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NEWS
May 4, 2009
Stay informed. The CDC Web site ( www.cdc.gov/swineflu ) will be updated regularly as information becomes available. Influenza is thought to spread mainly person to person through coughing or sneezing of infected people. Take everyday actions to stay healthy. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it. Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hands cleaners are also effective.
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LIFESTYLE
November 2, 2012
West Virginia University Hospitals-East and the WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center Eastern Division will sponsor a community mini-medical school program on various infectious diseases. The seminar, titled "MRSA and Other Bugs," will be Tuesday, Nov. 20, in the WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center on the City Hospital campus. The discussion will focus on germs, viruses and how to protect yourself from infections.  The recent meningitis outbreak will also be addressed. The featured speaker is Dr. Matthew Simmons, infectious disease specialist and chief infection control officer at City Hospital who is also a clinical assistant professor for the WVU School of Medicine.
NEWS
by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | March 2, 2006
HARPERS FERRY, W.VA. Jefferson County and West Virginia health department officials are investigating what caused about one-third of C.W. Shipley Elementary School students to be diagnosed with strep throat within two months. Since Jan. 3, 144 students have been diagnosed with strep throat - a bacterial infection most common in young children and teenagers, according to the health department. Steven Nichols, superintendent of Jefferson County Public Schools, said school officials have taken precautions to disinfect the buildings.
OPINION
July 16, 2012
If there's no evolution, there's no need for better antibiotics To the editor: There have been letters back and forth in the creation versus evolution discussions. It is possible to argue that there is no such thing as evolution. It is also possible to argue that Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is very dangerous.  It requires a lot of mental gymnastics to insist that there is no evolution and that some forms of Staphylococcus aureus have evolved into  MRSA forms of Staphylococcus.
NEWS
By TIFFANY ARNOLD | October 1, 2008
Ice cream recipes can come out of left field, as did the bacon ice cream a "Top Chef" reality show contestant made with liquid nitrogen. And then they can come out of deep left field, as in PETA's request last month that a popular commercial ice cream company use human breast milk in it's ice cream instead of cow's milk. But the truth is, you're in good company if you like your ice cream plain. Vanilla is the most popular flavor in the U.S., according to International Dairy Foods Association, a Washington D.C.-based trade group.
NEWS
by DON AINES | April 4, 2005
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Eggs and peach Jell-O demonstrated the importance of wearing a bicycle helmet Sunday to many of the more than 500 children and adults who attended the Chambersburg YMCA's Healthy Kids Day. Reaching into a Styrofoam cooler, Evan Misal squeezed a brain-shaped gelatinous mass inside. "Can I eat it?" Misal, 7, of Chambersburg, asked, feeling the ersatz cerebral cortex. "It draws them in," Brittany May of Girl Scouts Cadet Troop 899 said of the Jell-O brain.
NEWS
July 27, 2006
Every week in Loop, we'll highlight concerts and events happening in the Washington/Baltimore area. Nightclub 9:30 Go to www.930.com for more information. The Wreckers featuring Michelle Branch and Jessica Harp Saturday, Aug. 5 $25 Early show. Doors: 6 p.m. The Rentals with Ozma Saturday, Aug. 5 $25 Late show. Doors: 10 p.m. The Pretenders Sunday, Aug. 6 $45 Merriweather Post Pavilion Go to www.merriweathermusic.
NEWS
by Christine L. Moats | August 18, 2003
Prevention is the best treatment for pneumonia. To protect your body from developing pneumonia, get plenty of rest, eat a balanced diet, and practice good hygiene. It is also important to exercise. According to Cheryl Stouffer, pneumonia care specialist at Washington County Hospital, regular exercise increases resistance to respiratory infections. Vaccines also are available to protect against influenzal and pneumococcal pneumonia. Because pneumonia is a common complication of influenza, or the flu, getting a flu shot every fall helps to prevent pneumonia.
LIFESTYLE
January 6, 2012
A reported case of tuberculosis at an area high school has made headlines. Tuberculosis, or TB, bacteria are spread through the air.  When a person with active TB disease of the lungs or throat coughs, sneezes, or speaks, people nearby might breathe in these bacteria and become infected. Facts about TB:  Latent TB infection.  When a person is exposed to (breathes in) the TB germs, they may develop a latent TB infection. People with latent TB have no symptoms and can't pass the germ.
NEWS
by JANET HEIM | April 28, 2005
janeth@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - Thanks to the generosity of local Bon-Ton customers, the company donated 75 plush bears through its Bears That Care program to Washington County Hospital. The Herald Bears, an exclusive bear made by Ty Inc., maker of Beanie Babies, have soft white fur with white glittered wings. During the 2004 holiday season, Bon-Ton sold an exclusive Beanie Baby named Star. The proceeds went to Bears That Care, an ongoing program that supports distribution of bears to pediatric patients and children in need.
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