Joining hands for health: caring and sharing at Christmas time

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Joining hands for health: caring and sharing at Christmas time
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TABLE OF CONTENTSPageMESSAGE FROM THE TREASURER NATIONAL HEALTH EDUCATION COUNCIL (Bahamas) Bishop Harcourt Pinder EDITORIAL SAFETY AT CHRISTMAS TIME Archie Nairn 2 JUNKANOO ALL THE TIME Ashward Ferguson 3 MOTIVATIONDr.N.C.Bacchus 4 THE LEGEND OF THE POINSETIIA PearlCox6 UP-DATE 7 ACCIDENT PREVENTIONINTHE HOME Bernadette Bain 9 CHRISTMASINBERMUDA10RECIPES11MINISTRYOFHEALTH CONFERENCEDr.Donald Cooper12JUSTFORLAUGHS.........................................................................................................................................14ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS........................................................................................................................ insidebackEDITORIAL COMMITIEES insideback

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MESSAGEFROMTHE TREASURER NATIONALHEALTH (BAHAMAS)BISHOP HARCOURT PINDERA Christmas MessageToAll...I should like through the hand book 'Joining Hands for Health' to conveytoeveryone who reads itandindeed the publicingeneral,mysincere wishes for a very happy, peaceful and blessed Christmasandmayweallfind 1988 a year of peace, contentment, prosperity, happinessandfulfilment. That timeofyearisuponus,when once again our thoughts mustbedirectedtoconsider the true meaningofChristmas. Therefore, Ibegofyounot to let our thoughtsbea"ected by the fleetingandtrivial things which accom panieth Christmas. The groomingofthe yard, the paintingofthehouse, the new furniture, the decorated tree,thecrammed grocery cupboard, the rushof traftic, the ringingofcash registers, the soundofcow-bells, the exchange of gifts, happy children playing with their toys.Wealso awaitthearrivalofour special guests.Yes,itsChristmas again, then a day or two later, allisoverandgone. The beautiful Christmas tree is faded andisthrownonthe outside, the gifts are open; for our childrenmany of these gifts are destroyed before the dayisended:The grocery cupboardisbareandthe bills are aching our heads.Isthis really Christmas? For many, without these visible signs Christmas willnotbethe same. Pleasebereminded, the true meaningofChristmasisnot whatweeat or drink, or even whatwewear,Christmas is a timeofa closer relationshipwithChrist and those aroundus.Itistruetosay that the true meaningofChristmasisthat greatest gift giventousby God, Our Father Himsel H!l Qlr: thakfulremembrance of the birth of the Shlld, theaviouroftheworld, is te occasion forallof our joulcelebrations and expressionsofgood will.Thesame Saviour impressed uponuswhilehewasuponearth, thatHecameinorder thatwemight have life, lifeinallitsfullness. Therefore, our concern atalltimes, and most appropriately at Christmas Time, mustbewith the fullnessofliving, both for ourselvesandfor our brothersand sisters, particularly the less fortunate, theyareour responsibility.Weare commandedbythe ChristofChristmastoliftupthefallen, care for the su"ering,thelonely, the aged,thefatherless, the widows, the homeless,thehungry andthetroubled.Allmust receive our attention! Our celebrations this Christmas wouldbeallthe more meaningfulIfwereach outandtrytohumanize such indi viduals.Yes,thereisa spiritualaswellasmaterial dimen sion to this state of livingandinorder forustoenjoyit,our lives mustbedeveloped both spiritually and materially. Whileweenjoy both aspectsoflife, more importantly, letuscontinue to worshipandgloryGodfor sending Christ who gives meaningtothis season. Of course, one will not appreciate the true meaningofChristmas unless one has experienced the joyofSalvation. Therefore, I pray that those who haven't yet had the experience will seek Christ now that their joys mightbefilled andmaylifeinallits fullness whichtheChrist ChildofBethlehem broughttoeach ofus,trulybeours this Christmas and always. EDITORIALJoining Hands for Health is now five yearsold.Whow,howtime fliesl How the world changes!Itis Christmas once again, this should trulybea de lightforeveryone. A time when everYone look forwardtogifts, when family members come together and share thejoyoftheir hearts.Itisa timeofjoyous music and cele bration of love and good cheer. Many of us tendtoforget the true reason for Christmas.Weover-indulge,ineating, drinking,andspending then later have regrets, all of these things bringonthe after Christmas e"ect, stress, worriationandde pression.Thetrue reason for Christmasisthe celebration ofthebirthofChrist.Weshouldbegrateful for this reasonandcare and soare with others from our hearts not only at Christmas time but throughout the years ahead. Lets make this holiday season joyousandmeaningfultoour selves and everyone aroundusby celebrating Christmas for the valued reason and not for the traditional reason. Greetings,toallreadersandbest wishes for a Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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SAFETYATCHRISTMAS TIMEARCHIE NAIRNChristmasisa joyous timeoftheyear;itisa timewhenBahamians reflectonthe true meaningofChristmasandthe significanceofthe birthofThe Christ Child.Itbrings about a reunion of familiesandfriendsandit createsanatmosphereofPeaceandLove.Onthe other handitisa time offunandhappinessforthe youngandthe old; a timeforpartiesandjunkanoo paradesandyes...a timewhenweover-indulgeinalcohol thereby making ourselvesandothers, potential vic timsofthe streets of our country.Itisinthis light that I would wish all driverstodrive defensivelyandtobealert while using our streets. Pedestrians should also exercise a high levelofcareandintelligence while using the streets,asinmany cases a wise decision can save a life. Childrenwhoare the recipients of bicyclesandroller skatesatChristmas time become almost obsessed with these gifts thatRoadSafety becomes secondary.Itiscommontosee groupsofchildrenonourroads riding bicycles or skatingonmajor roadwaysatthis timeandinthis regard motorists should drive with extra precaution. Perhapsthefollowing points shouldbeadhered to during this Holiday Season:1."Ifyoudrink don't drive". Thisisanold maxim which still holds true.Itisa Universal acceptanceofthe tolerant view that a coupleofdrinks never hurt anyone;yetstudies show that50%of fatal automobile accidents are causedbypersonswhohadbeendrinking. Maybeweare still ignorantofthe physiological facts about alcohol.2.Always drive defensively. A cautious driversaveslives;heisthe driverwhochecks far aheadforditticult trattic situationsanddrivesatcontrolable speeds.2Itisimportanttobeawareofthe driverwhohasnorespectforotherroadusers.3.Avoid driving ifyouarenot feeling well.Drowsinessandillness slow your reflexes;atthefirstsignoffatigue, stitt musclesanddecreasedawareness one should pull ott theroadaltogethertoavoid a catastrophe.Beawareofthe attects of carbon monoxideandvarious drugs,asthese lead to dizzinessandfainting.Inparticular, persons drivingonour streetsfollowing Junkanoo Parades shouldbeextracautiousasother drivers mayfallasleepatthewheel.4.The volume of tratticonthe streetsisextremely high during this timeoftheyear, which is dueinparttopersons engagedin"last minuteshopping."Ifyoufind thatitisnot necessarytodriveatthese timesthenbyall means leave your vehicleathometoavoid futher congestiononourstreets.5.Youngchildren shouldbesupervisedbyadults while playing outdoorsandinparticular while playing near the highway.6.Drive carefullyandslowly when pedestriansareabout, particularlyincrowded shoppingareas.Watch outforpedestrians comingfrombehindparked or stopped vehicles or from placeswhereyoumaynotbeabletosee them.7.Never holdontoa moving vehicle while riding a bicycle or using your skate board.B.Pedestrians should always walk facingoncomingtrattic.9.Adults should ensure that childrenareseated properlyinmoving vehiclesandthat theseatbeltsarealways used. Babies should neverbecarriedinthe handsofa driver.10.The streets are not race courses; pleaseslowdownandlive.Ifthe preceding points are adheredtothenChristmas will certainiybeanenjoyable timtl torall.The time hascome whenweshouldbehighlyconscious ofroadsafetyandwhat it means.Letus constantlybeawareofthe fatalitiesonourstreets,aswellasthe traumatic ettectsonfamilies; letusprayforthosewhoare disabledasa resultofaccidentsonour streetsandremember that defensive drinking saves lives. Have A Merry Christmas!

