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Learning to live with asthma

EXPERIENCING symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath and chest tightness should never be taken lightly as it may be the beginning of a journey to asthma.

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Strengthening the bonds of sisterhood

In celebration of their 54 years of service in The Bahamas, the Eta Psi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. is hosting a dynamic night of conversation centered around sisterhood.

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Helping hands after the storm

WITH the hurricane season still upon us, local non-profit organization Hands For Hunger has been preparing to respond to the hunger needs of those in the community after a storm.Each year H4H prepares for the possibility of a natural disaster while a

Harvard study strengthens link between breast cancer risk and light exposure at night

A new study from Harvard has found greater risk of breast cancer in women who live in neighbourhoods that have higher levels of outdoor light during the night.

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Living the yoga life – Instructor promotes importance of physical and mental well-being

There are many misconceptions surrounding yoga and the people who practice it. Many wrongly believe that to do yoga you have to be the type of person who gets up and dawn and who eats a vegetarian diet; that you have to be extremely flexible and make it your entire lifestyle.

Sickle Cell Association set for annual fun run/walk

Kicking off the globally recognised month for awareness, the Bahamas Sickle Cell Association will host its fourth annual fun run/walk this Saturday.

Gearing up to 'Paint Da Streets Pink'

ORGANISERS are ready and the sprinters are prepping, as registration opens for the fifth annual Paint Da Streets Pink.Under the theme “The Road to Pink Month”, this year’s walkathon in aid of breast cancer awareness is being hosted by the Rotaract Cl

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'Mommy and Me' workouts help shed weight, create stronger bonds

EXCESSIVE weight gain during pregnancy does not have to be a struggle for expectant mothers. Take Shaundra Sawyer, for instance, who only gained a total of 25 pounds before giving birth to her now eight-month-old son.Shaundra’s starting weight at the

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OFF THE SPECTRUM: Cut the cord!

Disclaimer: Clutch your pearls and buckle your seat belt. This one is going to be given straight, with no chaser. I was sharing with a friend recently about a life skills and vocational programme that I have the privilege of overseeing. This program

Dairy Queen's Miracle Treat Day raises $11,000 for Down syndrome community

Thousands of earth angels turned out for Dairy Queen’s Miracle Treat Day held on July 27, raising $11,000 for children and families affected by Down syndrome in the Bahamas.For one day only, DQ donated $2 from every Blizzard sold to local schools and

Local doctor reverses the symptoms of type 2 diabetes

For patients suffering from type 2 diabetes the daily prick is as predictable as the changing of the tides. But the wave of wellness that is sweeping the medical industry may just be changing the way doctors treat diabetes. And one local expert, who

Solomon's brand manager recognised at international food expo

Solomon’s brand manager, Monalisa Sweeting, travelled to Minneapolis last month to attend a grocer’s expo put on by US-based wholesale supplier SUPERVALU. There, she received a nomination for the Master Marketer Award after successfully executing hea

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Natural remedies vs prescribed drugs

Exploring the benefits of natural medicine versus pharmaceutical drugs will be the theme of Solomon’s Fresh Market’s latest health seminar scheduled in-store for this Saturday.Dr Monique Thompson, the founder of Cornerstone Healing Institute, will fa

Surprising facts about dehydration, heat exhaustion and heat stroke

Living in high temperature areas creates many self-proclaimed “experts” about the heat index, dangerous temperatures and related illnesses, such as dehydration, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. But some facts about our body’s reaction to hot weather

Sister Sister stays in the breast cancer race with prayer breakfast

Members of the Sister Sister Breast Cancer Support Group are getting ready to host their 13th annual prayer breakfast, and they are certain they only made it this far because of their faith.With a mission statement to provide supportive care, encoura