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The Use of Drugs, Alcohol Can Make COVID-19 Worse

It is important to understand that what may seem to be an effective way to cope may in fact be putting people at risk.

DOH Disputes Claim that USVI COVID Deaths Could Top the World

The V.I. Department of Health reported Sunday that it is "significantly concerned" that researchers and news sources have reported that the mortality rate for COVID-19 in the U.S. Virgin Islands could top the world in per capita pandemic deaths.

Frederiksted Health Care: Coping With Stress During COVID-19 Pandemic

The idea of no return to “old normal” is difficult for some to imagine. There are many people who are feeling traumatic stress due to the pandemic and facing dire circumstances.

New Jersey Government Sends V.I. Remdesivir to Combat COVID-19

The generous donation of the antiviral drug can potentially treat 100-200 patients depending on the severity of the virus.

V.I. Department of Health Hosts Virtual Suicide Awareness and Prevention Training

A total of 85 individuals were trained. Each training session was held for four hours. Attendees participated in pre- and post-training test assessments and received certifications of completion after the training.

The Reasons Why Breastfeeding Is Important

Aug. 24-31 is Black Breastfeeding Week. It was created because for over 40 years there has been a gaping racial disparity in breastfeeding rates.
The CDC says the high risk of diabetes and obesity U.S. children face can be mitigated by more availability of fresh, local produce like these local fruits and vegetables (Gerard Sperry photo)

Department of Health: September Is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

The Division of Chronic Disease and Prevention is encouraging families to adopt healthy habits that can prevent and reduce childhood obesity and promote good health.

Rotary Celebrates Africa’s Being Certified Polio Free

On Aug. 25, the World Health Organization certified that the African region is wild poliovirus free.

DLCA Notifies Consumers of Progresso Chicken Noodle Soup Recall

On Tuesday, Aug. 18, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that Fairbult Foods Inc. (Minnesota) recalled approximately 15,000 of canned Progresso soup product.

Benefits of Vaccines in the Pediatric Population

Vaccinations allow the pediatric population to develop immunity to diseases such as measles, whooping cough, chickenpox and polio without actually contracting the disease.