Flu shots still recommended for region
February 7, 2016
Local flu cases have been less intense than in recent years, but Northern Virginia is seeing more cases than in other regions of the state, according to Dr. Charles Devine, health director of the Lord Fairfax Health District with the Virginia Department of Health.
Malaria found in local deer population
February 5, 2016
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute researchers in Front Royal have discovered the malaria parasite in the local white-tailed deer population.
Warren program pitches to baseball, softball players
February 2, 2016
Warren Memorial Hospital will hold a Spring Training for the Young Thrower program beginning Feb. 18, just weeks before area baseball and softball seasons begin.
Virginia case was ‘imported’
January 29, 2016
The Virginia Department of Health has confirmed the Zika virus infection in a Virginia resident who recently traveled to a country where the Zika virus transmission is ongoing.
Hospitals, shelters have a busy weekend
January 25, 2016
Local hospitals and relief organizations were ready for what the winter storm had to bring over the weekend.
Community health forum set for Saturday
January 21, 2016
The Handley Regional Library will hold part one of a minimum six-part series Community Health Forums beginning this Saturday.
New medical director joins Blue Ridge Hospice
January 2, 2016
Brendan Flynn, a doctor of osteopathic medicine, has recently joined the Blue Ridge Hospice as its new medical director.
Year in Review: Area health organizations see successes, changes in 2015
January 1, 2016
Area health systems kept their philanthropic works a priority in 2015. Here’s a look back at 2015:
New year’s resolutions: Short-term, measurable goals may work the best
December 30, 2015
As the new year begins, some will make resolutions in the hopes of bettering their lives, but these resolutions need to be realistic.
Balance is key for the actively aging
December 23, 2015
FRONT ROYAL – The fear of falling is a common worry among the aging, but balance training can alleviate these concerns.
Flu season sporadic in Virginia
December 20, 2015
The flu season in Virginia seems to be off to a slow start.
Community clinic adds dental services
December 10, 2015
FRONT ROYAL – St. Luke Community Clinic is now offering dental services to its patients.
Glenn Burdick, clinic executive director,
Edinburg pharmacy closes prescription department
December 9, 2015
People’s Drug Store in Edinburg will close its prescription department at the end of the month.
Hospital to hold tree lighting ceremony
December 2, 2015
Shenandoah Memorial Hospital Auxiliary plans a Tree of Love campaign and tree lighting ceremony for Woodstock and Shenandoah County on Sunday.
Valley Health accepting donations for food bank
November 27, 2015
Valley Health seeks community help to “stuff the coach” with non-perishable food and toiletries for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.
Beware of Thanksgiving calories
November 24, 2015
Thanksgiving is known as a time for friends, family, and lots of food.
Julie Shelhamer, a clinical dietician with Warren
Winchester Stroll set for Saturday
November 11, 2015
The Epilepsy Foundation will be holding the Winchester Stroll on Saturday in Old Town Winchester to spread awareness of epilepsy.
New services available at Shenandoah Free Clinic
November 11, 2015
WOODSTOCK – The Shenandoah Community Health Clinic in Woodstock has more new services due to recent grants, according to clinic Executive Director Pam Murphy.
Innovation Health to take over Valley Health, SU insurance plans
November 10, 2015
Effective Jan. 1, Innovation Health will provide health insurance plans to Valley Health and Shenandoah University employees, as well as to local residents.
Shine a light on lung cancer
November 6, 2015
NEW MARKET — Advocates for lung cancer awareness gathered across the nation on Thursday for the seventh annual national Shine a Light on Lung Cancer.