Island Health Care is working with other Martha’s Vineyard healthcare organizations—as well as our federal, state, and local partners—to help our patients and other islanders prepare for and respond to the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19. This is a rapidly evolving situation. For the latest and most detailed information about COVID-19
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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
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
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