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JUNKANOOALLTHETIMEASHWARD FERGUSONThe soundofcowbells clanginginsynchrony with vi bration of goat skin drumsanda brass sectionatfourintheweehours of the morningisthe openingforBoxingDay.Preparationforthat eventful time is experienced through the culminationofdedicated Artisans,whoknewasthey waittoparadetothat rythmic beatonBayStreetonlytime will tell the story of the greatest. One can talk about healing through medicine, junkanooisa healing through the spiritandsoul. The event isanongoing preparation. During Januaryeachmemberofthe original group can submit a theme.Thecommittee then decidesontwo drafts which are giventothedesigners. Oncethere are two possible themes theyare aQain presentedtothe leaders for their interpretation.Thatinterpretationispresentedtothe boardforfinai ap proval.InJuly building-leaders draw the first patternofthe proposed costumeforthe Boxing Day Parade. The master pattern isthenmounted for studyasthecamp.Patterns, cardboardandpaper are being distributed to the outlets.InOctober while costumes are being prepared junkanoo practice-sessions are taking place. And when the costumeiscompleteditisstoredandthe camp's lawofteam workisenforcedatall times.Aslongasoneisinthe camponemustparticipate. There were timesinthe Valley, when a member was studying abroadandcouldn't make it homeintimetopreparehisowncostume,hewould call aheadandaska valley brothertostartandsometimes completeitforhim. There were times whenonelivedinthe ValleywhenGusCooperandoriginal leadersusetomeetatEdward Fritzgerald's house,thecornerofKenwood Street,andMount Royal Avenue,anditwasheavenlytodream of one day becoming a full-fledged 'Valley Boy'.Itwasanhonourtopaste shoes, swords, shieldsandjustfora membertosay, pass some glueandcrepe paper was a thrill. Someofthe little boys from the Valleyuseto sneak out after dinnerintheir pajamas, not caring whether or not they'd get a whipping,towatch the practiceatthe dead end street near BirdLand.Nowaday,fromOctober through December rehearsais arehetdatthe Queen Elizabeth Sport Centre.InDecem ber, practice sessions are heldatColumbus Primary or Centreville Park. The final practice sessions within the last five years have incorporated a brass section.Allthe lead dancers,thebearersofthe lead costumes, all the partici pants for the annual parade turn outforthese sessions. On the morning of BoxingDayorNewYear'sDay,the spectacular coloursandsound jointodazzleandsalute the new day.GUS COOPER, LEADER OF THE VALLEYeoysA LEAD COSTUME3

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PARADINGONBAY STREET PARADINGONBAY STREET. MAGNIFICENT CORAL REEF ROBERT FERGUSON AND HERBERT TUBBY PARADINGONBAY STREETMOTIVATIONDR.N.C.BACCHUSDR.N.C.BACCHUSDoyoufindyourself putting offfortomorrow whatyoucando today?Areyou always trappedina critical situa tionandjust cannotfindyourwayout?Doyoufindthatyoujustdonot have any driveatall?Doyoufindthat you4just lack the initiativetodo anything?And,findingnosolu tion to your problems, doyoufind thatyoucannotevenbring yourself to gotochurch or kneel before yourbedandpray?Ifyour answerstoall of these questionsare"YES,"thenyouare certainly lackinginMOTIVATION. Remember thatwenever walk aloneinthis life.Whenprophets, philosophersandother greatmenwalk ourland,they serveasour mentors.Asa resultofKarmic condi tions establishedinour past,weare always blessedwithmentors good orbad.Tofulfill our destinyinlife, they become partofusandactasour guiding stars -forgood orforbad.Butwith the spirit. the mindandthesoul,along with God.wehaveanever-flowing, dynamic sourceofcreativityandguidance. Thereis.therefore. no needtogiveup!Wemust accept defeat. Our convictions mustbestrongandpositive,andlike the amoeba, whatwestand

