September 19, 2011
Students in the Nursing Division at Hagerstown Community College will host a free health screening Monday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Valley Mall. The screening will include glucose checks, information about diabetes prevention and management, vital-sign checks, including blood pressure screenings, information on infection prevention and medication, as well as nutritional information regarding body mass index and exercise. The screening will be conducted by senior nursing students in HCC's Registered Nursing Program.
September 26, 2008
Hagerstown Community College's Center for Continuing Education is offering a six-week course geared to help students become a certified personal trainer on Saturdays, from Oct. 4 through Nov. 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., on HCC's main campus. The course includes hands-on training to aid students in working with clients on an individual basis and also provides a host of lectures on topics such as anatomy, health screening, exercise physiology, nutrition, and muscle and skeletal injuries.
May 25, 2012
Hagerstown Community College's Continuing Education and Community Services Division will offer a six-week course intended to help participants prepare for the personal trainer national certification exam. "Personal Trainer Certification" will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, June 2 through July 7. The course includes 15 hours of hands-on, practical training where students work directly with clients and 15 hours of classroom instruction. Lecture topics include anatomy, health screening, exercise physiology, nutrition, and muscle and skeletal injuries.
May 7, 1997
By TERRY TALBERT Staff Writer Senior citizens had a chance to gather information about subjects ranging from health to retirement communities Wednesday during the 1997 Senior Fair at the Ramada Inn & Convention Center in Hagerstown. A project of the Washington County Commission on Aging, the fair had 83 commercial, governmental and nonprofit exhibits featuring services, benefits and products for older people. Vendors ranged from retirement communities to travel agencies.
March 17, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The 23rd annual Community Wellness Screening, sponsored by City Hospital and the Martinsburg Rotary Club, will be held Saturday, April 26, from 6 to 10 a.m. at the McCormack Center on City Hospital's campus in Martinsburg, hospital officials announced. Blood tests to be offered include cholesterol, iron, sodium, glucose, calcium and hemoglobin. There is a fee of $40 for this "multiphasic" blood analysis, with an optional Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) test offered for men for an additional $35. Registration and accompanying payment is required to participate in this event.
May 22, 2012
Hagerstown Community College's Continuing Education and Community Services Division will offer a six-week course intended to help participants prepare for the personal trainer national certification exam. “Personal Trainer Certification” will be offered on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., beginning June 2 and ending July 7. The course includes 15 hours of hands-on, practical training where students work directly with clients and 15 hours of classroom instruction. Lecture topics include anatomy, health screening, exercise physiology, nutrition, and muscle and skeletal injuries.
June 7, 2004
Student athletic physicals RANSON, W.Va. - Athletic physicals for Jefferson County athletes will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, June 11, at Harpers Ferry Family Medicine. The physicals are offered to students from Jefferson High School, Charles Town Middle School, Harpers Ferry Middle School and Shepherdstown Middle School. Students must arrive with their proper documentation, and have their forms completed and signed prior to arrival. For information, students should contact their athletic directors at their school.
January 27, 2003
When you're out of work with no place to live and the cold-weather shelter doesn't open until 7 p.m., what do you do on a day when the temperature dips below freezing? You go to the library, where it's warm and you can read a book. But now officials of the Washington County Free Library say the growing influx of homeless is intimidating other patrons of its downtown Hagerstown branch. Some other place must be found for the homeless to congregate during the day, they say. We agree, because we want to see them get help they can't get sitting in the library.
April 25, 2012
As we celebrated Earth Day on Sunday, I was reminded of this Native American proverb: “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” Salem students celebrate Earth Day Students at Salem Avenue Elementary School in Hagerstown celebrated Earth Day April 20 by cleaning up the school grounds. Teachers in each grade level discussed how important it is to keep the Earth clean and what each of us can do each day to keep it that way. Then, during recess time, all Salem students walked around the school grounds with their teachers picking up litter.
March 2, 2008
The results are in. And the news isn't good for me. This week, as part of our initiative to increase the overall health of The Herald-Mail, many of our employees went through a "wellness" screening through the Principal Wellness Co. to see where we are healthwise. Or, in my case, an "unwellness" screening. To prepare for the screening, we had to fill out some paperwork, including a long form that required the use of a No. 2 pencil. Kind of like the tests you took in high school, except instead of figuring out things like the square root of 196, we had to answer questions such as "How many cups of vegetables do you eat per day?"