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Wellness Business Hosts Free Meal and Health Talk

New beginnings were a major theme at a health talk hosted by Paradise Chiropractic & Wellness Center Tuesday.
Sens. Donna Frett-Gregory and Janelle Sarauw discuss the VIVIS bill, which they co-sponsored. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, USVI Legislature)

Panel OKs Measure to Reorganize Long-Languishing Data System

The long dormant V.I. Virtual Information System, or VIVIS, may be reworked with a new executive council if a bill forwarded out of the Senate Rules Committee is enacted. But funding concerns remain.

Several St. Thomas Community Events Planned for MLK Day Weekend

Monday, Jan. 20, marks the 37th year since Martin Luther King Jr. Day became a legal holiday in the United States, and multiple community organizations have scheduled events to celebrate.
The Aedes aegypti mosquito carries the Zika virus. (Yale University School of Public Health photo)

Dengue’s V.I. Reappearance Makes Mosquito Control Paramount

The V.I. Health Department reported Wednesday a small number of Virgin Islanders have tested positive for the unpleasant, mosquito-borne illness dengue in recent weeks, marking its first lab-confirmed return since 2017.
Sen. Allison Degazon (D-STT) questions Callwood and O'Neal at Tuesday's Finance Committee hearing. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, V.I. Legislature)

Senate Panel OKs Bill on Exploitation of Seniors

People who take advantage of seniors unable to care for themselves are the target of a bill approved and moved forward Monday by the Senate Committee on Health, Hospitals and Human Services.

St. Croix Rotarians to Host Health Fair in Frederiksted

The Rotary Clubs of St. Croix will host the First Rotary Diabetes Health Fair on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Frederiksted at the American Legion on Prince Street.
Schneider Regional Medical Center is the hospital for St. Thomas. (Source file photo by Kelsey Nowakowski)

Hospital Dialysis Units Are Surviving, Not Thriving

Hemodialysis units at the territory's two hospitals have undergone extreme challenges since the days of hurricanes Irma and Maria, and while they have stabilized, they still have a long way to go before they are successfully serving the USVI.
Joseffa Torres-Olivo spoke at Thursday's workshop on water quality. (Source photo)

Educating Public Critical for Safe Drinking Water, Experts Tell Seminar

Educating the public about the current regulations in drinking water is crucial to ensuring water safety in the territory, experts told a gathering at a week-long workshop.
Gov. Albert Bryan testifies before the House Energy Committee earlier this year. (Photo supplied by Government House)

V.I. Health Officials to Testify in D.C. on Medicaid

Administration officials from the Department of Human Services will testify Thursday before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce in Washington D.C., continuing the administration’s push for congressional action to prevent the U.S. Virgin Islands and other insular territories from falling off the Medicaid "fiscal cliff."

Hospitals on Front Line in Neonatal Care

Faye John-Baptiste, RN, and Dr. Olivine Treasure both remember 1999 as the turn-around year for St. Croix families. That summer, the Juan F. Luis Hospital welcomed a neonatologist to its staff, and things began to change fast, contributing to what is one of the big success stories in V.I. health care.

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