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May 29, 2010
Q. As a senior, why am I more susceptible to the heat? A. Dr. Tania Crussiah, a family physician with Williamsport Family Practice, said it simply has to do with getting older. "Aging decreases the body's ability to regulate the body's temperature, especially under heat conditions," she wrote in an e-mail. Also, she said medications such as diuretics/water pills,"can have side effects that effect our fluid status, thirst, etc. " Q What are three things I can do this summer to make sure I protect myself from the heat?
NEWS
August 29, 2005
Cancer center offers improved treatment New cancer treating technology at the John R. Marsh Cancer Center At Robinwood Medical Center brings state-of-the-art cancer care close to home. "It's the next level of cancer care, said Dr. Dan Cornell, director of radiation oncology at the John R. Marsh Cancer Center. "There are several advancements that have been made over the last 40 years. This is a substantial change in the way radiation therapy is done. With targeting technology and precision delivery, there is a greater chance of eliminating the tumor.
NEWS
by Susan Lyons | June 21, 2004
If you or a loved one are facing a terminal illness or nearing the end of life, it is important to address the medical and physical issues that will affect quality of life. Ask a health-care provider what to expect as the illness progresses. Will weakness and fatigue become common? What are the most common side effects from this medication regimen? What are possible symptoms, and what can I do about them? An individual may have some, all or none of the potential side effects.
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by SCOTT BUTKI | January 27, 2003
scottb@herald-mail.com About 50 Washington County health care workers will soon be voluntarily vaccinated for smallpox in preparation for the possibility they will need to inoculate others against an outbreak of the highly contagious disease, county Health Officer William Christoffel said Friday. "These people will be the vaccinators," he said. Plans for the vaccinations were on hold until federal legislation for "smallpox countermeasures" was signed by President Bush.
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Chad Smith | April 6, 2012
There seems to be lot of debate today concerning the possible benefits of taking nutritional supplements. While I believe that some supplements can be beneficial, the wrong supplement or improper dosage can cause serious and even fatal results. The main reason you should take supplements is to "fill in the gaps" of your diet with essential nutrients that might not be available in sufficient quantities from your daily food intake. This is especially true for people on caloric-restrictive diets necessary for weight loss.
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January 2, 1998
Have a cold? Echinacea may be the remedy for you By TERI JOHNSON Staff Writer Weary of coping with colds and flu, many Americans are turning to echinacea. The medicinal herb, used centuries ago by Native Americans, is experiencing renewed popularity with people seeking to prevent illness or to knock out symptoms that already have begun. Echinacea, pronounced ek-a-NAY-sha, raises the body's resistance to infections by stimulating the immune system.
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By KYLE LEFLER | March 7, 2006
The pressure is everywhere - in magazine ads, on your favorite television show and in your favorite store. Thin is in. Everywhere you look, super thin models and celebrities are getting all kinds of attention. It is easy to associate being thin with getting attention. A recent poll of 11,631 high school students conducted by the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that 43 percent of girls surveyed were on a diet. The most popular methods of dieting used by these girls were skipping meals; making themselves throw up after eating; and using diet pills.
NEWS
by BRIAN SHAPPELL | January 17, 2004
shappell@herald-mail.com Local fitness industry employees and workout buffs are divided on the use of dietary supplements containing Ephedra in the wake of the Food and Drug Administration's recent announcement that such products will be banned in 2004. Several former users of the still-legal product interviewed at Gold's Gym in north Hagerstown said Ephedra-based products produce results such as reduced body fat and increased energy. Users' reactions to the substance varied widely.
NEWS
by JULIE E. GREENE | May 21, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The first time Brian Kelly quit smoking, in the 1990s, he had nicotine cravings like crazy even though he was using a nicotine patch and nicotine gum. This year when Kelly decided again to try to kick the habit he returned to the patch and gum, until he read on the Internet about Chantix, a prescription anti-smoking pill approved a year ago by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. "It's like a wonder drug as far as I'm concerned," said Kelly, 63, of Martinsburg.
