October 7, 2011
West Virginia University Hospitals-East and the WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center Eastern Division will sponsor a community mini-medical school program on the effects of diseases on the kidneys. The seminar, titled, "Kidney Disease: What Is It? What Can I Do?," is Tuesday, Oct. 18 in the WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center on the City Hospital campus. The featured speaker is Dr. Paul Welch, board certified nephrologist and internist on staff at City Hospital and Jefferson Memorial Hospital.
April 8, 2011
Western Maryland Kidney Walk will begin at noon Sunday, May 15, at Greenbrier State Park, 21843 National Pike, Boonsboro. In addition to the walk, the event will feature activities for kids, entertainment, food. The walk will make folks aware of the impact of kidney disease, take steps to help prevent kidney disease and encourage organ donation. For more information, contact Carolyn A. Smith-Kennedy at 410-533-3075 or email@example.com .
January 9, 2013
Linda Hartle of Smithsburg, Md., passed away on Jan. 7, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center after a long courageous battle against kidney disease. Linda's wish was to help other kidney patients and their struggle against kidney disease. She will be missed by her dialysis friends she made over the years at Meadows Dialysis at Robinwood Center and she will miss them too. Linda was married to Sidney W. Hartle for 42 years, who preceded her in death this past July. Her father, Harry S. Keller, and also an infant son, Sidney J. Hartle, also preceded her in death.
March 21, 2006
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Only a little blood was shed by West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin following an appearance Monday in Martinsburg to promote the benefits of preventive health for the state's residents. Manchin was in the city to support an ongoing series of preventive health screenings that could indicate chronic kidney disease during an all-day Kidney Early Evaluation Program at West Virginia University Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center Eastern Division. After a brief speech, Manchin rolled up his shirt sleeves and demonstrated just how easy the process was. "It's worth the effort to take care of (our health)
November 30, 2012
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has named Dr. Josef Coresh the inaugural recipient of the George W. Comstock Professorship in Epidemiology. The professorship honors the legacy of Dr. George Comstock, a physician and professor emeritus at the Bloomberg School, according to a news release from the school. Comstock was a distinguished epidemiologist who conducted seminal research on tuberculosis control and treatment, in addition to cancer, heart disease and lung disease.
December 13, 2004
Assisted living open house Eden Pines Assisted Living for the Memory Impaired will host an open house from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, at Eden Pines, 310 Cameo Drive, Hagerstown. Refreshments will be served and tours will be available. For information, call 301-766-9202. Kidney donor awareness CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Kidney Foundation of Central Pennsylvania will hold a "Kidney Donor Awareness Day" from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, at Alma's Attic, 54 S. Main St. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.
September 9, 2011
The State Line Ruritan Club in conjunction with Omega Health Care will be sponsoring a community health screening from 7 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at State Line Ruritan Building, 15841 Park Drive, State Line, Pa. The cost is $50. A health screen consists of blood tests and self-scoring health lifestyle evaluation. The health screening consists of comprehensive blood testing that includes: complete blood count (CBC), HDL (good cholesterol), LDL (bad cholesterol), diabetes, liver disease, kidney disease, gout/anemia and health lifestyle evaluation.
September 3, 2006
Editor's note: Each Sunday, The Herald-Mail will run "A Life Remembered. " This continuing series will take a look back - through the eyes of family, friends, co-workers and others - at a member of the community who died recently. Today's "A Life Remembered" is about Steven Ray Twigg, who died Aug. 23 at the age of 45. His obituary appeared in the Aug. 24 editions of The Morning Herald and The Daily Mail. BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Kelly Michael said she was just 2 years old in 1981 when her mother married Steven R. Twigg - the man she always would call dad. "Besides my husband, he was my best friend," Kelly said by telephone.
September 15, 2003
As Dr. Matthew Hahn, of Tri-State Community Clinic in Hancock, says, "There's no part of your body left unaffected by diabetes. " "Diabetes is linked to blindness, heart disease, kidney disease, susceptibility to infection, poor circulation and loss of sensation in the feet," Hahn says. "Overall treatment can include visits to numerous types of physicians and anywhere from two to 10 medications. The shame of it all is that all of the suffering and all of the expense is largely preventable.
March 29, 2004
Diabetes is the fifth-deadliest disease in the United States. The annual cost of diabetes in 2002 was estimated to be $132 billion, or one out of every 10 health-care dollars spent in the nation. According to Susan Akridge, program manager of Robinwood Endocrinology, the elevated blood glucose associated with diabetes causes damage to the body's cells. It also can lead to complications such as blindness, kidney disease, nerve disease and amputation. Diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness with 12,000 to 24,000 people a year losing their sight due to diabetes.