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February 26, 1998
Educational alliance formed FREDERICK, Md. - Officials from Hood College, Fort Detrick, the National Cancer Institute's Frederick Cancer Research and Development Center and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Disease-Weed Research Unit signed the Hood College and Fort Detrick Educational Alliance Wednesday at Fort Detrick. The agreement establishes a partnership that will help ensure a well-educated work force for the 21st century while allowing the sharing of expertise in the fields of technology and research, according to a press release from the college.
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by KATE COLEMAN | October 1, 2002
katec@herald-mail.com Toni Sollenberger was diagnosed with breast cancer last March. She had surgery - a lumpectomy - and radiation. The last of her 33 treatments was on July 25, four days after her mother died from breast cancer. Sollenberger, 44, is awaiting results of genetic testing. She wants to learn if she carries a mutation in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes. The mutation is associated with susceptibility to estrogen-related cancers. The susceptibility can be inherited from the mother's or father's side of the family.
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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | June 16, 2008
New strategies that fight against skin cancer include sun-protective clothing and laundry rinses, and tougher rules for teenage tan seekers in Maryland. The tactics come at a time when skin cancer rates are going up, though rates of cancer as a whole have been going down, according to the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Trends Progress Report for 2007. National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes for Health, estimates there will be more than a million new cases of skin cancer in the U.S. in 2008.
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February 26, 2009
MARCH 9, 1951-FEB. 18, 2009 MIDDLETOWN, Md. -- Mr. Warren Roland Fries, 57, of Middletown, Md., died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009, at the Martinsburg, W.Va., Veterans Affairs Medical Center after a year-long battle with brain cancer. Born March 9, 1951, in Bourne, Mass., he was the son of Marian Lewko Fries of Braddock Heights, Md., and formerly of Vestal, N.Y., and the late Roland Carl Fries. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his children, Silver, Vanessa and Dustin Fries and three grandchildren, all of Moore, Okla.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 10, 2013
Franklin County (Pa.) Commissioner Robert L. Thomas underwent a bone-marrow transplant this week and is expecting to start another round of chemotherapy Friday. Thomas, 58, announced May 17 that he had been diagnosed with the blood- and bone-marrow disease myelodysplastic syndrome. He said tests began to show a steady decline in his blood platelets a little over a year ago. His daughter, Bobbie Brown, donated a liter of bone marrow and blood Tuesday morning. “Doctors reported no complications or harvest issues,” Thomas wrote in an email Wednesday after his daughter was discharged.
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October 6, 2008
FREDERICK, Md. - Five new members have been named to the Hood College Board of Associates. Elected to serve a three-year term were Dr. Mark E. Chilton, of Frederick, an orthopedic surgeon; Elizabeth Collmus Fisher of Frederick; Mark Friis of Brookville, Md., president of Rodgers Consulting Inc., who earned a master's degree at Hood in 1982; Kevin Lollar of Burkitsville, Md., a 1997 graduate of Hood who is an attorney and director of development for...
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By ARNOLD S. PLATOU | December 16, 2008
FREDERICK, Md. -- Heading north on Interstate 270, the view of Frederick lying down in the valley has long been of its historic church spires dominating the landscape. "But clearly present now," said city economic development chief Richard Griffin, "because it is one of the largest single facilities in the city now, is the MedImmune facility. " The big biotech company is nearly quadrupling its medical manufacturing operation and expects to add as many as 250 workers when the 331,000-square-foot addition is completed, he said.
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By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | March 9, 2012
When Nicole Bachtell talks about living with a rare cancer, don't expect a pity party. She'll have none of that. Instead, she prefers dwelling on the positives: the friends she has made, women who have become like sisters, the love and support of her family. She excitedly talks about a vacation to London and Dublin two years ago, recent concerts she's attended and her participation in a bicycle fundraiser. She goes to work each day, enjoys lunching with friends and driving her "sassy little 2012 Volkswagen Beetle - bright red and fast.
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By Lynn F. Little | May 25, 1999
Your grandmother was right when she encouraged you to eat your vegetables or cornbread and bean soup. More and more people have been taking that advice and reaping the benefits from eating fruits and vegetables, dried beans and peas and the infinite variety of whole-grain breads and cereals available, all of which are good sources of fiber. [cont. from lifestyle ] Dietary fiber is largely calorie-free. Dietary fiber, also called roughage or bulk, is the part of whole grains, vegetables, fruits and nuts that resist digestion in the human gastrointestinal tract.
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December 21, 2008
Hagerstown Community College has been selected to participate in a new college mentoring program that will allow faculty and staff in its biotechnology program to work directly with faculty and staff at Salt Lake Community College as a mentor college and Miami-Dade College as a fellow mentee college. The goal of the program is to support the development of effective intervention strategies for improving student achievement in post-secondary education. Eighteen community colleges were selected to participate in the college mentoring program.
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