Health & Wellness

Living in The Bahamas develops a conscience

Dear Readers, Many years ago, my sister, who is well travelled, told me that living in The Bahamas develops a conscience in people. By that phrase, she meant, it is difficult to live in The Bahamas and not have a strong awareness of God. This is a powerful thought. I was reminded of this conversation…
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September – Sickle Cell Month

This is Sickle Cell Month, and since sickle cell is an illness primarily and prominently of blacks, it is evident that the same lack of respect is afforded the presses not giving coverage to this disease as it would other white dominant diseases. Signs of Sickle Cell trait disease: 1. Anemia 2. Arthritis 3. Acute…
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Being out of bounds is more than a call in a football game

Dear Readers, I believe the word “Rude” should be taken out of the Bahamian dictionary. I make this declaration since the average Bahamian describes every undesirable behavior of a child, as rude. While the orthodox definition of rude generally floats around words such as impolite, unmannerly, discourteous and ill mannered, deciding what is “rude,” is…
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Sickle Cell Disease (A Bahamian Story)

September is Sickle Cell month and historically Sickle Cell was first described in 1910 by a dental student. In The Bahamas, beginning in December 1, 1973 to March 26, 1974, a small group consisting of Jacob Cooper, Rand Memorial Lab Supervisor (Treasurer); Gwendolyn Hamilton-Claude (secretary); Edward Claude (Patient and Public Relations Officer) and myself Dr.…
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