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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Health & Wellness

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.
Dr. Joseph DeJames

Simple Cynical Clinical Minute: Respiratory Illnesses

People of St John, as we know, the initial predominant symptoms of the disease caused by SARS CoV-2 were fever, dry cough, and shortness of breath. That was in the good old days (about two months ago).
Dr. Joseph DeJames

Cynical Clinical Minute No. 3 – Simple Things to Help with the Pandemic

During these times, we indeed seem to be in a “new normal.” Everything seems to have been put on hold. It is easy to fall into a rut and spend your time finding new ways to do nothing.

DOH Continues Relief Efforts Thanks to Donation by The Anderson Stewart Foundation

DOH presented preventative and safety supplies on behalf of The Anderson Stewart Foundation to Clema Lewis, of the Women’s Coalition of St. Croix, and Malik Stradiron, of Ten Thousand Helpers Inc.

United Way Spearheads COVID-19 Relief to Front-line Workers, Vulnerable Residents

United Way has started its first program oriented around COVID-19 relief to get personal protection equipment kits to front-line workers and the most vulnerable residents in the territory.

FEMA Obligates Funding to Begin Design of New Hospitals Across Territory

FEMA has approved $11,979,526 to procure architecture and engineering services for the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center on St. Croix, the Charlotte Kimelman Cancer Institute on St. Thomas and the Myrah Keating Smith Health Center on St. John.
Dr. Joseph DeJames

A Second Cynical Clinical Minute: Disinformation and Social Distancing

Over the last couple of decades we have been flooded with information 24/7 via the internet. Unfortunately, this can lead to receiving information that may not be true. This makes it difficult to find out what to do or not to do, especially during these pandemic times.

Feds Give $485,000 to Help Health Centers Expand Testing Capabilities

Frederiksted Health Care Inc. on St. Croix was awarded $275,719 and the East End Medical Center on St. Thomas was awarded $209,149.

Veterans Administration Begins Testing V.I. Veterans for COVID-19

Testing will take place two days a week for the next four weeks beginning on Monday, May 11.





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