Health-care news

November 14, 2005

Massage school establishes scholarship

Synergy Healing Arts Center and Massage School has announced that the Foundation for Enhancing Communities and Franklin Foundation have accepted the establishment of the Keith A. Schaeffer Memorial Scholarship Fund. This fund will assist students enrolled at the Synergy Healing Arts School with books, equipment, supplies or childcare expenses and will be awarded annually.

Keith Schaeffer is the late son of Margie and Craig Schaeffer who founded and now direct Synergy Healing Arts Center and Massage School.

Tax-deductible donations are accepted at the Franklin County Foundation, 1-717-236-5040 or on the Web

New technology for breast-cancer detection in Frederick

FREDERICK, Md. - Frederick Memorial Healthcare System has announced that beginning Thursday, Dec. 1, outpatient radiology services performed at FMH Rose Hill Imaging, and FMH Mount Airy locations, will be covered by MAMSI, and MAMSI-administered products including MDIPA, Optimum Choice, MAMSI Life and Health, and Alliance. In addition, MAMSI Life and Health, and Alliance health plan patients will be able to receive laboratory services at all FMH locations.


Brent Purscelly, manager of outpatient imaging services at FMH says, "We are very excited to be able to offer the newest technology for breast cancer detection. Digital mammography takes less than half the time of traditional film-based exams, and allows the radiologist to examine the images on high-resolution computer monitors that enhance visualization of the structures within the breast tissue."

FMH will be ready to accommodate MAMSI members at its outpatient facilities in Mount Airy and at Rose Hill after Dec. 1. Rose Hill will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. MAMSI members who wish to schedule their annual mammogram after Dec. 1 can go ahead and make appointments now by calling 1-240-566-3400 or 1-800-995-1438.

Seminar for physicians in Baltimore

BALTIMORE - Dr. Donald Kress and Contour threads will present Maryland's Thread Lift Seminar for Physicians from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at Harbor Court Hotel, 550 Light St., Baltimore.

The program will introduce a new minimally invasive procedure called threading or stringing that corrects the mid-face sag, elevates the brow, lifts the neck and jawline and banishes laugh lines, naturally.

For information, call 1-410-230-1917 or go to

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