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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — As we all know too well, two Category 5 hurricanes slammed the capital island in September, stripping off roofs, knocking out power and flooding streets. The Schneider Regional Medical Center barely survived the storms. It lost a section of its roof, its entire cancer center and suffered

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In recognition of World Aids Day, the Immunization Division of the USVI Department of Health (DOH) and the Frederiksted Health Center will be hosting events today. World Aids Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people

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CHRISTIANSTED — DEET OFF! Rather than Malathion fog at night. Because some people still don’t have roofs on their homes. That’s what Gov. Kenneth Mapp wants you to do so that his V.I. Department of Health won’t have to do Malathion foggings to ward off those pesky mosquitoes and sand

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CHRISTIANSTED — When an emergency strikes, medications can get lost or damaged, putting one’s health and well-being at risk. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) has activated the Emergency Prescription Assistance Program (EPAP) to help residents of the

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BACK IN BUSINESS: The Virgin Islands Department of Health has re-opened health clinics in St. Thomas. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — After seven days, the USVI Department of Health said that it “is happy to announce the reopening of three of its clinics today, Tuesday, September 12, 2017, on the island of

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HEALTHY, HAPPY BABIES: A child in Winston-Salem, North Carolina relishes playing with a toy stroller as part of the national Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) and Maternal Child Health & Children with Special Health Care Needs Program. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Eight people have graduated from the Department of Health’s (DOH) Virgin Islands Nurse-Family

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HIV/AIDS AWARENESS: The V.I. Department of Health is joining with other government health organizations around the region to increase awareness about HIV/AIDS and encourage more people to get tested. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The V.I. Department of Health recognizes Thursday, June 8th, 2017, as Caribbean/American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day! This is an

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DOH MEDICAL DIRECTOR: Dr. Tai Camille Hunte-Ceasar has been hired by the Health Department. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The V.I. Department of Health said today that it has hired a new medical director. Dr. Tai Camille Hunte- Ceasar, a native of St. Thomas, has secured the position, Health Commissioner Michelle Davis

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PAID FOR BY UNCLE SAM: The newly-renovated Women Infants and Children (WIC) Clinic in Frederiksted. FREDERIKSTED — The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Clinic in Frederiksted re-opened this week after more than a decade of being shuttered. The Department of Health sponsored a ribbon-cutting ceremony that took place at 10

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BRAIN NEEDS VIAGRA, TOO?: Researchers from the Max Planck Institute in Berlin found that a part of the brain which activates when people feel motivated or rewarded, shrinks and works less efficiently with regular viewing of sexual images (see link below).   CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The USVI Department of Health’s (DOH),

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