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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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February 25, 2020
Making the transition from paper to digital

The National Health Insurance Authority's (NHIA) electronic health records launch event. From left are Graham Whitmarsh, NHIA managing director; Dr. Robin Roberts, NHIA chairman; and Dr. Tyneil Cargill and Dr. Elsa Wilson, NHIA registered primary care providers...

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December 22, 2019
Cleveland Clinic Develops Calculator To Estimate 10-Year Risk of Diabetes Complications

Patients struggling with type 2 diabetes and obesity are faced with the decision of whether to receive usual medical care or undergo weight-loss surgery. Now, a new risk calculator developed by Cleveland Clinic researchers can show these patients their risks of developing major health complications over the next 10 years depending on which course of treatment they choose...

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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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Scotiabank donates to The Bahamas Heart Association
March 24, 2015
Scotiabank donates to The Bahamas Heart Association

Scotiabank donated funds to The Bahamas Heart Association in response to Go Red for Women Day – a day that raises awareness of women’s risks for cardiovascular disease...

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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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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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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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September 08, 2015
The link between obesity and cancer

Medical professionals used to encourage people to stop smoking, as smoking used to be considered one of the leading causes of cancer.

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