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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.
by DON AINES | July 21, 2004 CHAMBERSBURG, Pa.. - "It's Personal," the theme for this year's American Heart Association Heart Walk, is one that resonates with Jamie Reynolds of Chambersburg. A registered nurse and mother of a 2-year-old boy, Reynolds was a patient rather than a healer 15 years ago when her heart was damaged by a viral infection. What was first thought to be a sinus infection progressed from shortness of breath to severe chest pains. "I could feel my heart racing," she said.
By JENNIFER FITCH | September 26, 2010
GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- Sonya Dean was unable to talk or use her right side after suffering a stroke at age 35. Now, less than eight years later, the Greencastle woman is 80 pounds lighter and healthy enough to walk -- a lot. Dean said she walked around the community from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. almost every day for the past two months. She knocked on doors and asked for donations to benefit the Mason-Dixon Start! Heart Walk, which was held Sunday. Dean, who raised $5,608, was believed to be the walker who gathered the most donations in support of the American Heart Association, according to event organizer Sharon Strike.
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.
Staci Clipp | Around South Hagerstown | July 15, 2013
The Washington County Living Well Coalition will hold the first of a series of Living Well workshops Friday, July 26, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the senior center at Western Maryland Hospital Center, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. in Hagerstown. The workshops help those with chronic diseases learn skills to manage their symptoms and get the most out of life. The workshops are designed for those who have a chronic disease such as diabetes, arthritis, depression, chronic lung disease or heart disease.
September 29, 2000
Mended hearts By KATE COLEMAN / Staff Writer Mended Hearts meeting When : Thursday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m. Where : Washington County Hospital, Dorsey Hall, 251 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown. Details : Call Pam Peitz, Cardiac Rehabilitation Coordinator at 301-790-8940 if you plan to attend or would like more information. American Heart Walk set for Oct. 14 What : 2.5K or 5K walk When : Saturday, Oct. 14 - 8 a.m. registration; 9 a.m. walk begins Where : Long Meadow Shopping Center, Potomac and Northern avenues, Hagerstown For information : Call Cathy Hanson at 301-293-3075 weekdays and 301-988-1977 Saturdays.
By JULIE E. GREENE | January 30, 2008
Often, when Tim Higgins is preparing dinner, he starts in his yard. This time of year, he harvests root vegetables such as beets and carrots for dishes such as grated carrot and beet salad. The salad is one of two dishes Higgins will prepare Thursday, Feb. 7, during a cooking demonstration that is part of Wisdom from the Heart: Heart Healthy Eating. The presentation is a women's health forum presented by Washington County Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation and Congestive Heart Failure programs and Women's Specialty Associates.
By Lynn Little | June 29, 1999
Nonstop pressure from the demands of work, family and personal life - managing stress is a never-ending challenge. Today, nearly one-fifth of all occupational health claims are for job stress. These illnesses cost American businesses more than $200 billion per year in medical bills and lost productivity. Some medical researchers estimate that stress is linked to between 65 and 90 percent of all illnesses and diseases. [cont. from lifestyle ] The origin of stress may be psychological: nervous tension, rage or fear.
By LISA TEDRICK PREJEAN | February 27, 2009
On a recent evening, my son was sitting in our kitchen quietly reading his health book while I was doing the dishes. "Listen to this, Mom: 'Some scientists believe that people who are always pushing themselves have a greater danger of heart disease than those who "take it easy. "'" I wasn't sure how to respond. Why did he pick that passage to read out loud to me? Does he think I'm driven? Does he think I push him? Does he think he pushes himself too hard? Or did he just find that section interesting?
by TIFFANY ARNOLD | September 18, 2006
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Alexander "Xander" Green inspired Nathan and Alice Green to walk in the American Heart Association's Heart Walk this year. Xander, 1, the Greens' first grandchild, had open-heart surgery six weeks after he was born. "He survived," said Nathan Green, 56, of Waynesboro, Pa. "He's so healthy now. It's like he didn't miss a beat. " The Franklin/Fulton County division of the American Heart Association will host the Heart Walk on Sunday, Sept. 24, at the Tayamentasachta Environmental Center in Greencastle, Pa. More than 65 teams are expected to participate, said Sharon Strike, spokeswoman for a local chapter of the American Heart Association (AHA)
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