HIGH-HEELED shoes may flatter the legs and give a chic appearance, however they are notorious for harming the feet. Many women can attest, heels are a favourite accessory. Any look is incomplete without the right pair.
When Bahamian parents Venita and Mario Carey’s son was diagnosed with autism, they were in the dark about the disease. At the time, there was not much awareness about autism and how the disorder presents itself. Cole was diagnosed with Aspergers syndrome, a high functioning form of autism at the age of 10.
LUPUS survivors continue their efforts to heighten awareness locally about the disease. The “Lupus ME? Foundation” in the Bahamas, along with students and faculty of Palmdale Primary joined the global community last Friday to celebrate World Lupus Day.
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By DR BASIL SANDS
By ALESHA CADET
Toxic personal care products are a major cause of inflammation, leading to the onset of degenerative diseases, said anaesthesiologist Dr Sy Pierre, a guest speaker at a recently held public lecture at Doctors Hospital.
EVER since her certification as the first Bahamian wound, ostomy and continence nurse several years ago, Dawn Albury-Gaitor has been saving the lives of many people.
MANY countries around the world, including the Bahamas, are celebrating Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month in April.
Some of the feedback I received on last week’s article on police antics really resonated with me. Someone commenting on the article produced hyperlinks to news stories exposing incidents of police brutality in South Africa accompanied by a comparative analysis as the writer seemingly sought to mitigate the mounting dissent over the abusive police culture that has recently dominated Bahamian news cycles.
Several years ago I witnessed a fatal car accident in the Cable Beach area. Because I recognised the vehicle, I abruptly left my dinner at a neighbouring restaurant and shot across the street to assist the sole occupant who unfortunately turned out to be a friend. In my anxiety I asked a policeman, who had arrived on the scene shortly after me if the driver appeared to be dead; to which the officer replied, “What it look like?” My friend was unscathed because the airbag had deployed.
Hypertension.....The " Silent Killer""You cannot manage high blood pressure if you do not know you have it"
By ALESHA CADET
According to a recent Amnesty International study, there are thousands of reports each year of assault and ill treatment against officers who use excessive force and violate the human rights of their victims (AIUSA Rights 1999).
INDIVIDUALS who are concerned about taking a colonoscopy exam can consider an alternative procedure that also detects precancerous growths and other diseases in the colon.
THREE-year-old Ru’shon Fox has experienced more health related issues in his short lifetime than some adults ever do. When he was born his heart showed no activity, one leg was shorter than the other and he had kidney issues.