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National Immunization Awareness Month

Fees revolution to help fund 50m health deficitFees revolution to help fund 50m health deficit

Health officials will meet today to decide on the implementation of up to 500 fees at the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) as they seek to narrow a $50m funding shortfall.

Dr Duane Sands, minister of health, yesterday told Tribune Business that the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) and other healthcare system elements are faced with... [Read more]




Conch poisonings spark warningConch poisonings spark warning

THERE have been four confirmed cases of conch poisoning and as many as six unconfirmed cases, Health Minister Duane Sands announced yesterday.

According to Dr Sands, the exposure took place in the previous 72 to 96 hours with a number of the patients affected having eaten at Potter’s Cay... [Read more]






Summer in SightSummer in Sight

Few parents think to protect their children’s eyes from sun damage when packing bags for day camp, summer school and outdoor activities, said LENSES’ optometrist Dr. Fendt Shearer.

“It’s an oversight which places children at a higher risk for retinal damage as their ocular lenses are still maturing,” explained the doctor whose full-service Palmdale-based... [Read more]




Conch poisonings spark warningConch poisonings spark warning

THERE have been four confirmed cases of conch poisoning and as many as six unconfirmed cases, Health Minister Duane Sands announced yesterday.

According to Dr Sands, the exposure took place in the previous 72 to 96 hours with a number of the patients affected having eaten at Potter’s Cay... [Read more]




Solomon's and Jay Fitness Team up for Summer Slim Down ChallengeSolomon's and Jay Fitness Team up for Summer Slim Down Challenge

This summer, Solomon’s Yamacraw customers will shake, dance and move their way to a healthier physique during the store’s first Summer Slimdown Challenge.

The company is teaming up with Jay Fitness 242 to launch the competition with a live Junkanoo Aerobics session in the store’s parking lot on Saturday July 7th at 7 a.m.

The three-part competition will continue on Saturday, August 4th and Saturday, September 1st.

Parent company AML Foods Limited continues to focus on providing opportunities for... [Read more]




UWI School of Medicine graduates offered training opportunities at PMH

Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands stated that 40 of the 49 graduates of The University of the West Indies (UWI) School of Medicine (Nassau) were offered training opportunities (Internship) based primarily at the teaching hospital, Princess Margaret (PMH.)

“These 40 graduates were ranked based on an objective scoring system, which included...[Read more]




120 Family Medicine Physicians Required to Provide Primary Care

Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands said it is estimated that an additional 120 Family Medicine physicians are required to provide adequate primary care for community health clinics in New Providence, Grand Bahama and the Family Islands.

To meet this need, plans are underway to expand the residency programme to accommodate more physicians in training at one time, Dr. Sands said.... [Read more]




More Than Meets The EyeMore Than Meets The Eye

When soccer mom Linda Sterling attended her son’s games, she was more concerned about the chance of an injury from the ball striking his glasses and hitting him in the eye than she was with cheering from the sidelines.

From the time he was seven, Jayden, 13, suffered from nearsightedness, or myopia – the most common refractive error of the eye. Increasing in frequency in recent years, myopia usually starts.... [Read more]




This time in medicine is exciting and challenging for doctorsThis time in medicine is exciting and challenging for doctors

Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands said this time in medicine is both a particularly exciting and a particularly challenging one for doctors.

“How you deal with these challenges will determine your staying power in the profession,” Dr. Sands said at The University of the West Indies School of Clinical Medicine and Research & the Ministry of Health’s ‘Induction and.... [Read more]




NHI will cost you 15-80 a monthNHI will cost you 15-80 a month

The government is “revamping” National Health Insurance to focus more on catastrophic care with the introduction of the BahamaCare Plan and expects a contributory plan of $15 to $80 per month to fund it.... [Read more]






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