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SAN JUAN – Fearing her husband would die waiting for a heart transplant in Miami, Carmen Concepcion started looking for a faster way to save his life, and found the answer in her native Puerto Rico. Pablo, 59, could barely walk from the family room to the bathroom without growing

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Health Commissioner Juan Figueroa-Serville CHRISTIANSTED – On his first day on the job, Acting Health Commissioner Juan Figueroa-Serville confirmed a Tuesday report in the Virgin Islands Free Press that the department is grappling with an impetigo outbreak in St. Croix. Two members of Health went on WSVI-TV Channel 8 Tuesday

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Education Commissioner Sharon McCollum CHRISTIANSTED – An outbreak of impetigo is enough to close down a school district in the United States. And the V.I. Department of Health went on television Tuesday night to announce that it would be testing for the highly-contagious superficial skin infection this week on St.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Beaches near some of the most expensive vacation properties on St. Thomas remain unfit for swimming or fishing for the second week in a row, according to the V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources. DPNR said today that Frenchman’s Bay and Bolongo Bay remain unsafe due

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Most doctors, pharmacists, and other health care providers who work with Medicare are honest. Unfortunately, some aren’t. It’s a bit of a confusing topic so people are often left wondering “what triggers medical insurance fraud?” Well, one common form of Medicare fraud is when Medicare is billed for health care

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – All beaches in St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas have been deemed unfit for swimming or fishing due to excessive bacterial contamination from rainwater runoff, according to the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR). DPNR’s Division of Environmental Protection (DEP) said it “anticipates negative environmental

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CHRISTIANSTED – Strengthen and center body and soul this fall at The Buccaneer’s Island Bliss Mindfulness Retreat featuring nationally recognized mindfulness and positive-psychology thought leader Kimberly Clayton Blaine. Blaine will be joined by top yoga instructor Michelle Gierst today, October 9, through October 13 to lead daily physical and spiritual

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Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Velez SAN JUAN – A federal grand jury returned an indictment Wednesday against Jorge L. Pagán Kortright and his companies AWD Group Inc. doing business as El Torito USA, Inc., Allied Worldwide Distributors Inc., and All Wheel Drive Corp., for introduction of misbranded drugs into interstate commerce, conspiracy

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MINNEAPOLIS – General Mills has recalled nearly 2 million boxes of gluten-free Cheerios after announcing the breakfast cereal might have been contaminated with wheat. The recall includes 1.8 million boxes of Cheerios and Honey Nut Cherrios affected by “an isolated incident” at the company’s facility in Lodi, Calif., “that resulted in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – There is a new benefits advisor in the Veterans Administration Clinic on St. Thomas, according to the V.I. Office of Veterans Affairs (OVA). The advisor will be available Monday through Friday from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm to assist veterans needing assistance with initiating claims and checking

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