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formustbeinconstant motion, always boilingup,alwaysshowingitselfup,always projecting.Ifwesitandhybernate,wewillvegetate mentally, emotionally, intellectuallyandphysically. SinceGodcreated our mindandbodytofunction,Godwilltake back that which does notfunction.The result is deteriorationanddeath. Doctorsandnursesandallied medicalpersonnel mustnotbeprepared for thisifwearetofunction effectively.Weallhavebeenputonthis earth with a set planwhichwemustallfulfill before our transition into the heavenlyplane. Oneofthe thingstomake this happenistofeelequaltothosewhohave already succeeded; there is a special vibration there that will catchontoyou.Wemuststopcomplaining about not beingrichenough, about notbeinghealthy enough, about not being capable of lovingor doing good.Wemust thrust forwardandthink thebestof ourselves. Thiswaywewillsucceedinlife.Wewilldojusticetoour medical profession.Wemust stop dallyingand start serving humanity; we must startservingour patients, for without themwewillbenowhere.Wepity ourselves too much too often; self-pity leadstoself-destruction. Ascend the social ladder ascendallladdersifyoumust -andmingle with people,for,withoutpeople,wherewillwebe?Inreality, this minglingwillattuneustothe positive, psychic vibrations of people realGod-fearing people, thatis-andwewillbemotivatedtomoveonward, upward, forever.Butwemust act now! A good idea istohave a mentor someoneyoulikeandwishtotake exampleof.Thenmixinthat circle.Ifyoulove Christ, get intotheChurch.Ifyoulove Tchaikovski, get into the music circle.IfyoulovePlato,get intoanintellectual, philosophical society.IfyouloveSir Winston Churchill or Sir linden Pindling,thengetintothe political circle. The possibilities are limitless. Justgetinvolved!lifeis a panoramic stageandwe must play our partonthis stage. Act the part of your mentor oridolthinklikethem, walk like them, workandtoil like them, imitate their habits or self-discipline, industry,optimismanddeter mination. Our motivational machinery will thenbeinfullgearalong the highway of successandhappiness. Mentors are the flowersofearth. But when theyfailtobloomandprovideuswith inspiration, humanastheYareandmust err,wemustturnwithin ourselvestothevery center of our consciousness. It's amazing what instinctandother attributes of ourRealSelf can doforus.Howdowedothis?Itsimply calls for a little concentration, contemplation,andmeditation. That simple! This turningwithinthe recessesofour mind, also provesustrue moti vators apartfromthefact thatwewillfind therethetrue motivator -God!Whenwe realizehowexpansiveandhow dynamicthisentire universeisjustonelook into theskyona bright starry nightwilltell you this we come to realizehowdynamic are ourownlives, which connect psychically with the entire universe; our possibilities are enormous; our collective mindsaretogether a gigantic gold mine.Andwhencrisis come,werealizehowsimpleitistosolve theminview of the enormous, automatic solvingofcelestial functioning. Our problems arebuta dropofwaterinthe oceanofeternal life. Realization remindsusthatwecansolve everything if onlywetell ourselves thatwecan,andifonlyweaccept lifeasonly, perhaps, a cotton ball floatinginthe vast celestial ocean. "Eureka! Eureka!! -I found it!" shouted the Greek inventor, Archimedes.Itwas motivation thatledArchimedestosuccessasmotivation didtoallother inventorsanddiscoveries. Just awordofcaution I Someofusaremotivatedtodo evil.Andwesucceed because motivationisnot capa bleofreason because it is a thing'inthe subconscious mind, which,youperhaps knowbynow,isnot capable01inductive reasoning;itjust does whatyoutell ittodo.Theotherendof this motivational processisembeddedinthe WILLofthe objective mind, whichiscapableofreasoning,butthe thought thathasalreadybeenputinthe subcon siousmind in!luences theWILL.Soyouonly get whatyouputintoit.So,simply, avoid evil thinking becauseitultimatelyleadstoevil.Your motivational process mustbe'guided'andfits the norms of societyandthe harmonyofnatureandthe acceptanceofGod. Thisissimple, isn't it? Stressisallaroundus.Itcreates 'stress'onthe humanbodyandmind, which reactsbyproducing ANXIETY. General!y anxietyisuseful;Itisthe alarm clock within that prompts ustowakeupandbecome receptive -andso,webecome knowledgeable;andsowemultiplyandlive. This motivational factor withinisinstinctive,andinstinct is a product of God-consciousness -a vital life force.Inshort, basic instinct motivatesusnaturally.Itislefttoustoutilizeit,toturnwithinandgraspit.Other extrinsic motivational needs mustbecarefully selectedandguided into the subconsciousmindfor usebythe WILL.Aninteresting booktohaveis;THEGREAT PER SUADERS EncyclopediaofSales. It's a great bookonmotivation, persuasionandhowtosell yourself forfunandprofit.Itcosts $16.95,andifyouareinterested letmeknowandI will send a copy postage freefordoctorsandnurses only -Myaddress;N.C.Bacchus,M.D.Gov ernor's Harbour, Eleuthera, Bahamas.Itwillbemyplea sure! The question askedis;Well, how, just howcanI moti vate myself? Well, the first thingisGOAL.Youmusthave a goal. Thisiseithertoget well ortogetrichor perhapstomarry ortoget a job or whatever; goals are manyandonlyyouknow what theyare.A wordofwarning!Ifyour goalisevil -tohurt or kill ortodo evil or anything fiendish -youwillachieve your goal,butjust remember that evilwillgenerate evilanddestroy. Why? Becauseweare dealing with a negative forceandnegative forcesattract negative results, along with the achieving of the goal.5

