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By MARIE GILBERT | | September 16, 2011
Phil Cosentino never has been one to sit back and watch life go by. Instead, he lives it to the fullest. He's a runner who participates in everything from trail races to half marathons. He loves to ski and has logged more than 30 scuba dives. And, although he's an attorney by profession, he's a bit of a landscaper - the dirtier the project the better. To most people, including Cosentino, he seemed the picture of good health. "I have always been very active.
July 24, 2011
Chambersburg Hospital was awarded the American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline Silver Performance Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital's commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients that effectively improves the survival and care of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients. According to the American Heart Association, every year, almost 250,000 people experience the STEMI type of heart attack.   The hospital's interventional cardiology program continues to meet and exceed the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology's national guidelines for door-to-balloon times of 90 minutes.
January 14, 2011
War Memorial Hospital and Valley Health will offer the Heart Attack Risk Program from 8 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, in the education room at War Memorial Hospital.  Individuals will have their risk of heart disease assessed by participating in a simple health screening that will provide participants with information on their total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, total cholesterol/HDL ratio, triglycerides, blood sugar, blood pressure, and body weight/body mass index.
September 13, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Almost a year after studies showed the diet pill Meridia increases heart attack and stroke risk, U.S. health regulators announced they will consider pulling the Abbott Laboratories' drug off the market. Meridia has been sold since 1997, but data released in November showed patients with heart disease taking the drug had a more than 11 percent risk of cardiovascular risks compared with 10 percent of those taking a placebo. European regulators pulled the product off the market in January.
By JENNIFER FITCH | September 27, 2009
GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- Melinda Ocker's fingers clenched a crumpled tissue on what she described as a very emotional day. All around her was bustling activity, with music spilling from speakers and children tossing footballs across the lawn. But Ocker's thoughts were far away -- to the infant she lost to a heart defect and to her brother-in-law recovering from last month's heart attack. Ocker's family members displayed baby Benjamin's name on their clothing to honor his memory during the 16th annual Mason-Dixon Start!
March 13, 2009
JAN. 15, 1938-MARCH 11, 2009 SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Merritt Snyder Trundle, 71, of Shepherdstown, died Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va., of a heart attack. Born Jan. 15, 1938, in Ranson, she was the daughter of William L. Snyder of Bakerton, W.Va., and the late Kathleen Lookingbill Snyder. She was a 1955 graduate of Harpers Ferry (W.Va.) High School. She was a member of Bethesda United Methodist Church at Moler's Crossroad.
By DON AINES | April 18, 2008
ST. THOMAS, PA. -- Firefighters responding Friday afternoon to a brush fire in a mountainous area of Hamilton Township discovered the body of a man who died of an apparent heart attack, Franklin County Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner said. The body of Paul M. Bricker, 92, of Chambersburg, Pa., was discovered by firefighters who responded to calls of a possible mountain fire in the area of Mountain Road, Conner said. The fire was called in at 2:35 p.m., he said. Franklin Fire Company Chief Mark Trace said calls were received from someone on Edenville Road and another person in the Kensington Heights development, and firefighters were dispatched for an investigation of outdoor smoke.
By ERICA SYVERSON | October 9, 2007
I've never been tortured,but I know what it's like. To beg for mercy, to request a reprieve. I know what it's like to ask forgiveness. Even when I've done no wrong -simply endured torment. I must have done something to call for a beating. No bruises outside,but I've got red eyes and an ache in my chest. Heart attack? No. There have been tears for a while - six months. A while. What did I get out of this? A withered sense of self -withered, but not dead.
September 25, 2007
A 71-year-old man involved in a vehicle accident Tuesday morning died of natural causes prior to the crash, according to the Franklin County Coroner's Office. Harry E. Scott, of 234 Landis Ave., Waynesboro, Pa., was driving a Dodge Dakota pickup truck that sheered off a utility pole near 12616 Old Forge Road at 7:30 a.m., the coroner and Washington Township police said. Read more in Wednesday's Herald-Mail newspapers.
by MARIE GILBERT | February 3, 2007
Tina Larrick wasn't feeling well. She thought she might be getting the flu. But it was her daughter's birthday - a time to celebrate - so she tried to ignore her symptoms. Heading to bed that night, she expected she would sleep well. What she wasn't expecting was a heart attack. At the age of 38, Larrick was shocked to learn she had heart disease. "My father had had open-heart surgery. His father died from a heart attack when he was 52, but I thought my brothers would be at risk for similar problems - not me," the Boonsboro resident said.
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