‘More than 37,000 Bahamians’ are living with diabetes

GIVEN the overwhelming number of diabetes cases in the Bahamas, the ACE Diabetes Support Group reaffirmed its commitment this year to continuously bring awareness and educate people on how the disease can be prevented and managed so that little to no complications occur.

Healthy living made simple

In 2013, Americans spent a little over $2 billion in the anti-aging market. Globally, the anti-aging market was estimated to be worth $122.3 billion in 2013, and is now being estimated to be worth $191.7 billion by 2019.

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51st Heart Ball is ‘a great success’

THE 51st annual Heart Ball proved to be a smashing success, providing guests with an evening of glitz and glamour, while also fulfilling the purpose of raising funds to help children who need urgent heart care.

Breakout Session! Sex: The forgotten remedy

WELCOME to our very first “Breakout Session!”

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Learn how to change your life in 30 days

IS it really possible to change your life completely within the space of just 30 days? Author of the New York Times best seller “It Starts With Food” and Whole30 programme co-creator Melissa Hartwig will tell you how this Thursday.

Child abuse and neglect includes the mouth

IN the Bahamas, medical doctors and dentists are required to report suspected cases of child abuse and neglect to the Ministry of Labour and Social Development and/or the Royal Bahamas Police Force.

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The Golden Heart Award

THIS year’s Golden Heart Award went to A Bismark Coakley, MBE, for his work with physically challenged children and helping his fellow man. Mr Coakley said he was very grateful for this recognition of his efforts.

Buzz with honeybee pollen

THERE are 22 basic elements in the human body, including enzymes, hormones, vitamins, amino acids, folic acids and others. These must be renewed by nutrient intake; no one food contains them all except bee pollen.

51st Heart Ball hopes to raise $350,000 for children’s surgeries

WHAT started out as an idea by a Hollywood legend is today one of Nassau’s most anticipated charitable events which once again will be held this Valentine’s Day to raise funds for the repair of children’s hearts.

The gift of life

WHEN my husband Erskine was admitted to Doctors Hospital during 2013 I visited the blood bank there, as we had sent out an appeal for blood. Unfortunately, I am unable to give blood now, but I did so years ago.

Healthy living made simple

Dr Monique Thompson clears up common myths about nutritional supplements.

Special Olympics Bahamas celebrates its accomplishments

IT was a grand affair complete with specially catered food, balloons and activities, as Special Olympics Bahamas recently celebrated their annual party at the Botanical Gardens.

Sustaining one heartbeat at a time

THE BAHAMAS Heart Association is reminding people all month long to thoroughly educate themselves and take proactive steps to prevent the silent killer – heart disease.

Healthy Living Made Simple! Supplementation mythbusters – Part I

WELCOME to another exciting edition of “Healthy Living Made Simple!” where you are educated, encouraged and empowered to live well.

Heart disease and diabetes

HEART diseases and stroke are the number one causes of death and disability among people with type 2 diabetes. In fact, at least 65 per cent of people with diabetes die from some form of heart disease or stroke.