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October 26, 2009

Health department flu clinic

Washington County Health Department will hold an adult flu vaccination clinic at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, at North Hagerstown High School, Pennsylvania Avenue, Hagerstown. Costs $20. Medicare will be accepted, but no other insurances will be billed.

For information on clinics, call 240-313-3456 or go to www.washhealth.org .

Fiber, carbohydrates discussion

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Morgan County War Memorial Hospital's Center for Rehab & Wellness will offer a free presentation "Fun with Fiber & Cool Carbs" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, at the center at 261 Berkmore Place, Suite 2A. Registered Dietitian Sara Kuykendall will discuss dietary fiber and other types of carbohydrates. Class size is limited. For information or to register, call 304-258-8377.

Heart attack risk program

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - War Memorial Hospital and Winchester Medical Center will offer the heart attack risk program from 8 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, in the conference room at War Memorial Hospital. People will have their risk of heart disease assessed by participating in a health screening that will provide information on total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, total cholesterol/HDL ratio, triglycerides, blood glucose, blood pressure and body-weight/body-mass index. The screening process, which is conducted by appointment only, will take approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Participants must fast for 12 hours before their appointment time. There is a $15 fee. For information or to schedule an appointment, call Paul Cooper at 304-258-6577.

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Arthritis research study

FREDERICK, Md. -Working in partnership with the Cleveland Clinic, The Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center of Maryland is recruiting participants for an international research study called The PRECISION Study. The investigators in this study are seeking to enroll 20,000 individuals with arthritis in 15 countries who either have or are at risk for heart disease. Through this research, doctors will have the information they need to choose the most appropriate pain reliever for individuals with arthritis who have or are at risk for cardiovascular problems.

The Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center of Maryland is one of about 1,000 sites contributing to The PRECISION Study. During the study, participants will receive study-related medical care and study medication at no charge.

For information, call the Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center of Maryland at 888-717-8839 or go to arthritisheartstudy.com .

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