Health

Scotiabank Supports World Diabetes Day
Scotiabank Supports World Diabetes Day

November 16, 2017

Scotiabank is proud to support World Diabetes Day (WDD), celebrated on November 14 of each year. “We are committed to helping young people become better off and are thrilled to partner with The Bahamas Diabetic Association to raise awareness as diabetes...

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Screen Time Contributing to Childhood Obesity
Screen Time Contributing to Childhood Obesity

November 14, 2017

TV, Tablet, Phone No Substitute for Parenting, Says Child Doctor

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The Government has vested interested in the Sustainability of the Nursing Workforce

November 13, 2017

Minister of Health the Hon. Dr. Duane Sands said being fully cognizant of the value of Nurses, and the essentials of having a strong, viable complement of nurses and nursing professionals, The Bahamas Government has a vested interest in the sustainability of the Nursing workforce and the advancement of the Nursing profession...

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Health Minister Pledges the Ministry's Commitment to the Victims of Abuse and Violence

November 11, 2017

Minister of Health Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands said on behalf of his Ministry, he is pledging its commitment to ensuring that all victims of violence, especially those victims of abuse in cases of rape and incest, have access to services such as immediate physician attention with a projected increase in medical, physiological and psychiatric personnel...

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Man dies of injuries from botched armed robbery
Man dies of injuries from botched armed robbery

November 05, 2017

A man who was hospitalised after being shot in the middle of an attempted armed robbery has died...

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"Metamorphosis 2017"

November 03, 2017

At the beginning of 2017 life for Jody Knowles, a wife and mother of three (3) boys was rather normal and routine with no sign of any major life alteration in near sight. However several months later life as she knew it would change and change in a big way. This past June and three (3) days before her birthday...

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"Heart Failure: Leading Cause of Hospitalization in the Elderly"

November 03, 2017

Dr. Ioana Dumitru, advanced heart failure and transplant cardiologist of Memorial Healthcare System of South Florida has been invited to participate as a guest speaker at the Grand Bahamas Medical and Dental Association’s 17th Annual Scientific Educational Conference where she will be sharing insight about heart failure and medication...

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Baptist Health South Florida Highlights Importance of Orthopedic Works in The Bahamas and Caribbean

November 01, 2017

Surgeons from the Florida-based Organization speak at the Caribbean Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons 12th Annual Scientific Meeting...

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Wellness Clinic announces appointment of Pediatrician Lashan McKenzie

October 30, 2017

The Wellness Clinic today announced the appointment of Lashan McKenzie, M.D., pediatrician, specializing in childhood wellness along with diagnosis, treatment and education about childhood conditions, including obesity...

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The Miss Fox Hill Enrichment Pageant Contestants spent a day with Miss Remilda Rose

October 27, 2017

Every year during the month of October, breast cancer awareness is brought to the forefront in The Bahamas and internationally. Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of death in woman throughout The Commonwealth of The Bahamas. One in every 10 Bahamian women is estimated to be diagnosed with this detrimental disease...

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Gomez defends Sands on surgery
Gomez defends Sands on surgery

October 25, 2017

FORMER Minister of Health Dr Perry Gomez yesterday came to the defence of his successor Dr Duane Sands, stating he does not feel the talented surgeon should be faulted for performing surgeries free of charge as a Cabinet minister...

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Nurses pay courtesy call on the Prime Minister in observance of 33rd Anniversary

October 24, 2017

Nurses observing their 33rd Nursing Anniversary paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis recently at the Office of the Prime Minister...

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Fundraiser for Ken Williams Heart Surgery

October 24, 2017

My father Kenneth Williams needs our help, to keep him alive. Dad had a heart attack due to a blockage in his coronary artery....He needs surgery to place a stent in his artery to allow normal blood flow to his heart, this will reduce the chances of heart attacks...

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Solomon's Super Center to Celebrate 27th Anniversary with Health Fair
Solomon's Super Center to Celebrate 27th Anniversary with Health Fair

October 23, 2017

Solomon’s Super Center is gearing up to celebrate its 27th year in business with a customer-focused health fair and anniversary event. This Saturday, October 28, the retail grocery outlet will mark nearly three decades in business by offering customers free screenings, information sessions and in store activities all focused on health and wellness...

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HFM outbreak 'will get worse'
HFM outbreak 'will get worse'

October 23, 2017

AN outbreak of Hand, Foot and Mouth disease is affecting young children in the country, Health Minister Dr Duane Sands confirmed yesterday...

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The crisis in our hospitals: PHA boss warned govt patients suffering due to major funding failure
The crisis in our hospitals: PHA boss warned govt patients suffering due to major funding failure

October 23, 2017

A STAGGERING picture of the true state of the crumbling public healthcare system has been revealed by former Public Hospitals Authority boss Herbert Brown...

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PI guard positive with TB

October 20, 2017

A SECURITY guard on Paradise Island has contracted tuberculosis and four others have been exposed to the disease. However, Health Minister Dr Duane Sands insisted there is no cause for widespread public alarm...

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Early Signs of Breast Cancer you shouldn't ignore, How to Recognize Symtoms
Early Signs of Breast Cancer you shouldn't ignore, How to Recognize Symtoms

October 19, 2017

Did you know that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime? The fact that is even more important than the somewhat startling statistic is that early diagnosis and treatment offers the highest rate of survival.

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BPL Supports The Breast Centre's Celebration of Life Cancer Awareness Initiative
BPL Supports The Breast Centre's Celebration of Life Cancer Awareness Initiative

October 16, 2017

Bahamas Power and Light Company Ltd. (BPL), believes in building a healthier Bahamas by supporting The Breast Centre’s Celebration of Life Cancer Awareness initiative. “BPL is committed to raising awareness by supporting campaigns like these, as breast cancer is prevalent and the leading cancer in Bahamian women,” said Diana Sands, Corporate Communications Manager, BPL...

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Globally, One of Five Persons in the Workplace will experience a Mental Health Condition

October 16, 2017

Globally, it is estimated that one out of five persons in the workplace will experience a mental health condition, Dr. Keva Thompson, Consultant on Non-Communicable Diseases, Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) said...

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