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May 25, 2009
Robinwood department receives recognition The American Diabetes Association Education Certificate was recently presented to Robinwood Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. Programs that achieve recognition status have a staff of health professionals capable of providing program participants with information regarding diabetes management. Recognition status of all diabetes programs is awarded for three years and is verified by an official certificate from the American Diabetes Association.
NEWS
June 3, 1998
The Ground Round Restaurant on Massey Boulevard in Hagerstown will sponsor and host the 1998 Hagerstown Citizens Arrest for the American Diabetes Association today between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Participants will be "arrested" in the Hagerstown area and taken to the restaurant. They will be held there for $1,000 "bail" to be raised by contacting business associates, friends and relatives. All bail money will be accepted as tax-deductible donations.
NEWS
March 14, 1997
National Diabetes Alert Day is Tuesday, March 25. The "Alert" is a one-day call to action for Americans to determine if they are at risk for diabetes. Approximately 8 million Americans have diabetes and don't know it. The campaign's centerpiece is a short, written quiz - or diabetes risk test - that individuals can take to assess their risk for the disease. Persons who score high on the test are encouraged to call their doctors. - In Hagerstown Free community programs are being offered by Washington County Hospital Diabetes Education Center and Washington County Chapter of American Diabetes Association.
NEWS
June 12, 2006
Quality diabetes program at Robinwood Robinwood Endocrinology was honored by the American Diabetes Association with an Education Recognition Certificate for having a quality diabetes self-management education program. The program offers education that is an essential component of effective diabetes treatment. The certificate is awarded for three years. The certificate assures that educational programs meet the national standards for diabetes self-management education programs.
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by TARA REILLY | June 18, 2006
HAGERSTOWN John Hopkins was smooth with his technique. He leaned in, puckered up and laid his lips on ... the rear end of a baby pig. At the point of contact, the groans from the crowd Saturday at Municipal Stadium were noticeable. Moments later, the applause and the pats on the back from his colleagues began. Hopkins kissed the pig to raise money for diabetes research. He said the smooch was no big deal. It's an activity he must be used to because it's the third time in as many years that he's done it. "I've always been kissing the butt of that bad boy," Hopkins said.
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By MARIE GILBERT | July 1, 2007
HAGERSTOWN-So what is it about a pig that had people clamoring for a kiss? Some said it was fun. Others weren't so sure. But for those who participated, it was all about puckering up for a good cause. Kiss a Pig, a fundraiser for diabetes research, was held Saturday night prior to the Hagerstown Suns game at Municipal Stadium. The event was sponsored by District 22-W Lions Clubs. The district includes more than 2,000 members from Washington, Frederick, Carroll, Garrett and Allegany counties in Maryland.
NEWS
By MARIE GILBERT | June 30, 2007
So what is it about a pig that had people clamoring for a kiss? Some said it was fun. Others weren't so sure. But for those who participated, it was all about puckering up for a good cause. Kiss a Pig, a fundraiser for diabetes research, was held Saturday night prior to the Hagerstown Suns game at Municipal Stadium. The event was sponsored by District 22-W Lions Clubs, which includes more than 2,000 members from Washington, Frederick, Carroll, Garrett and Allegany counties in Maryland.
NEWS
by KRISTIN WILSON | December 26, 2005
kristinw@herald-mail.com David Smith flips through a stack of books sitting on his kitchen table. With titles like "Type 2 Diabetes," "Beating Diabetes," and "Conquering Diabetes," it's clear Smith is going to battle against his diabetes diagnosis. Since May, Smith, 72, who lives east of Hagers-town, has been retooling his lifestyle to incorporate better eating habits and more exercise - all in an effort to control his diabetic condition. The result so far has been a weight loss of 28 pounds.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | heather.keels@herald-mail.com | March 28, 2011
Health officials in Washington County are taking steps to curb a diabetes death rate that ranks higher than that of any other county in the state. From 2007 through 2009, Washington County had an age-adjusted death rate of 36.4 deaths from diabetes per 100,000 people in the population, according to the 2009 Maryland Vital Statistics Report. That’s about 67 percent higher than the state rate of 21.8. “The prevalence (of diabetes) is not necessarily as high as some of the other jurisdictions, but the death rate consistently is,” Washington County Health Department spokesman Roderick MacRae said.
NEWS
by ANDREA ROWLAND | January 31, 2005
andrear@herald-mail.com Move more and eat less. That's the gist of a new Washington County Health Department program targeted at individuals at risk for developing diabetes - a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin, which is the hormone needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. Participants in the free S.T.O.P.: Strategies to Overcome Pre-diabetes program - which starts Thursday, Feb. 3, at Elgin Station Community Center in Hagerstown - will learn how to change their diets and exercise regimens to curb their chances of getting diabetes, said Lisa McCoy, nutritionist at the health department in Hagerstown.
