A mother’s fight for her sick son

A BAHAMIAN mother continues her fight to push for increased awareness of her son’s life-threatening illness. And even after receiving support from the public, Angelica Miller still finds herself in an extremely challenging position as she seeks financial assistance to purchase medication for her six-year-old son Tarique Miller, who was diagnosed with hereditary angioedema (HAE).

HIV and the mouth

THE Caribbean region has the second highest prevalence for adult HIV in the world.

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Become the healthiest, happiest version of yourself

AS I prepare to send my three kids back to school I want to make sure that each day their food is healthy, energising, tasty, low-fuss and low-cost. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you along this school year.

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Art student helps raise awareness of sickle cell disease with new logo

FOR her creativity in supporting the effort to raise awareness of sickle cell disease, Kerri Bascom received a $500 cash award.

CIBC FirstCaribbean hosts ‘Walk for the Cure’

FOR the fourth year in a row, CIBC FirstCaribbean is hosting its Walk for the Cure, which held in all 17 Caribbean countries where CIBC operates, in conjunction with parent company CIBC in Canada. The event has grown to include lead up fundraising and awareness activities.

Getting kids healthy for school

AND just like that, the summer has passed and it is time for the kids to return to school for another exciting year. This week, I wanted to give you a few quick, healthy, holistic tips for an easy transition into this promising school year.

Become the healthiest, happiest version of yourself

SOME people find cow’s milk difficult to digest and blame symptoms like bloating, gas and diarrhoea on dairy. This may be because low levels of the enzyme lactase make it hard to digest the lactose (sugar) in dairy. Other people may be intolerant to cow’s milk protein or have a more serious allergy to dairy products. Milk is also one of the most common childhood food allergies, with symptoms ranging from skin conditions to digestive problems.

Are you flossing?

EACH day in my practice as a clinician in dentistry I put this question to all my adult patients. My patients are now so sensitised that they preempt me asking the question.

Dr Nelson Clarke appointed PHA medical advisor

THE Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) has announced the appointment of Dr Nelson A Clarke to the post of medical advisor.

Bahamas wins while TV contestants lose

GRAND Bahama is expected to get a major boost in media and audience attention after playing host to the popular television show “Extreme Weight Loss”.

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A champion’s journey

Carina Ferguson takes top honours first time out

FOR the average person on the outside looking in, the world of bodybuilding and weight-lifting can appear a strange and daunting one. However, for Bahamian Carina Ferguson, the hard work, focus and sacrifices involved in the sport have simply become a way of a life.

Keeping Zumba fresh and fun

KIM Kikivarakis, a local dance studio owner, is hoping to introduce some of the latest and hottest Zumba moves to the Bahamian public after attending an international convention in Orlando, Florida last week.

Obesity: tackling our big fat problem – Part V

I DO not know if this is good or bad news, but this is the last and final article on tackling obesity. Scouts’ honour. So far we have touched on economics, education and culture in the past two articles. In this final week we look at how lifestyle choices and personal factors can contribute to obesity.

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‘Higher power’ helps cure Bahamian woman with extremely rare tumour

WHEN Donaliquea Martin went to be examined by her doctor he could not understand how she was still walking. She had a tumour the size of a grapefruit growing on her spine.

Obesity – Tackling our big fat problem - Part IV

LAST time was an epic failure in bringing this meaty topic to a close. We only got as far dealing with the practical issues surrounding the cost or economics of tackling obesity. As we have been doing of late, we shall continue by hitting the ground running.