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Administrators substitute teaching bill OK’d by Senate The West Virginia Senate has passed a bill requiring that school administrators serve as substitute teachers for three days each year. The bill passed Wednesday gives exemptions to county...
The Associated PressThe White House and Republicans kept up the unrelenting mudslinging Sunday over who’s to blame for roundly condemned budget cuts set to take effect at week’s end, with the administration detailing the potential fallout in each state and...
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...
firstname.lastname@example.orgWhile Clara Barton’s care of the wounded and dying during the Civil War is the stuff of legend, it took the hands of just about every area woman and girl over the age of 13 to tend to the thousands of patients from the Sept. 17, 1862, Battle of...
West Virginia has some of the strictest limits on exempting children from vaccines required before they can attend school. Some parents are lobbying the Legislature to change that, while public health officials warn that the state already suffers low...
email@example.comThe one case of tuberculosis confirmed at Chambersburg Area Senior High School remains the only active diagnosis in the wake of 200 preliminary tests, Pennsylvania’s acting physician general said Tuesday afternoon. Dr. Stephen Ostroff explained...
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firstname.lastname@example.orgHagerstown residents offered mixed reactions Tuesday when asked their opinion of whether children should be exempt from certain vaccines. A report by The Associated Press said a growing number of youngsters were skipping school shots in more than half...
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email@example.comOne hundred and fifty years ago on a mission to disrupt northern transportation, Stonewall Jackson ran into a troublesome spot by the name of Hancock, Md. He demanded the town surrender or else he would bomb it out of existence. Union men said he should...
Members of the Hagerstown Rotary Club recently attended the Rotary International District 7350 and 7370 combined annual Rotary Foundation dinner at the Ramada Inn and Conference Center in State College. Rotarians were welcomed by 7350 District Gov....
Internist and Hospital of Central Connecticut medical staff memberMany people believe vaccinations are relegated to childhood, but the viruses and bacteria that cause severe illness in youth can also infect adults. In fact, certain common infectious diseases, like chickenpox or flu, are more aggressive in adulthood....
By Brad Nystrom and JoAnn Hamm In 1874, Kentucky School for the Deaf began publishing a weekly in-house newspaper, the Kentucky Deaf-Mute to give the male students an opportunity to learn the printing trade. KSD published the newspaper continuously from...
If you've got your health, the cliche goes, you've got just about everything. If you've got public health duties, you're responsible for just about everything from mosquitoes (West Nile carriers) to hygiene (wash your hands for as long as it takes to sing...
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