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by TARA REILLY | October 29, 2003
tarar@herald-mail.com While flu season typically peaks from January through March, the Washington County Health Department is encouraging all county residents to get their vaccinations early. The Health Department will hold six flu and pneumonia vaccine clinics throughout the county beginning Nov. 13. "It takes a couple of weeks for people's immunity to build up," said health department Public Information Officer Rod MacRae. "An early vaccination is considered to be your best protection.
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By HOLLY SHOK | holly.shok@herald-mail.com | July 25, 2013
With the same teen spirit they used to cheer him on at football games, Smithsburg High School students filled the bleachers for a different reason Thursday night - to pull for a classmate who was critically injured in a recent car crash. At the vigil for injured athlete Preston Miller, which was aimed at gathering “prayers for Preston,” they cheered his name, wrote him messages of support and bowed their heads in prayer. On the school's track and football field about 200 students, all wearing his favorite color, red, gathered to spell out his initials - PM.  Preston, an incoming senior who is a football player and member of the school's track team, is currently at R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where a hospital spokeswoman said he was in critical condition Thursday morning.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | January 26, 2011
As a busy mother of three children under the age of 4, Alice Chamberlin was thrilled when a walk-in clinic opened in Greencastle. "It's so convenient. You don't have to make an appointment, and the longest I've had to wait was 10-15 minutes before being seen," said Chamberlin, of Greencastle. Antrim Family and Walk-In Care at 50 Eastern Ave. is an extension of Summit Health's family medicine practice at the same location. The facility is staffed with medical personnel to treat minor illnesses and injuries including cuts, sprains, bee strings, fevers, sore throats and more.
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October 15, 2007
Sleep disorders program MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - West Virginia University Hospitals-East and the WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center Eastern Division will sponsor a free community mini-medical school program on sleep disorders titled "Please Do Not Disturb" at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in the Erma Byrd Health Professionals Education Center on the City Hospital campus. The featured speaker will be Dr. Robert Bowen, board-certified internist and pulmonologist, who is a member of the medical staff at City Hospital.
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December 15, 2006
Franklin Co. to host block grant meeting CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Franklin County Planning Department will host an informational meeting about community development block grants at 2 p.m. Dec. 20 in the Franklin County Administrative Annex at 218 N. Second St. Application procedures and questions about qualifying projects will be discussed, and applications will be available. If interested parties are unable to attend the meeting and need information, calls can be made to Dan Wolfe at 717-261-3855.
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By PEPPER BALLARD | January 9, 2007
A resident of Loyalton of Hagerstown was found to have Legionella, forcing the assisted-living facility near Hagerstown Community College to take extra precautions with its 85 residents, Christine Ogden, the facility's executive director, said Tuesday. "One of our residents was diagnosed with Legionella, and we don't know where it came from," Ogden said. Legionella is the bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease, a severe pneumonia that causes 8,000 to 18,000 hospitalizations a year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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by TARA REILLY | November 29, 2002
tarar@herald-mail.com The number of people seeking flu shots this year is down by half when compared to last year, prompting the Washington County Health Department to add another immunization clinic for early December. Health Officer William Christoffel said this week about 3,500 people got flu shots provided by the department this year, down from the 7,000 who got them last year. The department purchased 8,000 doses for this year. The department has held five flu and pneumonia immunization clinics in Washington County already, and a sixth was added for Tuesday at the Elks Club Lodge 378 at 11603 Robinwood Drive from 3 to 7 p.m. Christoffel said he didn't know why fewer people have sought the shots this year, but he said some could have been immunized elsewhere.
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By MARLO BARNHART | April 28, 1999
Health care costs continue to soar and at least one health professional in Hagerstown believes solutions must be found to serve the growing number of people with little access to that care. "If every company was willing to commit one-tenth of net profits, tithing into a community fund, we could fix this problem," said H.W. Murphy, president of the Washington County Health System. Speaking at the Healthy Communities 2000 summit Wednesday at the Four Points, Murphy addressed a coalition of local volunteers and health professionals who are identifying and working to solve the county's major health care problems.
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