Common Breast Cancer Myths

October is the Breast Cancer Awareness month where we highlight on education, prevention and cure of Breast Cancer. It is essential to know the facts regarding breast cancer prevention and its treatment in order to reduce the risk. Let us debunk some common myths about breast cancer.

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Life changed when I joined the early morning club

Despite what many people think, I was never really a “morning person”. I had always been someone who struggled to get out of bed during the week and never really got around to life until early in the afternoon on the weekend.I loved my bed and it was

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The Other Prostate Problem - Benign Prostate Hyperplasia

Prostate Cancer affects one in six men in their lifetime.Almost half of men 50 years or older are afflicted with Benign Prostate Hyperplasia BPH, a non-cancerous enlargement of a man’s prostate. Almost all men by the age of 70 years old suffer from B

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Shredding sickle cells

LAST month, Sunryse Information Management teamed up with the Bahamas Sickle Cell Association to spread awareness and raise funds during the company’s 11th annual ‘Shred Day’ event.People were encouraged to bring personal documents to be shredded fre

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When the carer becomes the patient

RADIATION therapist Alice Mudzemeti could never imagine having the shoe on the other foot. She went from treating and offering support to cancer patients, to becoming one herself.Her breast cancer diagnosis in September 2017, brought Alice’s life to

Doctors collaborate at 18th GBMDA

HEALTH professionals attended the 18th annual Grand Bahama Medical and Dental Association’s Scientific Educational Conference at Pelican Bay Resort on Thursday.Dr Vincent Burton, president of GBMDA, said the aim of the event was to bring doctors toge

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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