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Dr. Jason Winseck hosts a community fun fair and blood drive Saturday at Oasis Health and Wellness, the practice he opened in Kearneysville earlier this month. The event happens from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine at 120 Commerce Circle, off the Bardane exit of W.Va. 9. The fun will include music, a […]

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Time to celebrate joy of running for your good health

SHEPHERDSTOWN – I had the privilege to speak for the second straight year at the Boston Marathon Sports Medicine Conference hosted by the American Medical Athletic Association. Last year my topic was barefoot running, the hot topic of 2011. This year I spoke on healthy aerobic development for life and the work of Arthur Lydiard, […]

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Artists’ Cooperative moves to visitors center: The Washington Street Artists’ Cooperative has announced that the gallery has moved to the Charles Town Visitors Center, 108 N. George Street. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, noon – 5 p.m. For more information, 304-724-2090 or http://wstreetgallery.com/. The Visitors Center is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 […]

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Officials from the West Virginia Department of Transportation have been all over the state to seek comment on how best to accommodate cyclists, and this week it is Panhandle residents’ chance to speak out. The DOT will hold a public meeting Thursday at Ranson City Hall. Those who attend can hear brief presentations at 4, […]

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Cancer seminar: 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 cancer. “The Three Most Common Cancers” will be held Tuesday at the new Hampton Inn and Suites in Charles Town. An update on breast, colon and lung cancer will […]

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$100K gift gives lift to Hospice

MARTINSBURG – Thanks to another $100,000 gift from a local insurance company, Hospice of the Panhandle now has exceeded its goal of raising $3 million to break ground on a new inpatient facility. Board members with Farmers and Mechanics Insurance Companies late last week announced that the business would match the $100,000 donation it made […]

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SHEPHERDSTOWN – As Shepherd University hosted its 10th annual Relay for Life on March 30, the school took another step toward its fundraising goal. Holly Frye, assistant vice president for student affairs at the school, said that Shepherd has raised $74,000 of its $80,000 goal. The school’s deadline to raise the funds is Aug. 1. […]

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Wellness fair: A family health and wellness fair happens Saturday at Page Jackson Elementary School. The school, in conjunction with Jefferson Memorial Hospital of Ranson, will hold the free fair from 1 to 5 p.m. at the school, located at 370 Page Jackson School Road in Charles Town. The fair will include displays from local […]

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Hospice care adds life to end-of-life care

One of the ways hospice programs measure their effectiveness is by looking at the percentage of deaths in a particular area that are hospice deaths — those individuals who have hospice care at the time of death. The number is calculated the same way across the country, and is obtained by comparing the total number […]

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