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January 27, 2012
Free information sessions about the coronary health improvement project (CHIP) for those who have, or wish to avoid heart disease, high blood pressure, adult onset diabetes, high cholesterol and obesity will be offered. Sessions will be from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, or 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at Robinwood Professional Center Suite 122A, east of Hagerstown. A session will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at Hagerstown Seventh-day Adventist Church, 11507 Robinwood Drive, east of Hagerstown.
By MARLO BARNHART | February 6, 2000
Recent newspaper articles about strides in the treatment of heart disease and prevention of heart attacks reawakened Hagerstown resident William G. Gregg's memories of his father, a physician recognized worldwide for making many of those advances. While Dr. Donald Eaton Gregg died 17 years ago, his son said his years of research paved the way for improvements in today's surgical techniques to reverse the effects of heart disease. Among William Gregg's treasured mementos of his father is a picture of Dr. Gregg standing outside the White House with President John F. Kennedy in 1962.
By KATE COLEMAN | October 15, 1999
-- Facts about menopause In 1900, a woman's life expectancy was 49. Women didn't make it to menopause. As this century gets ready to turn, women not only are making it to menopause, they can live more than a third of their lives after the "change of life. " [cont. from lifestyle ] What changes does that change bring? Estrogen and progesterone, or lack thereof, affect virtually all tissues in the body, but everyone is influenced by them differently, according to National Institute on Aging.
by Lynn Little | January 19, 2005
January is the month when millions of Americans resolve to get into shape. Gyms and fitness centers are crowded with exercisers - and diet ads flood the media. It's easy to create grandiose resolutions that too often are fleeting. For long-term success, slowly phasing moderate changes into one's current lifestyle might be more beneficial. Here are five suggestions that can easily be incorporated into your dietary plan and are sure to get you started on the road to good health: · Get your five-a-day.
by LYNN F. LITTLE | March 12, 2003
For many, the dawning of each new year commonly brings grandiose resolutions that too often are fleeting. March is Nutrition Month, a good time to re-evaluate and put into place some of those health and nutrition resolutions. It's never too late to get started on improving your health and well-being. To help you with those resolutions, here are several suggestions that can easily be incorporated into your dietary plan and that are sure to get you started on the road to good health.
Melissa Tewes and Joe Fleischman | Your Health Matters | March 21, 2011
March is National Nutrition Month, so the American Dietetic Association has chosen the theme of "Eat Right with Color" to help people choose more nutritious foods. An easy way to pile more color onto your plate is by incorporating brightly colored vegetables. Not only will a colorful meal be more appealing to the eye, but it will also increase nutrients essential to good health while providing minimal additional calories and fat.   Vegetables are a good source of dietary fiber, which is beneficial to the body in many ways.
by BONNIE H. BRECHBILL | September 26, 2005 Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in Franklin County. Cardiovascular disease is second only to accidents in killing those younger than 15. Sunday afternoon, about 500 people took a walk in the park - and around Greencastle - to try to change that. Walkers met at Tayamentasachta Environmental Center for the 12th annual American Heart Association Heart Walk, presented by World Kitchen Inc. The goal for the walk was $125,000 for research, public education and public advocacy, according to Sharon Strike, corporate events director for the Heart Association.
by DON AINES | September 27, 2004 GREENCASTLE, Pa. - More walkers and more corporate participation resulted in a lot more money for the 11th annual American Heart Walk, which raised approximately $93,000 Sunday, organizers said. The amount raised was $18,000 above the $75,000 goal set by the Franklin/Fulton Division of the American Heart Association and much more than the $54,000 raised last year, according to Sharon Strike, the division's director of corporate events. Last year, about 365 people registered for the 4.8-mile walk that begins and ends at the Tayamentasachta Environmental Center.
by Christine L. Moats | July 21, 2003
A lack of physical activity can more than double your chances of developing heart disease. If you are 20 pounds over your ideal body weight - the definition of obesity - you'll be more likely to develop heart disease, even if you have no other risky habits, such as smoking. According to a 2002 survey completed by the Washington County Health Department, approximately 39 percent of 3,019 respondents were overweight, and 32 percent were considered obese. The excess weight can put a strain on your heart, increase your risk of diabetes, and raise your blood pressure and blood cholesterol.
September 26, 2011
1. Come to Mama “Vicki Lawrence & Mama,” a two-woman show, will feature stand-up comedy, music and observations about real life by Vicki Lawrence and her alter ego. 2 and 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28. The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. Tickets cost $39 and $49. Call 301-790-3500 or go to 2. Saddling up to help kids 'Saddle up for St. Jude' judged horse trail ride and silent auction-sat will be Saturday, Oct. 1, registration 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., ride 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., silent auction 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Washington County Agriculture Education Center, 7303 Sharpsburg Pike, south of Hagerstown.
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