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by Christine L. Moats | August 11, 2003
Pneumonia encompasses many different diseases that involve infection or inflammation of the lungs. According to Cheryl Stouffer, pneumonia care specialist at Washington County Hospital, there are three basic kinds of pneumonia: lobar, bronchial and interstitial. Lobar pneumonia is an infection of a large portion or an entire lobe of the lung. It occurs in otherwise healthy adults and is less common in infants and the elderly. Approximately 90 to 95 percent of the time, it is caused by streptococcal bacteria.
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by Christine L. Moats | August 18, 2003
Prevention is the best treatment for pneumonia. To protect your body from developing pneumonia, get plenty of rest, eat a balanced diet, and practice good hygiene. It is also important to exercise. According to Cheryl Stouffer, pneumonia care specialist at Washington County Hospital, regular exercise increases resistance to respiratory infections. Vaccines also are available to protect against influenzal and pneumococcal pneumonia. Because pneumonia is a common complication of influenza, or the flu, getting a flu shot every fall helps to prevent pneumonia.
NEWS
May 21, 2001
Senior Fair set for Thursday The Senior Fair, a project of the Washington County Commission on Aging, Inc./Area Agency on Aging, will be Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ramada Inn & Conference Center, 901 Dual Highway in Hagerstown. Washington County Health Department will be at the Senior Fair to talk about pneumonia, its risks and the vaccine that can help to prevent it. The health department wants to improve levels of vaccination for pneumonia in Washington County, says Health Officer William Christoffel.
NEWS
by SCOTT BUTKI | December 30, 2002
Hagerstown Councilman N. Linn Hendershot was admitted Friday to Washington County Hospital after experiencing shortness of breath, which he said he thinks is pneumonia. Hendershot was in fair condition Friday night. Hendershot said he woke up at his home Friday morning with "raspiness" in his chest and had his sister take him to the hospital. Hendershot, who breathes with the aid of a ventilator, said it is even more difficult to breathe when he has congestion problems, as was the case Friday, he said.
OBITUARIES
July 25, 2011
John J. McBride, 81, of Hedgesville, W.Va., died Saturday, July 23, 2011, at Winchester (Va.) Medical Center from complications of pneumonia. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg, W.Va. and Thursday from 11 to 11:30 a.m. prior to the service. The service will be celebrated Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, with the Rev. George Pucciarelli as celebrant. Burial will be private.
NEWS
BY ANDREW SCHOTZ | April 10, 2002
andrews@herald-mail.com SARASOTA, Fla. - Charles W. Fisher, who edited the Hagers-Town Town and Country Almanack for 29 years before retiring last year, has died at the age of 84. Fisher died on March 26 from complications due to pneumonia, according to his son, Charles W. Fisher Jr., who is known as Chad. Charles W. Fisher had been hospitalized for almost a month. He had double pneumonia and pulmonary fibrosis, which made it difficult for him to breathe, his son said.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | October 3, 2008
Share your memories If you remember the 1918-1919 flu epidemic in the Tri-State area, we'd like to hear from you. Please share your story by contacting staff writer Julie E. Greene at julieg@herald-mail.com ; or 800-626-6397, ext. 2320, or mail your story to Julie Greene, c/o The Herald-Mail, P.O. Box 439, Hagerstown, MD 21741. Ethel Bovey was only 3 when her sister and grandmother died in the great flu pandemic of 1918, but she remembers seeing her 13-year-old sister laid out in a pink dress and white stockings, in that "white thing" she'd later learn was a coffin, in the family parlor.
NEWS
By LARRY YANOS | November 7, 2008
CLEAR SPRING -- Alec Long has faced some tough opponents over the years. None, however, matched the foes the Clear Spring High School student met in December 2007. After having discomfort in his right arm last fall and early winter, the 16-year-old son of Greg and Marsha Long went to Smithsburg Family Practice for an evaluation, where tests showed swollen lymph nodes. His doctor sent him for further testing to the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore, where an emergency room doctor determined that Alec had severe pneumonia.
NEWS
October 22, 2009
Maryland Francis Murphy 20014 Rosebank Way, Hagerstown 240-313-9300, ext. 154 Lunch served Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 11:30 a.m.; and Wednesday at 11 a.m. Bingo - Monday and Friday, 9:45 a.m. Bring your favorite tape or CD - Tuesday, 10 a.m. Celebrate October birthdays - Wednesday, 10:45 a.m. Stories from the kitchen, bring your favorite recipe - Thursday, 10 a.m. Hancock ...
