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September 19, 2011
Brothers Who Care is forming a local health disparities committee to help develop solutions and activities to promote improvement in the health of the minority populations in the area, with a focus on heart disease and cancer.   The organizers encourage individuals and organizations (civic and government) to participate on this committee.   An inaugural meeting will be held Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Memorial Recreation Center to decide leadership and an agenda. For more information, call 301-393-9290 or email MOTA@brotherswho care.org .
NEWS
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | May 20, 2010
GREENCASTLE, PA. -- Three years ago, Cathy Pence and her husband, David, brought a mix of fresh, local and organic food to Greencastle in their small cafe on Baltimore Street. This year, the couple hopes that a new location and expanded business hours will open more people to the flavors of health served at Pure & Simple Cafe. As early as July, the cafe could open at its new location at 164 E. Baltimore St., Cathy Pence said. "We plan to expand our hours to 7 p.m. and offer even more choices," she said.
LIFESTYLE
June 6, 2013
 North Square Farmers Market will open its stands from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 8, at 50 N. Main St., Chambersburg, to host a Health and Fitness Day.   Health and Fitness Day festivities will include an early bird drawing from 8 to 9 a.m. to win a 10-class pass for Chambersburg CrossFit; free BMI testing with Results Therapy & Fitness; a kids' broad jump contest with The Runner's Sole; a cooking demo by Kristi Benbow of B Naturally Nourished;...
NEWS
May 25, 2012
Authorities are assessing the health of 29 animals seized last week from a southern Morgan County property near the Virginia line, Morgan County Animal Control Officer Jason Pearce said Thursday. The 21 dogs, two goats, three rats, a pot-bellied pig, cat and miniature horse were seized after authorities investigated a complaint about the welfare of the animals, Pearce said. No charges have been filed, Pearce said. The animals, whose conditions vary, are being kept at the county's facility along W.Va.
LIFESTYLE
August 30, 2013
Free Zumba LAPPANS -  Free Zumba classes will be at 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, and Wednesday, Sept. 4, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 18311 Lappans Road, Lappans. For more information, email kelsey-bailaconmigo1727@yahoo.com ; corinne-corinne.glenn@gmail.com ; or dana-djsprowl@bechtel.com .   Zumba Senato LAPPANS -   Zumba Sentao classes will be offered from 6:45 to 7 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 9, through Dec. 16, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 18311 Lappans Road, Lappans.  Drop-in fee per clas is $5 or purchase class cards.  For more information, contact Instructor at 301-393-0884 or a.binder@myactv.ne t.   Vinyasa Flow Vinyasa Flow, or “flow yoga,” will be offered from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Sept.
NEWS
February 5, 2001
Teen breast health workshop Y-ME of the Cumberland Valley offers a teen breast health workshop, which is available at no charge to interested youth groups. The program is presented by breast cancer survivor Kathy Brody. Information is presented without making girls feel uncomfortable. Many teens have had family experiences involving breast cancer or other forms of cancer and need information about prevention or early detection. For information or to host a workshop, call the Y-ME office at 301-791-5843.
NEWS
January 15, 2003
Puppeteers put on a show Tuesday at the Boys and Girls Club of Jefferson County in Charles Town, W.Va., during a health fair that stressed the dangers of tobacco use. Right, Jennifer Newman, a student intern with the Family Resources Network, uses a giant model to illustrate the dangers of smoking to kids at the club. The day's events also featured a meeting for parents to learn more about tobacco awareness and the WVCHIP program.
NEWS
May 25, 2009
Robinwood department receives recognition The American Diabetes Association Education Certificate was recently presented to Robinwood Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. Programs that achieve recognition status have a staff of health professionals capable of providing program participants with information regarding diabetes management. Recognition status of all diabetes programs is awarded for three years and is verified by an official certificate from the American Diabetes Association.
NEWS
May 21, 1998
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A Health & Safety Fair will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in the parking lot of the Charles Town Wal-Mart Supercenter as part of National Emergency Services Week. On Sunday, Jefferson Memorial Hospital's emergency department physicians and surgeons are hosting a picnic at Jefferson Memorial Park to honor area EMS personnel. A presentation will be made to each fire and rescue company by the department. The theme of the week is "The Vital Link. "
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EDUCATION
September 8, 2013
Six area students who plan to pursue or are pursuing health care careers were honored recently as the recipients of the Medical Staff Scholarship Award at a Chambersburg Hospital medical staff meeting. • Brianna Dade of Waynesboro, Pa., is a member of the Waynesboro Area Senior High School class of 2013. She plans to attend Penn State University to pursue a degree in medicine, specializing in pediatrics. • Shannon Leary of Chambersburg is a member of the Chambersburg Area Senior High School Class of 2013.
