Health

Organ donors remembered at service

Judy Gribble, LifeNet Health ambassador and liver transplant recipient, hangs an ornament on the Tree of Remembrance at Winchester Medical Center in honor of those who have donated an organ. Kaley Toy/Daily

November 16th, 2016

WINCHESTER – Winchester Medical Center recognized organ donors and families of organ donors recently during a remembrance service at the hospital’s chapel.

Free cardiology program offered at medical center

October 30th, 2016

Valley Health’s Heart & Vascular Center at Winchester Medical Center will hold a free education program, Cardiology 101, for the public to learn about heart health from local cardiovascular specialists.

Wellspring to hold open house

October 26th, 2016

The community is invited to Valley Health’s cancer resource center, Wellspring, to celebrate its 10th anniversary on Wednesday with an open house.

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.

Healthy aging: Seniors get wellness tips at annual seminar

Elvis impersonator Richard Parker, of Browntown, entertains senior citizens during the Senior Choices seminar held Thursday at the Woodstock Moose. Rich Cooley/Daily

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.

Blue Ridge Hospice celebrates 35 years

Samantha Markley, thrift store manager for Blue Ridge Hospice, checks a garment on the rack inside the Strasburg store off East King Street. Blue Ridge Hospice is celebrating its 35th anniversary.  Rich Cooley/Daily

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.