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Chad Smith | July 20, 2012
If you've ever had a conversation with me, you'd learn quickly I am a fact freak. I've got a head full of little annoying facts that would probably only be good for an appearance on "Jeopardy. " So today, I'm going to share with you some of the completely random fitness facts that float around in my brain on a regular basis, so in turn you can relay them to your friends at completely random times. It will make you sound brilliant, and you might actually get to meet my favorite Canadian, Alex Trebek.
NEWS
November 30, 1996
WOLFSVILLE, Md. - The unidentified skeletal remains of a human body were discovered by a group of amateur archaeologists Friday afternoon, according to Maryland State Police. The body was found in a wooded area about 100 feet off Hayes Road, near Md. 17, at about 4:30 p.m. by a group of people searching for animal bones, said State Police Cpl. Todd May. May said the body appears to be that of a female, but it's difficult to be certain. He said there is no way of knowing at this point how the person died or how long the body has been there.
NEWS
October 1, 2007
Hagerstown Community College's Center for Continuing Education, in cooperation with Washington County Health System Inc., presents a seminar titled "Advanced Stethoscope Skills; Heart, Breath & Abdominal Sounds. " This seminar will be held Thursday, Oct. 25, with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Robinwood Medical Center. The seminar will teach students about the mechanism for sound production in the human body, how to differentiate between normal and abnormal sounds produced in the chest cavity and abdomen, how to identify the pathophysiologic basis for the production of crackles, bronchi, wheezes, pleural friction rub and egophony, and more.
NEWS
June 4, 2007
Hagerstown Community College's College For Kids summer program offers kids entering grades six through eight explorations of microscopic proportions during "Micro Mania," being offered June 25 to 29 on the main campus. Students will investigate the world invisible to the unaided eye and learn about viruses, bacteria and animals. The class will meet from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236. Funky Fitness Hagerstown Community College's College For Kids summer program will offers Funky Fitness class for children going into grades four and five.
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By CHRISTINE BRUGH | November 30, 1999
In "My Sister's Keeper" by Jodi Picoult, Anna was born for only one reason: to save her sister's life. Kate, Anna's big sister, was diagnosed at age 3 with acute promyelocytic leukemia, a disease in which white blood cells are unable to function or carry out their duties in the human body. Because of this, Kate needs frequent blood and bone marrow transfusions in order to live. Anna, a perfect genetic match for Kate ? designed to be a match by scientists ? is the only person who can give these.
NEWS
August 17, 2007
50 W. Oak Ridge Drive Hagerstown Principal: Jeff Stouffer Phone: 301-766-8050 Fax: 301-797-9743 Web site: www.washingtoncountytech.com Start time: 9 a.m. Dismissal: 3 p.m. Grades: 11-12 Date of construction: 1972 Age of building: 35 years Latest renovation: 1996 Size of building: 106,373 square feet State-rated capacity: 553 Projected 2006-07 enrollment: 334 From the principal Q. What are your goals for the school year?
NEWS
by LISA TEDRICK PREJEAN | February 27, 2004
"What are adenoids?" It was a question my 8-year-old asked after a friend's daughter had her tonsils and adenoids removed. I had a general idea where the adenoids are located, but wasn't sure what they did, so we looked in a book about the human body. We found the tonsils, but the diagram we examined didn't show adenoids and didn't explain their role in the body. Since tonsils and adenoids often are the focus of a fairly common childhood surgery, I called an ENT - that's short for an Ear, Nose and Throat doctor - for some information.
NEWS
By BOB GARVER | December 18, 2008
"The Day The Earth Stood Still" is a movie about space aliens who come to Earth to destroy all human life. They aren't entirely sure they want to do this, so they send a representative named Klaatu (Keanu Reeves) to observe humans for a few days. Because they are afraid of him, most humans show Klaatu their worst side. Only kind-hearted astrobiologist Helen Benson (Jennifer Connelly) sees that humanity's hostility is not scaring Klaatu, but making him even more sure that it needs to be destroyed.
NEWS
June 30, 2003
Smoking is never healthy To the editor: What ever happened to common sense? Stan White's pro-cannabis argument is devoid of logic. The truth is: Any foreign substance inhaled into the lungs is harmful. This includes tobacco, as well as marijuana. Your respiratory system is designed to provide your body with life-sustaining oxygen. Cannabis and nicotine impair this function - they are life-threatening substances. It has been scientifically proven that the prolonged use of cannabis (and tobacco)
NEWS
March 14, 2001
Spring into fun and fitness It's not news that physical activity is good for what ails you. Hippocrates, the father of medicine who lived from 460 to 377 B.C., wrote, "Walking is man's best medicine. " Modern science has confirmed this ancient wisdom. Health experts know physical activity is good for every part of the human body - from our brains to our bones. Being active can give you energy today and help prevent deadly diseases tomorrow. The problem is that people aren't active enough.
