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Leading heart failure expert to attend Bahamas conference

Dr Ioana Dumitru, advanced heart failure and transplant cardiologist of Memorial Healthcare System of South Florida, has been invited to participate as a guest speaker at the Grand Bahama Medical and Dental Association’s 17th Annual Scientific Educational Conference, from November 2-5, where she will be sharing insight about heart failure and medication.

Bahamian Brewery says, 'Think Pink, Drink Pink'

Every October, the world pauses to honour the women and men diagnosed with breast cancer. As one of the leading causes of death, particularly in Bahamian women, breast cancer continues to wreak havoc on families around the country. In fact, it is est

Solomon's Super Centre celebrates 27th anniversary with Health Fair

Solomon’s Super Centre is gearing up to celebrate its 27th year in business with a customer-focused health fair and anniversary event. This Saturday, October 28, the retail grocery outlet will mark nearly three decades in business by offering custome

Miami Cancer Institute adds new expert to Radiation Oncology Department

Radiation oncologist Dr Rupesh Kotecha has joined the Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida’s unique and integrated Radiation Oncology department, which offers standard photon therapy and soon will open the region’s first proton ther

Health City Cayman Islands makes medical history

Introduces new device to treat heart failure

CAYMAN ISLANDS – For the first time in the Caribbean, Central and South America, a leading physician has implanted a cardiac contractility modulation (CCM) device to treat heart failure.Dr Ravi Kishore, Chief Interventional Cardiologist and Electroph

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Pretty in Pink sends loud and clear message

Inner Wheel promotes early detection in breast cancer fight

Decked out in pink to show their support of breast cancer awareness, more than 200 guests attended the fifth annual Pretty in Pink Party hosted by members of the Inner Wheel Club of East Nassau held at John Bull’s flagship store last Wednesday.

Cleveland Clinic surgeon: 'Weight loss surgery long-term effects most significant in younger to middle age populations'

For anyone who has ever stepped on a scale and wished they hadn’t, the prospect of going under a gentle knife and coming out thinner seems almost too good to be true. And for many, it has made a difference in their lives they say they only dreamed ab

Feeling fatigued? Three ways women can boost iron intake

(BPT) – If you’re a woman who feels like you’re constantly fighting fatigue, there could be a physical reason for that sluggishness.In the US, one in 10 women, between 12 and 49 years old, are dealing with the results of low iron, according to the C

Mother-of-three refuses to give up hope

Hosts concert to raise funds for breast cancer treatments

Jody Knowles has faced many challenges in her life: she has been diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer, and prior to that, she lost her home due to medical bills incurred by treatments for her autistic son. But the mother-of-three refuses to give up t

Bahamas Red Cross puts emphasis on first aid- Free classes start this weekend -

IMAGINE enjoying a perfect day by the pool and suddenly you see someone go under and come back up gasping for air. Or what if you are home and a loved one goes into cardiac arrest, would you know exactly what to do and how to help?Scenarios like thes

Doing something could save someone's life

IN EFFORT to further promote community awareness, the Atlantis Health and Safety Department team last Saturday hosted a successful CPR Training event at the Southwest Plaza.“It was in the year 2010 when the Health and Safety department recognised the

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Special place for special people

WHAT WAS once an old home adjacent to the Bahamas Down Syndrome Center and Friends Center in Village Road has recently been restored into the awe-inspiring Ty’s Place - a Coffee Shop, Juice Bar and Deli.The establishment of Ty’s Place now employs adu

Ending the misery of a sleepless night

As you head to bed, you may be thinking, “Tomorrow’s going to be great.”It’s a new day and you probably have too much to do on your list, but that’s a good thing. Whether you plan to catch up with a friend over coffee, take another look at that long-

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Learning to live with asthma

EXPERIENCING symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath and chest tightness should never be taken lightly as it may be the beginning of a journey to asthma.

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Strengthening the bonds of sisterhood

In celebration of their 54 years of service in The Bahamas, the Eta Psi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. is hosting a dynamic night of conversation centered around sisterhood.