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August 21, 2005
Tammy Cornman, LPN from Summit Health, appeared at Menno Village Chapel in Chambersburg, Pa., on Aug. 10 to discuss heart disease and its effects, especially on women. Cornman's message highlighted that heart disease is the number one killer of women and the most important facts women need to know are to become educated about your heart and talk to your doctor about your risks. "Many think breast cancer is the number one concern for women, but in actuality it is heart disease.
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by DON AINES | May 3, 2005
chambersburg@herald-mail.com WAYNESBORO, Pa. - State Sen. Terry Punt, R-Franklin, is scheduled to undergo coronary bypass surgery today at Harrisburg (Pa.) Hospital after having an apparent heart attack last fall, according to his Harrisburg office. "Tests done in January confirmed that Punt had a silent heart attack in November/December 2004 which prompted a battery of additional tests," according to the statement from his office. The tests indicated Punt will need four to six bypasses.
NEWS
April 7, 2005
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - An Adams County, Pa., man died of an apparent heart attack Wednesday morning as he was driving a feed truck in Montgomery Township, according to Franklin County Deputy Coroner Kenneth L. Peiffer. Robert E. Rhoads, 54, of New Oxford, Pa., was pronounced dead at 12:35 p.m. at the scene of the accident in the 11000 block of Welsh Run Road, Peiffer said. The crash was called in to the county 911 center at 11:40 a.m., according to a dispatcher. Peiffer said Rhoads was driving a tractor-trailer belonging to Agricultural Commodities Inc. of New Oxford that ran off the road, striking a utility pole and several trees.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | October 6, 2004
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Police believe a Martinsburg man who died Tuesday morning after his truck hit a utility pole and a garage suffered a heart attack just before the accident. Glenn C. Sikora, 49, was pronounced dead a little less than an hour after the 10:05 a.m. wreck. A bystander checked Sikora's pulse and performed CPR on the scene, but Sikora was pronounced dead at City Hospital at 10:57 a.m., according to a press release from the West Virginia State Police Trooper J.M. Droppleman.
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by TARA REILLY | July 24, 2004
tarar@herald-mail.com It wasn't until two years after his heart attack that Lewis Duffey Jr. found out he actually had one, but by then, his life already had changed. Duffey and his doctors first thought he was suffering from debilitating depression, until tests two years later revealed scar tissue on his heart. The depression, he said, had been a symptom of what a doctor had called a "silent heart attack" when he was 40 years old. Duffey, who previously worked in radio for 15 years, had to leave his job as an insurance salesman - a position he had taken to support his family.
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By WANDA WILLIAMS | June 20, 2004
While a student at Hagerstown Community College, Carol Grove said her father wasn't exactly thrilled when she decided to change her major from business to nursing. Today, 14 years later, the Washington County Hospital nurse educator is thankful she did. She never dreamed she'd use her training to save her father's life. It happened on May 20, 2003, a day Grove and her family say they never will forget. "It was pretty bad. It was pretty scary," Grove said, recalling the ordeal that started with a phone call from her mother, Gloria "Jean" Shives.
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by Christine L. Moats | February 16, 2004
Regular exercise offers many benefits, including the prevention of heart disease. Studies show that people who are physically fit through regular exercise reduce their risk of heart attack by 50 percent. Like other muscles in our bodies, the heart becomes stronger and more efficient through exercise. According to Pam Peitz, manager of Washington County Hospital's Cardiac Rehab and Congestive Heart Failure programs, this results in a lower blood pressure and a lower resting heart rate.
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by DON AINES | September 29, 2003
chambersburg@herald-mail.com GREENCASTLE, Pa. - State Sen. Terry Punt and Ariana Geesaman were among those who donned red caps at Sunday's 10th annual American Heart Walk, signifying that the 54-year-old politician and the 4-year-old Fayetteville, Pa., girl both were survivors of heart disease. "Next month will be five years since I had a heart attack," Punt, R-Franklin, told the several hundred people who gathered at Tayamentasachta Environmental Center for the Heart Walk.
NEWS
January 27, 2003
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - A North Carolina motorist was pronounced dead at Waynesboro Hospital on Thursday night following a two-car accident in Greencastle that occurred when the motorist suffered a heart attack, Franklin County Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner said Friday. The victim, Ronald Lee Raub, 58, of Statesville, died as a result of the accident, not from his heart attack, Conner said. "Death was caused by blunt force trauma," Conner said. Raub's father, Charles Raub, 81, also of Statesville, suffered a head injury in the crash.
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by SCOTT BUTKI | December 30, 2002
scottb@herald-mail.com WASHINGTON COUNTY - Under normal circumstances, Carroll Link would have been dead months ago from complications of a massive heart attack in February, a Washington Adventist Hospital physician said Friday. Since the February attack, Link, 58, has been taken to hospital emergency rooms about 12 to 14 times when his heart failed, said Dr. Salim Aziz, attending surgeon at Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park, Md. But after undergoing a relatively new heart surgery procedure earlier this month, Link, a Washington County resident, was not only alive but celebrating Christmas at home with his family this week.
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