What we thought we knew about sleep is dead wrong

Counting sheep may not be the sleep aid we’ve been led to believe it is. We’ve heard the stories that eating cheese late at night gives us nightmares, and that counting sheep helps us get to the land of nod.

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Jemi promotes safe and healthy living

To help Bahamians lead better, healthier lives, the team at Jemi Health and Wellness is hosting a number of community programmes and events, particularly for the summer season and with a special focus on women’s self-defence.

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Eleuthera gets serious about battling cancer

Following the success of the 16th annual Cancer Society of the Bahamas ball here in Nassau last weekend, the Society’s Eleuthera branch is now doing its share to raise awareness and educate their populace about the life-threatening disease.

Bahamian official applauds approach to treatment of drug use

WASHINGTON, DC – The Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission’s decision to take a public health approach to the treatment of drug use and related disorders is one that should be embraced, said Rochelle Basden, deputy director of Psychological Services at Sandilands Rehabilitation as she addressed delegates attending the Third Plenary Session of the 61st CICAD Regular Session last month at the OAS Headquarters in the US capital.

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Painting the butterfly

Big Picture Studio and Lupus 242 team up to raise awareness

Last Friday, the team at Big Picture Paint and Sip Studio at Sandyport partnered with the Lupus 242 support group in an effort to spread awareness of the chronic autoimmune disease in a fun and artsy way.

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Poor sleep may lead to obesity and diabetes

I recently wrote about improving sleep for people with diabetes and other medical conditions. But what about preventing some of those conditions in the first place?

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Spectacular winnings at the Atlantic Medical Fun Run/Walk

Over the past several years, Atlantic Medical Insurance has hosted one of the most popular fun run/walks in the country. The main objective of the event is to achieve “top of mind” awareness of the importance of healthy lifestyles, the company said.

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Deep cleanings

A deep cleaning is a procedure done by your dentist or hygienist to treat gum and periodontal disease. It is very different from a regular cleaning. Your regular dental cleaning focuses on the surfaces of the teeth above the gum line (supragingival), while a deep cleaning will cleanse the areas beneath the gum line (subgingival).

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Are you allergic to your bedroom?

If you find yourself waking up with a stuffy nose, irritated eyes or unexplained sneezing, you may wonder what’s making you feel sick.

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A life without limits

THE Megan Louise Sands Ostomy Foundation is hoping to raise $50,000 with its upcoming third annual 5K fun, run and walk. 

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A future in allied health

THE CYBER Tech Career College is inviting all Bahamians to attend its third annual Health and Career Fair this Saturday.

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Lupus 242 marks fifth anniversary with full month of awareness activities

May is recognised as Lupus Awareness Month around the world. And here in the Bahamas the local support group Lupus 242 will host a series of events and activities to raise awareness. This is the fifth year the group is shining a spotlight on issues associated with lupus.

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Sleep for people with diabetes and other conditions

The national diabetes epidemic is our fifth leading cause of death for all ages. The problem has been well publicised, as have recommendations to counter it.

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Father will walk 100 miles to save hearts

Every parent would journey to the ends of the earth to give their child a fighting chance at survival.

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Wellness retreat to provide a healthy escape

SOMETHING as simple as taking time out to focus on oneself can boost physical and emotional wellness. But so many people in today’s world are overwhelmed by the their hectic lives and as a result they rarely take the opportunity to engage in meaningful activities that can make a positive impact on their body, mind and soul.