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by KEVIN CLAPP | July 1, 2002
kevinc@herald-mail.com It's 2 a.m. and Brian Miller can't sleep, a dull pain throbbing in his chest. The ache reminds him of a similar sensation he felt in December. Then, he took a shot of Nyquil and the discomfort disappeared. In the dark of this mid-March night, the pain lingers. He is unable to get back to sleep. It's not a sharp, stabbing throb. No, what bothers him more is a shortness of breath. Trying to fill his lungs sends an uncomfortable pulse through the center of his chest.
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NEWS
February 5, 2002
Health Q&A By Christine L. Moats February is American Heart Month. Q: Do you know the warning signs and symptoms of a heart attack? A: The most common signs of a heart attack include: Uncomfortable pressure, fullness, squeezing or pain in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or goes away and comes back Pain that spreads to the shoulders, neck, back, jaw or arms Chest discomfort with lightheadedness, fainting, sweating, nausea or shortness of breath Less common warning signs of a heart attack (but important still)
NEWS
May 5, 2000
Study included participants from Washington County. A person who is most prone to anger is about three times more likely to have a heart attack or sudden cardiac death than someone who is less prone to anger, according to a new study published in "Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. " Researchers analyzed data from nearly 13,000 people who were followed for up to six years as part of the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study in Washington County and three other locations: suburban Minneapolis, Minn.
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By KERRY LYNN FRALEY | July 23, 1999
During the more than two decades that her parents owned and operated Rocco's Italian-American Family Restaurant in Hagerstown's East End, Diana Burke spent countless hours there - working, sitting down for important family discussions, celebrating holidays and other special occasions. Still, she never really thought about taking over the family business, which recently marked 63 years, until March 1998, when her father suffered a heart attack in the midst of her mother's battle with cancer.
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By MEG H. PARTINGTON | April 23, 1999
Timing can mean the difference between life and death to those suffering a heart attack. If you are with someone exhibiting classic symptoms of a heart attack - pressure, tightness or heaviness in the center of the chest or pain spreading to the shoulders, neck or arms - lay the person down and immediately call 911 for help, area cardiologists say. [cont. from lifestyle ] "The quicker you're in (the hospital), the better," says Dr. Gary Papuchis, a cardiologist with Cardiology Consultants in Hagerstown.
NEWS
October 29, 1998
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Berkeley County Sheriff's Department officer who suffered a heart attack while searching for two drug suspects in the Hedgesville, W.Va., area Tuesday was listed in fair condition on Wednesday. Capt. Richard Steerman, who has been with the sheriff's department for 25 years, was walking through a wooded area when he suffered the attack, said Capt. Curtis Keller. A Maryland State Police helicopter, which was being used in the search, took Steerman from the scene to City Hospital in Martinsburg, Keller said.
NEWS
By KATE COLEMAN | March 20, 1998
by Joe Crocetta / staff photographer see the enlargement Although her father died of a heart attack at the age of 57, Leitersburg resident Grace Peiffer didn't think about it happening to her. "It was a man's disease," she says. Twelve years ago, Peiffer was 52 years old and about to start her morning shift at Angstrom Precision in Hagerstown. She took a last puff on her cigarette and dismissed the digestive discomfort she felt, because she had been having esophagus problems.
NEWS
January 20, 1998
Pa. deputy coroner suffers heart attack CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Franklin County Chief Deputy Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner was listed in stable condition Monday night in Chambersburg Hospital's intensive care unit following a heart attack Sunday night, according to a hospital spokeswoman. Conner, 42, has announced his intention to run for coroner at the end of 1999 when County Coroner Ken Peiffer retires. He has already passed the state exam. Conner has been chief deputy for 10 years, investigating accidental, violent, criminal, unusual, sudden or unexpected deaths in the county.
NEWS
September 15, 1997
The Civil War re-enactor who died of a heart attack has been identified as Tim Landacre, 48, of Bridgeport, W.Va. Landacre portrayed the color sergeant for the 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, according to the president of the re-enactor's group, Mark Holbrook, who posted a message to an Internet discussion group. Landacre collapsed about 7 a.m. Sunday, during the Cornfield battle re-enactment. "He died of a heart attack on the field he loved so much. While our hearts are heavy, we take comfort in knowing that the thoughts and prayers of so many are with us," Holbrook wrote.
NEWS
September 14, 1997
By LAURA ERNDE and KERRY LYNN FRALEY Staff Writers The battlefield claimed one re-enactor's life and a chemical accident seriously injured a civilian re-enactor Sunday during the 135th Commemoration of the Battle of Antietam. A re-enactor portraying a Union soldier suffered a heart attack during the dawn Cornfield battle re-enactment, said Doug DeHaven, deputy fire chief of Halfway Volunteer Fire Company. The man, whose identity is being withheld by officials, was taken by ambulance to Washington County Hospital about 7 a.m., but doctors were unable to save him, a hospital official said.
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