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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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THE MAPPSTER: Red-eyed and bushy-tailed at his inauguration in 2015 from overindulgence. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s not-so-subtle ‘war’ on Caucasian people continues … This time the “honorable” governor (who introduced legislation when he was in the Senate demanding that Senators and Governors be officially called “honorable”) is telling

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The number of locally-acquired Zika virus cases reported in the territory increased by 62 in the past week, bringing the total to 524. According to health officials, while the number of confirmed cases continues to grow after a downward trend of new cases that had lasted for more

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CLOSED BY HEALTH DEPARTMENT: Wendy’s at Sunny Isle CHRISTIANSTED — A complaint about large rats, roaches and “a [sic] odor of dead rats in the lobby area” brought about a Health Department inspection the next day that forced an inspector to order the Wendy’s at Sunny Isle Shopping Center to

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Health (DOH) reports 14 new cases of Zika in the territory. According to the weekly surveillance report, the total number of confirmed positive cases in the territory is now 79 — 20 cases on St. Croix, 58 cases on St. Thomas, and one on

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