Every smile counts: Local dentist provides care in Bolivia
October 23rd, 2016
Deborah Butler, a dentist who travels around Virginia with Kool Smiles, spent a week on a mission trip in September providing dental care to children and adults in Bolivia.
Early detection is key in fight against breast cancer
October 17th, 2016
TOMS BROOK – A local woman found early detection to be critical in her fight against breast cancer.
Agencies meet to discuss resources available to homeless
October 11th, 2016
HARRISONBURG – There were 268 people – 54 of them children younger than 18 – living in shelters or outdoors in the Shenandoah Valley this past January. That’s a 6-percent increase over the previous year, according to the Western Virginia Continuum of Care.
Overcoming breast cancer: Edinburg mom – now in remission – recalls her ordeal
October 5th, 2016
EDINBURG – Dawn Funkhouser had no family history of breast cancer, so she remembers being shocked when she learned she had Stage 3 cancer.
Vanderbilt bricks purchase to benefit United Way
October 4th, 2016
Shenandoah Memorial Hospital is selling Vanderbilt Hall bricks.
Quick, clean eating: Prepare food ahead for easy, healthy meals
September 27th, 2016
WOODSTOCK – Making healthy food can be accomplished with only a few ingredients and minimal time.
Healthy aging: Seniors get wellness tips at annual seminar
September 22nd, 2016
WOODSTOCK – Over 100 community members learned how to stay healthy as they age and were entertained by an Elvis impersonator during the third annual Senior Choices seminar at the Woodstock Moose Lodge on Thursday morning.
An ancient therapy: Summer Olympics helped focus worldwide attention on cupping
September 21st, 2016
FRONT ROYAL – Cupping therapy,an ancient form of alternative medicine that was brought to the world’s attention this summer during the Olympic games, is being used by area chiropractors to treat soft tissue injuries in their patients.
Blue Ridge Hospice celebrates 35 years
September 12th, 2016
Blue Ridge Hospice is excited to celebrate its 35 year anniversary, said Jeanne Mezzatesta, director of development for the organization.
Trauma summits set for first responders
September 8th, 2016
Strength In Peers, Sentara RMH Medical Center and James Madison University’s Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services will host summits on trauma for first responders and health and human service professionals in Mount Jackson and Harrisonburg.
Free safety demonstrations this Saturday
September 7th, 2016
Hundreds of community members expected to turn out for this year’s community safety fair.
Free health screenings at Shenandoah fair
August 24th, 2016
Valley Health will offer free cardiovascular screening at the Shenandoah County Fair this year.
Surgery frees local man from epileptic seizures
August 23rd, 2016
WINCHESTER – A local man who had suffered with seizures since childhood is now living seizure-free after epilepsy surgery.
SAAA receives grant to expand programs
July 31st, 2016
The local Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging will receive $266,950 in grant funding to expand their programs.
Local experts tout music’s effect on dementia
July 28th, 2016
FRONT ROYAL – Dementia patients can remember forgotten experiences through music therapy.
Local woman battles incurable disease
July 27th, 2016
STRASBURG – A young Strasburg woman is battling a rare, incurable kidney disease with pain treatments that provide little relief.
Local woman receives new heart valves
July 27th, 2016
WOODSTOCK – Mary Hicks, a 95-year-old Woodstock resident, was one of the first to receive a minimally invasive aortic valve replacement at Valley Health’s Heart & Vascular Center’s hybrid room in Winchester Medical Center on July 6.
Community invited to participate in breastfeeding event
July 27th, 2016
Mothers, expectant mothers and family members can participate in activities and receive breastfeeding information at the fourth annual Breastfeeding Fair next week.
Telehealth services available in region
July 13th, 2016
Local Innovation Health members can now receive more comprehensive urgent care services and telehealth care.
Hospital dedicates new ER, medical building
June 15th, 2016
WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah Memorial Hospital’s new emergency department and medical building was dedicated yesterday with a ribbon cutting, open and tours, which were open to the public.