It’s a new year… and if you’re like most Vineyarders, you’ve made at least one resolution about staying healthier in 2020. Here are three steps you can take toward keeping that resolution: Step 1: Schedule Your Annual Check-Up Patients can get a head-start on a healthy 2020 by booking your
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Fight Flu: What You Need to Know About the 2020 Flu Season on Martha’s Vineyard (and How You Can Stay Healthy!)
Last year, there were 320 lab-confirmed cases of the flu on Martha’s Vineyard. Did you or someone you know get sick? If you did, chances are you had a rough few days of coughing, aches, and fever before you started to recover. But the flu can be extremely serious—particularly for
Adults with diabetes are nearly twice as likely to die from heart disease or stroke as people without diabetes. One in seven patients at Community Health Centers nationwide has diabetes. Do you, or does someone you care about, suffer from diabetes? Do you have access to the resources you need
Here’s one of the most common myths about aging: Falling is an inevitable part of getting older. It’s true that older people are at higher risk of falling. And when they do fall, the consequences can be serious. According to the National Council on Aging, “Falls are the leading cause
What does it mean to be a “rural” community? Does Martha’s Vineyard fit your definition? While distinct in many ways from communities that would be considered rural on the mainland, most Vineyarders would likely say yes—we have the farms, general stores, cricket-filled summer evenings, and sense of kinship to prove