coverage for high cost medical care...

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Survival rate shock for kids cancers
Survival rate shock for kids cancers

February 25, 2019

THE Bahamas faces a massive uphill battle to improve survival rates for children with cancer and other auto-immune diseases...

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Child tourist has suspect measles
Child tourist has suspect measles

February 21, 2019

The Ministry of Health was reportedly notified on Monday that a child had gone to a private health care facility in New Providence with the symptoms of the disease...

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Suspected Measles Case
Suspected Measles Case

February 20, 2019

The Ministry of Health is advising of an ongoing investigation by the public health team into a suspected case of measles in a four (4) year old child visiting The Bahamas...

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FEBRUARY IS NATIONAL SELF-CHECK MONTH
FEBRUARY IS NATIONAL SELF-CHECK MONTH

February 14, 2019

National Self-Check Month is a reminder that every day of the year we can take charge of our health and increase our odds of avoiding chronic disease and other often preventable conditions.

We all have our reasons for avoiding a checkup or self-check. We’re too busy, or we don’t want to know the truth. National Self Check Month brings to your fingertips a variety of self-empowering and proactive early detection and preventative resources and tools to guide us through healthcare related fears and concerns.

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Primary school hit with scabies
Primary school hit with scabies

February 08, 2019

THE Sybil Strachan Primary School on Carmichael Road will be closed to students today after it was confirmed some two dozen students there were infected with scabies...

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Measles outbreak: 50k need vaccine - Global alerts spark drive to protect children
Measles outbreak: 50k need vaccine - Global alerts spark drive to protect children

February 08, 2019

OFFICIALS are on “heightened” alert over the highly infectious measles disease as the country’s vaccination coverage remains at decreased levels, Health Minister Dr Duane Sands said yesterday...

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