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OBITUARIES
July 25, 2011
John J. McBride, 81, of Hedgesville, W.Va., died Saturday, July 23, 2011, at Winchester (Va.) Medical Center from complications of pneumonia. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg, W.Va. and Thursday from 11 to 11:30 a.m. prior to the service. The service will be celebrated Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, with the Rev. George Pucciarelli as celebrant. Burial will be private.
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NEWS
October 22, 2009
Maryland Francis Murphy 20014 Rosebank Way, Hagerstown 240-313-9300, ext. 154 Lunch served Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 11:30 a.m.; and Wednesday at 11 a.m. Bingo - Monday and Friday, 9:45 a.m. Bring your favorite tape or CD - Tuesday, 10 a.m. Celebrate October birthdays - Wednesday, 10:45 a.m. Stories from the kitchen, bring your favorite recipe - Thursday, 10 a.m. Hancock ...
NEWS
By LARRY YANOS | November 7, 2008
CLEAR SPRING -- Alec Long has faced some tough opponents over the years. None, however, matched the foes the Clear Spring High School student met in December 2007. After having discomfort in his right arm last fall and early winter, the 16-year-old son of Greg and Marsha Long went to Smithsburg Family Practice for an evaluation, where tests showed swollen lymph nodes. His doctor sent him for further testing to the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore, where an emergency room doctor determined that Alec had severe pneumonia.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | October 3, 2008
Share your memories If you remember the 1918-1919 flu epidemic in the Tri-State area, we'd like to hear from you. Please share your story by contacting staff writer Julie E. Greene at julieg@herald-mail.com ; or 800-626-6397, ext. 2320, or mail your story to Julie Greene, c/o The Herald-Mail, P.O. Box 439, Hagerstown, MD 21741. Ethel Bovey was only 3 when her sister and grandmother died in the great flu pandemic of 1918, but she remembers seeing her 13-year-old sister laid out in a pink dress and white stockings, in that "white thing" she'd later learn was a coffin, in the family parlor.
NEWS
By SHANNON EPPS | July 5, 2007
WASHINGTON COUNTY Family members say Anita Lynne Tebbs' bond with her father, Richard Tebbs Sr., was so strong that it was evident to anyone who knew them. "They were just inseparable," said Anita's sister, Felecia Skidmore. Audrey Tebbs said she was not surprised when her daughter and husband died within two days of each other this week. "I always said that if anything happened to her, I hoped that he'd go too, because he positively couldn't live without her," she said.
NEWS
by Christine L. Moats | August 18, 2003
Prevention is the best treatment for pneumonia. To protect your body from developing pneumonia, get plenty of rest, eat a balanced diet, and practice good hygiene. It is also important to exercise. According to Cheryl Stouffer, pneumonia care specialist at Washington County Hospital, regular exercise increases resistance to respiratory infections. Vaccines also are available to protect against influenzal and pneumococcal pneumonia. Because pneumonia is a common complication of influenza, or the flu, getting a flu shot every fall helps to prevent pneumonia.
NEWS
by Christine L. Moats | August 11, 2003
Pneumonia encompasses many different diseases that involve infection or inflammation of the lungs. According to Cheryl Stouffer, pneumonia care specialist at Washington County Hospital, there are three basic kinds of pneumonia: lobar, bronchial and interstitial. Lobar pneumonia is an infection of a large portion or an entire lobe of the lung. It occurs in otherwise healthy adults and is less common in infants and the elderly. Approximately 90 to 95 percent of the time, it is caused by streptococcal bacteria.
NEWS
by SCOTT BUTKI | December 30, 2002
Hagerstown Councilman N. Linn Hendershot was admitted Friday to Washington County Hospital after experiencing shortness of breath, which he said he thinks is pneumonia. Hendershot was in fair condition Friday night. Hendershot said he woke up at his home Friday morning with "raspiness" in his chest and had his sister take him to the hospital. Hendershot, who breathes with the aid of a ventilator, said it is even more difficult to breathe when he has congestion problems, as was the case Friday, he said.
NEWS
BY ANDREW SCHOTZ | April 10, 2002
andrews@herald-mail.com SARASOTA, Fla. - Charles W. Fisher, who edited the Hagers-Town Town and Country Almanack for 29 years before retiring last year, has died at the age of 84. Fisher died on March 26 from complications due to pneumonia, according to his son, Charles W. Fisher Jr., who is known as Chad. Charles W. Fisher had been hospitalized for almost a month. He had double pneumonia and pulmonary fibrosis, which made it difficult for him to breathe, his son said.
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