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UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 14, 2016

DOH to Host Diabetes and Tobacco Forums

Change Your Lifestyle-Change the Direction of Your Health

The Department of Health is on a campaign to promote the prevention of chronic diseases in the territory. The campaign is focused on Diabetes prevention/management and the association between chronic disease and tobacco use. A series of forums, titled Diabetes: A Deadly Disease & Tobacco: A Deadly Substance, will be held on St. Croix (February 16th) and St. Thomas (February 23rd), in which physicians, nutritionists and certified specialists will discuss lifestyle changes that can be implemented to prevent and/or manage diabetes, the health risks caused by various uses of tobacco, how exercise can prevent/manage chronic diseases, the importance of nutrition on your health and much more. Come be a part of the conversation!

ST CROIX:

Where: UVI Great Hall Room
When: February 16th 12:pm-1:30pm & 5:30pm -- 7pm
Why: Changing your lifestyle could be a big step towards prevention and/or healthy management
Who: Dr. Judy Barzey, Endocrinologist
Dr. Gemain Owen, Family Practitioners
Desiree James, Certified Diabetes Educator
William Roberts, Certified Fitness Trainer
Mary Casey, Registered Dietician

ST THOMAS:

Where: Charlotte Kimelman Cancer Institute Auditorium
When: Thursday, February 23rd 5:30pm-7:00pm
Why: Changing your lifestyle could be a big step towards prevention and/or healthy management
Who: Dr. Tai Hunte, Internist
Dr. Judy Barzey, Endocrinologist
Desiree James, Certified Diabetes Educator
William Roberts, Certified Fitness Trainer
Mary Casey, Registered Dietician

 

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