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Health & Wellness

We Are What We Eat

The following is an article written by Dr. Vazquez Roque of the Mayo Clinic. He writes about food sensitivities and how they may affect gut barrier function. It was submitted by Frederiksted Health Care Inc.

Department of Health Temporarily Changes Health Card Schedule

The Virgin Islands Department of Health has implemented new temporary hours of operation for processing of food handler/health cards.

AARP and AARP-VI Urge Congress to Address Needs of Older Americans, Nursing Home Residents

AARP leaders nationwide will meet remotely with Senate, House offices, as COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes reach nearly 100,000.

Department of Tourism Recognizes Sacrifices Made by Health Care Workers

“Let’s Give Thanks!” is a statement that recognizes and rewards local and stateside health care workers who are making a difference in the battle against COVID-19.

Governor Facilitates Health Plan for Small Business Owners, Employees

Governor Albert Bryan Jr. is creating a new path for hardworking residents to access health care coverage by promoting choice and competition in the USVI, and by strengthening negotiating power with providers from larger risk pools.
St. Thomas GERS building (Source photo by Don Buchanan)

Division of Personnel Clarifies Mail Mistakenly Sent to GVI Retirees by AARP

The coupon book and premium letter do not apply to retirees over the age of 65 and covered under the Virgin Islands’ Health Insurance program.

Coral Reef Academy Builds Sensory Room for Children

Time in the Sensory Lagoon helps children improve their visual, auditory and tactile processing, as well as fine and gross motor skills.

The Importance of Self-Care During a Pandemic

Taking care of ourselves is as important to our survival as it is to care for others, particularly during the coronavirus pandemic.

Department of Health Clarifies That Team Sports Are Not Allowed

An announcement made by the Virgin Islands Soccer Association that the season will begin resulted from a misunderstanding that led it to plan the season thinking that permission had been granted.

Governor Extends Deadline for Survey Assessing Readiness for Telehealth

In October, the Office of the Governor distributed the survey to determine how ready local doctors and healthcare providers are to use technology to extend their reach beyond traditional clinical settings.