January 8, 2007
STOP program to overcome prediabetes Washington County Health Department and the Washington County Hospital Association will offer a program for individuals who are at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. The program will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. beginning Thursday, Jan. 11, and will continue for seven additional weeks, Jan. 18, Feb. 1, 8 and 15, March 1, 8 and 15. Classes will be held at Zion Baptist Church, 61 W. Bethel St., Hagerstown. The STOP program is designed to assist people with prediabetes in making important lifestyle changes.
September 30, 2002
Age: Most breast cancer diagnoses are in women older than 50. Family History: One or more first-degree relatives - mother, daughter or sister - have had breast cancer No experience of childbirth, or having your first child after age 30. Early onset of menstrual period (before age 12) Late onset of menopause (after age 55) n Obesity Prior history of breast cancer Significant radiation exposure to chest Prior cancer of uterus or ovaries Atypical hyperplasia - abnormal increase in the number of cells - or another pre-malignant condition Multiple breast biopsies Other possible risk factors are use of alcohol, taking birth control pills for many years, and taking post-menopausal estrogen.
February 5, 2013
'Parenting Hot Topics' conference set at Girls Inc. Barbara Martin will host a parenting conference titled “Parenting Hot Topics” at Girls Inc., 626 Washington Ave., Hagerstown on Saturday, March, 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a variety of speakers from the community who will talk about several topics. The Hagerstown Regional Childbirth Resources will have a session on childbirth options, a local La Leche League Leader will discuss breastfeeding and its benefits, and Enkore Kids will have a representative from its store to demonstrate the importance of car seat safety.
May 9, 2008
For a few hundred dollars, a pregnant woman can hire a doula - a teacher, friend, provider of emotional support, the one who bears the hand to be squeezed during labor - who will do almost everything short of having the contractions for her when baby comes. "It really takes the pressure off planning for this birth," says Tracey Durf, who is pregnant with her second child. Durf, 28, of Lurgan, Pa., hired a Hagerstown doula to help her through the pregnancy. A doula, pronounced DOO-luh, is a professional who is trained to assist a woman during childbirth.