Health & Wellness

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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Us TOO group continues strong prostate cancer-related focus

Dr. Andrew Moxey

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month is fast approaching and Dr. Andrew Moxey, Us TOO Grand Bahama Chapter, during a press briefing held at the Chamber of Commerce recently, announced a list of activities planned for the designated September. Supported by officials of the organization, which include Us TOO Screening Coordinator & Sponsorship Drive Chairman Don Mitchell,…
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