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07/27/16 4:30pm
Dr. Nevena Zubcevik described her findings on Lyme disease diagnosis and treatment, and its effect on the brain, to Martha's Vineyard Hospital physicians and members of the public last week.

MARTHA’S VINEYARD TIMES PHOTO Dr. Nevena Zubcevik described her findings on Lyme disease diagnosis and treatment, and its effect on the brain, to Martha’s Vineyard Hospital physicians and members of the public last week.

A place not unlike this Island is engaged in a debate similar to one here about how to best treat Lyme disease and to eradicate tick-borne diseases.

The back-and-forth on the issue on Martha’s Vineyard has made for lively discussions for years, with a new method of treatment making news and triggering negative reactions to the proposal. (more…)

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04/20/15 8:00am
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A rare and potentially fatal tick-borne illness is becoming increasingly prevalent throughout the Northeast, according to the Centers for Disease Control. (more…)

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05/21/14 7:58am
Councilman Ed Brown got an earful from resident Richard Kelly at Tuesday's Town Board work session. From left, Councilwoman Chris Lewis, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty and Mr. Brown.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Councilman Ed Brown got an earful from resident Richard Kelly at Tuesday’s Town Board work session. From left, Councilwoman Chris Lewis, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty and Mr. Brown.

A resident stepping outside Town Hall after the Town Board’s work session Tuesday smiled and said, “It’s a little cooler out here.”

The heat in the meeting room he’d just left had nothing to do with the thermostat, but  more to do with an angry resident aggressively questioning a board member. It go to a point  where Richard Kelly was shouting, waving a copy of the Reporter around and eventually flinging it to the floor in disgust. (more…)

01/20/14 5:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | A patient at the Town Medical Center receiving a vaccine that doctors maintain is the best preventative against flu.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | A patient at the Town Medical Center receiving a vaccine that doctors maintain is the best preventative against flu.

Think you’ve successfully avoided the flu so far?

You might be out of the woods, say experts at the Centers for Disease Control and the New York State Department of Health. (more…)