June 29, 2017 3:26 am Last modified: 5:04 pm

Lifestyles

Weekly Update: Health Confirms Two More Cases of Zika, Warns People to Stay Protected During Carnival

This week the V.I. Department of Health confirmed two more cases of Zika in the territory, bringing the total number of confirmed positive cases to 16.
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Crazy Woman’s Guide to Health: A Few Easy Crap Substitutes

I ran into an acquaintance at Cost U Less the other day. Being crazy, I couldn’t stop myself from critically reviewing and eventually commenting on what was in his cart.
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Faith Matters: Church Makes Wedding Bells Ring

Fewer and fewer couples are taking the traditional walk down the aisle, but those willing to make the trip can find a lot of support within the church community.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Chef Julius Jackson Shows What’s in ‘The Kitchen’ This Weekend

Food Network’s "The Kitchen" will show viewers how to beat the cold this weekend with some tropical cooking, including a Caribbean coconut shrimp with mango sauce recipe whipped up by local chef and champion boxer Julius Jackson. 

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