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firstname.lastname@example.orgValentine’s chocolates might not seem the obvious way to promote dental health. But a little bit of chocolate, some rosebuds and an all-out Valentine’s celebration have proven to be a lucrative fundraiser for the Walnut Street Community...
West Virginia University Hospitals-East and the WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center Eastern Division will sponsor a community mini-medical school program on various infectious diseases. The seminar, titled "MRSA and Other Bugs," will be Tuesday,...
“Just having my breakfast, having watched the presidential debate last night, I’m having eggs Obama-style: Romney, over easy, easily.” — Hagerstown “Well, it’s the morning after the presidential debates, and I see the...
Maryland health officials say three more residents have developed meningitis after receiving a steroid injection, bringing the total people who became ill in the state to eight. One person has died. The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene...
email@example.comA steroid linked to a deadly outbreak of fungal meningitis has not been used at area hospitals, officials said Monday. The number of deaths rose Monday by one to eight, with another fatality in Tennessee, according to The Associated Press. The number...
AP Medical WriterA deadly meningitis outbreak rose to 47 cases in seven states Friday, as clinics scrambled to notify patients across the country that the shots they got for back pain may have been contaminated with a fungus. The tally of deaths from the rare fungal...
firstname.lastname@example.orgDon't panic. The odds of catching West Nile Virus are very low, and the odds of suffering serious illness or death are enormously remote. That's the message from Dr. Mohammed Bilgrami, infectious disease specialist with WillowWood Adult Medicine in...
Tags: Vaccines, Polio, Lungs and Airways, Lymphatic System, Health
The West Virginia Department of Education is reminding parents that students entering seventh and 12th grades this fall will need to visit a doctor or health clinic before school begins to update their immunizations. State law and West Virginia Board...
Tags: Education, Vaccines, Family, Pharmaceuticals, Health
A Franklin County, Pa., woman is recovering from meningitis related to West Nile virus, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection said Monday in a news release. The woman was hospitalized for the infection that was attributed to West Nile...
email@example.comLindsay Pinieski said she was devastated a little more than a year ago when her husband, Zack, was diagnosed with cancer. But things started to look brighter after chemotherapy treatments drove the disease into remission. The Hagerstown family’...
firstname.lastname@example.orgIt's been a tough year for Alli Pinieski, but Linda Weaver said her 3-year-old granddaughter, who is battling a rare form of cancer, is a tough kid. Alli was at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore Saturday, where she has been since July. Her parents, Zach and...
email@example.comGrant Haines survived polio as a baby, was given last rites after contracting meningitis during World War II, recovered from malaria and overcame cancer about 20 years ago. Despite that, he lived to age 95, the same age his mother lived to. "He had about...
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