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BUSINESS
March 25, 2012
City Hospital's Nurse Work Life Council named Diane Turner as the recipient of the DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses for the fourth quarter of 2011. Turner, a nurse on the second-flood oncology unit at City Hospital, was presented the award during a recent ceremony at the hospital. She received a certificate, along with a sculpture called A Healer's Touch, hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Africa. The DAISY, or Diseases Attacking the Immune System, Award, was established nationally to recognize the superhuman efforts nurses perform every day. Nurses at WVUH-East's City Hospital and Jefferson Memorial Hospital are being honored throughout the year with the award.
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BUSINESS
July 31, 2011
City Hospital's Nurse Work Life Council named Barbara Brooks, a registered nurse from the observation unit at the hospital, as the recipient of the DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses for the second quarter of 2011. The award was presented to Brooks during a recent ceremony at the hospital. She received a certificate, along with a sculpture called A Healer's Touch, hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Africa. The DAISY, or Diseases Attacking the Immune System, Award was established nationally to recognize the super-human efforts nurses make every day.  Nurses at WVUH-East's City Hospital and Jefferson Memorial Hospital are being honored throughout the year with the award.
BUSINESS
June 9, 2013
University Healthcare's Jefferson Medical Center named Kristy Brown, a registered nurse in the Special Care Unit, as the recipient of the DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses for the first half of 2013. The award was presented to Brown during a recent ceremony at the hospital. She received a certificate, along with a sculpture called “A Healer's Touch,” which was carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Africa. The DAISY, or Diseases Attacking the Immune System, award was established nationally to recognize the superhuman efforts nurses perform every day. Nurses at University Healthcare's Berkeley Medical Center and Jefferson Medical Center are being honored throughout the year with the award, which is being sponsored by the University Healthcare foundations.
LIFESTYLE
August 12, 2011
Walk with Tori will be Sunday, Sept. 11, at Doubs Woods Park, off Maryland Avenue, south of Hagerstown. Registration begins at 1 p.m. and the walk starts at 3 p.m. rain or shine. The walk will raise funds for the Scleroderma Center and is sponsored by Tori Anderson of the local band Possum Holler. Walkers may choose from a .62-mile route or 1.86-mile route. At 4 p.m. participants are invited to gather for food, entertainment, prize drawings and a silent auction. Those making a donation of $25 or more will receive a "Walk with Tori" T-shirt.
BUSINESS
June 17, 2012
Jefferson Memorial Hospital recently chose Justin Campbell, LPN, a nurse in the emergency department, as the recipient of the DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses for the first half of 2012. Denise Carter, nurse manager of the emergency department and special-care unit, presented the award to Campbell during a ceremony at the hospital. Campbell received a certificate and a sculpture called “A Healer's Touch,” which was carved by artists from the Shona Tribe in Africa. The DAISY, or Diseases Attacking the Immune System, Award, was established nationally to recognize the superhuman efforts nurses make every day. Nurses at West Virginia University Hospitals-East's City Hospital and Jefferson Memorial Hospital are being honored throughout the year with the award.
BUSINESS
September 30, 2012
City Hospital's Nurse Work Life Council named D'Arcy Alt, RN, as the recipient of the DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses for the second quarter 2012. Alt, a registered nurse in interventional radiology and cardiac rehab at City Hospital, was presented the award during a recent ceremony at the hospital. She received a certificate, along with a sculpture called “A Healer's Touch,” which was carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Africa. The DAISY, or Diseases Attacking the Immune System, award was established nationally to recognize the superhuman efforts nurses perform every day.  Nurses at WVUH-East's City Hospital and Jefferson Memorial Hospital are being honored throughout the year with the DAISY Award.  The WVUH-East awards are being sponsored by the City Hospital Foundation and the Jefferson Health Care Foundation.
BUSINESS
July 14, 2013
Berkeley Medical Center's Nurse Work Life Council named Angela Gray, a registered nurse in the Intensive Care Unit and float pool, as the recipient of the DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses for the first quarter of 2013. The award was presented to Gray during a recent ceremony at the medical center. She received a certificate, along with a sculpture called “A Healer's Touch,” which was carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Africa. The DAISY, or Diseases Attacking the Immune System, award was established nationally to recognize the superhuman efforts nurses perform every day. Nurses at University Healthcare's Berkeley Medical Center and Jefferson Medical Center are being honored throughout the year with the award, which is being sponsored by the two University Healthcare foundations.
NEWS
by LYNN F. LITTLE | July 24, 2002
Do you experience an unpleasant reaction, such as hives or nausea, when you eat certain foods? If so, you may have a food allergy. Then again, you may not. Despite the fact that millions of Americans believe they are allergic to one or more foods, fewer than 2 percent of adults suffer from true food allergies. What is a food allergy? For people with true food allergies, the body's immune system is unusually sensitive to a protein contained in particular foods. When a food containing the protein is eaten, the immune system produces antibodies to attack the foreign substance.
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