Current events

Increase in stomach bug noted

Since late 2012 there's been an increase in norovirus activity. According to release from the Department of Public Health and Social Services, the "stomach bug" is the most common cause of acute viral gastroenteritis... Click here for more…

GMH faces soaring accounts receivable

A little over one month on the job and the Guam Memorial Hospital's chief financial officer has a soaring accounts receivable to contend with. Click here for more…

insurance feeCalvo backs insurance fee

Gov. Eddie Calvo yesterday said he supports a bill by Sen. Dennis Rodriguez Jr., D-Dededo, that would require Guam health insurance companies to pay a 4 percent fee on the insurance premiums they collect. Click here for more…

JFK High avails of free TB skin tests

163 students, staff, teachers, and a bus driver have been identified as close contacts of the John F. Kennedy High School student diagnosed with active tuberculosis last week... Click here for more

Health insurers question legislation to help GMH debt

Thursday KUAM News reported on legislation aimed at helping pay off the Guam Memorial Hospital's multimillion dollar debt, but some health insurance companies are questioning how this would not only impact their companies but customers as well. Click here for more...

Rey Vega named director of Mental Health

Governor Eddie Calvo has appointed Rey Vega as the director of the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse. Click here for more…

National shortage of tuberculosis medication

Due to a national shortage of INH, the Department of Public Health and Social Services will only administer the meds for treatment of patients with active tuberculosis. Click here for more…

Active TB case at JFK

An individual who has been diagnosed with active tuberculosis at John F Kennedy High School has been removed from the classroom. Click here for more...

It's not too late to get a flu shot

It's not too late to get your flu shot if you haven't done so already. According to Department of Public Health and Social Services Immunization Program manager Annette Aguon, the peak of flu season may be over for Guam, but two more influenza-associated pediatric deaths were reported in the U.S. over the last few weeks. Click here for more…

Court orders Mental Health to submit transition plan

Mental Health acting director Rey Vega has been ordered to submit a transition plan of action to the District Court on how the department intends to implement the amended permanent injunction. Click here for more…

Guam's tobacco use discussed

Committee chair on health Senator Dennis Rodriguez, Jr. held a roundtable meeting last night on the prevalence of tobacco use in Guam with the Non-Communicable Disease Consortium Tobacco Prevention and Control Tea. Click here for more…


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