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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.
NEWS
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.
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by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | October 13, 2006
HAGERSTOWN - A day after being evacuated from their homes and briefly quarantined during an apparent misunderstanding, 12 African refugees were said to be fine. On Wednesday, Hagerstown Police believed that two families living at 25 1/2 W. Franklin St., from Somalia and Burundi, had a possibly dangerous illness. They were evaluated by Health Department officials. A pregnant mother and her daughter, from the Burundian family, were taken to Washington County Hospital. Richard Cline, director of the Virginia Council of Churches refugee resettlement program, said the mother had morning sickness and a noncontagious medical condition.
LIFESTYLE
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
Linda Murray | Around West Hagerstown | 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.
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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.
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NEWS
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.
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Linda Murray | Around West Hagerstown | 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.
LIFESTYLE
November 11, 2011
Meritus Health Center is hosting a free health screening from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, at Elgin Station Community Center, off Elgin Station Road, Hagerstown. Open to all community members who are 18 years old or older. Registration is encouraged by calling 301-790-8907.
LIFESTYLE
October 7, 2011
Students in the Nursing Division at Hagerstown Community College will host a free health screening from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today 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.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | October 7, 2011
Forgetfulness is a natural part of aging. But when the occasional memory lapse regresses to getting lost in your home or failing to recognize the name of a loved one, it very well could be the onset of Alzheimer's disease. On Friday, the Alzheimer's Association and about 40 other vendors associated with senior-citizen wellness gathered at Hagerstown Community College's Athletic, Recreation and Community Center as part of the Wisdom Expo. The event was co-sponsored by The Herald-Mail Co. and Washington County CARES - a local group of health care professionals who provide information and support to seniors and their caregivers.
LIFESTYLE
September 9, 2011
 The State Line Ruritan Club in conjunction with Omega Health Care will be sponsoring a community health screening from 7 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at State Line Ruritan Building, 15841 Park Drive, State Line, Pa. The cost is $50. A health screen consists of blood tests and self-scoring health lifestyle evaluation. The health screening consists of comprehensive blood testing that includes: complete blood count (CBC), HDL (good cholesterol), LDL (bad cholesterol), diabetes, liver disease, kidney disease, gout/anemia and health lifestyle evaluation.
NEWS
By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com | August 13, 2011
Benita Moats has an array of medical issues. Among them, she said, are orthopedic problems resulting from a car accident, a fused foot and arthritis. Plus, she has concerns about her health in general. "I am overweight, and I worry about my blood sugars, my blood pressure, cholesterol," she said. Moats, 48, of Hagerstown, works part time, but does not have health insurance or a doctor. So when her daughter gave her a flier about Walnut Street Community Health Center's eighth annual health fair Saturday, she made it a point to get there.
LIFESTYLE
June 3, 2011
Residents living in and around Williamsport, community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. Zion Lutheran Church will host Life Line Screening on Friday, June 17. The site is at 35 W. Potomac St. in Williamsport. Screenings identify potential cardiovascular conditions such as blocked arteries and irregular heart rhythm, abdominal aortic aneurysms, and hardening of the arteries in the legs, which is a strong predictor of heart disease. A bone density screening to assess osteoporosis risk is also offered and is appropriate for both men and women.
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