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MARTINSBURG — A dog has a torso and four limbs, two eyes, two ears, one nose, a heart, a couple of lungs, a brain. So do a cat and a gerbil and a lion and a prairie dog. So what makes humans different from these other mammals? One of the primary differences is verbal communication. We […]

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West Virginia University Hospitals-East’s Jefferson Memorial Hospital last month named two employees as June Jewel Award winners. The Ruby award was presented to Kristy Brown, left, a registered nurse in the Special Care Unit. Brown was presented with her award by Val Penick, RN, education manager. The Ruby award represents richness and warmth in the […]

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Relay for Life

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Relay for Life

Hundreds turned out Friday to help raise money to fight cancer as Jefferson County held its annual Relay For Life event at Charles Town Middle School. Storms with lightning and heavy rain forced organizers to move the opening ceremony and Survivors’ Lap into the gym, but soon the sun came out and participants headed to […]

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Survivors honored at ‘Stomp Out Cancer’ charity event

Full ‘Steem Ahead, a life and career coaching business located in Martinsburg, held a charity event at the Shepherdstown Fire Hall on June 16, with proceeds being donating to the American Cancer Society. Those attending enjoyed music from DJ Dream Team, Zumba by Lilianna, a “Dance for the Cure” competition, dunk tank and various other […]

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Healthy ideas

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Volunteers sought: Hospice of the Panhandle is looking for those who are willing to give of their time and make a difference in the lives of others. New volunteer training is scheduled for June 22, 29 and July 6. If you are interested in finding out more about volunteer opportunities or are interested in attending […]

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Jacques honored for board director service
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Hospice receives large donation
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Healthy ideas

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Volunteers sought: Hospice of the Panhandle is looking for those who are willing to give of their time and make a difference in the lives of others. New volunteer training is scheduled for June 22, 29 and July 6. If you are interested in finding out more about volunteer opportunities or are interested in attending […]

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  CHRISTINE MILLER FORD Spirit Staff SHEPHERDSTOWN – Dr. Phil Maffetone may be best known as the physician who helped transform Mark Allen into a six-time winner of the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon with some surprising advice: “Slow down.” Maffetone takes a holistic, low-stress approach to endurance sports, helping athletes train to go slower so they […]

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Critical time for critical access hospitals

CHARLES TOWN — Officials from area critical access hospitals are asking the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to re-evaluate its proposed change to a longstanding policy of considering state provider taxes as allowable costs fully reimbursable by the Medicare program. The proposed change’s annual impact out of the pocket to each hospital would be […]

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