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FACE TO FACE: Standing tall - and always together

The epitome of brotherly love is displayed between Dr Victor Horsley and his two elder brothers, Barton and Neil.

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Part of man's leg amputated after injury at sea

A MAN had part of his right leg amputated after an injury at sea, police in Grand Bahama reported.

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'LEAP' takes fight against diabetes-related amputations to the Family Islands

Foot and Ankle International is expanding its LEAP programme to the Family Islands, with the first partnership being established in Abaco. LEAP (Lower Extremity Amputation Prevention) was devised by former Cabinet minister podiatrist Dr Daniel Johnso

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Nurses trained to help save limbs

With 13.6 percent of the population of the Bahamas suffering from diabetes, the country is at an epidemic status. Each year, more than more one million diabetics around the world lose at least a leg. Research has shown that 85 percent of all amputations are preceded by an ulcer and can be prevented.

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Local specialist launches new plan to reduce limb amputations in diabetics

Far too many diabetics are unnecessarily losing their limbs, according to foot specialist Dr Daniel Johnson, whose team is about to launch an ambitious plan to reduce the rate of amputations by 50 per cent.Foot and Ankle International, led by Dr John

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Seeking to tackle diabetes

THE new Bahamas chapter of ‘Save A Leg, Save A Life’ was described by Minister of Health Dr Perry Gomez, as “the right model for addressing diabetes in the Bahamas”.

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Diabetes mellitus 'fifth leading cause of death' in The Bahamas

DIABETES mellitus is the fifth leading cause of death in The Bahamas, according to Health Minister Dr Duane Sands.

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FACE TO FACE: Shanika strives to help patients with no-one else to turn to

Dr Shanika Hill is happy that she got to fulfil her mission to come to The Bahamas and help hundreds of diabetic patients before the Covid-19 pandemic, which has now changed the face of healthcare in the world. Earlier this month, Shanika led a team of 14 healthcare professionals and students from Miami to Nassau to take part in a special campaign to help decrease the amount of local diabetic patients undergoing amputations.

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Herbal physician to launch book at major Rastafari celebration

A herbal physician who is known for his talks on diabetes is scheduled to arrive in town today ahead of one of the biggest celebrations on the calendar of the Rastafari people.

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Husband of Exuma fatality loses leg

TIRAN Jackson, the husband of the woman killed over the weekend when an Exuma tour boat burst into flames, has had one of his legs amputated, according to a GoFundMe account created by his family.

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A new hope for diabetics: Mini clinics to offer ‘affordable, accessible’ assistance for foot problems

UNDER the theme “New Hope For the Diabetic Foot”, The Foot and Ankle International team recently hosted its third annual conference geared towards solving painful and dangerous problem many Bahamian face.

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Possibly fatal bullet was deflected from officer's heart

ALTHOUGH senior officer Clayton Fernander may have to undergo amputation after he was shot multiple times at “point blank range” Wednesday night, Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade said “it’s nothing short of a miracle” that a gold medallion hanging around his neck deflected bullets from directly striking his heart.

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Four C's owner and captain to stand trial

FOUR C’s Adventures owner Clayton Smith and one of his captains, Roderick Watson, are to stand trial over allegations they caused the death of an American woman and injured nine other people due to negligence when their charter boat burst into flames last year.

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Four C’s Adventures owner and captain to stand trial next year

FOUR C’s Adventures owner and one of his captains will stand trial in 2020 over allegations of negligence in the fatal tour boat explosion last year.

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Investigators quiz blaze victims in US

INVESTIGATORS have travelled to the United States to interview victims of the June Four C’s boat explosion in Exuma that left a woman dead and two others with amputated limbs, according to press secretary Anthony Newbold.He could not give more detail

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4C'S IN THE DOCK: Owner and captain face manslaughter over fatal explosion

FOUR C's Adventures owner Clayton Smith and one of his tour boat captains, Roderick Watson, were charged yesterday with causing the death of an American woman and injuring nine other people due to negligence when the boat they were chartering burst into flames earlier this year.

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4C’s owner and captain given bail

4C’s Adventures owner Clayton Smith and one of his tour boat captains, Roderick Watson, were granted bail by a Supreme Court judge before their trial in which they are accused of negligently causing the death of an American woman and injuring nine other people  when the boat they were chartering burst into flames earlier this year.

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Diabetes 'a national epidemic'

DIABETES is now considered a “national epidemic” in the Bahamas and is the fifth-leading cause of death in all age groups.

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Greenslade rejects tabloid rumours over police shooting

COMMISSIONER of Police Ellison Greenslade yesterday denied tabloid rumours claiming Superintendent Clayton Fernander was involved with criminals and that his police-issued weapon jammed the night that he was attacked.

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