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Too expensive to join the gym? That's just a cop out

We have all heard the saying: “the best investment you can make is in yourself”. Oddly enough, that normally is put in the context of education and personal and professional development. Still, I don’t quite understand why people have a hard time in

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'It's not the end of the world. When people hear cancer, they think it's a death sentence - it's not'

THE LAST thing 40-year-old Georgina Sturrup expected to hear during a doctor’s visit to regulate her heavy menstrual cycle was that she may have cervical cancer.However, despite the initial terrifying diagnosis and aggressiveness of her condition, Ge

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Promoting eye health

THE “working population is going blind due to avoidable conditions” like diabetes and hypertension, according to a Bahamian ophthalmologist who is stressing the need for annual examinations and proper eye care.

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Bahamians show up in great numbers to 'Paint da Streets Pink'

Despite a minor delay due to inclement weather, this year’s “Paint Da Streets Pink” was an overwhelming success.The event’s organisers, members of the Rotaract Club of South East Nassau Centennial, said they are immensely grateful for the support the

How to care for elderly relatives

Geriatric Hospital symposium to address caregiver stress and provide tips

HAVING to care for older relatives can be stressful and confusing, especially for caregivers who do not know how to deal with loved ones facing issues relating to physical and mental infirmities.It can take an emotional and physical toll on family me

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This October, celebrate the achievements of the visually impaired

The Bahamas Alliance for the Blind and Visually Impaired (BABVI) is currently observing Blindness Awareness Month under the theme: “Make Provisions to Preserve Your Vision”. BABVI’s month of activities started on September 30 and will continue until

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Progress beyond scale

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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Close to 1,000 expected to 'Walk for the Cure' this Saturday

For the seventh consecutive year, all runners, walkers and health enthusiasts are being invited to participate in the “Walk For the Cure”.Hosted by CIBC FirstCaribbean, the event takes place this Saturday, not only in New Providence, but also in Gran

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A focus on psychological well-being of Bahamas' youth

Sandilands observes World Mental Month with several events

This year’s World Mental Health Day, which will be celebrated on October 10, puts the spotlight on young people and how their upbringing and certain resulting stressors can increase the risk of mental issues in adulthood.According to the World Feder

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The fourth quarter: There is still time to finish the year strong

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.

Help 100 women in need get free mammograms

A local registered nurse needs the public’s help in providing 100 free mammograms to women in need.

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Baha Mar to open on-site clinic for staff

As part of Baha Mar’s ongoing initiatives to promote well-being and create a positive workplace, the resort destination recently announced the implementation of expanded services for Baha Mar associates.

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Students begin Doctors Hospital EMT course

Twenty promising Bahamians have embarked on a four-month course to become trained and certified emergency medical technicians and potentially land a guaranteed full-time job at Doctors Hospital.The group of 15 women and five men were chosen following

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Out of the darkness

Sandilands shines a light on suicide and prevention methods

WHEN certain factors converge, anyone at any point in time can become suicidal, according to experts. And since suicide is a complex issue and there are no quick fixes, Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre continues to create awareness of suicide and ho

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What are you sitting on?

You are sitting at your desk, getting ready to take on another work day, telling yourself this is the day you are going to complete all of your tasks, finish that report, work on the spread sheet, et cetera. You start putting away your purse or your

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