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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.

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Move it before you lose it

How set up your work-at-home space to prevent pain or injury

WHETHER your workplace is in office or now at home during the pandemic, Dr Miquela Rolle and her team at Paramount Rehabilitation and Fitness are encouraging Bahamians to consider the way in which their space is set up.

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What to do if your PSA level is high

Prostate specific antigen (PSA) is a type of protein released by the prostate gland. Screening for possible prostate cancer involves taking a PSA blood test, which is recommended annually starting at the age of 40 years old.

Bahamians find new ways to define self-care

Exploring meditation, social media breaks and 'self-dating'

The topic of self-care and mental health awareness has never been more in the spotlight than it is now, when the entire world has lived through nearly a year of challenging and extraordinary circumstances.

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Goal-setting and action plan development

If you have been following my column over the past three years you seen me talk about setting SMART goals. This is the model that I have been personally using for years and one that I encourage my clients to use. If you are new or want a reminder, SMART is an acronym for “Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-Bound”. Here is a further breakdown:

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Tiana goes nuts for nuts and healthy living

There is no doubt Bahamians have been becoming increasingly health-conscious in recent years – exploring various fitness options and adopting new eating habits, including alternatives to unhealthy snack foods.

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Cryotherapy: A curative treatment option for prostate cancer

CRYOTHERAPY is also referred to as cryoablation or cryosurgery. It uses freezing gas to destroy prostate cancer cells, while leaving the prostate gland intact. The term cryotherapy is misleading as it is not a form of surgery. Cryotherapy was US Food and Drug Administration approved for prostate cancer treatment in the year 2000. It has been used in the past 20 years as an effective, minimally invasive management option for prostate cancer.

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‘Island Gal’ seeks to introduce healing methods based on ancestral knowledge and proven by science

WITH a passion for helping people reconnect to their bodies and bring a sense of calmness to their minds, mental health professional, certified yoga teacher and herbalist Mykah Smith has created a space for people to uncover their boundless and healthy potentials.

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Merry Christmas to men! Studies show frequent ejaculations have proven health benefits

Here is an early Christmas gift of scientifically based facts for Bahamian men:

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Dr Timothy Barrett appointed as UB’s mental health consultant to assist students and faculty

The University of the Bahamas has appointed Dr Timothy Barrett to serve as Mental Health Consultant effective Monday, January 4, 2021, providing mental and psychological health services for faculty, staff and students, including the University of the Bahamas-North community.

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Motivation for Bahamians to lose weight

The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines overweight and obesity as excessive or abnormal fat accumulation that leads to increased health risks. Overweight is defined as a body mass index BMI greater than 25 and obesity is defined as a BMI greater than 30.

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STAYING ABREAST: New book tackles care, maintenance of boobs

If you’re going to buy a book about breasts, “Being Breast Aware” should be the one, said author Dr Shamanique Bodie- Williams, a well-respected obstetrician and gynaecologist.

Bahamian men need to be more aware of their health

I became a urologist with the aim of improving the quality of lives of Bahamian men, women and children. Bahamian men are unfortunately notoriously poor at addressing their own health needs. Prostate cancer will strike one in six Bahamian men in their lifetime. The Bahamas has the 14th highest per capita prostate cancer incidence in the world.

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Go nuts about healthy snacks

Are you worried you’ve gained weight during the pandemic? Well, you’re not alone. Collette Thompson said one of most common statements she’s heard during these past eight months is how people can't stop eating, mainly because they're home almost all of the time now and bored.

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