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Public Lecture – Cardiovascular Disease & Diabetes Prevention

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Public Lecture - Baptist 1The Medical Services Department within the British Virgin Islands Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) in collaboration with Baptist Health International from South Florida, USA will hold a free public lecture on ‘Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes Prevention’ on Friday, 26th September, in the lobby of the new Peebles Hospital.

The Virgin Islands Community is invited to attend and hear the latest information concerning cardiovascular disease and how to prevent diabetes.

According to the Chief of Medical Staff, Dr. June Samuel “Chronic non-communicable disease is a real health concern here in the Virgin Islands, as 60% of our population are currently affected or are at risk for either hypertension or diabetes. These two conditions remain leading causes of illness and death in the BVI. We are seeing increased cases with adults and children as early as the secondary level and this public lecture will provide information to help improve and prevent heart disease and diabetes.”

She added, “This lecture is free of charge so I want to encourage everyone to come out. The BVIHSA delivers client-centered care, and when patients are informed, educated, and empowered, they usually safe guard their own health and treatment is usually more successful.”

The lecture will be presented by three Internists from Baptist Health Medical Group: Medical Director and Cardiologist, Wellness and Prevention Dr. Theodore Feldman, Co-Medical Director of the Hospitalist Program Dr. Justin J. Polga, and Assistant Vice President, Dr. Thomas Villancueva.

Registration is not required as the entire community is invited, however persons with questions my contact the BVIHSA’s Medical Services Department at 852-7514 or email janthony@bvihsa.vg or cwright@bvihsa.vg.

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