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Start early with colonoscopy screening to prevent cancer and remain ‘gut healthy’

As March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month and colon cancer is the third most common cancer that affects both men and women in the Bahamas, the Gastroenterology Clinic (TGC) is seeking to increase awareness with special presentations to church and community groups, as well as to the medical community.

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Below the belt – Male urological cancers

Penile cancer is relatively rare in developed countries, but in some it can represent as high as 20 percent of all male cancers. In the United States, according to the American Cancer Society, penile cancer affects one in 100,000 men. Prostate cancer has an incidence of one in seven American men in their lifetime.

‘The elephant in the room’: Bahamian students having sex at school at all levels

Educator advocates for more conversations on sexual health among school-aged

Bahamian students at all levels of the education system – primary, junior, senior and tertiary – are having sexual experiences at school, according to a local sex educator.

Psychologist seeks to ‘destigmatize’ mental illness; offers therapy during pandemic

THE most rewarding aspect of Shavonne Lightfoot’s work as a clinical psychologist is seeing an improvement in a clients’ ability to manage their lives after facing a serious challenge or life-changing event.

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New immunotherapy may benefit Black men with prostate cancer

The prostate is a walnut-sized gland that lies underneath the bladder in men and it plays an important role in providing nutrients for sperm and optimising the environment for sperm trying to reach and fertilize the female's ovum. The only role that the prostate gland has is in male fertility.

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Fitness coach takes on 2021's fad diets

Many people like to start the new year off with new weight loss and health goals. In many cases, they will turn to the internet to see what the most popular diet plans are. And of course, there are countless different ones out there.

The truth behind meal plan

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

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Local technicians lauded for keeping life-saving machines running and up-to-date

Three service technicians, all with impeccable records of servicing the machines that save our lives, are being lauded by their company, which is considered a leader in health and innovation in the Bahamas.

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Problem with premature ejaculation?

There’s an app for that

Premature ejaculation is the most common male sexual dysfunction, with 30 to 40 percent of adult men suffering from this frustrating and often depressing sexual disorder.

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Fitting fitness into Bahamian women’s lives

It’s been 13 years since she opened a gym specifically for women in the Bahamas, and today, more than ever, Sibrena Ingraham is committed to doing her part to promote the importance of women’s health and wellness.

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COVID-19 can cause erectile dysfunction

COVID-19 can unfortunately lead to erectile dysfunction, both during the time of having the virus and possibly even after recovery from it.

Something to smile about: Protecting your child’s oral health

In this new regular column for Tribune Health, the Bahamas Dental Association is seeking to spread awareness of the importance of dental health to a person's overall well-being. Various dentists who are members of the Association will seek to educate readers on a wide range of topics, all pertaining to your teeth.

The story behind wisdom teeth

EVER wondered why the third molars are called “wisdom teeth”?

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Varicoceles: A bag of worms

Varicoceles are distended, enlarged testicular veins that may feel like a bag of worms in a man's scrotum. Varicoceles can occur on one side within the scrotum or on both sides. They usually appear during or soon after puberty but they can occur at any time.

‘Five to six Bahamian children in need of surgery’

A chance to save a heart even without the annual ball

CONTRARY to a previous announcement, the annual Heart Ball is not being held next month.