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Chad Smith | July 20, 2012
If you've ever had a conversation with me, you'd learn quickly I am a fact freak. I've got a head full of little annoying facts that would probably only be good for an appearance on "Jeopardy. " So today, I'm going to share with you some of the completely random fitness facts that float around in my brain on a regular basis, so in turn you can relay them to your friends at completely random times. It will make you sound brilliant, and you might actually get to meet my favorite Canadian, Alex Trebek.
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By CHRIS COPLEY | chrisc@herald-mail.com | March 18, 2012
Think of your house. You want it to be uncluttered, well-maintained, secure and supplied with power and water. Now think of your body. Just like your house, you want to keep it well-maintained, keep fuel and water coming in and keep invaders out. Now, suppose your housemate obsessed about being warm and started bringing home a steady supply of fuel for the furnace. Not a lot. Maybe two gallons a day. Every day. In winter, that would be great. Keep that fuel tank topped up. But in summer, when you don't use the furnace, you'd need to store that extra fuel.
NEWS
By BOB GARVER | December 18, 2008
"The Day The Earth Stood Still" is a movie about space aliens who come to Earth to destroy all human life. They aren't entirely sure they want to do this, so they send a representative named Klaatu (Keanu Reeves) to observe humans for a few days. Because they are afraid of him, most humans show Klaatu their worst side. Only kind-hearted astrobiologist Helen Benson (Jennifer Connelly) sees that humanity's hostility is not scaring Klaatu, but making him even more sure that it needs to be destroyed.
NEWS
October 1, 2007
Hagerstown Community College's Center for Continuing Education, in cooperation with Washington County Health System Inc., presents a seminar titled "Advanced Stethoscope Skills; Heart, Breath & Abdominal Sounds. " This seminar will be held Thursday, Oct. 25, with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Robinwood Medical Center. The seminar will teach students about the mechanism for sound production in the human body, how to differentiate between normal and abnormal sounds produced in the chest cavity and abdomen, how to identify the pathophysiologic basis for the production of crackles, bronchi, wheezes, pleural friction rub and egophony, and more.
NEWS
August 17, 2007
50 W. Oak Ridge Drive Hagerstown Principal: Jeff Stouffer Phone: 301-766-8050 Fax: 301-797-9743 Web site: www.washingtoncountytech.com Start time: 9 a.m. Dismissal: 3 p.m. Grades: 11-12 Date of construction: 1972 Age of building: 35 years Latest renovation: 1996 Size of building: 106,373 square feet State-rated capacity: 553 Projected 2006-07 enrollment: 334 From the principal Q. What are your goals for the school year?
NEWS
June 4, 2007
Hagerstown Community College's College For Kids summer program offers kids entering grades six through eight explorations of microscopic proportions during "Micro Mania," being offered June 25 to 29 on the main campus. Students will investigate the world invisible to the unaided eye and learn about viruses, bacteria and animals. The class will meet from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236. Funky Fitness Hagerstown Community College's College For Kids summer program will offers Funky Fitness class for children going into grades four and five.
NEWS
by LISA TEDRICK PREJEAN | February 27, 2004
"What are adenoids?" It was a question my 8-year-old asked after a friend's daughter had her tonsils and adenoids removed. I had a general idea where the adenoids are located, but wasn't sure what they did, so we looked in a book about the human body. We found the tonsils, but the diagram we examined didn't show adenoids and didn't explain their role in the body. Since tonsils and adenoids often are the focus of a fairly common childhood surgery, I called an ENT - that's short for an Ear, Nose and Throat doctor - for some information.
NEWS
June 30, 2003
Smoking is never healthy To the editor: What ever happened to common sense? Stan White's pro-cannabis argument is devoid of logic. The truth is: Any foreign substance inhaled into the lungs is harmful. This includes tobacco, as well as marijuana. Your respiratory system is designed to provide your body with life-sustaining oxygen. Cannabis and nicotine impair this function - they are life-threatening substances. It has been scientifically proven that the prolonged use of cannabis (and tobacco)
NEWS
March 14, 2001
Spring into fun and fitness It's not news that physical activity is good for what ails you. Hippocrates, the father of medicine who lived from 460 to 377 B.C., wrote, "Walking is man's best medicine. " Modern science has confirmed this ancient wisdom. Health experts know physical activity is good for every part of the human body - from our brains to our bones. Being active can give you energy today and help prevent deadly diseases tomorrow. The problem is that people aren't active enough.
NEWS
By CHRISTINE BRUGH | November 30, 1999
In "My Sister's Keeper" by Jodi Picoult, Anna was born for only one reason: to save her sister's life. Kate, Anna's big sister, was diagnosed at age 3 with acute promyelocytic leukemia, a disease in which white blood cells are unable to function or carry out their duties in the human body. Because of this, Kate needs frequent blood and bone marrow transfusions in order to live. Anna, a perfect genetic match for Kate ? designed to be a match by scientists ? is the only person who can give these.
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