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By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | January 12, 2013
With flu cases on the rise in Washington County, Meritus Medical Center officials are asking people not to visit patients in the hospital and the Washington County Health Department plans to hold four flu vaccination clinics over the next two weeks. Meritus Health issued a press release Friday encouraging people, especially those who have flu-like symptoms or who are vulnerable to the flu, to forego visits to patients in the hospital. “This is an effort to keep patients and visitors safe,” Meritus Health Communications Manager Nicole Jovel said.
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LIFESTYLE
By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com | December 17, 2010
"Zip your coat. Put that hat on your head. You're gonna catch a cold. " Rare is the mother who hasn't uttered these words during the rush out the door. Shirlee Imes, 55, of Hagerstown, certainly has. She is the mother of 11. If she doesn't stand guard at the door, Imes said, one of her children inevitably tries to sneak out in just a sweatshirt. Excuses abound. "It's not cool to wear a heavy coat. " "They don't give us enough locker space to put our coat and backpack in. " "I'll miss my bus if I have to go back to my locker to get my coat.
NEWS
December 26, 2007
Maryland Francis Murphy 240-313-9300, ext. 154 Closed - Monday and Tuesday. Bingo - Wednesday, 9:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.; Friday, 9:45 a.m. Dominoes - Wednesday, 8 p.m. "Don't Spill the Beans" and exercise with Helen House - Thursday, 9:45 a.m. Hymn sing with Laverne - Friday, 7 p.m. Potomac Towers 301-991-5168 Closed - Monday and Tuesday. Exercise video with Argie Harris - Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.; Thursday, 9:15 a.m. Knitting and crochet with Frankie - Wednesday, noon to 1:30 p.m. Tenant association Bingo - Wednesday, 6 p.m. Cough and Cold Medicines with Ita Kavanagh - Thursday, 10 a.m. "Don't Spill the Beans" and exercise with Helen House - Friday, 9:15 a.m. Walnut Towers 301-491-5953 Closed - Monday and Tuesday.
NEWS
February 9, 2006
Old cell phones should not be given as toys, officials say Washington County fire and rescue officials are asking that adults refrain from giving children deactivated cell phones as toys. The Hagerstown Fire Marshal's Office released the statement Wednesday, a day after authorities determined a 3-year-old child called the Washington County 911 Center more than 50 times over a two-hour period. The child was playing with a deactivated cell phone, which are capable of calling 911, according to the statement.
NEWS
December 26, 1997
By KERRY LYNN FRALEY Staff Writer You can't cure a cold or flu with medication. But you've sure got plenty of choices when it comes to treating the symptoms while it lasts. Don't worry that indulging in one or more over-the-counter remedies meanwhile will leave you hooked because they don't contain physically addictive drugs, local health professionals say. However, with so many cold and flu products out there, you need to be careful in choosing what to take, they say. Make sure you're taking only what you need for your symptoms and that it won't affect any medical conditions you have.
NEWS
October 7, 2009
Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown is restricting visits by anyone younger than 18 years old in an effort to protect patients, the community and staff members from possibly contracting the flu, according to a press release issued Wednesday. No children younger than 17 years old will be allowed in the hospital unless they are patients, according to the release. "Children are a high-risk group for contracting the flu," said Kathy Morrisey, director of infection control at Washington County Hospital.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | March 5, 2013
Police said a 22-year-old man who led them on a high-speed pursuit in Virginia and West Virginia late Monday night and early Tuesday morning later admitted that he was fleeing in a pickup truck that he stole from a hospital in Maryland. Matthew Michael Cameron, of no fixed address, was arraigned Tuesday by Berkeley County Magistrate Harry L. Snow on single felony counts of fleeing while driving under the influence, receiving/transferring stolen property and bringing stolen property into the state, according to police and court records.
NEWS
by WANDA T. WILLIAMS | January 31, 2005
wandaw@herald-mail.com WASHINGTON COUNTY - The Washington County Health Department still has doses of influenza vaccine available to the general public, according to department spokesman Rod MacRae. "Anyone interested in a flu shot can call the health department and make an appointment," MacRae said. The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene last week lifted restrictions on the vaccinations. Many state health departments had been offering flu shots only to people at high risk for influenza.
NEWS
February 2, 2005
OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - Water samples were taken Tuesday to determine whether the bacteria that causes Legionnaire's disease has been successfully removed from the water system of a condominium complex where three residents came down with the disease, killing one, a county health official said. County health officials first tested the water in the building after the first two cases were reported. Those tests indicated the presence of the bacteria at several points, prompting health officials to recommend disinfection of the water system, which was done over the weekend, said Debbie Goeller, a Worcester County health officer.
NEWS
January 8, 2008
Southeastern Senior Site Mount Vernon Road Keedysville 301-432-5624 Today - 50 Things You Should Know About Arthritis with Jackie Willison, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 9 - Bingo, 10:15 a.m. Jan. 10 - Table bowling, 10:15 a.m. Jan. 11 - Horseshoes, 10:15 a.m. Jan. 14 - Cough and Cold Medicines with Ita Kavanagh, 10 a.m.; cards, 1 p.m. Jan. 15 - "Bone-Building Advice" and exercise with Helen House, 10 a.m.; I&A with Tom...
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