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Friday, February 26, 2021

Health & Wellness

Artist's conception of the COVID-19 virus. (Shutterstock image)

CDC Releases New Definitions and Protocols for Combating Coronavirus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have expanded the definition of “close contact” *to include being within six feet of an infected person for short periods (one minute or less) that add up to 15 minutes over 24-hours

The Important Relationship Between Teeth and Nutrition Is Explained

The relationship between oral health (mouth) and systemic health (body) shows how every aspect of our health can be affected by what we eat and drink.

FEMA Awards DOH $1.8M for Phase I Redevelopment of Mental Health, Clinical Buildings

The Office of Disaster Recovery has announced the obligation of $1,837,783 to the Department of Health for the demolition of the old mental health building and interior renovations to its clinical buildings on St. Thomas.

AKA Sorority Chapter Educates Women on Breast Density, Importance of Mammograms

Getting a mammogram every year is the best way to find breast cancer early. But what does it mean if your mammogram says that you have dense breast tissue?

Dental Team Advises Public on Diabetes and Oral Health

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, it’s important to make sure that you take good care of your oral health.
Families and friends gather at the Festival Village's booths for the kind of food you can only get at festival. (From Crucian Christmas Festival's Facebook page)

Special Event Health Permits Needed for All Food Sale Events

All persons working at an event who will be handling and serving food, beverages or food service items must have a current Food Handlers Health Card.

JFL Now Doing Successful Knee Surgery with Groundbreaking GPS Technology

Exactech is the latest advancement in technology that provides surgeons with real-time visual guidance and alignment data in total knee surgery.

Hospital Board Approves Architecture, Engineering Designs for Hospitals, Keating Clinic and Kimelman Institute

The board voted unanimously to award design contracts to three different firms for the four projects. The design phase for these four projects could take anywhere from six to 18 months.

Dental Facts and Fictions Debunk Oral Health Myths

A toothbrush only removes plaque from the front, back and chewing surfaces. Floss reaches between teeth and under gums where the toothbrush misses.

Commissioner Issues Public Health Order Prohibiting Live Bands at Outdoor Events

Gatherings that exceed 50 persons, including, but not limited to, political campaign events or meetings, concerts, parties, cultural events and other gatherings are prohibited.

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