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Nextyoumust want to CHANGE. Some people just get very complacent with what they have that when they achieve if theydothey just loseitall.Wemustbeopen-mindedandreadytoaccept a change for the betterandmaintain that attitude of movingon.FAITHisimportant.Wemustbeconfident.Wemuslbeself-confident.WemustbeGod-self-confident.Wemust believeinourselvesandinothersandinnatureandinGod.Youmust have heard that ifyoubelieveyouare sick,youwillbesick;ifyoubelieve youwillhave cancer,youwill have cancer. Always say, "I WILL" not "MAY BE." Meeknessisalso important. Make yourself humble t relieves stress.Learntoforgive peopleandlearn to forget about negative thingsyouhear.Youknow,lifeisa pickle.Youcan either haveitsour or sweet.Youare thejUdge.Youarethemotivator. Have courage. Have will-power. These areallnaturalqualitiesofthe objective mind, about whichwearealwaysconscious, just utilizeit.Meditate. Have time offtobebyyourself for afewminutesandthinkofyouself.Feelyourface,yourhands,your legs. Hear the breathinyour nostrils. Listen tomusicor light a candle. Whatever. Justfindthe time eachdaytointrospectandtobeyourself. Go downtothe beachandjust sitandadmire the sandandtheseaandthesunandthe gloryofthesky.Does this sound weird? I tellyou,itworks forme.ItmakesmecalmerandI'mreadytoseethenext patient anytime.Itwillwork foryou.Itwillmotivateyou.Itcreates better doctor-patientanddoctor-nurse relationship.Andifyouare still confused, close youreyes,clasp your hands, raiseyourheaduphigh,droponyourkneesanddon'tbeashamed, greater doctorsandnursesthanyoudidit-justPRAY!That motivatesme!THE LEGEND OF THE POINSETTIAPEARL COXMany yearsagoa child named Lucinda, lived with her familyinMexico. Theywerevery poor,butthey enjoyedthefiestas. Lucinda lovedtheFiesta Navidad Christmas best. One Christmas Lucinda felt verysadandunhappy becauseshecouldn't afford a gifttobringtothe Childinthemanger. She hidinthe shadowsofthechurchandwatched the people carry their gifts totheNativity scene. She weptasshe wanted sotobea part of the procession. Suddenly,sheheardanold ladyaskher whyshewascrying. Lucinda lold herhowpoorsheandher family wereandhowshe longedtocarry a gifttothe child. The old lady told her that whatever gift she could give, wouldbebeautiful. Lucinda felt happyasshe pickedanarmload oftallgreen weeds. She walkeduptheaisleofthechurchandarranged the weeds near themanQer.6Ahushfellover the churchaspeople stared.Whenthey lookedatthe weeds, each leafwastippedwitha flamingredstar. The manger glowedasiflitbyahundredcandles. A miraclehadhappened!Andevery Christmas after, theredstars shineonthe green leaves ofthe"FlorDeLaNoche Buena" Flowerofthe holy night Poinsettia. The Poinsettiaisthe member of Euphorbiaceaefamily,(Poinsettia Pulcherrima). Called ChristmasStar.Itgrowsallyear round, but only turnsredduringChristmastime.Culture: Poinsettias chiefly grow from cuttings,plantedinpots orinthe ground. Soil must bewetandrichatthestart. Shadeisbest for them,astheywillnot turnred,ifexposed to bright sunlight,andnever under electriclight.Theyareshort day plants.Somostly during thattimeofyear will they ever turnred.Theredstar shaped leaves arenot flowers,butthecentre clustersare.Pruning shouldbedoneinAprilwhentops mustbecut off, even with flowers. SecondpruningshouldbeinSeptember but only very slightly. That iswhyitissaid that the"P"months shouldbereserved forpruning.Whencutting Poinsettiasforflower arrangementsmilkwillcomeout.Thisiscalled "bleeding."Toprevent"bleeding," always have a lit candletoburn or seal themilkin.Andtheflowerswillnot droop.Theheatfromthecandiedriesupthe milk,whichisthelife bloodofthe plant.Thepiecesyoucutoff thetopmaybeplanted for propagation. Poinsettias areinwhite, pink, cream,aswellasred.

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UPDATEWELCOMEfTRANSFERS Health Education Division wishtowelcome Miss Yvette SMITH, Clerk. Miss Smith transferredtoHealth Education Division from Pan American Health Organi zation in October, 1987. Miss Smithisa very quiet person, but very energetic whenitcomes down to work. Having welcomed Miss Smithwehave said goodbyetoMs.Althea SEYMOUR andMrs.Felicity AYMER. Mrs. Seymour decided it was time for a change from one sidetothe next. She has been transferredtoEnvironmental Health. Best wishesinyour new job Althea,wehope you enjoy your new atmosphere. Mrs. Aymer left the divisiontocontinue her studies in the field of Health Education. Since the departure of Mrs. Aymer our department has been very busy.Wemiss your winning smileandyour thirst for knowledge and truth, hurry back.Wewould liketowish bothMrs.Seymour and Mrs. Aymer successintheir goals; a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year. Welcometothe Ministry of HealthMs,Kim BETHEL and Dennis DEAN.Mr.Clarence INGRAHAM of Public Health, transferredtoGeorge Town, Exuma. TCN Annis NEELY from Princess Margaret HospitaltoPublic Health Department. Bridgette DORSETIE from Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre to Public Health. Konyea WILSON from PMHtoPublic Health Depart ment. CONGRATULATIONS: The following employees of Princess Margaret Hospitalwhich were recently awarded speechcraft certifi cates for completion of the toastmasters speechcraft Programincommunication and leadership. TCN Angela ADDERLEY,SMSherry ARMBRISTER,SMBrenda BURROWS, Senior Clerk Accounts, MerreiCOOPER, Financial Controller, Francina HORTON,SMBeverley JOSEY, SNO Julieth MINNIS, Clerk, Di onise MURPHY,RNKaren THOMPSON,SMTanya THOMPSON, Accounts Clerk, Gaynell ROLLE, Ac countant Sonia SMITH. This groupisso enthusiastic about public speaking that they have decidedtobecome a part of the Baha mas Division of Toastmasters International. The name of the new club is "Spirit of Excellence". All persons interestedinbecoming a member of Princess Marga ret Hospital's Toastmasters Club can contactMrs.Merrel Cooper at 322-2861 or 322-1039. CONGRATULATIONS: Community Nursing Program Graduates:SNAnn ROLLE, Shirley STRACHAN, Clarice INGRA HAM, Oluie ROLLE, Bernadette BAIN, Larry WIL LIAMS. Paulamae FERGUSON, Health Aide, Health Educa tion Division, Gertrude Linda LOCKHART, Health Aide, Ministry of Health' Thelma SWEETING, Health Aide, Community Health Services; Sophia ARMBRIS TER, Clerk, Princess Margaret Hospital; Linda CLAR lOGE, Lab Technician, Princess Margaret Hospital; Monique BAIN, Auxiliary S.R.C.; Sharon DELEVEAUX filing assistant, S.R.C. These ladies were awarded certificatesinBasic Work Improvement IA Course.E.ErskinL1NDOP,M.DAVIS,M.PROFELLO,P.HAMILTON,P,LEOX,P.JONES,A.OSSNER,H.EATON,R.ELDON,L.JACKSON,J.MACKEY,W.ROBINSON,I.THOMPSON,M.WEST,J.RHODES,S.TREE,L.SMITH,I.BONIMY,B.MARQUES,C.KEMP were awarded certificates from the Yellow Birds, a group of women that provided voluntary serv icetothe public. EVENTS: The month of October was abigmonth for the Princess Margaret Hospital. This month was declared Hospital Month. The official opening of Hospital month, Friday, 2nd October, 1987bythe Minister of HealthDr.Norman Gay. Their theme was AIDS Awareness. This theme was chosentocontinue the effortsonpublic education, and also continue the edu cation of Health Care professionalsonAIDS. Some of the activities for Hospital Month were: Unveilingofphotographs of MissH,V.Bowen, M.B.E.andthe late Mr. Hubert Knowles, M.B.E.; a basketball exhibition game held at theA.F.Adderley Gymnasium. T-shirt day, a softball jamboree heldatthe College of The Bahamas, a Gospel Concert at Epworth Hall,St.Luke's Day Church Service, Sports Day at the Thom asA.Robinson Track and Field Stadium, and lets get together which consist of events for staff and family members participateinsuchas,the Gong Show, a Fashion Show andMr.and Miss Princess Margaret7

