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NEWS
May 14, 1999
By MEG H. PARTINGTON / Staff Writer photo: RICHARD T. MEAGHER / staff photographer An exploding amount of research has resulted in a host of new drugs to treat the pain and swelling of arthritis. In the last 18 months, at least seven new drugs have gained recognition, though not all have been approved by Food and Drug Administration for use on arthritis patients. [cont. from lifestyle ] Dr. Raymond L. Malamet of Rheumatology Consultants in Hagerstown expects even more drugs to be available in the next six to eight months.
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by KATE COLEMAN | February 3, 2003
katec@herald-mail.com "Everything is nice and easy," says Karen Meinelschmidt. That's not something people with arthritis hear often, but those in Meinelschmidt's arthritis aquatics class in the warm-water pool are feeling it at the Richard A. Henson Family YMCA in Hagerstown. Arthritis comes in many forms and afflicts many people. It causes pain, stiffness and swelling in joints and supporting structures - muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones - according to the Web site of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, www.niams.
NEWS
By MARIE GILBERT | May 19, 2007
This wasn't just a walk in the park. It was about giving a little sole to a good cause. An Arthritis Walk, sponsored by the Western Maryland Branch of the Arthritis Foundation, was held Saturday at Fairgrounds Park. About 100 people turned out for the event, which was aimed at raising awareness, as well as funds, for arthritis research and programs in Maryland. "This has been a national event for several years and is usually held in May, which is National Arthritis Month," said Bonnie Hayman, executive director of the area organization.
NEWS
By MARIE GILBERT | May 20, 2007
This wasn't just a walk in the park. It was about giving a little sole to a good cause. An Arthritis Walk, sponsored by the Western Maryland Branch of the Arthritis Foundation, was held Saturday at Fairgrounds Park. About 100 people turned out for the event, which was aimed at raising awareness, as well as funds, for arthritis research and programs in Maryland. "This has been a national event for several years and is usually held in May, which is National Arthritis Month," said Bonnie Hayman, executive director of the area organization.
OBITUARIES
April 18, 2012
Margaret Elizabeth Loudenslager "Sis" Athey, 92, of 9640 Sylvania Metamora, Sylvania, Ohio, formerly of Hagerstown, Md., died Sunday, April 15, 2012, at Sunset Village Care Center in Toledo, Ohio. Born June 15, 1919, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late John Everhart and Helen Pinnine Baker Loudenslager. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas L. Athey, on June 15, 1994. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great- grandmother, and friend to all. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.
NEWS
November 8, 2004
JUNIOR FOOTBALL Hagerstown Giants 33, Hagerstown Browns 32: Daquan Edwards ran for two touchdowns, while David Williams, Desonte Morel and Mason Burnett each ran for one for the Giants. Alec Nelson and Michael Russ each ran for a pair of TDs and Reginald Russ also scored a touchdown for the Browns. Williamsport Vikings 31, Smithsburg Jets 0: Seth Near ran for two touchdowns and Shawn Likely and Antoine Malone each ran for one for the Vikings. Williamsport Vikings 21, Williamsport Bears 18: Kyle Stone threw touchdown passes to Michael Hill and Antoine Malone and Ryan Butts blocked a punt and returned it for a touchdown for the Vikings.
NEWS
February 14, 1997
Rheumatic disorder causes pain in muscles By KATE COLEMAN Staff Writer Barb Renner has heard fibromyalgia called "the phantom disease" because it so often is misdiagnosed. Approximately 3.7 million people - 2 percent of Americans - may have fibromyalgia, according to the Arthritis Foundation. Like other rheumatic disorders, it is more common in women, usually appearing in their late 30s to 40s, says Dr. Raymond L. Malamet, a Hagerstown rheumatologist. Symptoms include pain - mainly in the muscles - and moderate or severe fatigue.
NEWS
May 14, 1999
May is National Arthritis Month and one day - Tuesday, May 18 - is Arthritis Foundation's first Arthritis Action Day. That day, Americans are urged to take action if they have symptoms of arthritis, rather than ignoring the warning signs. [cont. from lifestyle ] Pain, stiffness for more than two weeks in or around a joint, sometimes accompanied by swelling, may indicate that you have arthritis, according to the foundation. The pain may be ongoing or can come and go, and your joints may feel stiff and hard to move.
NEWS
February 8, 2009
Hagerstown Community College's Center for Continuing Education is offering two courses in March and April geared toward those with arthritis. The first course, "PACE: People with Arthritis can Exercise," will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., at the Hagerstown Seventh-day Adventist Church from April 7 through June 25. Developed by the Arthritis Foundation, the course is designed to help those with arthritis maintain joint...
NEWS
September 15, 2008
Healthy aging series MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -West Virginia University Hospitals-East's OWLS Program for seniors ages 55 and older is offering a healthy aging series at 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 16, through Oct. 7, at Berkeley Senior Center, 217 N. High St. Topics are: Sept. 16 - "There is No Excuse Not to Exercise," with Brian White, exercise specialist, The Wellness Center at City Hospital. Sept. 23 - "Please Pass the Peas," with Joan Starliper, City Hospital and The Wellness Center.
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