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NEWS
September 6, 2013
The Frederick County Health Department announces the schedule for their 2013 Fall Animal Rabies Vaccination Clinics: Tuesday, Sept. 10, 5 to 8 p.m. at Thurmont Community Park in Thurmont, Md., across from 10 Frederick Road. Thursday, Sept. 12, 5 to 8 p.m., at Ballenger Creek Park located on Ballenger Creek Pike in Frederick, Md.  All clinics will be held rain or shine on a walk-in basis.  Each vaccination is $8 payable by cash or check only.  All dogs, cats and ferrets are welcome and, for the safety and comfort of all, need to be contained, leashed or in a carrier.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | September 5, 2013
The Franklin County (Pa.) Area Development Corp.'s annual industry appreciation dinner held Thursday was all about hospital administrators and hospital gowns. The organization recognized former Summit Health President and Chief Executive Officer Norman B. Epstein with its top award just a half hour after a spoof about medical procedures. L. Michael Ross, FCADC president, took the stage wearing a gown and carrying a catheter bag to poke fun at his recent health issues. He cracked jokes about his urologists and tests, generating hearty laughter from a capacity crowd at Green Grove Gardens.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | September 3, 2013
Despite concerns among some members, the Smithsburg Town Council Tuesday night passed a resolution introducing a proposed $4.6 million revenue bond for a nearby mental-health facility to expand. R. Lynn Rushing, chief executive officer of Brook Lane, appeared before council members to talk about the need for a 14-bed addition to the private facility located between Smithsburg and Leitersburg. Rushing said the addition is needed because Brook Lane turned away 1,200 people in the past fiscal year, 700 of whom were children.
NEWS
August 30, 2013
Dr. Rob Norris cut the ribbon Wednesday at Chambers' Apothecary, 278 Lincoln Way East in Chambersburg, Pa., surrounded by well-wishers that included representatives of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster's office and other local businesses. The new location in Chambersburg has been open since April. The pharmacy will host a grand-opening celebration and sale Sept. 26 to 28 that will include sign-ups for a free vitamin program for children and workshops on health-related issues.
LIFESTYLE
August 30, 2013
Free Zumba LAPPANS -  Free Zumba classes will be at 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, and Wednesday, Sept. 4, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 18311 Lappans Road, Lappans. For more information, email kelsey-bailaconmigo1727@yahoo.com ; corinne-corinne.glenn@gmail.com ; or dana-djsprowl@bechtel.com .   Zumba Senato LAPPANS -   Zumba Sentao classes will be offered from 6:45 to 7 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 9, through Dec. 16, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 18311 Lappans Road, Lappans.  Drop-in fee per clas is $5 or purchase class cards.  For more information, contact Instructor at 301-393-0884 or a.binder@myactv.ne t.   Vinyasa Flow Vinyasa Flow, or “flow yoga,” will be offered from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Sept.
NEWS
August 25, 2013
U.S. Rep. John Delaney, D-Md., will be in Washington County on Wednesday to tour some local facilities and attend a panel discussion. Delaney, who represents the 6th Congressional District, which includes Washington County, will tour the Walnut Street Community Health Center in Hagerstown beginning at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday and tour the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics, also in Hagerstown, in the afternoon. Later that night, Delaney is scheduled to attend a panel discussion on Maryland agriculture in Smithsburg.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | August 20, 2013
Summit Health is moving forward with plans to build a medical office building beside Waynesboro Hospital. Seven houses just east of the hospital have demolition notices posted in their front yards. Summit Health spokeswoman Karlee Brown said the medical office building will be next to the hospital, along Enterprise Avenue and Pa. 16, on the emergency department side of the hospital campus. “We expect to clear seven lots for the medical office building project. All of these properties are owned by Waynesboro Hospital,” Brown said.
EDUCATION
August 18, 2013
Three scholarships were recently awarded to area students who are pursuing studies in the medical field.  Two scholarships were provided through the estate of Jane Harp in honor of her father, Dr. J. Elmer Harp, a physician who practiced in the Middletown valley. The Harp Medical Center in Middletown, with a staff dedicated to the health care of local citizens, was built to honor his memory.  The third scholarship is awarded in memory of Gloria M. “Stretch” Grossnickle.
BUSINESS
August 18, 2013
Meritus Health recently presented its EMS Excellence in Care 2013 awards to providers at Community Rescue Service in Hagerstown. Meritus Health trauma and emergency services staff recognized awardees with certificates and polo shirts. Recognized were Drew Dehaven, emergency medical technician-basic with CRS; Jonas Zeigler, paramedic with CRS; and Capt. Dennis Browne, paramedic with CRS. Nominations for the awards were made by doctors and fellow EMS providers. The team of CRS first responders was recognized for initiating lifesaving measures for a trauma-arrest patient that resulted in positive resuscitation efforts.
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