Searching for solutions

Mary Zirkle, left, clinical director of Winchester Community Mental Health Center, listens to a presenter along with Paul Scardino, center,  director of National Counseling Group in Winchester, and Pam Reiman, right, executive director of Bridging the Gaps Inc., during the Community Action Substance Abuse Summit held Tuesday at the  Winchester Medical Center Conference Center. Rich Cooley/Daily

November 18th, 2014

WINCHESTER — Drug addiction is everyone’s problem. That’s the conclusion community members stressed at Tuesday’s Community Action Substance Abuse Summit Call-to-Action event at Winchester Medical Center.

Expo encourages health care providers to pool resources

October 30th, 2014

WINCHESTER — Imagine not being able to hold a pen properly to write a letter, or having only a few fingers available for folding towels. Think how frustrating it would be matching socks with foggy vision, or following instructions you’re not sure you heard properly.

Area doctors: Keep an eye out for vision problems

October 23rd, 2014

Problems with vision are not something people see coming. Though a family history of poor eyesight can indicate a need for vision correction, some of the more serious issues that affect the eyes can come on quickly and require immediate attention.

Talks ease families into emergency care

October 8th, 2014

Important health conversations aren’t easy for aging parents and their children, but area professionals say such discussions are essential.

SU students take stand against assaults

September 23rd, 2014

WINCHESTER — Students at Shenandoah University in Winchester expect a flood of raindrops on Thursday. In fact, that’s exactly what they want.

Senior seminar touts smart life decisions

September 18th, 2014

At a Thursday morning free seminar in Woodstock, representatives from area organizations stressed how smart life choices benefit everyone involved.

Old method, new way

September 12th, 2014

STRASBURG — Doran Richards started her business because she wanted to give Christian women a refuge.

Safety Day promotes awareness through fun

September 12th, 2014

Organizers of the 9th Annual Community Safety Day will not let predictions of rain dampen their spirits for a fun day of educational activities promoting safety throughout the community.

Drug addiction discussed at conference

September 5th, 2014

FRONT ROYAL — Understanding addiction and mental illness is not as easy as knowing risk factors or researching a patient’s past. The diseases aren’t exclusive to nature or nurture, explained Dr. Kevin McCauley — they come from both.

Third epilepsy, SUDEP walk to raise awareness

September 3rd, 2014

Preventing epileptic seizures is not easy, but organizers of a walk for funding and research in Winchester this month hope to make warning systems more accessible for the one in 26 Americans who will develop epilepsy.