Health & Wellness

Dr. Joseph DeJames

Cynical Clinical 7 – Here It Comes Again

After weeks of no COVID cases, we are seeing a resurgence of positive test results in the past week.

U.S. Department of Health Grants $1.4 M to Vaccines for Children

Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement announcing that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded the Virgin Islands Department of Health a $1.4 million grant.

Cynical Clinical Minute 6 – Wear Your Mask

It seems like many of us believe the pandemic is over. Ferries to St. John are full of tourists. Once on land, very few use masks. Restaurants and bars are full with NO social distancing and NO masks. Many of our residents are following suit.

Department of Health Discusses Suicide Prevention and Resources

With rising stress levels as a side effect of a global pandemic, it is important to know and recognize when someone may be contemplating suicide.

Congresswoman Plaskett Announces $1.4 Million Grant for JFL Hospital

This important $1.4 million grant from FEMA for the Juan F. Louis Hospital will go towards the rebuilding in the aftermath associated with Hurricane Maria.
Student nurses at UVI's St. Thomas campus join the leptospirosis team.

National Commission Reaffirms Accreditation of UVI School of Nursing

The School of Nursing will remain accredited for the next seven years and is scheduled for its next evaluation visit for fall 2027.

USDA Approves Virgin Islands Hemp Plan

Bryan reiterated his call for Senate action on his administration’s proposed expansion of the Medicinal Cannabis Patient Care Act, which aims to establish a taxed regulated system for the cultivation, manufacture and distribution of cannabis for medical, non-certified and sacramental use.

Oriental Bank Supports Community Health With $20,000 Donation

Beneficiaries include the Juan F. Luis Hospital, the Schneider Regional Medical Center, Virgin Islands Police Department, Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections, Virgin Islands National Guard and Virgin Islands Department of Justice.

SRMC, MKS Set Up New Process for Health Card Lab Tests

To obtain or renew a health card or food handler's card at Schneider Regional Medical Center (SRMC) or at the Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center (MKS), be aware of these new steps.

Governor Forms Task Force to Begin V.I. Healthy Housing Initiative

Governor Albert Bryan Jr. has partnered with local stakeholders and the Corporation for Supportive Housing to launch the V.I. Healthy Housing Initiative to assess housing and healthcare services in four key areas.

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