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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Geoff Currier of the Martha's Vineyard Times October 24, 2018 One in eight women in the United States are diagnosed with breast cancer. It’s the most common cancer in women, and the second leading cause of death after skin cancer. While these statistics may seem daunting,... Read More

Building up Bone Strength

By Geoff Currier - July 25, 2018 You or a loved one grow old, take a little fall, and suddenly fracture a hip. It’s an all-too-common scenario, but doesn’t have to be. Many of these fractures are preventable, not just by being more careful,... Read More

Get Ahead of Lyme

Living on Martha’s Vineyard, we’re conditioned to meticulously check ourselves, our friends, and our kids for ticks. What happens if you find one? What happens if it’s embedded? Dr. Henry Nieder, co-chair of primary care at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, briefed The Times on what to do when you find a tick.

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MVH Profile: Prudy Carter-Donovan, NP

Prudy, how long have you been on-Island? Twelve years. I originally accepted a six-month temporary position here as an overnight ER nurse in 2006. My family and I fell in love with the Island, so we decided to move here. I joined the primary care team at... Read More

A Patient’s Guide to Joint Replacement

Martha's Vineyard Hospital's Orthopedics Department hosts an ongoing informational class for those scheduled for or are considering knee or hip replacement surgery. These sessions are held the second Wednesday of every month at 12:00 noon in the Orthopedics Department. Lead by Patricia Quast- French, Orthopedic RN... Read More