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NEWS
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.
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NEWS
May 3, 2004
The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends the following general schedule for eye exams: Children should be screened for eye disease in their first three months, at 6 months to 1 year old, and age 3 and 5. (The American Optometric Association recommends the first eye exam at age 6 months.) Adults should get a comprehensive medical eye exam once between the ages of 20 and 39, every two to four years between the ages of 40 and 64, and every one or two years after 64. The American Academy of Ophthalmology advises individuals with any of the following risk factors for disease to check with a doctor to determine how often they should have their eyes examined: developmental delay premature birth personal or family history of eye disease African-American heritage previous serious eye injury use of certain medications diseases that affect the whole body, including diabetes and HIV infection - Source: www.aao.
NEWS
June 12, 2010
Q: Are there any resources to help get me started with genealogy? A: Marsha Fuller, certified genealogist, recommends a few titles that give people tips on interviewing family members as well as on basic beginning genealogy. o "The Genealogy Handbook" by Ellen Galford o "Family History 101: A Beginner's Guide to Finding Your Ancestors" by Marcia Yannizze Melnyk o "The Genealogist's Question & Answer Book" by Marcia Yannizze Melnyk o "Organizing & Preserving Your Heirloom Documents" by Katherine Scott Sturdevant o "Digitizing Your Family History: Easy methods for preserving your heirloom documents, photos, home movies, in a digital format" by Rhonda R. McClure Fuller also suggests a few websites to help with helping prepare interview questions for genealogical research: o Genealogy.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | January 19, 2008
Editor's note: Each Sunday, The Herald-Mail publishes "A Life Remembered. " This continuing series takes a look back ? through the eyes of family, friends, co-workers and others ? at a member of the community who died recently. Today's "A Life Remembered" is about Alma Tomlinson O'Toole, who died Jan. 8 at the age of 91. Her obituary was published in the Jan. 10 edition of The Herald-Mail. HAGERSTOWN ? Born in Moundsville, W.Va., Alma Tomlinson (O'Toole) was a mountain girl through and through.
NEWS
March 17, 2003
The American Cancer Society includes the following among symptoms of colorectal cancer: A change in bowel habits, such as diarrhea, constipation or narrowing of the stool, that lasts for more than a few days A feeling that you need to have a bowel movement that is not relieved by doing so Rectal bleeding or blood in the stool Cramping or steady abdominal pain Weakness and fatigue ...
NEWS
January 22, 2009
Hagerstown Community College's Center for Continuing Education is offering two genealogy courses in early February. The first course, "Tracing Your Family Roots - Introduction to Genealogy," is offered Fridays from Feb. 6 to 27 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. This introductory course is designed to help students discover the fundamental building blocks of genealogy research by teaching them to use the most current tools, including reference CDs and genealogy software such as Family Tree Maker and Legacy Family Tree.
NEWS
April 7, 2011
The National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, Md., has announced the release of its latest television work in cooperation with NBC, as well as a program about The Pry House at Antietam National Battlefield to air on the National Geographic Channel. "Who Do you think You Are?" airs today at 8 p.m. on NBC, according to a release from the musuem. On the program, museum Executive Director George Wunderlich is a featured historian working with actress Ashley Judd as she searches for her family history.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 6, 2011
The Pry House Field Hospital Museum, off Shepherdstown Pike, in Keedysville, will be featured in  “Civil Warriors” at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, on the National Geographic Channel.  The hospital is one of the locations in the first episode, "Families at War" as National Museum of Civil War Medicine Executive Drrector George Wunderlich explores the challenges and conditions faced by Dr. William Childs. Childs’ great-great-grandson Tim Sawyer discovers with Wunderlich the story of grueling hours and unthinkable conditions his ancestor faced as a Civil War surgeon at the Battle of Antietam.
NEWS
August 16, 1998
By MARLO BARNHART / Staff Writer photo: KEVIN G. GILBERT / staff photographer [ enlarge ] A tribute to an uncle who died before he was born has opened up a world of family history for Justin Mayhue, the nephew that Clyde Jacob Smith never got to know. "I've been researching family history as a hobby for a long time," Mayhue said. Along the way, the Hagerstown man became particularly interested in one uncle who died in the Korean War in October, 1952.
NEWS
by SCOTT BUTKI | July 10, 2003
scottb@herald-mail.com Al Henneberger, a Smithsburg resident who does genealogical research, said Wednesday that an Internet site available for free to Washington County Free Library patrons will make the work easier and less expensive. People usually would have to pay a subscription fee in order to access all of the information at the HeritageQuest Online pages but as of July 1, it is free to users of Maryland libraries because Maryland Public Libraries paid a fee, Marsha Fuller, Washington County Free Library public relations coordinator, said Wednesday.
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