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By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | November 16, 2012
When Debra Crawford was in her 20s, she received a life-changing diagnosis. She had diabetes. From that moment on, every day, every hour would require constant, unwavering attention to meals, lifestyle and medication. The Hagerstown woman would learn the importance of willpower and self restraint and would walk a Goldilocks tightrope, making sure her sugar levels weren't too low or too high. Food was no longer just food. It was a chart of carbohydrates, proteins, fats and serving sizes.
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NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | heather.keels@herald-mail.com | March 28, 2011
Health officials in Washington County are taking steps to curb a diabetes death rate that ranks higher than that of any other county in the state. From 2007 through 2009, Washington County had an age-adjusted death rate of 36.4 deaths from diabetes per 100,000 people in the population, according to the 2009 Maryland Vital Statistics Report. That’s about 67 percent higher than the state rate of 21.8. “The prevalence (of diabetes) is not necessarily as high as some of the other jurisdictions, but the death rate consistently is,” Washington County Health Department spokesman Roderick MacRae said.
NEWS
By MARIE GILBERT | May 1, 2010
Little about diabetes is straightforward. It assaults all races and all classes. For some, it's genetic. For others it's a mystery. It can increase your chances of developing heart disease or having a stroke. It causes damage to the nervous system and poor circulation. And it's the No. 1 reason adults go blind. There is no cure for diabetes - a condition that allows excess sugar to build up in the blood and exact ferocious damage throughout the body. But it is manageable.
NEWS
May 25, 2009
Robinwood department receives recognition The American Diabetes Association Education Certificate was recently presented to Robinwood Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. Programs that achieve recognition status have a staff of health professionals capable of providing program participants with information regarding diabetes management. Recognition status of all diabetes programs is awarded for three years and is verified by an official certificate from the American Diabetes Association.
NEWS
By KRISTY SMITH / 301-432-8615 | August 5, 2008
Greetings, Neighbors! Boonsboro will celebrate National Night Out tonight with a gathering in Shafer Park from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Bring the youngsters out to enjoy the beautiful playground, and say hello to neighbors old and new. San Mar  San Mar Children's Home is once again sending several residents to an adventures program in Colorado.  This program is a proven success in helping girls from troubled circumstances to break the cycle of negative thinking and poor self worth while building trust and problem-solving skills.
NEWS
By MARIE GILBERT | July 1, 2007
HAGERSTOWN-So what is it about a pig that had people clamoring for a kiss? Some said it was fun. Others weren't so sure. But for those who participated, it was all about puckering up for a good cause. Kiss a Pig, a fundraiser for diabetes research, was held Saturday night prior to the Hagerstown Suns game at Municipal Stadium. The event was sponsored by District 22-W Lions Clubs. The district includes more than 2,000 members from Washington, Frederick, Carroll, Garrett and Allegany counties in Maryland.
NEWS
By MARIE GILBERT | June 30, 2007
So what is it about a pig that had people clamoring for a kiss? Some said it was fun. Others weren't so sure. But for those who participated, it was all about puckering up for a good cause. Kiss a Pig, a fundraiser for diabetes research, was held Saturday night prior to the Hagerstown Suns game at Municipal Stadium. The event was sponsored by District 22-W Lions Clubs, which includes more than 2,000 members from Washington, Frederick, Carroll, Garrett and Allegany counties in Maryland.
NEWS
by TARA REILLY | June 18, 2006
HAGERSTOWN John Hopkins was smooth with his technique. He leaned in, puckered up and laid his lips on ... the rear end of a baby pig. At the point of contact, the groans from the crowd Saturday at Municipal Stadium were noticeable. Moments later, the applause and the pats on the back from his colleagues began. Hopkins kissed the pig to raise money for diabetes research. He said the smooch was no big deal. It's an activity he must be used to because it's the third time in as many years that he's done it. "I've always been kissing the butt of that bad boy," Hopkins said.
NEWS
June 12, 2006
Quality diabetes program at Robinwood Robinwood Endocrinology was honored by the American Diabetes Association with an Education Recognition Certificate for having a quality diabetes self-management education program. The program offers education that is an essential component of effective diabetes treatment. The certificate is awarded for three years. The certificate assures that educational programs meet the national standards for diabetes self-management education programs.
NEWS
by KRISTIN WILSON | December 26, 2005
kristinw@herald-mail.com David Smith flips through a stack of books sitting on his kitchen table. With titles like "Type 2 Diabetes," "Beating Diabetes," and "Conquering Diabetes," it's clear Smith is going to battle against his diabetes diagnosis. Since May, Smith, 72, who lives east of Hagers-town, has been retooling his lifestyle to incorporate better eating habits and more exercise - all in an effort to control his diabetic condition. The result so far has been a weight loss of 28 pounds.
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