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Health and Wellness: A Combination of Mind, Body, and Spirit

“Western medicine defines health as the absence of disease,” Dr. Elliott Dacher, founder of the Meditation and Mindfulness program, says. Regardless of whether you have a disease or not, wellness has come to mean leading the best possible life you can — it’s a combination of mind, body, and spirit.

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Sept. 23 is Falls Prevention Day

Falls are one of the leading causes of injury for seniors. By: Geoff CurrierAugust 29, 2019 Statistics show that falls are a leading cause of injury for people age 65 and older. “A significant percentage of seniors have balance issues,” Marcela Pouliot, physical therapist at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital,... Read More

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