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Sorority Combats Heart Disease, Encourages Community to Wear Red on Feb. 3

Members of the sorority will unite in showing their support for the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women® movement as they wear red and distribute information on heart disease.
Shaun Pennington

Crazy Woman’s Guide to Health: On Walking, Trekking and Self Care

For the almost 30 years that I thought of myself as a “runner” I looked down my nose at walkers. But a meniscus tear caused me to reevaluate walking as a road to cardiovascular fitness – and more.

Health Department Urges Community to Get the Flu Shot, Not the Flu

It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week -- a reminder that it is not too late to get a flu vaccine.

Durable Medical Equipment Arrives for Hurricane Survivors in Need

FODAC, which supplies durable medical equipment free of charge to people with disabilities, access and functional needs, is partnering with FEMA to get this vital equipment delivered to survivors in the Virgin Islands.

HHS Activates Aid for Uninsured V.I. Residents Needing Medicine

The program pays for prescription medications for people without health insurance who are affected by disasters. Thirteen pharmacies in the territory participate in EPAP.

Emergency Prescription Assistance Available in USVI as of Nov. 1

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has activated the Emergency Prescription Assistance Program (EPAP) to help residents of the USVI get medicine, medical supplies, medical equipment and vaccines.

Department of Health Releases Schedule of Services for Oct. 30-Nov. 3

The people of the Virgin Islands have the following choices to receive medical attention at different locations and at different times.

Stelnickis Donate Medical Expertise and $30,000 to Schneider Regional Medical Center

The Schneider Regional Medical Center (SRMC) is the recipient of a $30,000 donation from Children’s Health and Rehabilitative Missions, a charity that focuses on bringing hope to children around the world.

Generators Can Be Dangerous; EOC Warns of Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning

Residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands are warned against the negative effects of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. They are strongly warned against the practice of using generators in any enclosed space or indoors.

Proper Cleanup Following Hurricanes Can Reduce Mold, Minimize Health Risks

U.S. Virgin Islanders could encounter dangerous mold while cleaning up their homes after hurricanes Irma and Maria. Survivors can successfully remove mold and protect themselves and their families by taking a few basic precautions.

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