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Nurse Kenny retires with a smile and love in her heart

As a teenager, Cheryl Kenny was terrified to visit the doctor. The atmosphere at the clinic and the medical staff always appeared too serious, too tense for her liking.That all changed one day when she had an encounter with a nurse who was kind, comp

The male menopause

Andropause, the male menopause, is a real health condition that thousands of Bahamian men, like their counterparts worldwide, often suffer unknowingly. The symptoms such as low energy levels, fatigue, memory problems, cardiac and circulatory issues,

Palmdale's new Spectrum Health Centre strives for cutting-edge treatments

The global pain management therapeutics market is expected to reach US $8 billion by 2024, according to data recently published by American research firm Persistence Market Research.“This statistic most certainly includes the Bahamas, where the preva

The power of visualisation

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. I remember one day I wa

More than meets the eye: LENSES' eye doctor changes lives with CRT

When soccer mom Linda Sterling attended her son’s games, she was more concerned about the chance of an injury from the ball striking his glasses and hitting him in the eye than she was with cheering from the sidelines.From the time he was seven, Jayd

Medical centre to make Eleuthera 'wellness capital of Bahamas'

Social media and word of mouth on the island of Eleuthera are spreading the news of a medical centre that is set to make a huge difference in the community.The Eleuthera Community Healthcare Initiative (ECHI), a non-profit organisation, has as its mi

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Slim down for the Summer with Solomon's

This summer, Solomon’s Yamacraw customers will shake, dance and move their way to a healthier physique during the store’s first Summer Slimdown Challenge. The company is teaming up with Jay Fitness 242 to launch the competition with a live Junkanoo a

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New company wants Bahamians to drink themselves healthy

Drinking sufficient amounts of water helps to flush out toxins, keep your kidneys healthy, boost your immune system, and even keeps your skin looking healthy and radiant. Of course, the hotter the climate and the more you sweat, the more important dr

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Don’t rely on motivation alone

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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120 family medicine physicians required to provide primary care

caption: Medical school graduates, proud families and friends attend the induction and awards ceremony at Baha Mar as celebratory tunes is provided by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Band. (BIS Photos/Kristaan Ingraham) Minister of Health Dr Duane

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Miracle Treat Day raises $10,000 for kids' hearing aids

Although Bahamians once again showed up in droves to support Dairy Queen’s annual Miracle Treat Day last week, the initiative did not reach its target goal of $16,000 goal to assist in purchasing hearing aids for children in need.Nevertheless, DQ sai

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Things you need to know about the anti-HIV pill PrEP

pullquote: "PrEP is not a magic bullet, it only works if taken as prescribed, daily for now. Adherence is key." The Bahamas is among the first countries in Caribbean to introduce what some are calling a game-changer in the fight against HIV/AIDS:

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A chance for Andree: 36-year-old hopes for kidney transplant

Desperate to maintain her health and independence, Andree Campbell is asking Bahamians to assist her in getting a life-saving kidney transplant.For nine years now, the 36-year-old has battled chronic kidney disease. Over time, her prognosis has wors

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A solution for urinary incontinence in women

Do you cough, laugh or sneeze and pee all at the same time?

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Let your body catch up with your lifestyle

When I was well on my health and fitness journey there was this very awkward period of transition between where I was in my head and how my body looked in real life.