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American Academy of HIV Medicine Gives Nurse Practitioner Janette Bowers New Certification

Currently, only two providers in the V.I. are certified HIV providers; Bowers joins Dr. Barbara McDonald at St. Thomas East End Clinic as a specialist in HIV care.
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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.

St. Croix DOH to Distribute Insulin; Free Tetanus and Flu Shots Available

People can get free insulin, flu shots and tetanus vaccinations tomorrow at DOH's Charles Harwood Complex. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 25, the DOH will be distributing insulin to the uninsured and under-insured.

Despite Electrical Issues, Department of Health Still Providing Services

During an inspection of the Charles Harwood Complex’s transfer switch on Tuesday, Oct. 17, an explosion occurred, causing power failure to the building. As a result, there is currently no electricity at the hospital.

St. Croix DOH to Distribute Free Insulin, Tetanus and Flu Shots on Wednesday, Oct....

The V.I. Department of Health between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 18, will be partnering with the Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center.

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BROWNIE STREET -- was renamed on Friday in honor of legendary broadcaster Irvin "Brownie" Brown. Brown is seen here, surrounded by three of his six children and St. Thomas-St. John District Senator Dwayne DeGraff.
DeGraff sponsored Bill No. 32-0146 to rename General Gade, from Veteran's Drive to Sike Gade, as Irvin "Brownie" Brown Sr. Street. Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed it into law in July.
Gade is the Danish word for street. That's how long General Gade's been around in the Savan neighborhood, one of St. Thomas' oldest communities.
Brownie was born and grew up there, among friends and family. A lot like the folks who showed up at the club house for the Retired Police Organization to celebrate the occasion.
For 50 years, Brown has shared Latin, soca and gospel music over the airwaves at WSTA-AM on weekday afternoons. He has emceed countlesss live Carnival events, parades. He trained under former Senate President Bingley Richardson to become a licensed boat captain. Conducted taxi tours as a businessman.
He was also a drummer for Milo and the Kings and toured the U.S. with the band in his younger days. And Brown served as master of ceremonied for the Annaberg Black History Month Fair on St. John.
De Graff thanked the different groups that worked together to stage the event.
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BROWNIE STREET -- was renamed on Friday in honor of legendary broadcaster Irvin Brownie Brown. Brown is seen here, surrounded by three of his six children and St. Thomas-St. John District Senator Dwayne DeGraff.
DeGraff sponsored Bill No. 32-0146 to rename General Gade, from Veterans Drive to Sike Gade, as Irvin Brownie Brown Sr. Street. Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed it into law in July.
Gade is the Danish word for street. Thats how long General Gades been around in the Savan neighborhood, one of St. Thomas oldest communities.
Brownie was born and grew up there, among friends and family. A lot like the folks who showed up at the club house for the Retired Police Organization to celebrate the occasion.
For 50 years, Brown has shared Latin, soca and gospel music over the airwaves at WSTA-AM on weekday afternoons. He has emceed countlesss live Carnival events, parades. He trained under former Senate President Bingley Richardson to become a licensed boat captain. Conducted taxi tours as a businessman.
He was also a drummer for Milo and the Kings and toured the U.S. with the band in his younger days. And Brown served as master of ceremonied for the Annaberg Black History Month Fair on St. John.
De Graff thanked the different groups that worked together to stage the event.

 

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