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8Hospital.Mr.Lorenyon BethelandMs.Barbara CharItonwere crownedMr.andMrs.PMH.Hospital Month endedonthe31stofOctober.AnAIDS display centre was setupaswellasbillboardsonthehospital com pound. November 9th-15th, 1987was'Nurses Recognition Week'. The nursesofThe Bahamas Nursing Service, MinistryofHealth are committedanddedicated per sons which take their work seriouslyandgive gener ouslyoftheirfime.Theyputforth a special effortinthe deliveryofhealth caretotheresidentsofThe Bahamas. Nurseswererecognized during this week for completing30years or moreofservices. Personsinthis category are: Castella BOWLEG, SNO; Esme relda RUTHERFORD,SNO:Parmela NEWBOLD, NOli: Lydia RAHMING, NOli: LenoraPRATINOli:EnaHANNA,SN;Evangeline GRANT,TCN.Other nurseswererecognizedfortheir special contributions. Joining HandsforHealth wouldliketocongratulateallofyou,keepupthe wonderful work. November the15th-21stwasSenior CitizensWeek.Thetheme.for Citizens Week was "Growing OldWith Dlgntty Church serviceswereheldonSun day November 15thinNewProvidenceandthrough out the Family Islandstogive thankstoGodforthe contributionsof our Senior Citizensandfor their pres enceInthe family, community,andnation. Other activ ities included during this week were panel discussions. luncheons, concertsandoutings. OfficersfromMin istryofHousingandNational Insurance travelledtothe Family Islands.TheGoalsforthis week focusedon1.PrOVidinginformation for seniors, their familiesandtheir friendsoneffective useofthese services:2.Theneedtodevelop additional programs basedonexisting models, especiallyintheareaofresidentialandday care facilities.OnWednesday, November11,1987thePublic Edu cation Committee for AIDS held a workshop for the Clergy CommunityattheCoralRoom,Pilot House Hotel. The official openingwasdonebyDr.V.Allen, Chief Medical Officer. The guest speakers wereDr.Perry Gomez Consultant PhysicianatPrincess MargaretHospital.Dr.Gomez spoke about the Disease AIDSandthe Management.Mrs.Rosemae Bain NursingOfficer, Community Health Services;Mrs.Bainspoke about Contact TracingofAIDSpatientsandthe family;Rev.Dr.Collin Archer, spokeontheRoleofthe ChurchinResponsetothe AIDS Crisis;Dr.Timo thy McCartney, Clinical Psychologist Consultant, Sandi lands Rehabilitation Centre, spokeonHuman SexualityandattitudesinBahamian context. The workshop beganat9:30a.m.andendedat1:30p.m.TheobjectivesofthePublic Education CommitteeforAIDSwere1.Tomake participants (clergy members) more awareofthe AIDS problemandspecific behav ior associated with this disease.2.Tosuggestwaysofdeveloping support systemswhichcanbeusedforHIVpatientsandtheir families.3.Tosuggestwaysofworking with the Ministry of Healthtocontrol theHIVproblem.4.Tosuggest approachestofacilitateappropriate behaviorandsexual life style changes. The outcomeofthis workshop wasverysuccessful.Thegoalofthe Public Education CommitteeonAIDSistoinform, sensitize,andeducateasmany peopleaspossibleonAIDSandit appears tomethat theyaredoing justthat.Keepupthe goodwork.The 12th Annual Family Island workshopwasheldNovember 23rd-26thinthe CoralRoom,PilotHouseHotel. Various health related problems were discussed including controlofDiarrhoeal Diseases, Orthopaedic problemsinchildren, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). VITAL STATISTICRAYMONO ALFREDBETHELBITHS CongratulationstoMrs.Sheila JOHNSON, Chief Clerk, Purchasing,intheSupplies Sectionofthe Prin cess Margaret Hospitalonthebirthofyour second grandson, Raymond. CongratulationstoCoral EDWARDSofFresh Creek, Andros. Yvonia BETHEL,andVeronicaROLLEofPrincess Margaret Hospitalonthebirthoftheir sons. Asonwas borntoBetsyandPeter DavisatPMH.Mrs.Davisisa Filing Assistantinthe Supplies Depart mentatSRC.

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MARRIAGES: Weddings bells rang for Gaynell Rolle, PMH, Novem ber,1987. NEW STAFF: The family of SRC welcomes the following staff mem bers: Wedding bells rang out forMr.Eustace Johnson, Food Service Supervisor, SRC, in August and Ms. Marion Anderson, Health Aide, SRC, in November. HAPPY BIRTHDAY/BELATED Donna DIAL, Joining Hands for Health, Editorial Com mittee; Shandalanae EDWARDS, Heallh Education Division; Donna CoakleyDr.Jagadeesh Medical RegistrarDr.B.Nelcon Sr. House Officer Mrs.N.Marchall Nursing OfficerIIand many others. RETURNING STUDENT: ) ) transfers ) from PMH Althea SEYMOUR, Environmental Health; Barbara CURTIS, Health Education Division; Alma Brown, Princess Margaret Hospital. SANDILANDS REHABILITATION CENTRE PROMOTION: Edward Watson, Carpenter was promoted to Carpent er Grade1.Rosalie Foulkes, Dietician was promoted to Senior Di .etitian. FAIR: Congratulations to the staff of SRC who worked through the inclement weather and made the Annual Fair a success. The Annual Raffle will take place cember 18, 1987. Rochelle Ughlboume, Social Worker returned to SRC after completing a B.A. Degree in Sociology with Ho nours at Mankato State UniversityinMinnesota. RE-EMPLOYED PENSIONERS: SRC is just not the same when old familiar faces dis appear. But returning to us were Alfred (Papa) John son, Porter and Veronica Adderley. SRC says 'Wel come back home'. NURSING DEPARTMENT: Nurses Appreciation/Recognition Week and Open House was held at SRC November 16-20, 1987. VISITS: SRC patients and staff anticipate the annual visit of The Govemor-General and Police Band which is scheduled for December 21, 1987.ACCIDENT PREVENTIONINTHEHOMEBERNADETTE BAIN, R.N., C.M., C.N.BERNADETTE BAINWhenever we think of home, we think of somewhere safe and secure, where we can relax with family and friends. This is generally true but carelessness can result in harm or injury. Accidents occurring in the homeisnot limited to any particular age group asitcould occur from infancy up to the elderly. However, themajority of accidents as record edbyPrincess Margaret Hospital in1981showed the 0-4 year age groupbeing the highest with 23% of the total of 1,729. COMMON TYPES OF INJURIES: 1. Ingestion of foreign bodies and chemicals.2.Burns.3.Fractures and sprains.4.Lacerations and open wounds.5.Head injuries.9

