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New way of defining Alzheimer's aims to find disease sooner

Government and other scientists are proposing a new way to define Alzheimer’s disease — basing it on biological signs, such as brain changes, rather than memory loss and other symptoms of dementia that are used today.The move is aimed at improving re

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Getting fit with UB's 'blue power'

Scores of runners, walkers and skaters participated in the second annual UB Fit presented last weekend by the University of the Bahamas.The event in New Providence featured a 5k/10k fun, run/walk/bike/skate which started at university’s Oakes Field c

A focus on brain health

Pilot Clubs to highlight new study on strokes

In an effort to “do more, care more, be more”, members of the Pilot Club of Nassau and the Sunshine Pilot Club will host a brain health seminar this Saturday to highlight a 20-year study on haemorrhagic strokes in the Bahamas.Haemorrhagic strokes occ

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Breezes gets in on the wellness craze

Resort hosts week of healthy activities

BEGINNING next Monday, SuperClubs Breezes on Cable Beach will be transformed into a wellness retreat filled with exercise activities, culinary workshops, healthy behaviour challenges and more.In conjunction with the Caribbean Tourism Organisation na

An easy way to develop healthy habits

Health coach Ethan Quant, of Elite Wellness Solutions, has succeeded in his weight loss journey and now wants to share his methods with the Bahamas in an effort to foster a culture of wellness and conquer the obesity epidemic.

Experts take aim at cervical and other female cancers

With a new case of cervical cancer being diagnosed almost every week in the Bahamas, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis applauded the organisers of a recent health symposium who seek to battle this deadly disease.Regional and international health exper

Local specialist launches new plan to reduce limb amputations in diabetics

Far too many diabetics are unnecessarily losing their limbs, according to foot specialist Dr Daniel Johnson, whose team is about to launch an ambitious plan to reduce the rate of amputations by 50 per cent.Foot and Ankle International, led by Dr John

Dialogue on faith leaders' role in ending AIDS continues

Caribbean faith leaders are fast-tracking talks to collaborate in the removal of the stigma and discrimination regarding people living with HIV/AIDS in the region.The Pan-Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), the mechanism that provide

Curing obesity in the Bahamas

Health coach Ethan Quant, of Elite Wellness Solutions, has succeeded in his weight loss journey and now wants to share his methods with the Bahamas in an effort to foster a culture of wellness and conquer the obesity epidemic.Currently, the Bahamas r

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Atlantic Medical celebrates 20th annual Fun Run/WalkNassau participants eligible to win a car

Calling all Atlantic Medical clients and the general public at large to participate and join in on the fun! Register today and be eligible for a chance to win a brand new 2018 car!On Saturday, April 21, Atlantic Medical Insurance marks 20 years of ho

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Finding purpose after despair

Former teacher becomes advocate following paralysis

Although she admits to sometimes feeling bitter and angry at her fate, Lorna Turnquest-Thompson, who lives with paralysis, strives to fulfil her purpose in life – to educate others and shine a spotlight on the Bahamas’ disabled community.Lorna, 58, b

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Get fit with UB's 'blue power'

Run, walk, bike or skate to the finish line

THE University of the Bahamas is hoping to have 700 plus bikers, runners, walkers and skaters at the starting line when its UB Fit event kicks off this weekend.UB Fit in New Providence features 5k or 10k run, walk, bike and skate race, all taking pla

Why kidney care is critical

The two fist-sized organs in your lower back known as kidneys are vitally important. They are responsible for filtering waste out of the body, regulating the body’s salt, potassium and acid content, balancing body fluids, producing vitamin D and cont

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The detriments of ‘all or nothing’ thinking

Health coach Ethan Quant, of Elite Wellness Solutions, has succeeded in his weight loss journey and now wants to share his methods with the Bahamas in an effort to foster a culture of wellness and conquer the obesity epidemic.    

How do dental anxiety and dental phobia develop?

Dental clinician Dr Sparkman Ferguson and clinical psychologist Dr Stephanie Hutcheson are introducing a new research project to explore dental fear and its treatment.

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