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West Virginia law enforcement officials are seizing methamphetamine labs at a record pace in 2013. They have seized 200 meth labs to date, nearly approaching the 288 they shuttered in all of last year. The Charleston Gazette said law enforcement is on...
If your insurance has ever stopped covering a prescription drug or you don’t have coverage at all, you know how quickly costs can mount. Americans spent, on average, $758 out of pocket for medication in 2012, according to a recent Consumer Reports...
firstname.lastname@example.orgCatie Breslin is living proof there have been advances in cystic fibrosis research. When she was born, the average age a person with CF expected to live was age 18. Today, it's 37. That's why the 21-year-old Hagerstown native is hoping that people...
Know your rights: Nursing Home Quality Reform Act created a Bill of Rights for those in long-term email@example.comFor most people, home means familiar faces, rooms filled with years of memories and a measure of control over one's life. But for many older adults, home is confined to four walls in an institutional setting, where you learn to navigate a wheelchair...
Several police agencies in Franklin County, Pa., and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia are participating in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day this weekend. On Saturday, people can drop off expired, unwanted or unused medications at various...
firstname.lastname@example.orgOn the surface, Jennifer Poffenberger's life seems fairly normal. She has been married for 22 years, is the mother of two teenage boys and has a full-time job. Like other parents, she's involved in her children's activities and finds time to volunteer...
Associated PressThe FBI says laboratory tests have confirmed the presence of ricin in letters mailed to a U.S. senator and to President Barack Obama. The FBI said Thursday that further tests are still being done, but that lab results show the toxin was used in the...
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Activities and programs scheduled for Monday, March 25, through Friday, March 29, at senior citizens centers in Washington County, Md., and Franklin County, Pa.: Maryland Francis Murphy 20014 Rosebank Way, Hagerstown 240-313-9300, ext. 154 - Bingo...
Walnut Street Community Health Center has received a $6,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Washington County in support of its Emergency Medication Fund. The money will be used to cover the cost of prescription medications for the center’...
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Washington County is hosting a medications collection event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 23, at the Washington County Health Department in Hagerstown, Residents of Washington County may drop off their unused or unwanted medications. Accepted...
A reader recently called Mail Call to ask where residents can turn in empty medication bottles. In Hagerstown, plastic containers with numbers one through seven — medicine bottles, milk bottles, water bottles, detergent bottles, shampoo bottles,...
It turns out this year’s flu shot is doing a startlingly dismal job of protecting senior citizens, the most vulnerable age group. The vaccine is proving only 9 percent effective in people 65 and older against the harsh strain of the flu that is...
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