Health

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.

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.

Community clinic adds dental services

Glenn Burdick, executive director of St. Luke Community Clinic in Front Royal, stands inside the new dental exam room that the clinic has added for patients.   Rich Cooley/Daily

December 10, 2015

FRONT ROYAL – St. Luke Community Clinic is now offering dental services to its patients.
Glenn Burdick, clinic executive director,

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.

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.

Shine a light on lung cancer

Josette Miller, of New Market, sheds tears after sharing her story about her mother, who died from lung cancer, at the seventh annual National Shine a Light on Lung  Cancer event Thursday. Rich Cooley/Daily

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.