Health Information

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Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon... Read More

Tick-borne Illnesses

Tick-borne diseases are a set of distinct diseases with similar signs and symptoms that are transmitted to humans by tick bites. The illnesses associated with these diseases can vary from mild symptoms to more severe infections. Preventing exposure to ticks and tick habitats is important to... Read More

Safe Sharps Drop-off Program

This program is for members of the Vineyard community who seek a safe method to dispose of used needles and syringes. DROP-OFF INSTRUCTIONS:Place used needles/syringes in a puncture-proof container and tape it securely closed. A clearly marked receptacle is available in the Lab's Waiting... Read More

Treating Strokes

In the case of a possible stroke, the first three hours can make a critical difference – in the quality of recovery, and even between life and death. Martha's Vineyard Hospital's stroke protocol program is certified by the Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health and the American Stroke... Read More

Bringing Cancer Care Closer to Home

Martha’s Vineyard Hospital is pleased to announce that as an affiliate of the Massachusetts General Hospital, we now offer patients a more comprehensive approach to treating cancer.MVH and the Mass General Cancer Center will begin working together to provide hematology/oncology physician and nurse... Read More