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January 31, 2011
Osteoarthritis

By Dr Basil Sands

THE most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease (DJD).

It is a chronic degenerative condition of one or more joints that results in decreased mobility and pain.

This type of arthritis, which is extremely common in dogs, increasingly so as they get older, is a progressive breakdown of the cartilage in one or more joints. Cartilage i...

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August 27, 2019
There are New and Less Painful Ways to Treat Degenerative Hip Conditions

Having to deal with a degenerative hip condition is very painful and can significantly lower your function and quality of life. Playing golf, tennis, or even playing with your grandchildren becomes difficult and simple things just like tying your own shoes may seem like a daily battle...

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May Is Arthritis Awareness Month
May 07, 2019
May Is Arthritis Awareness Month

So what is Arthritis? Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints. It can affect one joint or multiple joints. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis, with different causes and treatment methods. Two of the most common types are osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

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Surgeons from South Florida to Share Latest Advancements during the 47th Annual Scientific Education Conference in Bahamas
March 13, 2019
"Surgeons from South Florida to Share Latest Advancements during the 47th Annual Scientific Education Conference in Bahamas"

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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The Skinny on Fat Dogs and Cats-Managing obesity in pets
February 04, 2019
The Skinny on Fat Dogs and Cats-Managing obesity in pets

It is not just humans who fight the battle of the bulge. According to a recently released study, obesity in pets is a growing problem with 56% of dogs and 60% of domestic cats in the U.S. tipping the scales at an unhealthy weight...

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July 04, 2017
The middle ear

The middle ear is a hollow, air-filled cavity that lies just behind the translucent tympanic membrane that is more commonly called the eardrum. The middle ear is comprised of the eardrum, the tympanic cavity, and the ossicles, which are the three tiniest bones found in the human body. These little bones or ossicles connect the eardrum to the inner ear. The ossicles include the malleus (hammer), th...

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March 28, 2017
The middle ear

The middle ear is a hollow, air-filled cavity that lies just behind the translucent tympanic membrane more commonly called the eardrum. The middle ear is comprised of the eardrum, the tympanic cavity, and the ossicles, which are the three tiniest bones found in the human body. These little bones or ossicles connect the eardrum to the inner ear. The ossicles include the malleus (hammer), the incus ...

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February 21, 2017
Rheumatoid arthritis is more than just a joint disease

At it's most basic, the average person would describe rheumatoid arthritis (RA) as joint pain, but the disease is not purely joint disease and goes beyond that. It's a painful and destructive joint disease that can cause deformity in the hands, affect the heart, eyes and lungs, and even shorten a person's life span. Further, patients with prolonged inflammation can develop insulin-resistance, a ri...

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August 11, 2016
Stem cell consultant touts high ethical standards

As The Bahamas continues to pursue the development of a stem cell industry, just next door the number of U.S. stem cell clinics operating in violation of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines has reached nearly 600. And while some are questioning the ethics of therapy based on admittedly scarce research, Okyanos Cell Therapy Patient Consultant Dr. Moira Dolan told Guardian Business that Th...

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