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A modification of God’s gift to man
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), once a common treatment of decompression sickness, a hazard of scuba diving, has moved on in the medical field to advance healing in other areas. The medical treatment can save a diabetic foot from being amputated, h...
 
 
Governor general tells autistic kids that they are loved and important
It only took a small group of the estimated 35,000 Bahamian children with autism and other special needs a moment to steal the hearts of the Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes and Lady Foulkes in one of the most touching courtesy calls in the histor...
 
 
Bonding baby with dad
I have spoken so much over the last few weeks about mom, baby, grandparents, godparents, support systems, and pretty much everything female, but you may be surprised to know that some men actually feel a little left out during the whole pregnancy jou...
 
 
Liberally laced with fear
My friend, do you happen to know any, what we would term timid people who appear to be always fearful of trying anything new, who are overly cautious and as a result of their fearful demeanor, they are just not prepared to take any risks, either in t...
 
 
Escaping an abusive relationship
Abuse in our society has become a major problem that affects our social structure, the family and our communities, in general. It has been shown that abuse experienced as a child has major effects on how a child relates to others, the world around th...
 
 
The pelvic floor is at the core of all we do
Urinary incontinence is a common and often embarrassing problem that ranges from a person occasionally leaking urine when they cough or sneeze, to having an urge to urinate that’s so sudden and strong they don’t get to a toilet in time. Although ...
 
 
To share or not to share a breast pump
With the unsteady and uncertain world economy, many mothers, these days, have become super thrifty, being forced to stretch that dollar. Local sites such as "Mamma’s Marketplace" have made it very easy for people to buy and sell used products, incl...
 
 
Cancer survivor recounts her journey with Hodgkin’s lymphoma
While most 18-year-olds were getting ready for college, purchasing their first cars or moving out of their parents’ homes, Joyce Brennen was readying herself for the biggest fight of her life — her battle with cancer. Brennen’s cancer journey ...
 
 
Stop living with guilt
Now let me commence here today as I so often do by asking you a question. Have you ever done something in your life, which you upon reflection, wish you hadn’t done, something which you feel quite guilty about, and which has been haunting you, so t...
 
 
Foot pain is not normal
The foot is the foundation of our entire body. Pain in the foot indicates that there is something wrong with either the structures or functioning of the foot. Foot pain should not be ignored. In fact, it is said that when your feet hurt, you hurt all...
 
 
Sexual harassment in the workplace
Sexual harassment is bullying or coercion of a sexual nature, or the unwelcome or inappropriate promise of rewards in exchange for sexual favors, according to Wikipedia.com. In most modern legal contexts, sexual harassment is illegal. It is unlawful ...
 
 
REACH stresses awareness and intervention
Statistics from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that autism affects one in 68 children, and one in 42 boys. It is an estimate that is roughly 30 percent higher than previous estimates reported in 2012 of on...
 
 
You and your medication
Most people think they know the dos and don’ts of taking medication — do take pills with water, don’t drink alcohol; do take with food and not on an empty stomach. Do take pills as prescribed, and don’t take anyone else’s prescription medic...
 
 
Maintain weight in an effort to try to be your best
The bottom line to maintaining a healthy weight or losing weight is to not exceed 1,500 to 2,000 calories per day, and the addition of exercise, according to obesity surgeon, Dr. Charles Diggiss. The laparoscopic and obesity surgeon, who is the chie...
 
 
You don’t have to be a frump to rock that bump!
Finding out that you’re pregnant is very exciting. In fact, in the beginning, you may exude that “pregnant glow” when you look and feel great, but sometimes very quickly thereafter, many women are plagued with morning sickness. Why they call it...
 
 
Cigarette manufacturing in The Bahamas disturbing to Cancer Society
Recent reports of the plan to establish a cigarette manufacturing business in The Bahamas is deeply disturbing news for the Cancer Society of The Bahamas (CSOB). The rising high incidence of cancer in The Bahamas is of grave concern to the Society. ...
 
 
Sandals staff trained in life-saving CPR
Sandals is training more than 1,000 individuals to become Emergency First Response (EFR) certified in case of emergencies on and off their resort. Both Sandals Royal Bahamian and Sandals Emerald Bay are continuing their bid to ensure that as much as...
 
 
The power of confidence
Wikipedia describes confidence as generally a state of being certain either that a hypothesis or prediction is correct, or that a chosen course of action is the best or most effective. Self-confidence is having confidence in oneself. Arrogance or hu...
 
 
The unreliability factor
My friend, let me commence here today by asking you a very simple question. Are you a reliable person? In other words, when you are asked or instructed to do something, to carry out a certain task, does whomever gave you the instructions have complet...
 
 
The rise and fear of colorectal cancer
As a young, black man, the last words I would expect to hear are, “You have colon cancer”, but with local doctors seeing a marked increase in cases among young blacks in The Bahamas there is a greater need for earlier screening. According to D...
 
 
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