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Physiotherapy vs chiropractic care

There are many misconceptions surrounding the field of physiotherapy and many questions may arise when you learn that you or a loved one has been referred to a physiotherapist. Some frequently asked questions include: What exactly is physiotherapy? Who are physios? Will my physiotherapy sessions hurt? Will my physio ‘crack’ my back? Am I too old or am I too young for physiotherapy?

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What is sciatica?

Sciatica is the medical term describing severe pain experienced in the legs.

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What does a high PSA blood value mean?

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to lead to unacceptable morbidity and mortality rates in the Bahamas. Approximately 100 men die every year in the Bahamas from prostate cancer. Many of these deaths were preventable. Prostate cancer has an excellent cure rate if diagnosed when the cancer is organ confined.

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Medal-winning athlete battles ‘period poverty’, seeks to uphold women’s dignity with new nonprofit

To help those who are unable to afford menstrual hygiene products, a Bahamian college student has set up a new nonprofit organisation called Flow Sisters.

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Are you getting bent out of shape?

There’s more than one meaning to our column heading this week, but in this instance, I am using the phrase literally and want to talk to you about poor posture and its harmful effect on the body.

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Low testosterone levels in men linked to more severe COVID-19 cases

A fourth COVID-19 surge in reported cases, hospitalisations and deaths has our small nation’s healthcare system on the brink of disaster. The more contagious Delta variant and vaccination hesitancy among young adults, in particular, has led to an increase in younger COVID-19 patients being admitted to hospital with severe cases of the virus, when compared to the three previous pandemic surges.

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Enjoy the outdoors this summer, but be mindful of the sun

Summer is in full swing. And after 14 months of varying lockdowns and restrictions, Bahamians are more than ready to embrace the great outdoors.

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Slow down the effects of arthritis

According to the Arthritis Foundation, one in thrr people between the ages of 18 and 64 have arthritis. Some 54.4 million people in the United States were diagnosed by their physician as having arthritis between 2013 and 2015.

A positive approach to pain

We all experience pain at some time in our lives, whether it’s a scraped knee as a child or a torn ligament as an adult or any of the myriad accidents or illnesses that might happen to us in life.

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Why do I still have acne?

Do you have acne and you’re not even a teenager anymore? Don’t worry, you’ve got plenty of company. In my dermatologic practice, acne is by far the most common diagnosis.

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COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy needs to be addressed

The COVID-19 outbreak has become a pandemic for a reason, as we humans simply do not possess the natural immunity for the novel coronavirus. Vaccinations are safe and highly effective at reducing severe illness and hospitalizations from the COVID-19 virus.

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All natural, all the way

Exuma native turns to 'bush remedies' for hair and skincare line

Exuma native Deanton Ferguson is a man of faith and he believes that God has given us everything we need to heal and take care of ourselves - bushes, trees, plants, all of earth’s natural resources.

Mental health professional hopes to help ‘suffering’ Bahamians

From time immemorial, people who suffered with mental health conditions such anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts have been labelled as “crazy” or “sick”.

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Local autism community celebrates hardworking, generous couple Demetri and Maria Wells

Hardworking volunteers with big hearts, Demetri and Maria Wells are being spotlighted by REACH Bahamas this month as part of Autism Awareness.

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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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