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Paradise Chiropractic & Wellness to Host Health Power Talk Dinner Event

Paradise Chiropractic & Wellness is offering a free health and wellness power talk and dinner, open to the public, at 6:30 p.m., June 3, in the SRMC Sunroom. This month's theme is "Mars Vs Venus -- DNA Differences in Health -- Complimentary Dinner Health Talk."

Health Department to Hold Disaster Preparedness Expo

DOH will sponsor the Disaster Preparedness Expo 2019 on St. Croix on Saturday, June 22, and on St. Thomas on Saturday, June 29.

Health Department Alerts Public to Recall of Tyson Chicken Strips

The products subject to recall have "P-7221" on the back of the package and include varieties like Crispy Chicken Strips, Buffalo Style Chicken Strips, and Honey BBQ Flavored Chicken Strips.

GVI Monitoring Cruise Liner Quarantined at St. Lucia With Case of Measles

The latest National Immunization Survey, (which includes data from the territory captured in 2016) the Virgin Islands has the lowest MMR immunization rate in the country for children between 19 and 35 months old — at 70.5 percent coverage.

DOH Advises Residents About National Opioid Crisis

During the period between 1999 and 2018, over 400,000 Americans died as a result of overdoses related to America’s opioid crisis. Data from the...

American Cancer Society Continues Assisting USVI Patients

The American Cancer Society is dedicated to continuing all the ACS services in 2019. In addition, cancer patients and their caregivers can reach ACS 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the toll-free support line

New AARP Campaign Focuses on Federal/ State Solutions to Cut Drug Prices

The goal of AARP’s sustained campaign is to help drive down drug prices for Virgin Islanders and all Americans by advocating for a variety of legislative, executive and regulatory actions at both the federal and state level.
Albert Bryan

Governor Moves to Improve Mental Health, Behavioral Services in Territory

In an effort to improve mental health and behavioral services throughout the territory, Gov. Bryan signed an executive order declaring a mental healthcare emergency in the U.S. Virgin Islands due to a shortage of psychiatric physicians and behavioral health providers.

Biomedical Technology Firm SmedleyUSVI Opens Up in USVI

SmedleyUSA, a United States Mainland-based firm with over 80 years of health care technology experience, has opened SmedleyUSVI on St. Croix.
Jessica Whyte, a licensed mental health counselor at J.W. Behavioral Center in Charlotte Amalie, is conducting a women’s groups to address issues such as depression and other mental health concerns in our community.

Depression Can Have Many Causes, Many Symptoms, but There Is Help

More than 300 million people worldwide are suffering from depression, according to the World Health Organization's 2018 statistics. While depression is a common mental illness that affects both men and women, it is more common in women.

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