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CAUSES OF ACCIDENTS: Most accidentsinthe home are causedbyleaving infants and children unsupervised. Children are very cu rious which is a normal partoftheir growthanddevel opment and keeping harmful substancesandsharp imple ments within their reachishazardous.Wetfloors, forgotten toys and leaving water collectedintubsandbuckets all resultinaccidents. PREVENTION STRATEGIES: If adultsinthe home set out purposefullytoenhance safetyinthe home, many accidents canbeprevented. The following show waysinwhich accidents canbepre vented:1.Medicines, bleaches, oils and other tonic products shouldbekept out of reach of children. Sodaandjuice bottles are not recommended.2.Children should alwaysbesupervised.3.Allbottled substances shouldbeproperly labelled. The habitofstoring poisonsincommonandfamiliar household containers suchassodaandjuice bottles are not recommendedandshouldbeavoided. Chil dren under5years are at the high risktodrinkup poisons storedincommon household containersbecause they cannot read and sometimes may notbeabletodetect by smelling if they have a common cold.4.Children should notbeallowed with small toys that canbepulled apartegothe eyes and noseonstuffed animals.Becareful nottoover loananoutletbyuseofdrop cords, etc.5.Allelectrical outlets shouldbecoveredsoastoprevent shock. Blind plugs canbepurchasedfromhardware shops and supermarkets.Standa cupboardinfrontofthe sockettoconceal it, especially wherethe1-3 year old child is present.6.Children should notbeallowedtoplayonstairsandwet floors which can resultinfalls.7.Most accidents involving burns occurinthekitchen,therefore pot handles should alwaysbeturnedInwardsoastoprevent them being knocked over.8.Smokinginbedshould notbepermitted.9.Water should neverbeleft unattendedIntubs orbuckets and wells should alwaysbecoveredsoastoprevent drowning.10.Personal items for the elderly shouldbeplacedwithintheir reachasthey have a tendencytolose theirbalance. Throw rugs (with non-stick backing)shouldbeavoidedasthey could resultinfalls. These injuriesreSUltingfromaccidentscanvaryfromminortosevere andcansometimesbefatal.Familymembers should therefore consciously employ thesesimplepreventitive methods. Remember accidents are unintentionaland preventionisalways better than cure .CHRISTMASINBERMUDAChristmasinBermuda: Thesunmay 'shine and the temperatures climbinto the 70s, but you do the best you can. The Phoenix Drug Store sells spray-on frost and snowflake stencils. There are no fir trees growingonthe island, but a great shipload of them arrives each year from Canada to solve the problem. Evenonthis semi-tropical islandinthe middleofthe Gulf Stream, Christmasiscele bratedasclosely as possibletothe Christmas of the colo nial molherland of England. There is no snow, of course, and never hasbeen.Reports surface from time to time that snow has fallen, butitalways turns outtobegoose down leaking from a pillow somewhere or scrapingsfromthe freezers at the ice cream plant. Bermuda is far enough north that Decemberiscolder than August.Onsevere December nights, the temperaturecanplummet down into the 50s, which, coupled with high humidity, can chillyouto the bone.Fewpeople have cen tral heatingsoyou can, on occasion, endupa lot colder than you wouldbeifyoustayed homeina well-insulated houseinthe Snowbelt.10But the daysareoften clear and sunny andwarm.Thebeaches are less crowdedthaninseasonandtheseaiswarm enough for touriststoswimin,thoughmostBermudans aresospoiled they dare not swiminwater that's under 80 degrees. ForeignersinBermuda lovetogoswimmingonChristmas DayandNew Year'sDay,however,sotheycansend photographstoenvious relatives back home. Santa Claus or Father ChristmasasBermudansareapttocall him somehow managesthetriptowarmerclimes and,asinmost capitalist countries, turnsupatshopsandinparades during those hectic final shopping days.Hetakes childrenonhis knees atthetoy stores, and zips around townona moped. The Junior ChamberofCommerce brings himtoHamiltonona boat, whereheisput ashore at Albouy's Pointandparaded through townona fire engine -a colorful event that will take placeDecember13,this year. Poinsettias, which grow inconspicuously anduntended mostoftheyear,are ablaze along roadsidesandinfront yards.Andthe streets are litupwith multicolored

