July 25, 2017 8:41 pm Last modified: 3:04 pm

Health-Fitness

Health Beat: Carmen Navarro Doesn’t Let Scleroderma Get Her Down

Carmen Ramos Navarro struggles with medical conditions and issues associated with having the chronic autoimmune disorder scleroderma – yet she carries on with smiles and laughter. Scleroderma is not contagious, infectious, cancerous or malignant.
Read More

Health Department Confirms Territory’s Second Case of Zika

On Friday afternoon the Virgin Islands Department of Health announced that the territory’s second case of Zika virus has been confirmed in a 42-year-old man on St. Croix.
Read More

Territory Awaits Zika Test Results

It’s been almost a month since Zika virus was confirmed in the territory, but local health officials are still uncertain about the scale of the outbreak due to testing surges that are slowing down results.
Read More

Schneider Regional Medical Center Unveils Heart and Lung Center

February is National Heart Month and Schneider Regional Medical Center is celebrating with the unveiling of a new heart and lung center that will allow patients to stay on-island for health care.
Read More

Affordable Care Act Saved V.I. Seniors $4.6 Million So Far

V.I. Medicare beneficiaries saved $4.56 million on prescription drugs since 2010 due to the federal Affordable Care Act, and 11,008 V.I. Medicare beneficiaries used free preventive services in 2015.
Read More

Health Beat: Counselor Catherine Giraud

Local Counselor, sailor and artist Catherine G`iraud set sail from Europe in 1986 with plans to sail the Caribbean for a year. In 1987 she landed on St. Croix, found the island to be serene and quiet and the people to be friendly.
Read More

Doctor, Surgical Team Perform JFL’s First Anterior Hip Replacement

Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital can now add anterior total hip replacement to the services it provides. Dr. Jeffrey Chase and a JFL surgical team on Jan. 20 performed St. Croix’s hip replacement of this type on a 73-year old female patient, according to the hospital.

Read More

Talking About Self-Respect

Many problems are not what we think they are. Gail Glanville’s columns shine a light on the real problem and provide holistic solutions for resolution from the inside out. 

Read More

Talking About Control

When too much control is imposed, a relationship can be ruined. When too little is imposed, a job can be lost. With “just right” amounts of control, we’re in the flow of the Goldilocks Principle.
Read More

Talking About Happiness

In 1998, therapists, practitioners and researchers stopped asking “What’s wrong with you?” and started asking “What makes you happy? What helps you thrive?”
Read More