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Victoria Haeselbarth

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Working for Your Health: Stroke prevention

May is a time when the weather typically brightens, and many of us are getting back in our yards, firing up our grills, and...

Working for Your Health: PFAS and you

What is PFAS? There’s been a lot of news lately — much of it cautionary — about the chemicals known as PFAS (perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl...

Working for Your Health: There’s no place like home

The concept of “home” varies from person to person; all of us know its importance. For many of us, home takes on greater meaning...

Dukes County Health Council: Working for your health

Did you know? By 2050, the number of people in the U.S. living with Alzheimer's disease is estimated to reach nearly 13 million. 1...

Dukes County Health Council: Working for your health

Vaccination is one of the most important achievements in the history of medicine. Its role in safeguarding public health and eradicating deadly diseases is...

Dukes County Health Council: Working for Your Health

The topic of climate change is in the news daily, notably the pressures we face from an increase in extreme weather events. Lately we’ve...

Dukes County Health Council: Working for your health

Whoever said, “The eyes are the windows to the soul,” he probably wasn’t thinking about the importance of protecting them from environmental threats, or...

Dukes County Health Council: Working for your health

It can be uplifting to hear good news, especially when it involves preserving human life and improving its quality. A growing number of scientific...

Dukes County Health Council: Working for your health

In 1968, a piece appeared in the Reader's Digest introducing the phrase "Getting old ain't for sissies," bringing humor to an aging population’s aching...

Dukes County Health Council: Working for your health

It may surprise you that Martha’s Vineyard is considered a “level two rural community,” an important distinction shared with only 20 percent of the...

Dukes County Health Council: Working for your health

It’s human nature to spend more time examining our failures than celebrating our victories; to complain about the inconvenient steps needed to get a...

Dukes County Health Council: Working for your health

Few would argue that 2022 had its challenges, the healthcare field not excluded. The pandemic left us with supply shortages, apparent not only on...

Dukes County Health Council: Working for your health

Imagine going to your doctor for a routine visit, and being advised to exercise more regularly to preserve your mobility and to improve your...

Working for your health

Why are data so important to our community’s health? Who’s collecting them, and why? What college student, this writer among them, hasn’t winced at the...

Working for your health

Health is a basic human need. Textbooks define it as a state of emotional and physical well-being. When we are healthy, we can experience...