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lights,hanginginthe casuarinaandpoinciana trees alongthedocks on Front Street and stretched overhead alongQueenStreet up the hilltoCity Hall. Lights are drapedoverthe "birdcage," the little kioskonFront Street where a policeman standstodirect traffic, while the larger shopsputlighted Christmas trees on their second-floor balconies.Even the small government ferry boats that ply HamiltonHarbour sport small Christmas treesontheir flagstaffs, while the loader brothers tie a decorated treetothe top of the craneonthe dockoftheir boatyard atRedHole. The Christmas trees arrive by ship from Canada, just before Christmas. No matter what the nameofthe vessel, the freighterisknown locallyas"The Christmas Tree Boat" and its arrivalisa much-heralded occasion espe cially when strikesinCanada or foul weather along the way has made it look like the ship will never dockintime for the holidays .RECIPESPECANCUSTARD PIE '/2 10-to11ounce pakage piecrust mix 3 eggs 1 cup dark corn syrup4tablespoons butter or margarine (1/2 stick), melted sugar Vanilla extract 1 'I. cups pecan halves 2 cups half-and-half 2 tablespoons cornstarch'I.teaspoon salt 1 egg yolk 'I. cup heavy or whipping cream EarlyinDay:1.Prepare piecrustmixaslabel directs for9-inch 1 crust pie.Onlightly floured sUrlace, with floured rolling pin, roll pastry into a round about 2 inches larger all around the9-inch pie plate. Line pie plate with pastry; trim pastry edge, leaving1-inch overhang. Fold over hang under; pinchtomake a high fluted edge; set aside.2.Preheat ovento 35Q<>F. Inmedium bowl,withwire whick or fork, beat eggs, corn syrup, butter or marga rine, '/. cup sugar,and1 teaspoon vanilla extract until well blended. Reserve 2 tablespoons pecan halves for garnish; arrange remaining pecansinbottomofpie crust. Place pie plateonoven rack; carefully pour egg mixture over pecans. Bake pie 1 hour or until knife inserted 1 inchinfrom edge comes out clean. Cool pie onrack.3.Inheavy 2-quart saucepan, mix half-and-half, cornstarch, salt,eggyolk, and 3 tablespoons sugar; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mix ture boils and thickens about20minutes. Boil mixture 1 minute. Remove saucepan from heat; stirin1 tea spoon vanilla extract. Pourcustard mixture over cooled pie. Refrigerate pie until custardiscompletelyset,about 3 hours,4.Toserve,insmall bowl, with Mixture at medium speed, beat heavy or whipping cream until stiff peaks form; usetogarnish pie. Sprinkle with reserved pecan halves. Makes 10 servings. About460calories per serving.FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS CAKE (Red Velvet) 2'12 cups self-rising flour 1 cup buttermilk 1'12 cups vegetable oil 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon vanilla extract '/. cup two 1-ounce bottles red food colouring 1'/2 cups granulated sugar 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon white vinegar 2 large eggs Frosting'13pound(1 % sticks) butter, softened 10 ounces cream cheese, softened 1-1 pound box confectioners' sugar 2 cups chopped pecans.Tomake cake: 1. Heat ovento 35CJ<>F. mix together all ingredients withanelectric mixer. Spray three 9-inch round cake pans with nonstick coating. Pour batter equally into the three pans and bake for 20 minutes. Test for done ness with a toothpick. Cool layersinpan or wire racks for 10 minutes. Carefully remove layers from pans to racks to cool completely.Tomake frosting:2.Combine butter, cream cheeseandconfectioners' sugarina bowl. Beat until fluffy, then foldin 1'12 cups pecans. Usetofill and frost cake when itiscool. Decorate top of cake with remaining '/2 cup pecans, refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving. Makes 10-15 servings.11

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THE FIRST JOINT MINISTRYOFHEALTH INDUSTRY ENVIRONMENTAL CONFERENCE Freeport, Grand Bahama 14th to 16th September, 1987DR.DONALD COOPER HISTORYInthe early 1960's, the Bahamas Govemment decid ed to diversify the Bahamian economy to remove some of the country's dependenceontourism for income. One of the principal mechanisms for doing this was to seek to attract industry to Freeport. From the inceptionofthe heavy industrial park and significant heavy industrial development in Freeportinthe lateSO'sand early 70's, it was recognized thatspecial environmental safeguards would have to be insisted upon. However, as development increased it was found that the regulatory mechanisms were not keeping pace. This re sulted in complaints from the communify about the affectsofindustrial emissions.Inthe early 1980'stheBahamas Govemment sought assistance from the World Health Organization and the Pan American Health Organization to develop a compre hensive environmental control program. The plan of action developed stipulated eight priority emissions and ensure that pollution levels are maintained well within safe health standards. The eight points are: 1. Initial assessment surveyoflaboratory resources.2.Specificationoflaboratory equipment.3.Purchase and install laboratory equipment.4.Technician training.5.Industrial hygiene sampling.6.Environmental sampling.7.EstablishmentoflegalframeWOrk.8.Public education. It was specifically this eight point that the environmen tal conference was called to address. The population needed to know what was being done to investigate their complaints and to raise any other concems with the regu latory agencies and the companies themselves.INTRODUCTIONThe Freeport industrial park area has two pharmaceu tical processing plants, an oil refineryandoil transship ment terminal, a cement manufacture and transshipment plant and an oil fired steam powered generating station. The pharmaceutical plants produce amongst other things, an intermediate in the manufactureoforal cepha12 losporins (penicillin), Naprosyn, the active ingredientina analgesic, steroid products and veterinary medicines. The oil refineryinrecent years has not been refining crude but has significantlly increased their transshipment activities which include blending of most heavy fuels. Theydomaintain a boiler which utilizes high sulphur fuel (typ ically 2.7% wlv). Similar to the oil refinery the cement manufacturing plant has not been producing recently but have increased their transshipment activities. As with most cement man ufacturing facilities, thereisa problem with dust genera tiononfilling of storagetowers and loading of transporta tion containers. The power generation plant uses a combination of fuels. The majority of the fuel usedisheavy "bunker C"oilwhich hasonaverageapproximately 2.7% wlv sulphur. ThereIsno treatment of the sulphur dioxide generated noranyparticulates. The power plant does have the capacitytorun on diesel fuel with a much higher operational cost. Pollution problems experienced to date have beenasa result of the production of mercaptans, sulphur dioxide, particulates, chlorine based gasses, other nuisance odors and unidentified gaseous emissions. These gasses have impacted the nearby community whichisless than half a mile away. This community contains schools with a tran sient student population of over 5000. The industrial emis sions have resultedinthe closure of the schoolsonnumerous occasions especially during the months between December and April. The school children, teachers and residents ofthecommunity have issued complaints about suffering symp toms such as runny eyes, sore throats, headaches, nau sea, vomiting, skin rashes, respiratory problems and faint ing. In addition to these acute complaints the people have expressed concerns abour affectsonthe menstrual cycle, reproductioningeneral, birth defects and spontaneous abortions, long term respiratory problems and cancer de velopment. The complaints have arisen when the wind direction has been from the northwest. Under these conditionstheemissions from the industries would be blown towards the schools. There is also commonly present a wind inversion layer which prevents the adequate dispersion of thegasses when winds are from this direction. These conditions commonly exist during the winter months of December to April.

