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Medal-winning athlete battles ‘period poverty’, seeks to uphold women’s dignity with new nonprofit

To help those who are unable to afford menstrual hygiene products, a Bahamian college student has set up a new nonprofit organisation called Flow Sisters.

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Are you getting bent out of shape?

There’s more than one meaning to our column heading this week, but in this instance, I am using the phrase literally and want to talk to you about poor posture and its harmful effect on the body.

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Low testosterone levels in men linked to more severe COVID-19 cases

A fourth COVID-19 surge in reported cases, hospitalisations and deaths has our small nation’s healthcare system on the brink of disaster. The more contagious Delta variant and vaccination hesitancy among young adults, in particular, has led to an increase in younger COVID-19 patients being admitted to hospital with severe cases of the virus, when compared to the three previous pandemic surges.

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Enjoy the outdoors this summer, but be mindful of the sun

Summer is in full swing. And after 14 months of varying lockdowns and restrictions, Bahamians are more than ready to embrace the great outdoors.

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Slow down the effects of arthritis

According to the Arthritis Foundation, one in thrr people between the ages of 18 and 64 have arthritis. Some 54.4 million people in the United States were diagnosed by their physician as having arthritis between 2013 and 2015.

A positive approach to pain

We all experience pain at some time in our lives, whether it’s a scraped knee as a child or a torn ligament as an adult or any of the myriad accidents or illnesses that might happen to us in life.

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Why do I still have acne?

Do you have acne and you’re not even a teenager anymore? Don’t worry, you’ve got plenty of company. In my dermatologic practice, acne is by far the most common diagnosis.

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COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy needs to be addressed

The COVID-19 outbreak has become a pandemic for a reason, as we humans simply do not possess the natural immunity for the novel coronavirus. Vaccinations are safe and highly effective at reducing severe illness and hospitalizations from the COVID-19 virus.

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All natural, all the way

Exuma native turns to 'bush remedies' for hair and skincare line

Exuma native Deanton Ferguson is a man of faith and he believes that God has given us everything we need to heal and take care of ourselves - bushes, trees, plants, all of earth’s natural resources.

Mental health professional hopes to help ‘suffering’ Bahamians

From time immemorial, people who suffered with mental health conditions such anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts have been labelled as “crazy” or “sick”.

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Local autism community celebrates hardworking, generous couple Demetri and Maria Wells

Hardworking volunteers with big hearts, Demetri and Maria Wells are being spotlighted by REACH Bahamas this month as part of Autism Awareness.

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Start early with colonoscopy screening to prevent cancer and remain ‘gut healthy’

As March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month and colon cancer is the third most common cancer that affects both men and women in the Bahamas, the Gastroenterology Clinic (TGC) is seeking to increase awareness with special presentations to church and community groups, as well as to the medical community.

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Below the belt – Male urological cancers

Penile cancer is relatively rare in developed countries, but in some it can represent as high as 20 percent of all male cancers. In the United States, according to the American Cancer Society, penile cancer affects one in 100,000 men. Prostate cancer has an incidence of one in seven American men in their lifetime.

‘The elephant in the room’: Bahamian students having sex at school at all levels

Educator advocates for more conversations on sexual health among school-aged

Bahamian students at all levels of the education system – primary, junior, senior and tertiary – are having sexual experiences at school, according to a local sex educator.

Psychologist seeks to ‘destigmatize’ mental illness; offers therapy during pandemic

THE most rewarding aspect of Shavonne Lightfoot’s work as a clinical psychologist is seeing an improvement in a clients’ ability to manage their lives after facing a serious challenge or life-changing event.

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