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September 25, 2019
Weight-Loss Surgery Associates with 40% Reduction in Risk of Death and Heart Complications in Patients with Diabetes and Obesity, Study Shows

A recent Cleveland Clinic study shows that weight-loss surgery performed in patients with type 2 diabetes and obesity is associated with a lower risk of death and major adverse cardiovascular events than usual medical care. These patients also lost more weight, had better diabetes control, and used fewer medications for treatment of their diabetes and cardiovascular disease...

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The Importance of Understanding Blood Pressure World Hypertension Day 2019 reminds us to Know Your Numbers
May 17, 2019
The Importance of Understanding Blood Pressure World Hypertension Day 2019 reminds us to ‘Know Your Numbers’

Are you suffering from high blood pressure? In The Bahamas, it’s an epidemic silent killer. A 2006 healthy lifestyle initiative led by the government noted that approximately 21 percent of the Bahamian populace had hypertension. And according to a 2012 PAHO report, the number one cause of death in The Bahamas between 2006 and 2009 was related to hypertensive disease with 688 deaths.

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Cleveland Clinic Genetic Analysis Links Obesity with Diabetes, Coronary Artery Disease
November 27, 2018
Cleveland Clinic Genetic Analysis Links Obesity with Diabetes, Coronary Artery Disease

Study used genetic data of more than 880,000 participants...A Cleveland Clinic genetic analysis has found that obesity itself, not just the adverse health...

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October 01, 2018
Cleveland Clinic Florida Counters Cardia Complications of Cancer Treatment

As if battling cancer isn’t challenging enough, many cancer patients have another “big C” to contend with: Cardiovascular disease...Not only do some cancer patients have coexisting cardiovascular disease, but several treatments...

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Scotiabank shows heart
February 14, 2018
Scotiabank shows heart

Scotiabank is spreading love to children with cardiovascular disease by sponsoring the Heart Ball. Ninety-seven percent of every dollar raised at the event directly impacts young persons with congenital heart abnormalities...

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June 17, 2011
Leading cause of death needs to be addressed

Health officials, practitioners and researchers recently gathered in Washington, D.C. for the 38th annual meeting of the Global Health Council. They focused, in part, on the rise of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and lung diseases -- a growing global challenge that requires the world's attention.
So serious is the global threat from NCDs that in Sept...

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October 30, 2017
Wellness Clinic announces appointment of Pediatrician Lashan McKenzie

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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June: Men's Health Month
June 13, 2017
June: Men's Health Month

As we approach Father's Day we must be reminded that the entire month of June is dedicated to men's health. Statistics show women are 100% more likely to go to the doctor for annual exams and preventative services making awareness and prevention key in helping our fathers, brothers, boyfriends, husbands, and sons live longer healthier lives.

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May 01, 2017
Noise Pollution: Concerts, loud public events and other noise in residential and work areas

Dear Editor,
Thousands of Bahamians are being physically and psychologically harmed by the environmental impact of noise in the city of Nassau. We are not alone. This is a global problem that is multiplying as a function of the exponential growth of populations within cities and the rapid growth of cities from the 20th century to the present. The World Health Organization (1999) argues that the gr...

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