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13CONFERENCE FORMAT The conference took the form of formal presentationsbyinvited experts from Barbados, The United States and England as well as representatives from international agencies such as the World Health Organization, the Pan American Health Organization and the United States Envi ronmental Protection Agency. Time was allocated to each of the sponsoring indus tries to make a presentation on what they were manufac turing, what waste they generated and how this was treated. They also explained their environmental control equipment and techniques and set up demonstrations of their plants operations. The Department of Environmental Health also had the opportunity to bring the public up to date on what progress had been made over the past five years on the im provement of regulation techniques for industry. Also pre sented were some of the results from the Departments environmental air monitoring program. There wasanopen question and answer session held during the evening to give the community the chancetoaskinan informal setting any questions which they may not have had the opportunity to do during formal presenta tions. Finally, the group assembled into workshop ses sions to address specific problems in the area and to seeifmechanisms for the solution to the existing problems could be developed. The topics addressed by the conference included:1.TOXICOLOGY Dose-effect and dose-response relationship. Toxicity and health risk evaluation due to ex posure to pollutant chemicals.2.EPIDEMIOLOGY The short and long term affects of exposure to hazardous chemicals and medical monitoring of the community and work force.3.OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND INDUSTRIAL HY GIENE Safety of the worker on the job and general working conditions and practices.4.AIR POLLUTION AND ODOR CONTROL The tech niques and equipment used in the monitoring of industrial output with special emphasis on air pollution.5.ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL LEGISLATION The regulations and standards enforced in The Bahamas. The Objectives of the conference were:1.To more appropriately orient and educate the commu nityatlarge to aspects of environmental pollution and con trol and the co-existance of industry with the civilian com munity.2.To impart the role, functions and responsibilities of health and industry in the control of environmental pollution.3.To generate and establishanappropriate of the non industrial and non-governmental sectorinthe environmentalmonitoring and risk assessment process.4.To establish a mechanism for appropriate dissemination of information between industry, govemment and the civil ian community.5.To review and propose a strategy for an integrated disaster contingency and response plan for the industrial sector and surrounding community. An audienceofapproximately500per day attended the conference. This included junior and senior high school children, residents of the community,school teach ers, industrial personnel, civil servants and the general public. The presentations were aimed at a higher school or slightly higher level. These were followed by open question and answer periods. The invited experts also par ticipated in smaller panel discussions and question and answer periods. These sessions involved a more knowl edgeable audience. CONCLUSIONS At the end of the conference it was felt that the objec tives had been achieved.Itwas noticable from the ques tions being asked by the audience that their understanding of what was happeningintheir community had improved. Also, the industry people appeared to be more comfort ableintheir communication with the community. Through having met and become friends with each other it made it easier for the two sides to communicate their problems and work together for a mutually aoceptable solution. Many members of the community were unaware that the government had been addressing their complaints. On learning of what had and is being done they were able to feel more comfortable with the industry. There are emis sion problems which have to be dealt with but they are being tackled and improvements being made. Oneofthe points which was made very clearbyall the invited ex perts was that the procedure takes time. Years will be required to get an adequate situation. The thought that things were very muchbetter in da veloped countries such as Britain and The United States was shown to be incorrect. They have more resources and personnel yet they also have much greater problems. Their systems are developing in the same way that ours are. We have the benefit of learning from their mistakes and thus can reduce tremendously the time it takes to develop adequate regulatory agencies. The key point stated by all the experts was that with industrial development there will be pollution.Thejob of government is to decide how much oftihepollution one is willing to aocept for the benefitstiheindustry bring, such as employment, revenue and a diversification of the econ omy. The jobofthe regulatory agency is to point outtiherisk involvedinorder to help in that decision making. Also to ensure that pollution is kept to a minimum and certainly well within internationally aoceptable health standards.Itdoes not aid us to replace tourism with industry but rather to add toitthrough industrial development.

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JUST FOR LAUGHS Thatcher had beenina terrible auto accident."Send the paranoids in rust-theane.s ",ith inferioritycompJeze& don'tmind ",ajtin,." Did you hear about the gynaecologist who left his profes sion because he could never see eye to eye with his patients? Dr. Yates had just performed a difticult operation. As the nurse watchedinawe, the surgeon unscrewed the wood en hand he had been using. "Marvelous!" she murmured. "That's nothing!" said the doctor, unscrewing a wooden leg. "But how did you ever manage to overcome such hand icaps?" "Come down to my oftice and I'll show you!" She went down to his office and he screwed his head oft.14After two days in a coma, he woke up and foundthesurgeon standing lJeside his hospital bed."Ihavebad and good news for you" said the surgeon. "The bad news is that I cut oft your good leg by mistake." "Oh Jesus!" exclaimed Thatcher. "Now tell me the good part." "The good news is that your bad leg is getting well." Dr. Russell rushed into the bedroom and said to his wife "Quick, getmemy bag!" "What's the matter?" she asked. "Some fellow just phoned and said he couldn't live without me." "Wait a moment." said the wife."Ithink that call was for me.""The tcst results show youhave whit's known as 'the furniture disease.' Your chest has slipped into your drlwers,f'l

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'IIABOUTTHECONTRIBUTORSDR.N.C.BACCHUS District Medical Officer for Central Eleuthera. BERNADETTE BAIN Community Nurse at the Coconut Grove Clinic. DR. DONALD COOPER Public Analyst Assistant Director. Emra. PEARL COX ,,,, ,,,,,,,, .Landlord SHANDALANAE EDWARDS .,., ,, .... ,,,,..,.Health Education Division ASHWARD FERGUSON ArchitectatMinistry of Works, ARCHIE NAIRN The Controller for Road Traffic,EDITORIAL COMMITTEEKen OFOSUBARKO ,,,,,,, Public Health Department. Lyall BETHEL ,.., ,,,,',,,, ,The Counsellors, Audrey DEVEAUX ,..,,,,,..,,,,,,,, National Insurance Board. SHANDALANAE EDWARDS',Health Education Division (Editor) Ashward FERGUSON..,..,,,..",.., "., ,,,".." Architect. Stephanie CARROLL Bahamas AssociationsofLife&Health Insurance, Harcourt PINDER.,.."" ",.",",,..",",, Health Education Council. Donna SMITH-DIAL Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas, From left to right:Mr.D.Williams,Dr.A.Garza,Dr.S.Binder,Dr.R.Douglas, Minister,Mr.R.Williams andDr.D.Cooper. Picture takenatThe First Joint Ministry01Health Industry Environmental Conference.

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HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS LET'S STRIVE FOR HEALTHIER LIFESTYLES I. IN1988NASSAU,BAHAMAS, I \