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CHRISTIANSTED — The Juan F. Luis Hospital delivered St. Croix’s first baby of the year in Estate Diamond on Wednesday. Mathias Hector Wheelock arrived at about 7:55 a.m., weighing seven pounds, 3.2 ounces and measuring 52 centimeters in length (20.5 inches). Mother Aida Marrero, and baby are doing well. We

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SAN JUAN — Drugs that can cure hepatitis C revolutionized care for millions of Americans living with the deadly liver infection. The drugs came with a steep price tag—one that prompted state Medicaid programss to initially limit access to the medications to only the sickest patients. That eased, however, in many states

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Juan F. Luis Hospital along with Governor-Elect Albert Bryan, Jr., Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett, Plessen Healthcare and the V.I. Health Department welcomed back many of the previously evacuated dialysis patients. The ceremony was held at the Palms of Pelican Cove on Sunday. “It was an honor

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola – A Florida family dealing with the sudden loss of their father has hit a wall trying to bring his body home for burial over the holidays. Dr. Joseph Horgan, 65, a renowned cardiologist with the Broward County health system died on December 20th in the British

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NEW YORK — Pfizer Consumer Healthcare has issued a nationwide recall for some of its Thermacare heat wraps because there is a possibility that the contents can leak out of the wrap. “The use of a leaking/damaged heat cell wrap could cause skin injuries such as burns/blisters and/or skin irritation

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) said that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for enterococci bacteria and turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the following: 

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MEXICO CITY — Growing up in Jamaica’s Montego Bay, Glenroy enjoyed an idyllic childhood – until his family discovered he was gay. They physically attacked him and threw him out of the house, triggering an ordeal that would last more than two years and eventually force him to seek refuge

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BOGOTA — Domestic violence against women may have declined over the past 20 years in seven countries in the Americas, though the problem remains rife and undermines development in the region, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said. Domestic violence, including physical and sexual abuse against women, carried out by

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CRUZ BAY — One beach in the territory failed to meet water quality standards for bacteria and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach Advisory. DPNR said that Great Cruz Bay in St. John had a high bacteria count and

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JESSUP, Maryland – Del Monte Foods has recalled incompletely sterilized cans of one of its corn products from nine Caribbean countries, because of potential contamination. The recall of Fiesta Corn Seasoned with Red and Green Peppers applies to 64,242 cases of the product which had been sent to multiple distributors and

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