September 19, 2017 7:15 pm Last modified: 4:47 am

Lifestyles

VA Caribbean Healthcare System Is Prepared for Hurricane Maria

Due to anticipated severe weather associated with the storm, the operating status of the VA Caribbean Healthcare System has been modified.
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Frederiksted Health Care to Close Tuesday, Wednesday Due to Maria

FHC expects to resume service on Thursday, Sept. 21.
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CDC Hurricane Support Offers Post-Hurricane Practical Information for Communities, Displaced People and Responders

There are many potential public health and safety concerns after hurricane impact. Many injuries and illnesses from hurricanes and floods occur during the response and recovery phases.
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Center for Disease Control Gives Tips on Staying Safe After Hurricanes, Flooding

The following is information from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) about what to do after a hurricane.
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V.I. Department of Agriculture Partners with JFL on New Initiative

The Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture (VIDOA) will partner with the Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center to form the “Farm to Hospital Program” (FTH) to facilitate and promote the sale of Virgin Islands’ grown farm products to hospitals.
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V.I. Department of Labor Congratulates MEDCERTS Graduates

The Department of Labor family congratulates the 23 participants who have successfully completed their training in the online MEDCERTS Healthcare and IT training programs.
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American Cancer Society Thanks Many for Raising $183,000 for Relay For Life Events

Relay For Life is the biggest annual fundraiser for American Cancer Society. It is a community event, led by passionate volunteers and supported by a small staff.
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DOH Launches Smoke-Free Campaign

Tobacco products and tobacco smoke contain many harmful chemicals such as acetone, ammonia, arsenic, benzene, cadmium, formaldehyde, lead, mercury and nicotine.
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Mango Dis Mango Dat 2017

Tasty Treats in the Heat – 21st Annual Mango Melee

Not even a scorching hot sun could stop people from attending the 21st annual Mango Melee and Tropical Fruit Festival this year at St. George's Botanical Gardens. With over 4,000 people in attendance, this year was one of the most successful Mango Melees yet.
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The Aedes aegypti mosquito carries the Zika virus. (Yale University School of Public Health photo)

DOH/CDC to Conduct Neighborhood Surveys on Zika Virus Throughout V.I.

The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health (DOH), in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will be conducting door-to-door interviews for a Zika survey on June 26-30.
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