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Oaktree Medical Center Proud Community Sponsor of UBFIT 2018

3B33F57C 54C7 4336 8097 49F2435C5A75Nassau, THE BAHAMAS -Oaktree Medical Center (OMC) proudly supports University of The Bahamas (UB) second annual UBFIT Fun Run Walk Bike Skate 5K/10K to be held on Saturday, 7th April 2018 at the Oakes Field Campus. 

OMC supported the health and wellness initiative aimed to increase special needs mobility on the campuses of UB because of their belief in providing high quality, holistic, patient-centred, affordable medical services in a safe, caring environment. Oaktree Medical Center’s management expressed its belief in supporting initiatives like UBFIT which encourages families to have active lifestyles and bring the community together. 

The event will again highlight blue power fun on the route and a scenic beach run for 10K participants along Saunders Beach with a post race village featuring a performance by Bahamian sensation D Mac, a health expo, bouncing castle for kids, face painting and raffle prizes. 

Register for the race at Chapter One Bookstore or Sports Center Harbour Bay. For more information, visit ubfit.ub.edu.bs or call 302-4354 or 302-4591.

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March World Kidney Month
Balancing the Body - Why Kidney Care is Critical 

Nassau, THE BAHAMAS - The two fist-sized organs in your lower back known as kidneys are vitally important. They are responsible for filtering waste out of the body, regulating the body’s salt, potassium and acid content, balancing body fluids, producing vitamin D and controlling the production of red blood cells. Globally, the month of March is recognized as World Kidney Month which focuses on the bean shaped pair tasked with key functions to keep the body in balance. 

Diabetics, persons with high blood pressure or a family history of kidney failure all have increased risk of kidney disease.  Due to very few warning signs, most people do not even realize they are in danger until the disease has progressed. Oaktree Medical Center Nephrologist Dr. Don D. Deveaux knows first hand the critical role these organs play and encourages Bahamians to get annual checkups which may detect the onset of the disease and save lives.