Health & Wellness

Educating the masses through Caribbean Wellness Day Health Fair

HEALTH CARE – In an effort to educate the masses on healthy lifestyles, the Grand Bahama Health Services (GBHS) hosted the Caribbean Wellness Day Health Fair on September 7, on the grounds of the Eight Mile Rock Community Clinic providing valuable information for residents in that community. (PHOTO JENNEVA RUSSELL)

In an effort to educate the masses on healthy lifestyles, the Grand Bahama Health Services (GBHS) hosted the Caribbean Wellness Day Health Fair on September 7, on the grounds of the Eight Mile Rock Community Clinic. The first of its kind on the island, Valeria Burrows, GBHS Communications Department Assistant Director explained, “Today we are…
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Treat hypertension without drugs

The number one problem of The Bahamas today is metabolic disease. The name HOOD is an acronym for: H-ypertension O-verweight O-bese D-iabetes Unlike other illnesses which modern medicine is improving, these, and cancer of the colon are on the rise. Be real. You are not big and sexy. You are FAT! Recent statistics have shown…
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Men encouraged to get tested during Cancer Awareness Month

GET TESTED — Us Too Grand Bahama executives are encouraging males in Grand Bahama to get tested, during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month which takes place in September under this year’s theme, ‘Live with Hope.’ The organization is hosting a two-day screening at the Pearce Plaza Clinic on Coral Road on Friday, September 7 from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, September 8 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and both testing events are open to the public. Pictured are members of UsToo with partners and sponsors. (PHOTO: TFN)

Us Too Grand Bahama executives are encouraging males in Grand Bahama to get tested, during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month which takes place in September under this year’s theme, ‘Live with Hope.’ The organization is hosting a two-day screening at the Pearce Plaza Clinic on Coral Road on Friday, September 7 from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00…
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Preventative methods to avoid heat illness

Last week I wrote an article on heat and dehydration. The response was overwhelming as our temperature rose to the high 90s; and even more with the humidity and the heat index over 100 degrees. Several calls came in from Nassau, also the request for suggested ways to prevent dehydration and heat stroke stimulated the…
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