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REEL TO REAL
‘Da 5 Bloods’ could have benefitted from an aggressive axe-wielding editor

“Da 5 Bloods” (U.S.-Rated R) Cast: Delroy Lindo, Chadwick Boseman, Jonathan Majors, Genre: War Drama, Adventure Dwight’s Rating: This has gone on way too long! Netflix seems to have a problem with length when it

Biggest movies may debut in fall – if all goes well

If a story like this had been made into a film and released on the big screen, most of you would have dismissed it as fantastical, fear-mongering science fiction. In fact,

‘Onward’ is great if you’ve never watched a Pixar film

“Onward” (Rated B) Cast: Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Octavia Spencer Genre: Animated Fantasy/Adventure Dwight’s Rating: It’s contagious! No, not “you know what”! (Although that is indeed highly contagious!) Rather, it’s the themes that seem

I can’t see why you wouldn’t enjoy ‘The Invisible Man’

“The Invisible Man” (Rated C) Cast: Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Storm Reid Genre: Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi Dwight’s Rating: It works! Nevermind that like “Little Women”, “A Star is Born”, “Batman” and “Godzilla”, every

‘Birds of Prey’ is definitely worth seeing

“Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)” (Rated C) Cast: Margot Robbie, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ewan McGregor Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime Dwight’s Rating: Somebody’s on a roll! After a

Dwight’s Oscar scorecard: big wins for “Parasite” – as predicted

I told ya! Nobody cared about Sunday’s 92nd Annual Academy Awards. And it had nothing to do with it not having a host. Not only were there some history-making wins, but the

Dwight’s Oscar predictions

The 92nd Annual Academy Awards, honoring the best in film from 2019, take place Sunday night – and the big question is, “Does anybody care?” We know that people will watch.

‘Parasite’ and ‘Jojo Rabbit’ – two outrageous Best Picture nominees

Nothing with sense opened in wide release in theaters this past weekend. And with the Super Bowl this weekend, there’s even more unwatchable garbage being released today. So why not use

Going out or staying in? Some good choices in and out of theaters

“Bad Boys for Life” ruled the box office this past weekend, likely bolstered by what seems like an interminable gestation period, lots of media hype and possibly nostalgia. But if you’re

FOOT HEALTH
COVID-19 and the feet

COVID-19 is on the minds of everyone, everywhere every day. To date, there have not been specific feet symptoms reported with COVID-19. The best advice is that we all practice

Ready-to-go foot and ankle exercises

COVID-19 has put a wrench in many of our plans for almost three months now, including exercising and moving. Exercise is good for the entire body including the feet. After

Eat with your feet in mind

A gout can cancel your plans and stop all your fun. Changes in your diet, including over-indulging in certain foods and beverages, can trigger more gouty attacks. Gout attacks are

Your feet need some love too

What are your feet saying at this time of year? Are they feeling the love or are they being ignored, neglected or even tortured? The feet are one of the

Heel pain

Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, a condition that is sometimes also called heel spur syndrome when a spur is present. Heel pain may also be due

Tarsal tunnel syndrome

The tarsal tunnel is a narrow space that lies on the inside of the ankle next to the ankle bones. The tunnel is covered with a thick ligament (the flexor

Stress on the feet

Stress is a reality that plagues most people, especially in today’s fast-paced and hectic world. Stress affects everyone to some degree or another. It is defined as our body’s way

Foot pain and exercise

At this time of year, beginning a new exercise program is popular and can be very rewarding. However, there can be some set-backs. Foot pain is one of the most

How your feet work

Most people don’t think much about their feet - we just expect them to be there and work when we need them to. But the feet are the most neglected

THE SPECIALIST
Why dental visits are important to your overall health

In this issue, I will address four important reasons why you should visit your dentist, especially now. Once again, at the time of this article, dentists are practicing the art and

Practicing dentistry in a COVID-19-safe environment

According to the WHO’s (World Health Organization) latest statistics on COVID-19, there are over six million confirmed cases and 376,000 confirmed deaths. In The Bahamas up to yesterday, there are

Why you have so many cavities

Cavities, like periodontal diseases, are rampant in The Bahamas. A PAHO (Pan American Health organization) study completed in 2000, examined the oral health status of school-aged children in The Bahamas.

The link between dental disease, heart disease and diabetes

Recently, research journals and modern medical professionals have been pointing to a connection between our oral health, hygiene and our cardiovascular risk. In fact, just last week, a patient visited my

Your gums are a predictor of heart disease

Is there a relationship between gum disease and cardiovascular disease? Many experts in cardiology and periodontology say, absolutely yes - therefore, the health of your gums is a predictor of

Nutrition and periodontal disease

Periodontal disease is considered a “chronic disease”. A chronic disease means it cannot be prevented by vaccines or cured by medication, nor do they just disappear. They usually become progressively worse

How a periodontist manages the different types of gum disease

A periodontist is defined as a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease, and in the placement of dental implants. Periodontists receive extensive training in

Why you get gum disease

Do your gums bleed when you brush or for no reason at all? Have you ever been told you have gum disease? Do you have shaky teeth or know family members who

Why x-rays are necessary

Patients often think about x-rays more than the dentist does. At Center for Specialized Dentistry, patients often ask the following questions: “What did the x-rays show?” or “Is anything wrong?” The purpose