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Chad Smith | April 6, 2012
There seems to be lot of debate today concerning the possible benefits of taking nutritional supplements. While I believe that some supplements can be beneficial, the wrong supplement or improper dosage can cause serious and even fatal results. The main reason you should take supplements is to "fill in the gaps" of your diet with essential nutrients that might not be available in sufficient quantities from your daily food intake. This is especially true for people on caloric-restrictive diets necessary for weight loss.
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By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | October 30, 2010
Every morning, millions of people start their day by following their doctor's orders. They open a bottle of prescription medicine and pop a pill. At the same time, they might take a dose of cold medicine to tackle that stuffy nose. Seems innocent enough. But the combination of certain prescription drugs and over-the-counter remedies can sometimes have serious consequences. For instance, according to the Food and Drug Administration, taking pain reducers and prescription blood thinners can cause gastrointestinal bleeding.
NEWS
May 29, 2010
Q. As a senior, why am I more susceptible to the heat? A. Dr. Tania Crussiah, a family physician with Williamsport Family Practice, said it simply has to do with getting older. "Aging decreases the body's ability to regulate the body's temperature, especially under heat conditions," she wrote in an e-mail. Also, she said medications such as diuretics/water pills,"can have side effects that effect our fluid status, thirst, etc. " Q What are three things I can do this summer to make sure I protect myself from the heat?
NEWS
by JULIE E. GREENE | May 21, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The first time Brian Kelly quit smoking, in the 1990s, he had nicotine cravings like crazy even though he was using a nicotine patch and nicotine gum. This year when Kelly decided again to try to kick the habit he returned to the patch and gum, until he read on the Internet about Chantix, a prescription anti-smoking pill approved a year ago by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. "It's like a wonder drug as far as I'm concerned," said Kelly, 63, of Martinsburg.
NEWS
By KYLE LEFLER | March 7, 2006
The pressure is everywhere - in magazine ads, on your favorite television show and in your favorite store. Thin is in. Everywhere you look, super thin models and celebrities are getting all kinds of attention. It is easy to associate being thin with getting attention. A recent poll of 11,631 high school students conducted by the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that 43 percent of girls surveyed were on a diet. The most popular methods of dieting used by these girls were skipping meals; making themselves throw up after eating; and using diet pills.
NEWS
August 29, 2005
Cancer center offers improved treatment New cancer treating technology at the John R. Marsh Cancer Center At Robinwood Medical Center brings state-of-the-art cancer care close to home. "It's the next level of cancer care, said Dr. Dan Cornell, director of radiation oncology at the John R. Marsh Cancer Center. "There are several advancements that have been made over the last 40 years. This is a substantial change in the way radiation therapy is done. With targeting technology and precision delivery, there is a greater chance of eliminating the tumor.
NEWS
by Susan Lyons | June 21, 2004
If you or a loved one are facing a terminal illness or nearing the end of life, it is important to address the medical and physical issues that will affect quality of life. Ask a health-care provider what to expect as the illness progresses. Will weakness and fatigue become common? What are the most common side effects from this medication regimen? What are possible symptoms, and what can I do about them? An individual may have some, all or none of the potential side effects.
NEWS
by BRIAN SHAPPELL | January 17, 2004
shappell@herald-mail.com Local fitness industry employees and workout buffs are divided on the use of dietary supplements containing Ephedra in the wake of the Food and Drug Administration's recent announcement that such products will be banned in 2004. Several former users of the still-legal product interviewed at Gold's Gym in north Hagerstown said Ephedra-based products produce results such as reduced body fat and increased energy. Users' reactions to the substance varied widely.
NEWS
by SCOTT BUTKI | March 5, 2003
scottb@herald-mail.com About 30 years after he stopped vaccinating children for smallpox because the disease was declared eradicated, a Washington County Washington County Health Department doctor administered the vaccine Tuesday to another department employee as part of an effort to prepare for the possibility of a smallpox outbreak. Health Department physician Ronald Keyser, a former pediatrician, was one of four workers who voluntarily vaccinated each other for smallpox Those who received the smallpox vaccinations would, should the need arise, be able to inoculate other health care and emergency workers if an outbreak of the highly contagious disease occurs, county Health Officer William Christoffel said.
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